Antiwrinkle treatments target the muscles responsible for creating dynamic wrinkles and static lines, such as frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
They can also be used to achieve aesthetic tweaks, such as a brow lift and facial slimming, or to target a downturned mouth, gummy smile or upper lip lines.
Therapeutic benefits of this treatment include jaw clenching, migraines or excessive sweating.
Muscle relaxants are the most popular cosmetic treatment for reducing and preventing the formation of lines and wrinkles. Antiwrinkle cosmetic injections work by relaxing the facial muscles that tense and cause wrinkles by pulling on the skin.
These muscle relaxing properties also therapeutically treat jaw clenching/temporomandibular (TMJ) pain, migraines and excessive sweating known as hyperhidrosis.
Due to Australian government regulations, we are unable to name the drugs we administer. However we also know and appreciate each individual has a preference to which product is administered. Therefore we stock all antiwrinkle drugs available – the choice is yours, or we are happy to guide you.
In your initial consultation, we address your concerns and together formulate a treatment plan to target these areas.
How antiwrinkle injections work
As we age, repeated use and contraction of a muscle causes the overlying skin to create lines and wrinkles that eventually deepen and aesthetically change our appearance.
Muscle relaxant injections are neuromodulators that prevent the release of acetylcholine at the site of the injection. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter chemical released by the body that tells the brain to contract certain muscles. When this chemical is blocked, the muscles cannot contract, thereby preventing lines from forming.
In the case of migraines and TMJ pain, these injections reduce pain by decreasing the overactivity of the muscle.
Injections are administered with precision to allow for natural movement and expression. It is important to know that you do not have to look frozen (unless of course you want to).
Prior to your treatment, we perform a whole face assessment in collaboration with you to determine the best treatment plan for a natural yet effective result.
Before & After
Antiwrinkle injections FAQs
It takes approximately 2 weeks for the neuromodulators to fully take effect, so please do not expect immediate results.
Looking restored and not overdone is our philosophy. We create natural results by using premium cosmetic injectables and our experience working with clients of all ages. With a doctor and registered cosmetic nurse overseeing your treatment, you are in safe hands.
See What to Expect for more information about the philosophy about our cosmetic treatments and cosmetic injections.
Effects last for approximately 3–6 months. This varies from person to person, as each individual metabolises the treatment at a slightly different rate.
Bruising is the most common side effect, however it is temporary and will resolve without leaving any lasting marks.
Rarer side effects include headaches that may last for 24–48 hours and temporary eyelid or eyebrow droop. We must stress that these are not common side effects and they are only temporary.
We do not treat women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because we are an evidence-based cosmetic clinic and we do not feel that sufficient studies have been done into any potential adverse effects on the child.
As with any injection, there may be mild discomfort. We can help to alleviate this with a variety of measures, including distraction techniques or application of cold compresses.
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Your treatment is prescribed by Dr Guy Kinsella and performed by Sally Kinsella. Sally’s gentle touch and cosmetic injecting experience creates natural results. Lock in your consultation to get a custom treatment plan tailored to you.