Women & Men
Anti-wrinkle injections are a fast, non-invasive and cost-effective treatment that smooths fine lines and wrinkles. They give a refreshed appearance, with results that look natural and age-appropriate.
This powerful wrinkle relaxing treatment also pauses the ageing process by slowing the development of deeper, more permanent wrinkles.
Treatment takes 5-10 mins. No downtime.
Minimal discomfort. Numbing available.
Result within 1-2 weeks.
To maintain look, revisit every 3-4 months.
Average spend is $650-$775Book Now
How it works
Bothered by fine lines and wrinkles? Looking tired and worn out? If you’ve tried everything for your wrinkles with disappointing results, anti-wrinkle injections are a solution that truly delivers. At Cosmetic Connection, our team of qualified medical professionals are experts in bespoke anti-wrinkle injections.
With age and repetitive facial movements that bunch your skin, fine lines develop. These wrinkles reflect the ageing process, and make you look older, tired, and worn out.
Anti-wrinkle injections relax facial muscles to prevent skin bunching. By softening fine lines with anti-wrinkle injections, you can look refreshed and prevent wrinkles. They are a safe, effective, and convenient treatment popular with men and women of all ages.
If you’re ready to invest in a treatment for wrinkles that works, book in for personalised anti-wrinkle injections at Cosmetic Connection. Your safety, satisfaction, and result are our top priorities.
Look refreshed and enjoy smoother skin with our anti-wrinkle injections. It’s all about the many benefits of anti-wrinkle injections.
Effortlessly reduce wrinkles, enhance your complexion, and lift your facial features for a refreshed appearance. Say goodbye to makeup creasing, and enjoy smoother, younger looking skin. As your result is temporary, it allows us to adjust your treatment as you age, and align with your changing preferences.
Committing to regular anti-wrinkle injections give you longer-lasting results and prevents deeper wrinkles developing. Trust the experts at Cosmetic Connection when it comes to your anti-wrinkle treatment.
Preparation & aftercare
To ensure your anti-wrinkle treatment goes to plan, follow these preparation guidelines:
- Remove all makeup before your appointment (if applicable)
- Avoid excessive alcohol within 24 hours of anti-wrinkle injections
- Refrain from intense exercise immediately before your treatment
After your anti-wrinkle injections, proper aftercare is crucial for optimal healing and results:
- Expect small bumps at the injection sites, which will subside within 15 minutes
- You may experience a slight headache for a few days
- Avoid makeup, excessive alcohol and intense exercise until the following day
- Refrain from applying pressure to the treated areas for 4 hours
- To minimise swelling, gently apply a wrapped cold pack to the injection sites intermittently
Before & after
Before & after
Before and after anti-wrinkle injections to soften our patient’s frown lines.
Before and 7 weeks after anti-wrinkle injections to smooth forehead lines.
The best result is seen after 2 weeks.
Before and 2 weeks after forehead anti-wrinkle injections for Cosmechix host Katelin Gregg.
Before and 2 weeks after anti-wrinkle injections to reduce crow’s feet wrinkles.
We used a conservative approach to ensure a natural result.
Before and 2 weeks after forehead anti-wrinkle injections to treat dynamic horizontal wrinkles.
Before and 2 weeks after frown line anti-wrinkle injections. We softened this patient’s frown lines without making him look frozen.
Before and 1 week after anti-wrinkle injections for forehead lines.
The result will continue to improve for another week, as it takes 2 weeks to see the full effect.
Before and 2 weeks after crow’s feet anti-wrinkle injections.
Our goal was to improve crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes, and give a brighter smile.
Before after anti-wrinkle injections to smooth forehead lines.
Notice the significant improvement in this patient’s static horizontal forehead lines.
Before and 2 weeks after anti-wrinkle injections to soften forehead lines.
Before and 2 weeks after crow’s feet anti-wrinkle injections.
We were able to smooth the wrinkles around her eyes, and lift her brows.
Before and 2 weeks after anti-wrinkle injections to reduce frown lines.
This treatment also eases resting frown line tension.
Before and 2 weeks after anti-wrinkle injections to treat vertical frown lines.
Before and 2 weeks after forehead anti-wrinkle injections to smooth wrinkles and prevent makeup creasing.
Before and 2 weeks after crow’s feet anti-wrinkle injections.
Before and after anti-wrinkle injections to soften horizontal forehead lines.
The result seen here is 2 weeks after the treatment.
Before and 2 weeks after anti-wrinkle injections targeting the vertical frown lines for Katelin Gregg from the Cosmechix podcast.
