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Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Over time, the movement of our facial muscles and the effects of the ageing process cause wrinkles to form and deepen. Anti-wrinkle injections contain a substance that blocks the signals from nerves to particular muscles, resulting in less movement and the reduction or smoothing out of existing wrinkles. Patients seeking an expert anti-wrinkle injection provider in Melbourne should schedule an in-person consultation with Dr Parvin Khinda at her North Melbourne practice.

Due to restrictions of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, the brands of anti-wrinkle injections used at Kaya Cosmedica cannot be advertised. In Australia, there are three brands currently available. They are made of natural purified protein. This protein is not animal-based and is extracted from a natural bacterium.

HOW DO THEY WORK?

Anti-wrinkle injections contain a powerful neurotoxin that inhibits muscular contractions at the site where the nerves and muscles meet. It does this by preventing the release of a chemical that prompts muscle movement. This process results in muscle relaxation, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and creates a smoother and more refreshed profile.

Small amounts of this potent protein are used in anti-wrinkle injections at targeted sites to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. In addition to its use as an anti-wrinkle treatment, this ingredient is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including neuralgia, migraine headaches and involuntary muscle tightening.

WHAT AREAS CAN WE TREAT?

Lines and wrinkles can start to develop as early as your 20’s. As the moisture, collagen and elastin within the skin’s structure begin to decrease, the skin loses elasticity and volume, resulting in creases that can prematurely age the face. When paired with the effects of stress, sun damage and genetics, our skin takes on many signs of tiredness and age, often leading to a worn, fatigued or even angry appearance that does not reflect our true character. Anti-wrinkle injections help to slow the effects of ageing and produce a more youthful and refreshed profile.

Areas commonly treated include:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
  • Lines around the nose (bunny lines)
  • Upper lip lines (smoker’s lines)
  • Downturned mouth
  • Dimpled chin
  • Neck lines (platysmal bands)

Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to:

  • Elevate the brows, to correct the sunken or heavy brow appearance.
  • Reduce a “gummy” smile (excessive show of gum above teeth while smiling), by relaxing the overactive muscles around the lip that cause the upper lip to pull upward when activated.
  • Treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), by stopping the sympathetic nerves from stimulating the sweat glands and therefore reducing excessive wetness, particularly under the arms.
  • Facial slimming, by relaxing the muscles that create a ‘bulk’ or ‘square’ facial structure, particularly around the jawline.
  • Manage teeth grinding, by relaxing the primary muscle that causes the ‘bulk’ (the masseter muscle), reducing squareness and releasing tension in the jaw that triggers teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
  • Manage migraines by relaxing various facial and neck muscles, reducing tension.

WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?

Anti-wrinkle injections can take as little as 10 minutes to perform, which makes for a convenient lunch-hour treatment. At the start of the procedure, Dr Khinda will assess your facial movements, as well as your personal concerns, to determine the most suitable areas of treatment. These areas will then be marked, and the skin will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution. She will mark out injection points in the target muscle that are specific for your unique facial movements. Veins are also marked out using a laser device, to reduce the risk of bruising. A fine needle is then used to inject drops of the protein selectively into the facial muscles. The injection causes the muscles to relax, which prevents lines from forming and smoothens out existing wrinkles.

Dr Khinda is committed to ensuring your comfort during the treatment process, so ice and vibration are usually used to minimise discomfort. The procedure is quick and requires virtually no downtime, so you can resume regular activity shortly after your appointment at our Melbourne clinic. While you may experience minor swelling or redness immediately after the procedure, this generally disappears within a few minutes.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT RESULTS?

You can usually notice a difference as early as 3 to 5 days after treatment, but it may take up to two weeks before you see its optimal effect. The results will also be dependent on the dosage delivered, and how your body metabolises the active ingredient. For instance, men usually require larger doses than women. For those preparing for an upcoming special occasion, Dr Khinda advises that you schedule your anti-wrinkle appointment at least two weeks before the event to allow the treatment to show its best results.

WILL THE RESULT LOOK NATURAL?

Achieving beautiful, natural-looking results is one of the most common concerns among patients seeking anti-wrinkle injections here in Melbourne. Consulting a qualified and experienced cosmetic doctor with a strong understanding of facial anatomy is the first crucial step to ensuring your results are naturally convincing and tailored to your unique profile.
anti-wrinkle injections patient

Let’s use the treatment of forehead lines as an example. Forehead lines are caused by contraction of the frontalis muscle that elevates the eyebrows, forming horizontal lines. There are many individual variations that matter when it comes to customising the right dosage for you. Each of us contracts this muscle to a different degree, and there is usually asymmetry, where one side is stronger than the other. It is important to assess how strongly you contract the frontalis muscle, in addition to assessing how wide and broad your frontalis muscle is. Another consideration for a natural look is to observe your facial structure at rest, in this instance to identify any heavy upper eyelids or unevenness in brow position. Over-treatment in these situations can cause the lids and brows to drop and feel heavy, resulting in an unnatural expression.

