The compound used in anti-ageing injections has existed for decades, long before it became a mainstream beauty treatment. In fact, it was originally used to treat conditions such as migraines, multiple sclerosis and eye spasms until an ophthalmologist noticed it greatly reduced the appearance of crow’s feet. This accidental discovery led to the creation of anti-wrinkle injections, which are now one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Australia. Here’s everything you need to know to decide if this treatment is right for you.
How do they work?
Your brain sends signals to the muscles in your face, telling them to make movements such as smiling, frowning, and raising your eyebrows. Over time, these repeated facial movements can cause wrinkles and expression lines to develop and deepen. Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing these muscles and restricting them from moving, which reduces the appearance of existing wrinkles and prevents new ones from developing.
Who is it for?
Everyone’s skin ages differently depending on factors like genetics, stress, smoking, alcohol consumption and sun exposure, so people of all ages can benefit from anti-ageing injections. People in their twenties and thirties can use them to slow the ageing process and prevent wrinkles, whilst those in their forties, fifties and above can receive treatment to reduce the appearance of deeper lines.
What areas does it work on?
The most commonly treated areas include the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and the mouth and lip area. The chin, jawline and neck can also be treated, and some people even get injections into the armpit to help with excessive sweating.
Southern Cosmetics will discuss your individual concerns and goals with you and develop a customised plan to ensure you love your results!
Does it hurt?
Depending on the treatment location and your pain tolerance, the sensation may vary. At Southern Cosmetics we use very fine needles that do not penetrate deep into the skin, so most people do not experience pain, but rather a stinging sensation that fades quickly during treatment.
When will I see a change and how long will it last?
Anti-ageing injections take from one to ten days to take effect. Your skin will appear tighter and smoother, and wrinkles will appear less pronounced or may disappear completely. The effects usually last around 3-4 months, depending on the dosage and the individual.
Are there other options?
Yes! Whilst anti-wrinkle injections are a safe, effective and very popular treatment at Southern Cosmetics, we offer a wide range of other injectable treatments. This includes dermal fillers, which inject hyaluronic acids into the skin to smooth out lines and create a “plumper” appearance. We also offer hydrating and rejuvenating skin boosters and non-surgical chin-reductions, so there really is something for everyone.
Why choose Southern Cosmetics?
Anti-ageing injections are more readily available than ever before and are advertised at many beauty salons. However, they are ultimately a medical procedure, so make sure you go to a reputable cosmetic and medical centre to avoid any complications. All our injectable treatments are administered by qualified doctors, so you can rest easy knowing you are in excellent hands. Our dermal therapists will work with you to ensure you leave looking refreshed, youthful and naturally gorgeous.
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