At Academy Face and Body Sydney we have Cosmetic Doctor Injectors and Registered Nurse clinicians with many years training, experience and results to demonstrate.
With the process of ageing both men and women develop fine lines and wrinkles and reduced facial volume. This is unavoidable as we age due to repetitive muscle movement and the body’s decrease in the natural production of collagen and elastin.
Our experienced injectors will ensure that you receive just the right amount of relaxer to leave a natural looking appearance that’s aligned to your goals, which we’ll consult with you on to tailor a treatment plan specifically for you.
Typical treatment areas include:
Gummy smile reduction
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Actual results from our patients
HOW ARE WRINKLE RELAXERS USED?
Using a tiny needles, a small amount of wrinkle relaxer is injected into the muscle that needs to be weakened. There is a slight sting for a few seconds, then it is painless for most patients. There may be tiny pink injection points or bumps, which will disappear after a few minutes and there should be no ongoing pain, numbness or redness.
WILL WRINKLE RELAXERS LEAVE ME EXPRESSIONLESS?
No, only tiny amounts of relaxant are injected into very specific areas. The vast majority of facial muscles will not be affected at all and there are some muscles that should never be injected, which our doctors and nurses will explain during treatment. Wrinkle relaxers are an ideal tool to soften deep wrinkles and expression lines, reshape the jaw, lift the brow and even eliminate gummy-smile. If you are wanting no movement in certain areas (e.g. frozen forehead), this can be achieved with more product, but please raise this with your treating practitioner so they can explain the pros, the cons and the alternatives to achieve the results you are seeking.
IS IT INSTANT?
Wrinkle relaxers are actually absorbed into the neuromuscular junction and usually take 2-4 days to start working. The maximum effect may not be seen for up to two weeks. At this time we will review your treatment to make sure it is perfect, with natural looking results.
WILL WRINKLE RELAXERS REMOVE WRINKLES ENTIRELY?
Numerous factors are involved in facial aging. Wrinkle relaxers decrease the repetitive muscular movement that causes lines and, in younger skin, can result in prevention of wrinkles forming. If there has been dermal atrophy (loss of deeper skin support) or significant sun damage then even complete relaxation of the muscle will not completely remove the wrinkle. For these lines a dermal filler may be added two weeks post treatment, or resurfacing (chemical peel or laser) can be considered to smooth out the damage to skin.
HOW LONG DO WRINKLE RELAXERS LAST?
The muscle weakening and reduction of crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines usually lasts 3 – 4 months, after which another treatment is required to maintain results. After several treatments the effects of wrinkle relaxers may last longer in some areas. Most patients adopt an ongoing wrinkle relaxer program as their primary anti-aging tool. By retreating areas within 2 weeks of muscular action returning, it is possible to delay or prevent deep wrinkle damage forming for quite some time.
HOW SAFE ARE WRINKLE RELAXERS?
The only side effects are local and temporary. Risks, which will be discussed prior to treatment, include a small bruise from the injection or, very rarely, slight drooping of the brow or upper eyelid. Fortunately, if this occurs it will usually correct itself in 2-4 weeks.
HOW MUCH DO WRINKLE RELAXERS COST?
Patients may return to normal activity immediately after the procedure. However it is advisable to avoid intense exercise for the remainder of the day, remain upright for the following 4-6 hours, and not to massage the injected area or use active cosmeceuticals that evening. There may be some slight swelling and redness.
HOW TO BOOK
Please call our Crows Nest clinic team on (02) 9439-9293 to schedule a suitable day and time for your consultation.