A highly trained cosmetic doctor like Dr Khinda can design a treatment plan that is tailored to your facial profile. While anti-wrinkle injections are offered by various practitioners and are easily accessible, choosing a high-quality provider at a reputable medical clinic will increase your chances of achieving satisfying, radiant and natural-looking results while avoiding the obvious or ‘overdone’ look.

HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?

Depending on the dosage delivered and your natural skin habits, the outcome of your treatment should last between three to four months. Scheduling your next appointment three months after the first procedure will help maintain your enhanced profile. After you have undergone a series of appointments, you may discover you can wait longer between treatments as the duration of results starts to increase. This process may vary for each patient, so Dr Khinda can work with you to determine the amount and regularity of appointments required to maintain your desired look.

HOW DO I LOOK AFTER TREATMENT?

Immediately after treatment, you may experience a small amount of redness and swelling. These effects are generally temporary and should resolve within 30 minutes. Bruising may also occur in rare cases, though this should also subside quickly or with the aid of topical cream. During your appointment, Dr Khinda will ensure you are fully aware of what to expect after treatment.

WHAT CAN’T I DO AFTER TREATMENT?

After undergoing treatment, we usually recommend that you avoid:

  • Rubbing the injected area
  • Applying makeup over the area injected for at least 4 hours
  • Participating in intensive exercise or hanging upside down (e.g. aerial yoga) – which can prolong swelling
  • Applying any pressure to the area treated (for example lying on a massage table or wearing swimming goggles)

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

Short-term risks include tenderness and redness over the injected area, with a small chance of bruising. In rare cases, patients may experience a minor headache, nausea or flu-like symptoms after treatment.

The likelihood of experiencing any of the above symptoms decreases considerably when you undergo treatment by an experienced injector. While anti-wrinkle injections may be widely accessible and offered by various practitioners, you will achieve the best and safest result by consulting a highly-trained professional with demonstrated experience.

At Melbourne-based Kaya Cosmedica, Dr Khinda has ample training and experience in the art and science of cosmetology. Dr Khinda is a member of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia and is committed to keeping abreast of the latest medical and scientific advances in cosmetic procedures, including best practices and techniques for delivering anti-wrinkle injections.

CAN I COMBINE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?

Over time as the skin loses elasticity, dynamic wrinkles become static wrinkles. Static lines are permanent creases on the face, so they do not disappear with changes in your facial expression. In addition to lost elasticity, the ongoing effects of gravity also work to turn dynamic wrinkles into static wrinkles.

Anti-wrinkle injections is the best method for eliminating lines caused by dynamic wrinkles, and can also help to soften static wrinkles. Kaya Cosmedica offers injectable dermal filler treatments that essentially “fill in” the lines and folds caused by static wrinkles. Dermal fillers can help to:

  • Restore volume to the cheeks
  • Reduce chin creases
  • Smooth out lip lines
  • Reduce lines around the nose and mouth

If you are wishing to smoothen out wrinkles and achieve a more radiant and refreshed look, combining anti-wrinkle injections with dermal fillers can produce transformative results. The treatments can be performed simultaneously, so there is no need to schedule a separate appointment. By pairing the two procedures, you can significantly slow the effects of ageing and achieve a more youthful profile.

HOW DO I CHOOSE AN ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTION PROVIDER?

As with any cosmetic procedure, the skill and experience of the doctor will determine the quality of your results. While the anti-wrinkle injection procedure may not seem complicated, a certain degree of precision and a sound understanding of the facial anatomy is required to ensure the safest and best possible outcome. For these reasons, it is crucial to choose a provider who has demonstrated experience and training in this field.

Many types of medical practitioners can administer anti-wrinkle injections regardless of training or experience level. While this makes the procedure more accessible, not everyone who offers this line of treatment has the skill required to provide quality care. Ensuring you get the results you expect means choosing a high-quality provider that has a demonstrated track record in performing cosmetic procedures. Dr Parvin Khinda of Kaya Cosmedica has years’ worth of experience in the field and takes great care to deliver quality results.

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS?

The most suitable candidate for anti-wrinkle injections will meet the following conditions:

  • In good physical health
  • Have moderate to severe facial wrinkles
  • Have wrinkles in treatable areas, such as on the forehead, between the eyes and around the mouth.

The best way to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for anti-wrinkle injections is to schedule a consultation with a qualified professional. At Kaya Cosmedica in North Melbourne, Dr Khinda performs all treatments and consultations, where she encourages you to discuss your aesthetic goals as well as any concerns you may have about the procedure.

During your appointment, Dr Khinda will assess your facial structure and primary concerns to determine the best course of treatment. If you are not the right candidate for anti-wrinkle injections, we offer a variety of treatments and can help you find the cosmetic procedure that will produce the aesthetic results you desire. Contact us today by filling out the contact form on our website, or simply schedule your appointment online by clicking the “Book Now” button.

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