Before and 2 weeks after anti-wrinkle injections for forehead wrinkles.
Before and after anti-wrinkle injections to soften her crow’s feet wrinkles.
She also had a brow lift with anti-wrinkle was also used to reduce hooding.
Each anti-wrinkle treatment is perfectly tailored to you.
*Applies to all anti-wrinkle treatments done by a medical doctor, and is waived when anti-wrinkle is combined with any dermal filler/collagen stimulating injection treatment.
Applies to the treatment of face wrinkles.
*If you are treated with the recommended dosage and have any issues post treatment, we will remedy this at no charge.
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Cosmetic Connection is a dedicated anti-wrinkle injection clinic with locations in Melbourne and Sydney. Our clinic excels in providing a first-class service, and our cosmetic doctors are some of the most experienced in the country.
We offer a purely bespoke approach to anti-wrinkle injections in Sydney and Melbourne, and will work with you to understand your concerns and develop a bespoke treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.
If you want tailored anti-wrinkle injections in Sydney and Melbourne, choose the cosmetic doctors at Cosmetic Connection.
Anti-wrinkle injections use a commercially prepared toxin from Clostridium Botulinum to temporarily block nerve signals to injected facial muscles.
Also known as anti-wrinkle treatment, it causes a controlled relaxation of the facial muscles reducing skin bunching. This improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and slows their progression.
Clostridium Botulinum is a bacteria that is famous for producing botulinum toxin. Commercially available anti-wrinkle injections are based on this compound.
We develop wrinkles with age as our skin becomes thinner and weaker.
Repetitive skin bunching that occurs with normal facial movement creases the skin. As the skin loses collagen and elastic, these creases become permanent.
Common areas that we develop wrinkles are:
- Horizontal forehead lines: caused by skin bunching when raising your eyebrows. Due to activity of the frontalis muscle.
- Frown lines (between your eyebrows): results from skin bunching when scowling or squinting. Due to activity of the procerus, corrugator supercilii and depressor supercilii muscles.
- Crow’s feet: the wrinkles that extend away from the outer corner of your eyes. Seen when smiling and squinting. Due to obicularis oculi muscle activity.
If you’re bothered by the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, lips, and forehead, then anti-wrinkle injections are for you.
They are a safe and effective treatment that is proven to soften fine lines, and give a refreshed appearance.
Absolutely! More men are turning to anti-wrinkle injections as they learn about the many benefits.
Anti-wrinkle injections give a naturally refreshed appearance. You’ll look rested, and your wrinkles softened, without looking frozen or expressionless.
Anti-wrinkle injections selectively relax muscles. This reduces softens wrinkles by preventing skin bunching, slims bulky muscles, and lifts facial features.
Dermal filler is an injectable gel that replaces facial fat and bone lost with age or weight loss. Fillers are used to reshape facial features, correct hollowness, and soften deep wrinkles and skin creases.
No, your wrinkles will not look worse if you stop anti-wrinkle injections. If you decide to stop regular treatments for your wrinkles. they will gradually return to normal.
As anti-wrinkle injections have preventative benefits, they will have slowed down the development of wrinkles.
As your skin still undergoes collagen loss and is damaged by the sun regardless of anti-wrinkle treatment, its important to look after it comprehensively.
Most people get their first anti-wrinkle treatment in their 20’s. The younger you are when starting treatment, the more preventative benefits you get. It is easier to prevent wrinkles forming than to reverse them once developed.
Some people get anti-wrinkle injections to lift their brows and prevent strong frown and scowl expressions. It also helps to reduce makeup creasing on your forehead and around your eyes.
Anti-wrinkle injections are also used by people of all ages to alleviate tension-related headaches and migraines.
Most people undergo anti-wrinkle injections 2-4 times per year.
You should wait for the effect from your previous treatment to almost wear off before repeating. This usually takes 3-5 months.
If you stop getting anti-wrinkle injections, your wrinkles will eventually return.
You will still retain the preventative benefits of having the treatment.
Anti-wrinkle injections make you look younger and refreshed. They do this by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and opening up your eyes.
As wrinkles and heavy eyebrows are a common sign of ageing, improving them gives a more youthful look.
While there are many treatments available claiming to improve wrinkles, anti-wrinkle injections are the most effective.
Anti-wrinkle injections can significantly improve the appearance of wrinkles in as little as 3-5 days, with results lasting an average of 3-4 months.
Anti-wrinkle injections are measured in units.
While all brands of anti-wrinkle are measured this way, units between brands are not interchangeable.
