Anti Wrinkle Injections Brisbane

We offer a wide range of anti wrinkle injections to relax areas of the face, smooth out fine lines and prevent wrinkles from forming over time. The Ascension team practice the delicate art of prescribing the right dosage to the treatment area, considering each client’s facial structure to ensure movement remains natural. We work closely with every client to ensure we are sensitive to their aesthetic and functional preferences.

Our outstanding experience with anti-wrinkle injections

Dr. Scott Allison, founder of Ascension, is renowned for his exceptional work with cosmetic injectables. He believes in taking a natural-looking approach to anti-wrinkle injections, and focusing on the prevention of drooping brows and further visible wrinkles.

Refining his techniques with extensive experience, Dr. Allison teaches other doctors and nurses optimal ways to perform treatments at both international and national conferences. All of our staff at Ascension are trained under Dr. Allison, ensuring that we maintain a high-level of care across the clinic.

“The complete absence of lines and wrinkles as we age should not be the goal of anti-wrinkle injections, but rather a subtle softening of these lines. If we are strategic in how we perform our treatments, we can prevent the brows from dropping. In my opinion, this is actually the most important reason we perform treatments with anti-wrinkle injections.” – Dr. Scott Allison.

Dr Scott Allison

MBBS, BSC, MSC, MPH, FRACGP, FCPCA

Areas we can treat

Forehead

Anti wrinkle injections can prevent forehead lines from forming or deepening and fill out finer lines that may exist. For deeper set static wrinkles, we might suggest using some dermal filler in conjunction if you want to smooth the forehead completely. Skin boosters and lasers can also play a role in achieving this result.

Crow’s Feet

Softening the lines around the eyes and using muscle relaxants can be effective. We often combine this treatment with tear trough filler to smooth the under-eye area.

Frown Lines

Relaxing the tension between the eyebrows can prevent wrinkles from forming in the centre of the brows. This is a popular treatment with clients who want to avoid fine lines from forming and those who wish to minimise lines that have formed.

Lip Flip

Muscle relaxant injections can create the appearance of a fuller upper lip. They can enhance a person’s smile by reducing the visibility of gums and increasing the lip volume in some patients.

CHIN DIMPLING

We often administer muscle relaxants to reduce dimpling and creasing in the chin and to lengthen and smooth this area.

Benefits of anti wrinkle injections

Anti wrinkle injections can have a list of benefits – firstly, they can effectively minimise dynamic wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles responsible for them. Unlike surgical procedures, they are non-surgical and minimally invasive, without the need for incisions or sutures.

The treatment process is relatively quick, typically taking only 15 to 30 minutes, making it convenient for individuals with busy schedules. When administered by qualified nurses or doctors, the injections have rare and mild side effects.

Another advantage is their temporary effects, allowing for flexibility and adjustments in subsequent sessions. This temporary nature also will enable individuals to decide whether to continue or discontinue the treatment without a long-term commitment.

Pricing

Pricing for Anti Wrinkle injections varies based on individual needs, as the required dosages differ. Prices start at $150.

Suitable candidates for wrinkle relaxers

Suitable candidates for wrinkle relaxers, commonly called anti wrinkle injections, are individuals who want to minimise dynamic and static wrinkles. Candidates typically have wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle contractions and facial expressions, such as frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Suitable candidates have realistic expectations about the temporary nature of the results and understand that regular maintenance treatments are necessary.

Ideal candidates will be in good overall health, without contraindications or underlying medical conditions that may interfere with the treatment. Candidates should be aware of the potential risks and side effects and be willing to follow post-treatment instructions. The decision to undergo wrinkle relaxers should be made in consultation with a qualified nurse or doctor to ensure treatment suitability.

Your consultation at our Brisbane clinic

During your consultation for anti wrinkle injections, your nurse or doctor will aim to understand your specific concerns, goals, and medical history. This consultation allows them to assess your suitability for the treatment and develop a personalised plan.

Discussing your personal goals

The injector will begin by asking about the areas of your face where you have concerns regarding wrinkles or fine lines. They will carefully evaluate your facial anatomy, taking note of the dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movements and expressions. This assessment helps them determine the appropriate injection sites and the amount of wrinkle relaxer that will be needed.

They will also inquire about your expectations from the treatment. Understanding your treatment goals allows the injector to manage your expectations realistically and ensure that the treatment aligns with your goals.

Assessing your medical history

Your nurse or doctor will ask about any medical conditions, allergies, or previous adverse reactions to medications or treatments.

 

This information helps to assess the suitability of the procedure for you. It’s essential to disclose any relevant details, such as previous cosmetic procedures or ongoing medications, as these factors can influence the treatment plan and potential risks.

Outlining what to expect

Your injector will explain the procedure, detailing how the injections will be administered and the expected sensations. They will address any concerns or questions regarding the treatment and potential side effects. They may discuss the importance of post-treatment care, such as avoiding certain activities or products for a specific period to minimise any risks or complications.

The consultation can also include an overview of the expected timeline for results and the duration of the effects of the injections. Your doctor or nurse will explain that it may take a few days to see the full impact of the treatment and that the results typically last for a few months. They may discuss the recommended frequency of maintenance treatments based on your response and expectations.

Please get in touch with our team to book your consultation at Ascension Clinic.

