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Anti Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections are a popular non-surgical cosmetic option to lessen the visibility of wrinkles. These injections work by briefly interrupting signals between nerves and muscles, effectively stopping the development of lines and wrinkles, resulting in a refreshed and more youthful appearance for your skin.

What is Anti Wrinkle Injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections offer a non-surgical approach to minimise fine lines and wrinkles by easing the muscles that cause skin contractions. These treatments are effective, working to relax facial muscles and enhance the natural communication of your facial expressions.

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How Does it Work?

Anti-wrinkle injections intercept the chemical signals from the brain that prompt muscle contractions. By relaxing the muscles, these injections deter skin wrinkling, resulting in a smoother and firmer appearance, reducing the visibility of lines.

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Benefits

Enhances Natural Appearance: Anti-wrinkle injections yield a natural-looking reduction in lines and wrinkles, enriching your innate beauty and imparting a softer, more radiant look. Rather than altering your identity, the aim is to subtly enhance your appearance in a natural manner.

Diminishes Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Through temporarily relaxing targeted muscle areas where lines are visible, we adeptly soften and refine specific facial regions. This technique involves administering small injections to the designated area, hindering nerve-muscle communication that triggers muscle contraction. Consequently, the muscle remains relaxed, effectively minimising the appearance of lines.

Effective Treatment Areas: Key regions responding well to anti-wrinkle treatment encompass crow’s feet, frown lines, and the forehead. Additionally, we adeptly address the jawline, mouth, nose, and chin.

Prevents Future Wrinkle Formation: Many wrinkles form due to repeated muscle movements, resulting in deeper lines over time. Early anti-wrinkle treatments mitigate these concerns by relaxing muscles, reducing existing wrinkles, and impeding the formation of deeper lines.

Revives Facial Radiance: If you seek to rejuvenate your appearance, anti-wrinkle injections specifically target eye lines and frown marks that contribute to a tired look. Administered by our experienced medical professionals, these injections revitalise and restore your appearance, imparting a refreshed, post-holiday glow.

ANTI WRINKLE AREAS

Anti-wrinkle injections are most commonly

used in the following areas:

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Forehead

Frontalis wrinkles are the forehead lines that appear when we express emotions like raising our brows or looking surprised. They often develop with age due to the gradual loosening and thinning of the frontalis fat pads. This treatment is ideal for those aiming to prevent fixed lines and achieve a smoother, more uniform skin tone and texture.

Nefertiti Band

Platysmal bands refer to the bands noticeable on your neck when you stretch your chin forward. These bands are muscles that extend from your jawline, pulling downward. This treatment effectively relaxes the muscle responsible for pulling down on the facial skin.




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Chin

The mentalis, or chin muscle, can sometimes become hyperactive or enlarged, resulting in a dimpled or "orange peel" appearance on the chin. People with a weak chin or an overbite tend to use this muscle more, leading to a higher position of the chin muscle. This treatment effectively relaxes the muscle, offering a smoother skin texture on the chin. It's beneficial for individuals seeking to alleviate the appearance of dimples or irregularities on their chin.


Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Persistent underarm sweating can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and inconvenient. Using muscle relaxants in the underarm area can help reduce sweat production by blocking the signals that activate sweat glands. This treatment effectively addresses unwanted excessive sweating, helping to keep the armpits dry and more comfortable. Nose, upper lip and underarms can be treated


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Brow Lift

As we age, our skin undergoes various changes, including sagging. This can lead to drooping in areas like the eyebrows, which can make the eyes seem closed, tired, and older. Fortunately, injectable anti-wrinkle treatments offer a simple solution to lift the eyebrows and rejuvenate the overall appearance.

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Frown

Frown or Glabella lines commonly referred to as "number 11's," these lines emerge when our brows meet together, resulting in wrinkling between the brows. They convey a negative expression associated with anger, as the brows arch downwards. This treatment is beneficial for individuals experiencing tension or headaches as it relaxes the muscles and prevents the brows from arching.

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Bunny Lines

Bunny lines are small diagonal wrinkles located below the bridge of the nose on both sides. They become visible when you scrunch or wrinkle your nose. Similar to other facial wrinkles, bunny lines result from repetitive facial expressions.