A unit of a certain anti-wrinkle brand is not the same as a unit of a different anti-wrinkle brand.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be injected in areas of high movement around your face to reduce wrinkles. The most common areas treated are around the eyes and mouth.
There are a number of anti-wrinkle brands available in Australia. By law, we cannot disclose the name of these products.
Every product works the same way, with the differences in result generally being due to dose and technique, rather than product.
One anti-wrinkle brand is highly pure, with evidence suggesting that it has the lowest risk of causing immunity. For this reason, we generally recommend this brand, although the others are also reasonable if you have a preference.
The products used for anti-wrinkle treatments are scheduled medications in Australia. When a cosmetic clinic provides information online, the material is considered advertising, even if the content is purely informational.
It is against Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) law to name the brands of anti-wrinkle product in advertising. This means we cannot mention brand names.
As a doctor-led cosmetic clinic, we have access to all brands of anti-wrinkle product. During your consultation, we can discuss the pros and cons of each option, and provide recommendations on which one is suitable for you.
Sleeping on your side or stomach can cause sleep lines and wrinkles. These lines run vertically or diagonally along your face (usually on your forehead and cheek). They cannot be treated with anti-wrinkle injections because they are not caused by muscle movement.
If you want to treat sleep lines and wrinkles, we offer sleep line filler. This is an effective way to soften wrinkles caused by sleeping on your face.
We recommend having a trial of anti-wrinkle treatment 6 months before your wedding.
As anti-wrinkle treatments are not reversible, this allows enough time for the result to wear off.
If you are happy with the result, then you should repeat the treatment 3-4 weeks before your wedding.
Anti-wrinkle product is made of a protein. Enzymes known as proteases gradually break the anti-wrinkle protein down. The by-products are then metabolised by your body.
There is some evidence that you can become tolerant to anti-wrinkle injections. The theory is that the body produces antibodies to the anti-wrinkle product.
Antibodies break down the anti-wrinkle product before it takes affect.
People who are regularly over-treated are more likely to develop immunity.
One brand of anti-wrinkle product in Australia is highly pure, and is less likely to cause tolerance.
Yes! Anti-wrinkle treatment can prevent the development of wrinkles. By reducing skin bunching and creasing, your skin is protected from wrinkle formation.
Legally you can have anti-wrinkle injections if you are aged under 18. However you are required to have at least 7 days between your consultation and treatment.
We do not treat people under 18 with anti-wrinkle injections here at Cosmetic Connection.
Anti-wrinkle injections are not recommended during pregnancy. It is classed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as a category B3 medication. This means it should not be used to treat pregnant women.
Anti-wrinkle injections can slim your square jaw. This works by relaxing and slimming the masseter muscles at the back of your jawline.
This treatment is called jawline slimming injections.
Anti-wrinkle injections can improve the appearance of a crooked smile. We treat the smile and lip muscles to balance the forces applied to your smile.
Anti-wrinkle treatment takes 5-10 minutes. We use very fine needles to precisely place anti-wrinkle product into facial muscles that cause wrinkles.
After treatment, you may notice small bumps that quickly resolve in 10-15 minutes.
Your result will start to develop 3-5 days later, peaking in 14 days. The effect then wears off gradually over an average of 3-4 months.
Anti-wrinkle injections only have a very slight pinching sensation. This is only felt during the actual injection, which takes less than a second.
We have a range of numbing options for people worried about discomfort. Combined with ultra-fine needles and a gentle approach, anti-wrinkle injections with us are generally a comfortable experience.
It is usually ok to have anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers in the same appointment.
If you need dermal filler and anti-wrinkle in the same area, then we may need to perform then on separate days.
Most evidence shows that anti-wrinkle injections will spread about 1.5cm.
The amount anti-wrinkle spreads depends on how much volume is injected.
You can expect your anti-wrinkle treatment to last 3-4 months. Your result peaks after 2 weeks, and then gradually wears off.
You can increase the longevity by increasing the number of units injected, an by having anti-wrinkle treatments regularly.
When done correctly, no one will notice that you have had anti-wrinkle treatment.
Your skin will look fresh and radiant without appearing frozen. You’ll still be able to make facial expressions, and your facial features will look normal.
When performed correctly, you will still be able to make normal facial expressions after anti-wrinkle treatment.
To achieve the best anti-wrinkle treatment result, follow our top tips:
- Have your anti-wrinkle injections at a dedicated, doctor-led clinic.
- Treat your face in a balanced way to ensure a natural result. This also avoids untreated areas compensating and ageing prematurely.
- Have treatment regularly. Inconsistent anti-wrinkle treatment is not effective at preventing wrinkles. Aim for 2-4 treatments per year.
