Anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat wrinkles and fine lines.
What does the injection do?
Wrinkles are caused by natural movements of the facial muscles. To remove these indicators of ageing, an anti wrinkle agent can be injected. Anti wrinkle injections have demonstrated great results in removing facial wrinkles throughout the years.
Anti wrinkle treatments work by using a purified protein that is injected just below the surface of the skin to inhibit the transmission of nerve impulses to the treated muscles. As the muscle relaxes, the dynamic wrinkle overlying the muscle is smoothed away. Relaxation of these muscles by the simple injection will help to minimise or completely remove frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar), crow’s-feet lines at the outside corners of the eyes, and forehead wrinkles. When it is administered by a qualified physician using the proper technique, your face will still look natural and relaxed.
Is the injection painful?
The treatment is quite a quick and painless process and does not require special preparation. The treatment involves the injection of the anti wrinkle protein through a very fine needle into the target muscles. Patients can return to work and regular activities a few hours after the treatment. The result, however, is not permanent and the patient can return for more treatments if the results are desirable.
Is there any associated side effects?
Symptoms are often minimal lasting only a few hours and may include possible headaches, bruising and/or tenderness at the site of injection. There is also the potential risk of drooping of the eyelids and eyebrows however this is a highly rare occurrence experienced less than 1% of people and corrects itself within a few weeks.
How long does it take?
The treatment length is dependent on the number of units administered and this varies depending on the number of areas being treated. Generally, the procedure takes between 5 and 10 minutes.
How soon the results can be seen?
The rate in which results are perceived is dependent on various anatomical and biological factors possessed by the patients. On average results may be seen in full roughly between 7 – 14 days after your treatment. It takes this time for the product to settle, and attach itself to the nerve endings and hence smooth the skin.
How long do the results last?
The results from the injection are not permanent. You can expect the results to last between 3 and 6 months depending on your body’s metabolic system and the amount of product administered. After this time, the effects gradually wear off and your muscles return to normal functionality and movement. At MyClinic, we are renowned for our subtle yet effective results. Our aim is to help you look good for your age, not to dramatically change your overall appearance.
What parts of face can be treated?
- Glabella – Frown lines
- Forehead – horizontal line
- Crows’ Feet – Corner of the eye
- Brow – Lifting of the brow area
- Bunny Lines – Top of the nose
- Lip lines
- Neck bands
About Dermal fillers
Dermal fillers are derived from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body’s connective tissue, and are used to reduce the appearance of deep lines and restore youthful fullness to the face and lips. The gel formulation is injected into the treatment area whereby effects can last several months. Additionally, frequent top-up treatments can provide even longer-lasting results.
These temporary fillers create subtle enhancements by filling hollows and deep lines for a more youthful appearance.
Planning your treatment
Facial rejuvenation is a very individualised procedure that is tailored towards the patient’s specific needs. For this reason, it is important to discuss your requirements and expectations with our clinic’s certified cosmetic practitioner who has experience with many different types of non-surgical facial procedures.
Are filler injections painful?
With good preparation prior to the procedure, the filler injection would be quite painless much like the anti wrinkle procedure.
The product has a numbing agent that ensures the procedure is pain free. By using this specific numbing cream 10 minutes before each procedure, discomfort is significantly minimised while having the injection, even for hypersensitive area like lips and tear trough.
How soon will I see results?
Results from dermal fillers are immediate however it will take up to two weeks for the product to settle into the carefully selected area and for the full effects to become visible.
How long will the results last?
You can expect the results to last between 6 months and 24 months depending on your own body’s metabolic system and the volume of product that is used. Different products also have different longevity, and depends on the anatomic area and individual’s needs.
What are the possible risks and side effects?
When injectables are administered by a qualified cosmetic practitioner, complications are infrequent and usually minute in nature. As individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions and their healing abilities side effects vary. The outcome of treatment with injectables is never completely predictable due to the complex nature of each individual.
By using cannula (a blunt non-metallic instrument) instead of needle for your procedure, the risk of having bleeding will be decreased significantly, e specifically in very sensitive areas like under eye, tear trough and nasolabial folds.
Risks include allergic reaction, infection, abscesses, open sores, skin peeling, bruising, scarring and lumpiness, may persist over the treated area. Reports of these problems are extremely rare and often arise as a result from the administration from inexperienced and unqualified practitioners. People with a history of cold sores should take extra care and may experience a re occurrence after filler treatment, although this can be reduced using antiviral medicines.
What areas can be treated?
The sites in which Dermal Fillers may be administered vary considerably and cater for the following areas:
By injecting a dermal filler underneath the eyebrow, support can be given to the eyebrow and this elevates the eyebrow up. Usually 1/2 to 1 syringe of product is required in this area. It also helps to soften the bony orbital rim around the eyebrows, leading to a softer and more youthful appearance.
When we contract our forehead muscles, deep lines can materialise. Also referred to as an “11”, frown lines form in between your eyebrows. Over time, these lines start to linger and prove to be a bugbear for many.
Tear troughs are the groove that sits between the lower eyelid and the cheeks. They create a hollow at the junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek. In many cases, tear troughs are genetic rather than a result of ageing, and often arise in the early twenties. Treating the tear trough makes a dramatic change in appearance that improves the tired look almost immediately.
