Anti-wrinkle injections treat the dynamic wrinkles that form on your face such as frown lines, crows feet and forehead lines. They work by preventing the facial muscles from contracting and forming wrinkles. When injected into certain facial muscles by highly experienced doctors - Anti-Wrinkle injections can give you a refreshed, soft & natural look while still allowing you to make facial expressions.
The treatment is quick and painless with visible results occurring within 7-14 days and the treatment lasting between 4-6 months depending on various factors. Anti-wrinkle injections can be used in combination with Dermal Fillers to treat both dynamic and static wrinkles.
There are 2 types of facial lines/wrinkles: Dynamic Lines & Static Lines. Static lines are seen when your not making facial expression and occur as a result of the ageing process - generally treated with Dermal Fillers. Dynamic lines are seen when you use your facial muscles to make expressions such as smiling and form as a result of these repeated muscle contractions and are treated with Anti-Wrinkle Injections.
Your face contains 20 different facial muscles that make it possible for you to perform many facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, eating and moving your lips. These muscles, just like any other, are triggered via your brain by sending neurotransmissions to the muscle. When your facial muscles contract they cause the skin that spans the length of the muscle to contract forming wrinkles. During a course of a day your facial muscles will contract 10's of thousands of times, which due to these repeated contractions form the fine lines.
To prevent this we inject a naturally purified protein treatment which sits in liquid form between the nerves and the muscle and inhibits the neurotransmission from reaching the muscle and causing the fine lines. The amount of treatment injected will correlate to the degree of movement in the facial muscle. Our COZmedic Doctors ensure that all patients treated retain the ability to make facial expressions.
Overtime the treatment will degrade naturally in your body in turn restoring the muscles ability to receive neurotransmissions and contract.
Before treatment all COZmedics patients undergo a free consultation with a COZmedics doctor in which we develop a treatment plan to address your concerns such as wrinkles. You can choose to have the treatment on the day or at a later stage.
The treatment takes 10-15 minutes and involves your COZmedics doctor injecting the treatment into certain facial muscles using a fine needle. Due to the facial muscles being close to the skin - the needle used is extremely short & fine which penetrates 5-10 mm into the top layer of the skin.
Due to the shallowness of the needle there is minimal pain and typically no blood. Many patients report the procedure is pain free and just feels like small pinches. We do however offer local anesthetic free of charge to patients who prefer to feel nothing.
Post treatment we apply ice to the area for 5 minutes to help decrease the small red marks at each injection site.
It is important to note that although anti-wrinkle injections are safe & approved for use by the TGA - as with all medical procedures they do carry a small risk. Therefore it is imperative that you ensure you are treated by a highly trained cosmetic doctor that not only understands the facial anatomy but as well understands the human body and can respond to all medical situations.