- Combine your anti-wrinkle treatment with high-quality skincare and daily sun protection.
There are three ways to make your anti-wrinkle treatment last longer:
- Amount of product used
- Higher doses will generally last longer.
- Precision of injection
- The more precise your treatment, the longer your result will last.
- Consistency of treatment
- Undergoing regular maintenance increases the longevity.
You can start to notice the result from anti-wrinkle treatment in 3-5 days. The final result is typically seen 2 weeks after your injections.
Anti-wrinkle product is made of a protein. After injection, it acts at the junction between your facial nerves and muscles.
Our body has natural enzymes known as proteases that break down proteins. Over time, these metabolise anti-wrinkle product. This leads to the effect wearing off, and normal facial movement returning.
You can become resistant or immune to anti-wrinkle injections.
Certain brands have a higher risk of causing this, because they contain stabilising proteins. These proteins can trigger the immune system.
Having high doses and frequent treatments increases the risk of developing anti-wrinkle resistance.
If you have become resistant to anti-wrinkle injections, we generally advise waiting 2 years before trying again. You should also switch to the anti-wrinkle brand that has no stabilising proteins.
Anti-wrinkle injections can stop working if you develop resistance. This is a problem where your body produces antibodies to the anti-wrinkle product.
Having high doses and frequent treatments using anti-wrinkle product containing stabilising proteins increases the risk.
If your anti-wrinkle injections have stopped working, you can try the pure anti-wrinkle brand, and wait 1-2 years before having another treatment.
High doses of anti-wrinkle product can give your skin a shiny appearance. As high doses result in no movement, your skin will be extremely smooth.
Smooth skin reflects light very effectively, giving it a shiny quality.
Anti-wrinkle treatment prevents skin bunching and wrinkling. This keeps your makeup smooth, as it prevents it collecting in skin creases that form with strong facial expressions.
After your anti-wrinkle treatment, the product slowly moves into the facial nerve endings. This is a gradual process, which is why it takes up to 14 days to see the result from anti-wrinkle injections.
There are 4 factors that influence the longevity of anti-wrinkle injections:
- The number of units injected: Higher doses (more units) last longer.
- The size and strength of the muscle injected: The effect will last longer in smaller, weaker muscles.
- Your metabolism: The amount of proteases you naturally have, and how well they work will affect the longevity.
- Treatment precision: The more precise your treatment, the longer your result will last. This is why its important to go to a dedicated, doctor-led cosmetic clinic that has high standards of practice.
Anti-wrinkle injections last 3-4 months on average. Some areas last longer, and others slightly less.
The longevity of anti-wrinkle treatment depends on the area injected, the precision of your treatment, how many units were used, and your metabolism.
Your skin will not look worse once your anti-wrinkle treatment wear off.
While it will go back to how it was before your treatment, it will be in better condition because of the preventative benefits of anti-wrinkle injections.
If you are not happy with the result of anti-wrinkle, you can feel assured knowing that the changes are not permanent.
Your result will gradually wear off over 3-4 months.
Most concerns people have after anti-wrinkle injections can be resolved with a touch up treatment.
Before having anti-wrinkle treatment, you should follow the preparation guidelines:
- Cease all anti-inflammatories and supplements one week before your treatment (unless you have been advised to take these by a medical practitioner)
- Avoid excessive alcohol 24 hours before and after your treatment
- Refrain from intense exercise on the day of your appointment
- Remove all makeup prior to your treatment
Anti-wrinkle injections are a quick, no downtime procedure. For the optimal result, we suggest that you adhere to the following aftercare steps:
- Apply a wrapped ice pack gently for any discomfort
- Do not touch or apply pressure to the treated area for 4 hours
After anti-wrinkle treatment, you may notice slight redness and small bumps at the injection sites. This will resolve in about 15 minutes.
After having anti-wrinkle injections, you may notice slight redness and small bumps at the injection sites. These will go away in 15 minutes.
In 3-4 days time, the result will start to take effect. You’ll see your wrinkles becoming smoother each day.
The final result is seen 14 days after your treatment.
Avoid applying makeup until the day after your anti-wrinkle injections. This allows time for the injection sites to heal over.
You can wash your face immediately after having anti-wrinkle injections. When washing your face be gentle, avoiding any pressure to the injected sites. Pressing on the injected areas can disperse the product, and must be avoided.
Anti-wrinkle injections are a walk-in walk-out procedure with no downtime. Treatment takes 5-10 minutes, and you can return to almost all normal activity immediately after your appointment.