The use of fillers can smooth and fill out these lines, creating a much softer, younger-looking appearance.
Located just below the corners of the mouth, the marionette lines can make you look sad or angry when relaxing your face.
Lips: thin lips are not necessarily a result of ageing; many men and women are born with thinner lips. If you would like to add volume, but avoid an exaggerated look, MyCosmetic Clinic can use the most advanced lip fillers to enhance your natural lip shape.
Also referred to as “smile lines”, these lines run down the sides of the nose to the corner of the mouth. Most of us notice these when smiling, laughing or talking, but over time they can develop into static lines.
Ageing usually contributes to volume loss. The round, full look diminishes as the fat pads in our cheeks gravitate downward. Cheek Fillers can be used to plump up the skin
Is a non-surgical treatment for nose deformity and asymmetry by injection dermal filler. This procedure is not for everyone, since it can only be used to fill hollows or depressions – it does not make a nose smaller and it does not remove bumps; however in the right patient it can improve the shape, size, symmetry and position of the nasal tip.
A chin augmentation treatment can enhance the contours of your chin through the injection of dermal fillers. These fillers add volume under the skin making the chin appear more prominent. Chin enhancement using dermal fillers can subtly change the appearance of the chin area providing definition.
Benefits from getting chin injection are: Balance facial features (eg. Chin and nose), masculinise the jawline, enhance a ‘weak’ or receding chin, enhance an undefined chin, and create a more triangular lower face
What is a chemical peel?
A Chemical Peel is simply a peel used that removes a thin layer of damaged skin from the face by a natural chemical reaction to reveal a newer, healthier layer. The chemical solution applied reacts with the epidermis layer of skin causing trauma, which results in the outer layers to peel away. When the skin begins to heal, increased cell growth produces new, healthier skin layers that give the face a more youthful appearance. We offer five different types of peel and during your consultation advice will be offered on choosing the correct peel for your concerns.
Results are best achieved and maintained from peels if the right skin care for your skin is used on a regular basis producing an optimal outcome. Your skin will be critically analysed and you will be provided with advice regarding the best skin care for your personal needs.
Chemical peels often correct and improve superficial skin conditions, with common outcomes such as:
- Softening of Scars
- Correction of uneven pigment
- Reduction in wrinkles
- Removal of blemishes
- General improvement of skin texture
- General facial skin tightening and rejuvenation
After the chemical peel the patient’s skin will be noticeably smoother and the complexion will be greatly improved. Chemical peel will produce dramatic improvement in the surface of the skin with less wrinkles, fewer blemishes and even-toned skin. The results are long-lasting although not immune to ageing and sun exposure.
Chemical peels are basically an accelerated form of exfoliation induced by the use of chemical peel products. There are different types of chemical peels which aim to remove pigmentation, reduce lines and wrinkles and treat acne and scarring.
What skin conditions does the chemical peel treat?
- Acne– chemical peel acne treatments exfoliate the skin and allow dead skin cells and excess oils to be removed more effectively. This action unblocks hair follicles and pores and reduces the appearance of pimples, improving the overall skin texture in people with acne.
- Fine lines and wrinkles -chemical peels can reduce these, especially under the eye area and around the mouth in sun damaged or ageing skin.
- Rough skin texture– chemical skin peels can improve rough skin texture by increasing the amount of collagen in the upper layer of the skin.
- Lentigines (large freckles) which appear as dark spots on the skin, also called liver spots, or age spots- a course of chemical peels can lighten large freckles and improve the appearance of sun damaged skin.
- Melasma– is a dark skin discolouration which appears as patches commonly found on the cheeks, nose, lips, upper lip, and forehead and is common in women who are taking hormonal treatment. A course of chemical peels can lighten the appearance of dark discoloured skin caused by melasma.
- Hyperpigmentation– caused by excess skin pigment in the skin which can result in uneven skin tone. Chemical peels can lighten and even out the skin tone.
Mesotherapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that consists of multiple microinjections into the skin. A variety products may be injected including serums rich in vitamins and antioxidants as well as hyaluronic acid or platelet rich plasma. This direct supply of rejuvenating products into the deeper layers of the skin ensures maximal penetration of the product. These treatments aim to improve the superficial appearance of the skin, its texture, restoring tone, elasticity and well-balanced hydration.
What area can be treated by mesotherapy?
- Hydration of skin
- Scar reduction
- Hair restoration
- Treatment of cellulite
- Skin Rejuvenation of face, neck, décolleté and back of hands
- Reduction of fine
- lines and wrinkles
- Improving texture and
- luminosity of the skin
- Promotion of collagen and elastin synthesis
Does it hurt?
Anaesthetic creams are used prior to treatment to prepare the skin. We use very fine needles and a cold compress is then applied to the treated area/s to keep any discomfort to a minimum.
Are there any side effects?
Possible side-effects are small bruises which vanish in a few days, and a little swelling in the injected area which remains for about 12 – 36 hours.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment takes approximately 20 minutes depending on the area(s) to be treated.
How long will the effects of the treatment last?
It is recommended to have a course of 6 treatments at intervals of one week for optimal results. It is recommended to have a maintenance ‘top-up’ treatment once a month after completion of your course but you will be advised on the potential outcome at your initial consultation.
What aftercare will I need?
After the treatment, you can return to normal activities.