Anti-wrinkle injections or wrinkle relaxers have been used for decades to treat dynamic wrinkles – wrinkles caused by muscular contraction. When given by trained specialist injectors, they are extremely safe and effective.
How do wrinkle relaxers work?
Wrinkle relaxers are natural, purified proteins that are carefully injected into the active muscles that cause wrinkles. In the days following injection, these muscles gradually relax, therefore leading to a smoother, softer and more youthful appearance.
Are wrinkle relaxers safe?
In regards to anti-wrinkle injections, at Rewind Skin & Laser we use the worlds number one and best known product. The dosage used is prescribed specifically for you only after a face to face consultation with one of our specially trained doctors who assesses your individual needs. All of our doctors who perform the injections are experienced in doing so, which assures your safety and they are available in the unlikely event a complication arises.
Anti-wrinkle side effects
The common side effects with any injection are bleeding, bruising and pain. These are less common in the hands of experienced injectors but still a possibility. Bruising, if it occurs, normally settles in a few days and can be concealed by makeup and treated with herbal preparations such as Arnica. Less common but more serious side effects include weakness of muscles that were not the intended target e.g. a drooping eyelid (ptosis) following brow injections. For this reason, it is always important to consider the experience and qualifications of the person performing your injections.
What areas can be treated with wrinkle relaxers
Common areas that can be treated with wrinkle relaxers are crows feet around the eyes, frown lines and horizontal forehead lines. Wrinkle relaxers can also be used with advanced techniques around the mouth to treat either a downturned smile or a gummy smile. Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to soften jawlines and provide a neck lift by treating platysmal bands, the so called “turkey neck”. Wrinkle relaxers can also provide a nice eyebrow lift.
When we use anti-wrinkle injections to provide an eyebrow lift, we are targetting the circular muscle that surround your eye (Orbicularis Oculi) which we normally use to shut our eyes tightly or squint. By injecting wrinle relaxer into a specific part of this muscle, it can provide a subtle eyebrow lift, thus improving or enhancing the arch of the eyebrow, which in turn gives a more feminine and youthful appearance.
More treatment areas
When using wrinkle relaxers in the crows feet area, we are injecting the anti-wrinkle injection into the outside or lateral part of Orbicularis Oculi, which is the circular muscle around the eye. Normally this muscle helps us squint and forcefully close our eyes and overuse of this muscle leads to the dynamic wrinkles known as crows feet. Wrinkle relaxer targeted to this area eliminates or softens these crows feet or “smile lines”.
In terms of wrinkle relaxers, this is generally considered the area between the eyebrows and nose or “glabella area”. When frowning, we use several muscles including the Corrugator, which pulls our eyebrows together and down, and Procerus, which wrinkles the skin between our eyebrows and pulls our inner eyebrows down towards our nose. By using anti-wrinkle injections into these muscles, we smooth out or eliminate these lines.
Horizontal forehead lines
These dynamic lines are caused by the muscle Frontalis which contracts when we raise our eyebrows. Several anti-wrinkle injections into this area will cause the muscle to relax, so smoothing out or eliminating lines.
Around the mouth
Wrinkle relaxer injections can be used on muscles around the mouth to improve the appearance. For example, a common complaint from patients is that the corners of their mouth are downturned and “look a bit sad”. This is often due to overactivity of muscles call the depressor anguli oris and depressor labii inferioris. Using advanced techniques to inject into this area can lift the angles of the mouth and give someone a younger, more refreshed appearance. Similarly, wrinkle relaxers can be used to treat a “gummy smile” or chin dimpling by targeting the appropriate muscles.
Prominent bands in the neck from overactivity of the platysma muscle can create the appearance of the so called “turkey neck”. Using wrinkle relaxers into this area can relax these bands, creating a more youthful neck while also providing a small neck lift.
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How much do anti-wrinkle injections cost?
At Rewind Skin & Laser, we use a premium product with prices starting at $15 per unit. Cost per area treated will vary from person to person depending on their needs and level of muscle activity and the degree of correction needed. Your exact needs and individual treatment plan and pricing will be discussed during your consult but approximate prices are as follows;
|Crows feet (both sides)||$225*|
*depending on individual requirements.
We accept interest free payment plans.
Why get anti-wrinkle injection at Rewind Skin & Laser
Wrinkle relaxer injections in Rewind Skin & Laser are performed only by doctors. Your safety is our utmost priority therefore only trained doctors with cosmetic experience perform them. In the unlikely event that there is a complication or side effect, those doctors are on hand to deal with it. Many of the doctors also have major and minor surgical experience with the detailed anatomical knowledge that stems from that experience. Our philosophy when it comes to injectables is “less is more”; we want you to look refreshed and more youthful and want to travel that journey with you.
Rewind Skin & Laser is doctor-owned and operated clinic in Port Kennedy, only 15-minutes south from the Rockingham town centre. We welcome all clients from surrounding areas of Rockingham and Port Kennedy looking for professional wrinkle injection to contact us for a no-obligation consultation.