Yes you can lie down after anti-wrinkle injections. Just make sure to avoid any firm pressure being applied to the treated areas.
You can sleep immediately after your anti-wrinkle injections.
There is no reliable evidence to show that going to sleep after anti-wrinkle injections will affect your result or increase side effects.
If you are going to sleep after anti-wrinkle injections, you should avoid applying any firm pressure to the treated areas.
You can do gentle exercise immediately after your anti-wrinkle injections. Avoid strenuous exercise until the day after your treatment to minimise swelling.
You can drink a small amount of alcohol after anti-wrinkle injections. We recommend avoiding excessive alcohol for 24 hours to minimise swelling and bruising.
Excessive alcohol also impairs judgement. This means you will be less likely to follow anti-wrinkle aftercare precautions.
You are able to shower immediately after anti-wrinkle injections. Avoid hot showers until the following day to minimise swelling.
Yes, you can drink coffee before having anti-wrinkle injections. This will not affect your treatment or result.
To reduce bruising after anti-wrinkle injections, avoid alcohol and intense exercise before and after your treatment.
You can also gently apply a wrapped cold pack to the injected area.
Another way to reduce bruising is to have anti-wrinkle injections at an experienced doctor-led cosmetic clinic. Experienced injectors are more likely to take more care to avoid blood vessels during your treatment.
Yes, you are able to apply makeup 4 hours after having anti-wrinkle injections.
Yes, you are able to go in the sun immediately after anti-wrinkle injections. The sun will not have any affect on your result.
Anti-wrinkle injections have been used worldwide for decades. They have a great safety profile, and are categorised as low-risk.
Side effects from anti-wrinkle injections are rare, but include:
- Temporary mild headache
- Ptosis (eyebrow/eyelid drop)
- Smile/mouth movement asymmetry (with lower face treatments)
Almost all side effects of anti-wrinkle treatment are self-limiting, and will resolve on their own.
Anti-wrinkle injections have an incredible safety record. You may experience minor, short term side effects after injection such as redness and local swelling. Rare side effects include:
- Bruising: Uncommon and can be covered with makeup the day after your treatment.
- Eyelid or eyebrow drooping (ptosis): This occurs the brow and lid muscles have been inadvertently treated. It can be prevented with a careful and precise injection technique, and by following the aftercare instructions.
- Dry eyes: A rare risk if the product been placed too close to your lacrimal glands.
There are no significant long term side effects of anti-wrinkle injections.
Almost everyone can enjoy the benefits of anti-wrinkle injections. Those who cannot undergo the treatment include:
- People who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Those with allergies to the product being used.
- Those with certain neuromuscular diseases.
Some people report mild headaches after having anti-wrinkle injections. These are self-limiting, and you can take over-the-counter pain relief if needed.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used under your eyes to treat jelly roll bulges. Jelly rolls are usually seen when you squint or smile.
We treat jelly rolls by injecting the lower eyelid obicularis oculi muscle fibres with anti-wrinkle.
You should wait 24 hours after anti-wrinkle injections before having a facial massage.
This is to avoid moving the product, and to prevent irritation of the facial tissue which may be more sensitive after the injections.
Bruising is not common after anti-wrinkle injections. Any bruising that does occur is usually minimal, and can be covered with makeup.
An uncommon side effect from anti-wrinkle injections is a temporary headache.
Headaches from anti-wrinkle injections are self-limiting, and will resolve on their own in a few days.
Yes, anti-wrinkle injections can safely be performed in people who are 18 years old.
Many 18 year olds get anti-wrinkle injections if they are developing premature wrinkles, or want to prevent wrinkles.
Another popular reason why younger people choose to get anti-wrinkle injections is because it stops makeup creasing on your forehead.
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Upon arriving at our inclusive and private clinic, you will be welcomed by our friendly reception team. We will confirm your contact details and ensure that you have completed all relevant forms.
Your session will commence with a comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced medical professionals.
We will take the time to understand your concerns and goals, and assess your suitability for our treatments.
You will learn about the different treatment options available to you, and have ample opportunity to ask any questions.
We will ensure that you completely understand the discussion, and design a personalised treatment plan for you.
After designing your personalised treatment, we will explain the most important details to you. This includes information about how your treatment works, aftercare information, the risks involved, and the results you can expect.
Before proceeding with treatment, we will take clinical photos. This ensures that we have a reference point to track your treatment journey. We keep all clinical images confidential unless you give us permission to share them.
Your comfort is our priority. We understand that pain is one of the biggest concerns people have about their cosmetic procedure.
Using the highest quality equipment, premium products that contain local anaesthetic, and an extremely gentle technique, our treatments are some of the most comfortable available.