How the procedure is performed

Before starting the procedure, your nurse or doctor will clean the targeted area with an antiseptic solution. This step ensures the skin is free from any dirt or bacteria that could lead to infection.

They may also mark the injection sites with a pen or marker to guide the placement of the injections.

Next, using a fine needle, your injector will administer the wrinkle relaxers to the predetermined injection sites. They will carefully insert the needle into the targeted muscles responsible for developing wrinkles.

The number of injections and the amount used will depend on your specific treatment plan and needs.

The injections themselves are relatively quick and usually cause minimal discomfort. Some individuals may experience a slight pinching or stinging sensation during injection, but it is generally well-tolerated.

A topical anaesthetic may be applied to the skin before the injections to numb the area and minimise discomfort.

The procedure typically takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the injections required. Afterwards, you can resume your daily activities immediately without significant downtime.

The effects of anti wrinkle injections may take a few days to become noticeable as the wrinkle relaxer gradually relaxes the treated muscles.

The full results of the treatment generally become apparent within one to two weeks.

Recovery and aftercare

Anti wrinkle injections are minimally invasive and require minimal downtime. Immediately after the procedure, you may experience mild swelling or redness around the injection sites. These effects are usually temporary and should resolve within a few hours or days. Applying a cold compress or ice pack to the treated area can help reduce swelling and minimise discomfort. Bruising is uncommon, but if it were to occur, it would gradually resolve over one to two weeks.

Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for four hours and exercise for 12 hours. This precaution helps prevent the spread of the wrinkle relaxer to unintended muscles and minimises the risk of complications. Alcohol can increase the chance of bruising and swelling and is therefore not advised for 24 hours post-treatment.

It’s advised to avoid strenuous exercise, facial massages, saunas, and other activities that may increase blood flow to the face for the first 24 hours. It’s generally recommended to remain upright and avoid lying down for the initial few hours after the procedure. This position helps prevent the migration of the injected wrinkle relaxer to other areas and ensures that it remains localised to the targeted muscles. However, you can resume normal activities and positions after this initial period. Avoiding excessive sun exposure and tanning beds is essential, as UV radiation can degrade the wrinkle relaxer and reduce its effectiveness. Wearing sunscreen and protecting the treated area from direct sunlight is crucial.

The full effects of the treatment may take several days to manifest. The injected wrinkle relaxer gradually relaxes the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles, resulting in a smoother appearance. Waiting at least one week is advisable before assessing the final results.

If you experience any unusual or persistent side effects, it’s essential to contact the clinic for further guidance.

Costs of treatment with anti wrinkle injections in Brisbane

At Ascension Clinic, we do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to our treatment plans, therefore, the costs of each treatment will depend on each patient’s personal needs.
The cost of treatment with anti wrinkle injections is influenced by factors such as the extent of the treatment area, the severity of the wrinkles, the treatment goals, and individual metabolism. It is essential to consult with a qualified nurse or doctor to discuss these factors and receive an accurate assessment of the associated costs.

Size of the treatment area and number of areas

The size and number of areas treated with anti wrinkle injections can impact the cost. Treating multiple areas, such as the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet, may require more units of wrinkle relaxer, increasing the overall cost compared to treating a single area.

The severity of fine lines and wrinkles

The severity of the wrinkles or lines being addressed also plays a role. Individuals with more pronounced or deep wrinkles may require a higher solution dosage. This increased dosage can contribute to a higher cost than individuals with milder wrinkles.

Goals for treatment

Another factor influencing the cost is the individual’s treatment goals. Some individuals may opt for a more subtle result, while others prefer a more noticeable change. The wrinkle relaxer required to achieve sufficient relaxation in the targeted muscles can affect the overall cost.

Individual’s metabolism

An individual’s metabolism can impact the treatment’s longevity. People with faster metabolisms may require more frequent maintenance treatments to sustain the results, potentially increasing the overall cost.

Amount of wrinkle relaxer needed

Individual responses to anti wrinkle injections can vary. Some individuals may require a higher dose, while others may need less. This variation in response can influence the overall cost as the dosage is tailored to each individual.

To discuss your costs in detail and receive your personalised quote, please book your consultation with one of our nurses or Dr Allison.

Risks and side effects

As with any medical procedure, there are risks to consider. Some patients may experience some mild discomfort or bruising. Applying cold compresses or following any post-treatment recommendations from your nurse or doctor can help minimise these effects.

Serious side effects are rare but can include a heavy brow or eyelid droop feeling. If either occurred, they would resolve within three to four weeks.

Individuals may experience headaches or mild discomfort following the injections. These symptoms are usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

More severe headaches or muscle weakness may occur in rare cases, requiring medical attention.

Another potential side effect of wrinkle relaxers is asymmetry or uneven results. While doctors and nurses strive for accuracy and symmetry during the injections, individual variations in facial anatomy may contribute to slight differences in the response of muscles.

In most cases, any subtle asymmetry or unevenness can be corrected in subsequent treatment sessions.

In rare instances, there is a risk of more severe complications, such as an allergic reaction to the wrinkle relaxer or infection at the injection sites.

It is crucial to inform us about any known allergies or previous adverse reactions to medications. They can assess the individual’s medical history and take appropriate precautions to minimise these risks.

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