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Masseters Reduction

An overactive jaw muscle, known as the Masseters, can create the impression of a broad or square jawline. Muscle relaxants can help diminish the width of the face, achieving a more desirable oval or heart shape, while also easing symptoms associated with clenching and teeth grinding.





Trapezius Slimming

Trapezius Slimming Injections target the hyperactive trapezius muscle, relaxing it to prevent excessive activity and enabling the bulky muscle to gradually diminish and slim down. The outcome is a noticeable reduction in the treated area. Specifically, for the trapezius, it results in a more refined, graceful look for the neck and shoulders, enhancing the definition of the shoulder-to-neck angle. Additionally, it can contribute to an improved appearance of good posture.





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Lip Flip

A lip flip entails injecting a muscle relaxant into the lips to ease the action of the upper lip muscle. This method creates the appearance of the upper lip gently flipping outward, enhancing the prominence of the lips. Although it doesn't physically augment lip size, it effectively diminishes the visibility of a gummy smile or excessive gum display.

Crows Feet

These are crows feet or the fine lines that gather around the outer edges of the eyes, extending toward the hairline. These lines become more noticeable when we smile or laugh, as the muscle contracts and squeezes the eye corners, leading to a squint-like appearance



Depressor Anguli Oris

As we age, the mouth might adopt a downward appearance, resulting in a negative or saddened look on the face. Some individuals unconsciously tend to overuse the DAO muscle, pulling down the corners of the mouth regularly. This treatment gently lifts the corners of the mouth, creating a more relaxed, cheerful, youthful, and appealing appearance.

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Gummy Smile

An excessive display of gums beneath the upper lip during smiling occurs due to the overactive muscle of the upper lip elevators. This surplus display of gum can limit an individual's ease in smiling and laughing naturally, potentially causing them to hide or constrain their genuine emotions.






Nose Tip Lift

To address a droopy nose tip, muscle-relaxing injections are an effective solution. By relaxing the muscle responsible for pulling down the nose tip, this treatment enhances the overall appearance, providing a more youthful and appealing look.






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Temples

Temple slimming injections are designed to diminish bulky temples, creating a slimmer upper face appearance. This treatment also helps alleviate symptoms like headaches associated with teeth grinding and jaw clenching. By using muscle-relaxing injections, temple slimming targets the temporalis muscles, leading them to relax and subsequently decrease in size and strength. This not only enhances facial shape but also contributes to slimming the upper third of the face.

Anti Wrinkle FAQ

Anti-wrinkle injections typically produce a sensation similar to a tiny ant bite or sting, lasting only during the injection process. The procedure involves the use of a small needle, taking just a few seconds per injection site.

Anti-wrinkle can take up to 14 days to take effect and can typically last up to 3 to 4 months.

Muscle relaxants are versatile treatments. They can be used for jaw slimming by reducing the size of the Masseter muscles, potentially alleviating symptoms associated with bruxism, clenching, and teeth grinding. Additionally, muscle relaxants can aid in sweat reduction by blocking signals that activate sweat glands in areas such as under the arms, as well as for trapezius and calf reduction.

Undergoing anti wrinkle treatment while breastfeeding or pregnant is not advised. There haven’t been tests conducted on anti wrinkle treatment for individuals in these conditions, making it uncertain whether it’s safe. Thus, we strongly recommend avoiding these procedures until after childbirth and the completion of your breastfeeding period.

Being fully informed about potential side effects is crucial if you’re considering anti-wrinkle injections. Fortunately, these side effects are usually temporary and confined to the injection site area.

Common temporary side effects include:

  • Rare eyelid drooping
  • Headache
  • Bruising
  • Facial pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea

In exceedingly rare cases, there’s a chance that side effects might extend to other areas, leading to more severe complications. These complications could involve difficulties in swallowing, speaking, or breathing due to muscle weakening. However, such serious complications typically occur with high doses of botulinum toxin.

As with any medical procedure, consulting with a professional and understanding potential risks and side effects is essential to ensure preparedness for your initial injection.

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