As a doctor-led clinic, we also have access to a range of high-strength numbing options. These include specially formulated numbing cream, ice, numbing injections and distraction devices.
The procedure will be performed professionally, with a high attention to detail and the utmost care and caution. Our doctors prioritise three things when it comes to your treatment: your safety, your result, and your comfort.
With emergency equipment on-site and long appointment times, we guarantee your safety is our priority, and that your treatments are never rushed.
Following the treatment, we will advise you on how to care for the treated area to ensure a smooth and swift recovery. You will also receive an email with detailed aftercare instructions.
All treatments performed at Cosmetic Connection come with the option of a complimentary follow-up appointment.
Experience the result from your anti-wrinkle injections in just 2 weeks. You can look forward to smooth skin, an improved complexion, and a refreshed appearance. Our deep understanding of anti-wrinkle treatment enables us to deliver natural, age-appropriate results.
You’ll look refreshed and radiant, and you won’t appear frozen or expressionless. You’ll see an improvement in your wrinkles, and you’ll still be able to move your eyebrows.
Your result gradually fades over 3-4 months, with the longevity dependent on the number of units used. To stay ahead in the wrinkle game and get long lasting results, we recommend regular maintenance 3-4 times per year.
Our expertise doesn’t stop at anti-wrinkle injections either. For those stubborn, deeper wrinkles, consider combining anti-wrinkle injections with wrinkle dermal filler. If you’re unsure what treatment you need, we will guide you on the best solution for your wrinkles.
How do wrinkles form?
Wrinkles are a normal part of ageing. Over time, a number of changes occur in your skin causing it to become thinner, drier and weaker. Your skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, and this loss of integrity leads to it becoming more prone to wrinkles.
Repetitive facial movements cause skin bunching, leading to visible creases when making certain facial expressions. These are known as ‘dynamic wrinkles’. Over time, repeated creasing of your skin causes lines to become permanently etched into the skin. These etched-in lines are known as ‘static wrinkles’.
Where do wrinkles commonly form?
The are a number of areas on your face that are prone to developing wrinkles. These ares are typically involved in facial expression that have a lot of movement.
Known as crow’s feet or lateral canthal lines. Wrinkles around the eyes occur due to repetitive skin bunching caused by the activity of the obicularis oculi muscle.
This is common in hot countries like Australia because we need to squint in bright light. Sunglasses are a simple yet effective way to slow the development of crow’s feet by reducing squinting.
The forehead typically develops horizontal wrinkles over time. As the skin sags the frontalis forehead muscle becomes hyperactive to keep the eyebrows lifted. This causes the skin to bunch creating wrinkles.
Diagonal wrinkles can also form on the forehead, however these are due to compression of the forehead skin that occurs when side-sleeping. Sleeping on your back can prevent these from developing.
Also known as glabella lines or 11’s, these wrinkles are the ones between your eyebrows often seen when scowling or focussing. They are becoming more common with the increased use of technology. They can be effectively and quickly treated with frown line anti-wrinkle injections.
Upper lip lines, also known as smoker’s lines, are the vertical wrinkles that develop above your upper lip. Thinning of the skin and a loss of collagen and elastic with ageing leads to the development of these wrinkles. Smoking accelerates the development of them due to the repeated pursing of the lips that occurs when smoking a cigarette, cigar or vape.
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle treatment uses an injectable protein solution to reduce the appearance of visible fine lines and wrinkles. The anti-wrinkle protein is placed precisely in key muscles that move and wrinkle the skin.
After injection, anti-wrinkle product interrupts the communication between the nerves and facial muscles, leading to a controlled relaxation effect that reduces movement. This prevents skin bunching and reduces wrinkles.
It takes up to 14 days to see the full effect, which then gradually wears off over 3-5 months.
Anti-wrinkle products have been used in medicine for over 50 years, originally being utilised to treat an eye condition called blepharospasm (uncontrolled eyelid twitching). Doctor’s noticed that a side effect of this treatment was an improvement in wrinkles around their patient’s eyes. The product then began being used for purely cosmetic purposes.
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Facial movements that bunch your skin are the primary cause of wrinkles. Over time, wrinkles that are initially only seen when making expressions become permanently etched into the skin.
Anti-wrinkle injections interrupt the communication signals that the nerves send to the facial muscles. This reduces the muscle strength and movement, preventing skin bunching. This improves visible wrinkles and slows down the development of new ones.
