Anti-wrinkle/muscle relaxant injections are used to relax the muscles that cause facial wrinkles. These treatments can successfully smooth wrinkles and prevent lines from worsening over time. Over time, repeated muscle movements cause deep facial folds to form. By relaxing these muscles, anti-wrinkle injections may help you achieve a more rejuvenated appearance.
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).
The cost of anti-wrinkle injections starts at $110. Click here to view our full list of anti-wrinkle treatments and prices.
Minimum 46-60 units per area. No additional cost if a top-up is required on review. *See T&Cs for full details.
Your b clinic practitioner will provide a free treatment plan with estimated costs at your initial consultation. Schedule a free consultation today!
Benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injections
As your skin ages, it loses elasticity due to a drop in the production of collagen and elastin proteins. Your skin doesn’t bounce back into place like it once did. This lack of springiness is what causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear.
In the areas where facial muscles move and contract to form expressions, folds and lines in the skin can make you look older than you are. Static lines can even change your facial expression to make you look sad or angry.
Anti-wrinkle cosmetic injectable treatments relax the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles, helping you refresh your appearance.
Smooth Away Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Anti-wrinkle injections can improve the appearance of dynamic lines and temporarily soften wrinkles. The procedure is effective for existing skin concerns but can also soften and prevent lines and wrinkles from forming. For clients in their late 20s and early 30s, anti-wrinkle injections can effectively prevent anti-ageing treatment.
Look Younger and Fresher
Frown lines, crow’s feet, and other expression 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, may help you appear more youthful and fresher.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be performed in-clinic in less than an hour. There’s little to no downtime, unlike more invasive surgical cosmetic procedures. You can return to work and your regular daily routine immediately after your anti-wrinkle appointment at b clinic.
Who Is Suitable For This Treatment?
This cosmetic procedure is a preferable option for people who want to improve the appearance of wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance. The treatment can also benefit clients who want to prevent future visible wrinkles and lines from forming.
Treatment outcomes are natural-looking and subtle compared to the more dramatic results of surgical procedures. Your skin will appear fresher and smoother, 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. This is most beneficial for areas like smile lines, vertical lip lines, and crow’s feet.
The best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced b clinic doctors.
How Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work
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 3-4 months. With regular anti-ageing treatments, the treated facial muscle will become less active and smaller, and the effects should last longer between treatments.
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 treat bunny lines on the nose, wrinkles forming around the mouth and lips, neck Platysma bands, and to achieve facial slimming. Our experienced practitioners can also use muscle relaxants to slim the jawline, reduce teeth grinding, and treat excessive sweating.
Do Anti-Wrinkle Injectables Hurt?
Most clients do not experience any pain during an anti-wrinkle injection treatment. 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 the minimal discomfort is short-lived.
A topical anaesthetic may be applied before treatment if you have very high pain sensitivity.
Is the Treatment Tried and Tested?
Yes. Anti-wrinkle injection products have been in use for over two decades. In 2019, over 7.7 million anti-wrinkle injections were performed in the U.S. alone.
In Australia, cosmetic injectable treatments for wrinkle reduction have been performed for over 20 years, with anti-wrinkle injections among the most popular and well-known non-invasive cosmetic skin treatments. There are very few side effects, and tens of thousands of injections are performed across Australia and New Zealand every year.
Do I Need to Do Anything to Prepare?
You should not 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 minimise 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 continue your normal daily activities after leaving the clinic. You will notice an improvement to your wrinkles after 3 days, with your smoother skin and fresher appearance lasting 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 results depends on the area being treated and the number of units injected. For most clients, anti-wrinkle injection results last around four months. Some people will experience longer effects than others.
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 three to 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 3 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 product units 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 skin ageing. The filler product can boost collagen production, “fill in” hollowed features and can give you a smoother, more youthful looking skin.
During your free consultation at b clinic, your doctor will evaluate your skin concerns and recommend a treatment plan that helps you achieve your aesthetic goals and get a softer and brighter appearance.
What Is the Difference Between Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers?
Anti-wrinkle treatments target the muscle contractions beneath the skin that cause frown lines, crow’s feet, and other visible signs of ageing. A muscle relaxant injection reduces the severity of the muscle contraction to smooth out the skin. Over time, repeated muscle contractions fold the skin and cause wrinkles and lines to appear.
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 cause 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. Dermal fillers can effectively treat the lips, tear troughs, brows, chin, and other areas of the face that show a loss of volume.
Read Dr Frank’s expert guide to learn more about cosmetic injectables and 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 injectable cosmetic treatments during pregnancy.
Which Anti-Wrinkle Injection Products Do You Use?
We always use the highest-quality anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler products, but we are unable to disclose the products we use due to Australian advertising laws. The products are prescription medications. Your practitioner can discuss the brands used during your free initial consultation.
Will I Still Be Able to Make Expressions?
Some clients prefer subtle movement and natural-looking results, while others request no movement. 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.
How Many Units Will I Need?
Our highly skilled cosmetic nurses and doctors will determine the correct dosage at your initial consultation. We base the dosage on your aesthetic goals and an assessment of your skin. We also provide a complimentary top-up if required during your post-treatment consultation.
Possible Risks and Complications
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 by an inexperienced practitioner.
It’s important to discuss your medical history and disclose any allergens during your free initial consultation. Allergic reactions can result in rashes, redness, itching, and asthma symptoms. These side effects should resolve within 48 hours of the treatment.
How Much Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Cost?
The cost of anti-wrinkle injections starts at $260 for 1 area. Your b clinic practitioner will provide a free treatment plan with estimated costs at your initial consultation. Schedule a free consultation today to start your journey to smoother, younger-looking skin.