Anti-Wrinkle Injections are a popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment to reduce signs of ageing and restore a vibrant, youthful appearance. Signs of ageing can appear progressively over time, in the form of lines and wrinkles. Frequent expressions such as smiling and frowning can make our muscles tense and, over time, this leads the overlying skin to become creased and wrinkled.
Having Anti-Wrinkle Injections can turn back the clock, giving you smoother facial skin and a revived look. Administered by a medical practitioner, a series of fine injections temporarily block the signal between the nerve and muscle to relax and smoothen the skin for younger and fresher facial features.
All cosmetic injection treatments come with a complimentary consultation where risks, side effects, dosage, and price are provided.
We offer complimentary consultations but require a $50 deposit to secure your booking. Deposits are fully redeemable towards treatment. If you chose to not proceed with treatment for any reason your deposit will be fully refunded.
Cancelled or rescheduled appointments with less than 24 hour’s notice are not eligible for a refund.
How it works
Anti-Wrinkle Injections contain a purified protein. When injected into specific areas, the substance blocks a chemical signal to the brain that tells the muscles to contract. By relaxing the muscles, the treatment softens skin creases and helps prevent new wrinkles from forming.
This non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedure only takes about 15 minutes to complete which helps prevent 'dynamic' wrinkles from becoming 'static' wrinkles. Your clinician will administer the injections into the muscles in specific areas, depending on your requirements. The severity and location of your skin wrinkling will determine the exact injection sites. You should not feel any pain, but we can administer a topical numbing if necessary.
Our experts at The Skin Boutique will ensure you receive the right amount of muscle relaxant to achieve tighter, smoother skin while looking natural. You can expect your results to last for three to four months, but you can opt to have top-up treatments to keep your skin looking smooth and rejuvenated.
About this treatment
Anti-Wrinkle Injection Benefits
Over time, the skin gradually loses collagen and elastin, which are important fibres in your connective tissue that keep your skin strong and youthful. Along with this, exposure to toxins and harmful UV rays and constant use of certain muscles in the face can accentuate signs of ageing.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be a great option for people seeking a quality, non-surgical solution to signs of ageing, whether mild or moderate. They reduce the constriction of muscles that cause our skin to adopt permanent creases, relaxing the region and helping the skin to stay smooth. As a result, the treatment has a twofold benefit: reducing existing wrinkles and preventing new wrinkles from forming. Although each procedure can achieve different things based on the patient’s needs, the general benefits of anti-wrinkle injections include:
- Smoothing frown or surprise lines on the forehead
- Addressing lines around the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Frown lines around the mouth
- Wrinkle prevention
- Creating a smooth, revitalised appearance
Common areas of concern include the area around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. Your experienced clinician at The Skin Boutique will advise you on the best location for injections based on your areas of concern and desired outcomes.
Your private consultation
It is important to seek treatment only from a qualified professional who will be able to advise the best approach to achieving your desired anti-ageing results. At The Skin Boutique, we will have an initial consultation with you to establish details about your health and suitability for treatment. Good candidates are usually patients who are healthy and do not have underlying medical conditions that would interfere with the procedure. The treatment is not generally suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
On the day of your consultation, we will discuss your medical history, aesthetic concerns, and what you expect to achieve from your anti-wrinkle treatment. We will then develop a customised treatment plan suited to your needs and goals. We can also address any further questions you may have so that you can approach the day of your treatment with confidence.
Anti-wrinkle treatments are considered low-risk, which means side effects are temporary and mild. You can expect to have a small amount of redness and swelling, and in some cases, irritation and headaches. These symptoms should not last long, subsiding within a couple of days to reveal smoother, stronger-looking skin.
Although the risks are rare, you should still take the proper steps to care for your skin. This will help your treated sites heal quickly and produce a result that you are happy with. For example, it is recommended that patients:
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours
- Minimise facial movement for at least 30 minutes after treatment
- Avoid rubbing or irritating the treated areas
- Do not expose your treated skin to heat or sunlight
- Sleep with your head slightly elevated
Contact us if you notice any adverse effects that are severe or do not subside, as you may require further treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are dynamic wrinkles?
These are wrinkles that become visible with expressions such as frowning and squinting. While some movement expresses emotions such as smiling and laughter, these contractions create dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that are only visible with movement. With too much movement and over many years, these dynamic wrinkles become etched onto our faces as static wrinkles.
What are static wrinkles?
These may form anywhere on the face and are visible even without movement. While anti-wrinkle injections may delay the development of these wrinkles, more invasive treatments will become necessary once they do appear.
When will I see the results?
The results will become visible in the first 24 hours. However, you should continue to see a gradual improvement in your skin over the following days. It may take up to two weeks to see the full results.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you require will depend on the extent of your wrinkles and what you hope to achieve from treatment. We will be able to advise the ideal number of treatments and develop a treatment plan that best suits you and your goals.
What’s the difference between Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers?
Anti-Wrinkle Injections do not increase facial volume, but instead, reduce wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles. In comparison, dermal fillers aim to smoothen the skin by increasing facial fullness. The right treatment for you will depend on your natural facial anatomy, level of skin wrinkling, and preferences.