The treatment is most effective when used to prevent wrinkles, but is also a great option for people who have already begun to develop facial wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injectables are composed of a purified protein based on a naturally-occurring compound known as botulinum toxin. This temporarily causes facial muscles to relax over a 3-4 month period, softening visible wrinkles and preventing new wrinkles from forming.
How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?
Anti-wrinkle injections last 3-5 months on average. The strongest effect is seen 2 weeks after the treatment, with the result gradually wearing off over time.
The longevity of anti-wrinkle injections is determined by:
- The amount of anti-wrinkle product injected (the number of units ‘units‘)
- The precision of the injection
- The size and strength of the muscles being treated
People with larger and stronger muscles will have a shorter-lasting result for a given amount of anti-wrinkle product compared to people with smaller and weaker muscles. This is why men often need higher doses of anti-wrinkle product to achieve the a similar result compared to women.
Where can anti-wrinkle injections be used?
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used in many areas of the face. When used appropriately, they can soften fine lines and wrinkles, slim the face, reduce vertical neck bands, and help you to look rested and refreshed.
Frown line anti-wrinkle injections can improve and prevent vertical and horizontal frown lines between the eyebrows.
Targeting the crow’s feet with anti-wrinkle injections reduces wrinkles around the eyes and gives you a more attractive smile.
Injecting the brows with anti-wrinkle can give a subtle brow lift and open up the eyes, enhancing shape and symmetry.
Treating strong and bulky masseter muscles gives you a slimmer face and jawline. It also treats teeth grinding and jaw clenching, protecting your teeth and jaw muscles from excessive strain.
Relaxing strong upper lip lifting muscles with gummy smile injections reduces visible gum show, allowing you to flaunt your best smile.
A lip flip relaxes the lip muscles, increasing their vertical height for fuller lips without changing the volume.
Relaxing the depressor anguli oris (DAO) muscle helps to lift the corners of the mouth, reducing a ‘sad smile’ look.
Treating the wrinkles across the nose (bunny lines) is a great complement to frown line anti-wrinkle injections.
Treating the platysma muscle reduces the appearance of vertical neck bands, for a rejuvenated-looking neck.
Relaxing the depressor septi nasi muscle at the base of the nose helps to prevent nose tip drooping when you speak and smile, maintaining your side profile.
Certain treatment areas are often targeted in combination to ensure that you retain a natural-look. For example, when treating forehead lines, the frown lines and crow’s feet are commonly injected as well. This is to avoid eyebrow heaviness that can occur when treating the forehead lines alone.
Which are the most popular areas to treat with anti-wrinkle injections?
The most popular areas to treat with anti-wrinkle injections include:
What are the benefits of anti-wrinkle injections?
While anti-wrinkle injections were designed to improve fine lines and wrinkles, you don’t have wait for wrinkles before you start treatment.
Anti-wrinkle injectables have powerful preventative benefits that can reduce expression lines seen when your face moves, and put a pause on the development of new wrinkles and lines.
With age and repetitive facial movements, lines and wrinkles begin to etch into the skin. These etched-in ‘static’ lines, along with the heavy brows and eyelids that develop with age make you look tired and worn-out.
By treating these static lines and lifting the eyebrows and eyelids, anti-wrinkle injections can quickly help you to look fresh, bright and rested.
Anti-wrinkle injectables can be used to improve both the shape and symmetry of your face.
As they relax muscles, facial features such as the eyebrows can be lifted, and the jawline can be slimmed and made more symmetrical.
Treatment with anti-wrinkle injections can control excessive oil production and reduce redness and facial flushing, improving your complexion
Anti-wrinkle injections prevent makeup creasing, allowing your flawless look to last all day and night.
Treatment with anti-wrinkle injections can alleviate migraines and headaches, giving you some relief and improving quality of life.
Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?
Anti-wrinkle injections (botox) have been extensively studied and used in the medical field for decades. When administered by trained professionals, the treatment is safe and effective.
The treatment temporarily blocks nerve signals to muscles that bunch skin, resulting in a reduction of wrinkles. While rare, side effects can occur, such as temporary drooping of nearby muscles. However, these side effects are often mild and temporary.
The safety of your anti-wrinkle treatment depends on the clinical setting, product quality, and training of the practitioner. Having treatment by an unqualified person, in a non-medical setting increases the risks.
Trust the team at Cosmetic Connection to perform your anti-wrinkle injections safely, and effectively. Our qualified medical professionals ensure your anti-wrinkle injections are performed safely by using premium products and evidence-based techniques.
Anti-wrinkle cosmetic injectable treatments are a simple yet effective solution for wrinkles. They restore smooth skin and a refreshed appearance with no downtime.
