Anti-wrinkle/muscle relaxant injections are used to relax the muscles causing facial wrinkles.
Over time, repeated muscle movements cause deep facial folds to form. By relaxing these muscles, anti-wrinkle injections achieve a younger-looking, rejuvenated appearance.
These treatments can successfully smooth wrinkles caused by muscle movement and even prevent these lines from worsening over time.
Anti-wrinkle/muscle relaxant prices at a glance:
Suitable to treat: crow’s feet, frown lines, horizontal lines, gummy smile, chin dimpling, jaw slimming,/teeth clenching, bunny scrunch, lip flip and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
1 area $260
2 areas $440 Save $80
3 areas $590 Save $190
Minimum 46-60 units per area. No additional cost if top-up required on review. *See T&C’s for full details.
Benefits of Anti Wrinkle Injections
As your skin ages, it loses elasticity due to a drop in the production of the proteins collagen and elastin. Your skin doesn’t bounce back into place like it did when you were younger. This lack of springiness is what causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear.
In the areas where your facial muscles move and contract to form expressions, folds and lines in the skin can make you look older than you really are. Static lines can even change your facial expression to make you look sad or angry.
Anti-wrinkle injections relax the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles, helping you look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside.
Smooth Away Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Anti-wrinkle injections can improve the appearance of fine lines and temporarily eliminate wrinkles. The procedure is effective for existing skin concerns, but it can also be successfully used to soften and prevent lines and wrinkles from forming. For client’s in their late 20s and early 30s, anti-wrinkle injections can be an effective preventative anti-ageing treatment.
Look Younger and Fresher
Frown lines, crow’s feet, and other lines caused by repetitive muscle contraction can become etched into the skin over time and remain visible even when you have a resting facial expression. These static wrinkles and lines can add years to your appearance and make you look tired, even if you’re well-rested. Anti-wrinkle injections soften these folds in the skin, helping you to look younger and fresher.
Known as a lunchtime treatment, anti-wrinkle injections can be performed in-clinic in less than an hour and with no downtime. Unlike more invasive surgical cosmetic procedures, nothing is stopping you from returning to work and your regular daily routine immediately after your anti-wrinkle appointment at b clinic.
How It Works
Anti-wrinkle injections help you achieve firmer, smoother, and younger-looking skin by targeting the overactive muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. The product weakens the signal to the muscle that tells it to contract.
The muscle relaxes, softening the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Within a few days of your anti-wrinkle treatment, you’ll look younger and fresher, with smoother skin.
Results typically last up to 4 months. With regular treatments, the treated facial muscle will become less active and smaller, and the effects should last longer between treatments.
Who Is Suitable For This Treatment?
This type of cosmetic procedure is a preferable option for people who want to improve the appearance of wrinkles and achieve a younger appearance without the painful side effects and downsides of invasive surgery. The treatment can also be beneficial for clients that want to prevent future wrinkles and lines from forming.
Anti-wrinkle injections are non-invasive and can be performed in less than an hour. Treatment outcomes are natural-looking and subtle compared to the more dramatic results of surgical procedures. You will appear fresher and younger-looking, but your friends and colleagues will be unable to notice any tell-tale signs of treatment.
If your skin displays more severe, static wrinkles, your clinician may recommend anti-wrinkle injections in combination with dermal fillers. While anti-wrinkle injections can smooth the skin and eliminate wrinkles, dermal fillers restore lost volume and stimulate collagen production to lift and rejuvenate the skin.
The best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to schedule a free consultation with one of our friendly b clinic doctors.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
The most popular treatment areas are crow’s feet, frown lines, and horizontal forehead wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to treat bunny scrunch lines on the nose, wrinkles forming around the mouth, and neck Platysma bands. Our experienced practitioners can also use muscle relaxants to slim the jawline and treat excessive sweating.
Do Anti-Wrinkle Injectables Hurt?
Most clients do not experience any pain during anti-wrinkle injections. You may experience a slight pinching sensation as the injection is applied, but this discomfort is similar to the feeling of a pinprick. The injection procedure only lasts for a few moments, and any discomfort is short-lived.
If you have a very high pain sensitivity, a topical anaesthetic may be applied before treatment.
Is the Treatment Safe?
Yes. Anti-wrinkle injection products have been FDA approved for over two decades. In 2019, over 7.7 million anti-wrinkle injections were performed in the U.S. alone.
