Anti-Wrinkle Injections In Sydney CBD

Among the most popular treatments performed by cosmetic dentists is anti-wrinkle injections. Our Sydney CBD dentists can help you to restore your face to a more youthful, softer and naturally refreshed appearance.

What people benefit from anti-wrinkle treatment?

Keeping the face smooth, supple and youthful is no easy task. Wrinkles form as the skin loses its elasticity due to ageing and sun damage or can occur as a direct result of jawbone atrophy (reabsorption) after prolonged tooth loss. 

Cosmetic injectable treatments such as anti-wrinkle therapy provide a non-surgical, convenient way of smoothing out those inevitable static wrinkle lines that occur as we age. These include areas such as the forehead, around the eyes and mouth without the need to undergo cosmetic surgery such as a facelift. 

Our anti-wrinkle treatments in the Sydney CBD area can be combined together with dermal fillers to treat both wrinkles and age-related volume loss that all contribute towards the visible signs of ageing.

So if you do start to notice the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead then a series of anti-wrinkle injections by our skilled dentists here in Sydney CBD can help you to turn back the clock on your ageing process.

Anti-wrinkle treatment – what exactly is it?

Anti-wrinkle treatments are commonly referred to as their trade name. It is in effect a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. When injected into the skin, it has an amazing effect on the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles.

The science behind how anti-wrinkle treatment works

Anti-wrinkle treatment works by blocking the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to the brain requesting the muscle to contract. When the message is intercepted, it causes the muscles to stay in a rested state. Take frown lines around the eyes for example. When the face forms an expression, the muscles around the eye area contract pulling the eyebrows inwards and downwards. This causes either vertical or slanted lines or wrinkles. No muscle contraction equals no tell-tale lines.

What can anti-wrinkle injections in Sydney CBD fix?

Cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatment is most often used to treat visual signs of ageing including:

  • Glabella (frown) lines that appear on the forehead 
  • Vertical squinting or scowling lines 
  • Dynamic wrinkles (crow’s feet) that occur around the corner of the eyes
  • Lip lines often associated with smokers that form between the top lip and nose and a 
  • Lower face treatment, which improves the appearance of the upper neck area.

Results And Aftercare

Anti-wrinkle injections are a time-friendly and convenient treatment. However, they can take anywhere between 2-7 days before you notice a considerable difference. The full effect will only be noticeable two weeks after. Therefore, this is something to remember when timing your treatment correctly.

You may experience side effects depending on your skin’s sensitivity or from any medications you may be taking. There is a high chance of temporary minor side effects, including:

  • Mild swelling around the injection site
  • Mild tenderness or bruising around the injection site
  • Little red dots
  • A mild headache depending on your area of treatment

All of these side effects are short-term and will disappear with time. Talk to us today for more information on the results and caring for your Botox after the procedure.

Botox Injections And Lip Fillers

Are you looking for the best way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles? At Macquarie Dental, we utilise Botox injections to eliminate wrinkles that are present on the face. Botox is a simple treatment that works to block signals from the nerves to the muscles, allowing the wrinkles to relax and soften. The effects of Botox will last 3-6 months as your muscle action will slowly start to return. When this happens, lines and wrinkles may start to re-appear, meaning you will need treatment again. With time, lines and wrinkles will appear less severe as the muscles start to shrink.

Lip Fillers

Dermal filler treatment is a very quick and simple process. After applying an topical to the area needing work, it’s simply injected directly into your problem zones using measured doses of cosmetic material that will fill in any cracks or missing pieces so you can resume living life normally after just one day.

Results are usually visible immediately when they happen however improvements may be noticed up until 2 weeks afterwards as well. DermaFill treatments typically last about 6 months before having another set done again if necessary but this varies from patient-to date based on their needs/demands.

Lip fillers are $400-$750 depending on how much of the product you will need to get the desired enhancement. However, this price is not fixed and will depend on various factors, including your treatment plan and other dental issues you may be dealing with. At Macquarie Dental, we aim to keep our prices low and allow everyone access to high-quality dental care whenever it is needed. For more pricing information, contact our team today.

Commonly asked questions about our anti-wrinkle treatments in Sydney CBD

    What’s the main difference between anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers?

    Anti-wrinkle treatments act as a temporary muscle relaxer and receptor blocker which prevent certain facial muscles from contracting. Dermal fillers on the other hand are volumisers, used to plump up areas of the skin such as the lips in order to rehydrate, smooth and soften the face. They are often used together to create a more youthful version of you.

    How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

    While treatments are designed to block the nerve receptors, they are a temporary fix. Therefore patients visiting our Sydney CBD dental clinic should expect to renew their treatment every 12-20 weeks if they want to maintain their fresher youthful appearance.

    Are anti-wrinkle treatments safe?

    Absolutely. In the right hands, cosmetic injectables are proven, safe and reliable so you should have nothing to worry about.  Our Macquarie Dental team will always talk you through your treatment and spend time answering any questions or concerns you may have anyway.

    What age is a good time to start?

    While most clients begin seeking treatment in their early forties, it can be performed safely on patients who are both younger or older. As a result, some patients start as soon as they see the first signs of wrinkles in their 30’s while it isn’t unheard of for patients to undergo treatment in their 20’s to prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place. 

    Alternatively, other patients in their 50’s and 60’s who have visible signs of ageing come to us to eradicate some of their wrinkle lines.

    Can I still move my face after anti-wrinkle treatment?

    Our dentist in the Sydney CBD prides ourselves on creating a subtle, balanced look that exudes beauty. Ultimately, we deliver just enough muscle relaxant to ensure you maintain a naturally understated look. When treatments are overdone you get what is in effect a frozen unnatural look. So yes when you visit us, you should be able to move your face as normal. 

    How long will anti-wrinkle injections treatment take?
    Your anti-wrinkle injection appointment will usually take 30 minutes to complete. It is a relatively quick procedure that includes consultation and evaluation. Our dentists will ensure you feel safe throughout the treatment and are completely comfortable during the entire process.
    Do anti-wrinkle injections hurt?
    Very fine needles are used to perform anti-wrinkle injections, meaning the pain you feel is minimal. We want to make your experience at Macquarie Dental a comfortable one, and therefore, we ensure all our procedures are relatively pain-free. You may feel some irritation, but this will pass with time.
    When will I see the result after anti-wrinkle injections treatment?
    You may begin to see results 2-3 days after your treatment. However, it will take up to 2 weeks for the best results to be observed. Hence, if you have a special event coming up, it is best to plan ahead and ensure you maximise the anti-wrinkle treatment for when it is needed.
    How much does it cost for anti-wrinkle injections?
    The anti-wrinkle injection treatment will normally cost around $100. However, this is not a fixed price, and the final cost will depend on various factors. Get in touch with our dentists today for a one-on-one consultation session to discuss the price in greater detail.
    What about after the anti-wrinkle injection?

    Caring for your treatment will produce the best results. Therefore, we recommend:

    • Remaining upright for four hours after treatment
    • Delaying any facials or invasive dermal treatments
    • Keep your face moving
    • Avoiding alcohol or painkillers
    What should you not do after fillers?
    1. Do not exercise within 12 hours of your treatment
    2. Do not expose your skin to excessive heat or cold
    3. Do not massage or apply pressure to the face

    Are you ready to banish those wrinkles and get the beautifully enhanced look you deserve?  If so, come and talk to our experienced team at Macquarie Dental. In just one 30 minute session you should see a marked but subtle change in your appearance that makes a huge difference.

    Call today to schedule your consultation on (02) 9100 0606 or book an appointment online.

    Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.

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