Over time, repetitive movements and skin damage leads to wrinkles. This gives an aged appearance. By treating your wrinkles, we can wind back the clock on ageing, giving you smoother, fresher, and brighter skin. Anti-wrinkle treatments even prevent new wrinkles from forming.
At Cosmetic Connection, anti-wrinkle treatments are one of the most highly requested services we offer. Our team are experts in personalised anti-wrinkle treatments in Sydney. The treatment is quick, convenient, and effective. It’s popular with men and women of all ages, who want to look refreshed, with natural results.
When you visit Cosmetic Connection Sydney for your anti-wrinkle treatment, you can expect a professional service. Our medical professionals are attentive, and will listen to your concerns. They will then explain anti-wrinkle to you, and design a personalised treatment plan. One that aligns with your goals and expectations. We tailor every anti-wrinkle treatment to ensure you get a result that you are satisfied with.
Anti-wrinkle treatments work by relaxing facial muscles, preventing skin bunching. This softens and prevent wrinkles.
Pricing for Anti-Wrinkle Injectables in Sydney
Choose an experienced, professional cosmetic clinic for anti-wrinkle injections in Sydney.
Each face is different. At Cosmetic Connection, we personalise every treatment to your unique concerns and goals. The price of anti-wrinkle injectables depends on the areas we treat, and how strong your treatment is. During your appointment, your injector will provide a detailed cost breakdown for your anti-wrinkle injections. If you’d like a price estimate for anti-wrinkle before booking in, get in touch with our team. Send through some photos and a description of your concerns, and will will be happy to help.
Anti-Wrinkle Injectables in Sydney
Wrinkles; don’t even start. If you’re like most people, you’ve tried seemingly everything to stop them. Diet, exercise, hydration, sun screen, and skin care. You want healthy, glowing skin. It makes you feel good. It gives off a good impression.
If you’ve had enough of fighting the losing battle with wrinkles, we have the solution.
The secret to youthful looking skin: Anti-wrinkle injections
Thankfully, Cosmetic Connection can help with your wrinkles. Our experienced medical professionals have the skilled needed to smooth your wrinkles, and refresh your appearance.
We specialise in the best anti-wrinkle injections in Sydney. We are here to help you erase fine lines and wrinkles with a proven medical treatment.
Doesn’t anti-wrinkle look unnatural?
No! Or, at least, good anti-wrinkle injections don’t look unnatural.
We understand your concerns. We’re familiar with the frozen faces and botched botox out there. Here’s the thing: when done right, anti-wrinkle cosmetic injectables are safe, effective, and give natural results. Unfortunately for you, most cosmetic clinics are run or staffed with junior injectors fresh out of their 2 day anti-wrinkle training course.
To help you find the best anti-wrinkle injections in Sydney, here our are top tips:
- Use a doctor-led cosmetic clinic:
This is a vital step, as it ensures a high standard of practice. Cosmetic Connection was founded by experienced cosmetic doctor, Dr. Aaron Stanes. Dr. Stanes is an alumni of multiple universities, winning multiple prizes in surgical anatomy. He is also a fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine. Dr. Stanes has held positions as a lead national trainer in injectables, and a as medical advisor for one of the biggest manufacturers of dermal fillers in the world. Our clinic only uses high-quality, approved products for our anti-wrinkle treatments. Always check the credentials of the cosmetic clinic you are choosing, and find out who is setting the standards.
- Have a consultation:
At Cosmetic Connection, we are experts in tailoring anti-wrinkle injections to you. We consistently achieve natural looking results, the give a nice lift and smoothing effect. All without impairing expressions. How do we do this? We carefully design an anti-wrinkle treatment using the right amount of product, and precisely place it in the exact area it is needed. A consultation allows you to check the clinic and the injector.
- Check before and after results:
Always have a look at anti-wrinkle injections before and after photos from the clinic. Are they natural-looking?
Individualised anti-wrinkle injections: How many units of anti-wrinkle do I need?
No two people are the same when it comes to anti-wrinkle injections. The larger and strong the muscles, the more anti-wrinkle units you need.
Don’t settle for the cookie-cutter approaches favoured by conveyer-belt style chain laser clinic. You deserve an anti-wrinkle treatment designed specifically for you.
Anti-wrinkle injections at Cosmetic Connection Sydney
If you’re ready to take the next step, and are searching for the best anti-wrinkle injections in Sydney, we are here to help. We have dedicated cosmetic nurses and doctors waiting to design a personalised anti-wrinkle treatment just for you. Get in touch for honest advice, and a bespoke treatment to improve your wrinkles.