In Australia, treatments have been performed for over 15 years, with anti-wrinkle injections among the most popular and well-known non-invasive cosmetic procedures. There are very few side effects, and tens of thousands of injections are performed across Australia and New Zealand every year.
Are There Any Side Effects?
When performed by a trained and experienced clinician, the side effects of anti-wrinkle injections are minimal. As with any injection, you may experience tenderness and mild bruising around the injection site.
Rare side effects can include temporary drooping of the eyelids, dry eyes, and blurred vision. These side effects are extremely rare and are usually the result of too much product being used due to an inexperienced practitioner.
It’s important to discuss your medical history and disclose any allergens during your free consultation. Allergic reactions can result in rashes, redness, itching, and symptoms of asthma. These side effects should resolve within 48 hours of the treatment.
Do I Need to Do Anything to Prepare?
You should engage in any strenuous physical activity and avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours before treatment to reduce the risk of bruising. It’s also recommended that you stop taking aspirin and vitamin E one week before the procedure to minimize the chances of bruising and skin trauma around the injection site.
What Should I Expect After the Treatment?
There is no downtime required after anti-wrinkle injections. You can return to work and carry on with your normal daily activities after leaving the clinic. You will start to notice an improvement to your wrinkles after 3 days, with your smoother skin and fresher appearance lasting for up to four months post-treatment.
Immediately after the procedure, you should avoid touching or applying pressure to the treated area. Any redness or bruising can be concealed with makeup and should subside within 48 hours.
How Long Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Last?
The longevity of treatment results depend on the area being treated and the number of units injected. Some people will experience longer results than others. For most clients, anti-wrinkle injections results last around four months.
After this time, the muscle will become more active, and your skin will return to its pre-treatment condition. Many clients return to the clinic for regular follow-up treatments to maintain their results. It’s important to leave a gap of at least 12 weeks between treatments to ensure that results are long-lasting and sustainable.
How Many Anti-Wrinkle Treatments Will I Need?
Anti-wrinkle injections last for around four months before a maintenance treatment is required. After this time, the muscle will become active, and lines and wrinkles will begin to reappear. We recommend booking a follow-up treatment every 4 to 6 months to maintain your younger-looking appearance.
After several treatments, the anti-wrinkle injections will help to weaken the overactive muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Contractions and muscle movement will be less severe, and you will require fewer units of product to achieve the same results.
Many clients can benefit from combining anti-wrinkle injections with dermal fillers. While the anti-wrinkle injections target the overactive muscle, they do not restore lost volume to the area.
If you have severe lines or deep wrinkles, dermal fillers can be an effective way to restore volume lost due to the ageing of the skin. The hyaluronic acid-based filler product can boost collagen production, “fill in” hollowed features and give you smoother, younger-looking skin.
During your free consultation at b clinic, your doctor will evaluate your skin concerns and recommend a treatment plan that will provide a natural-looking enhancement to help you to achieve your aesthetic goals.
What Is the Difference Between Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers?
Anti-wrinkle treatments are used to target the muscle contractions beneath the skin that cause frown lines, crow’s feet, and other visible signs of ageing. Over time, repeated muscle contractions fold the skin and cause wrinkles and lines to appear. A muscle relaxant injection reduces the severity of the muscle contraction to smooth out the skin.
Dermal fillers are used to restore volume to areas of the face where ageing has caused hollows, and the skin has started to sag and droop. As the body ages, reduced bone density and a drop in the production of collagen and elastin causes the skin to drop down the face. This results in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hollows. Dermal fillers restore lost volume to these areas to plump the skin and make it appear smoother, firmer, and more youthful. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be an effective treatment for the lips, tear troughs, brows, chin, and other areas of the face that show a loss of volume.
Read Dr Frank’s guide for more information on the difference between anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.
Can I Get Anti-Wrinkle Injections While Pregnant?
No. While there is no clinical evidence that anti-wrinkle injections are unsafe during pregnancy, client safety is our top priority. It is not advisable to receive anti-wrinkle injections or other types of injectable cosmetic treatments during pregnancy.
Will I Still Be Able to Make Expressions?
Some clients prefer to have some subtle movement whilst other clients request no movement at all. Our highly-trained practitioners will tailor the treatment for ‘you’.
We take time to understand your unique needs and desired outcomes. During your free consultation, you’ll receive a personalised treatment plan that’s right for your lifestyle and budget and realises the results you want to achieve.
Schedule a free consultation today to start your journey to smoother, younger-looking skin.