Anti-Wrinkle Injections

At Cutis Dermatology Brisbane our skilful injectors will provide effective & safe solutions for fighting wrinkles & lines. Rest assured the results that you will receive will be the most natural to you. We listen to your concerns & will provide a bespoke treatment plan. 

Our wide range of Anti-Wrinkle Injections can include:

  • Crow’s Feet Injections
  • Frown Lines
  • Forehead line injections
  • Gummy Smile injections
  • Masseter injections
  • Lip Flip Injections
  • Non-surgical brow lifting
  • Injectables for downturned lips
  • Injectables for nose scrunch lines

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Treatments for Active Acne

Crow’s Feet Injections
Best for: Eye wrinkles
Down time: 0 days
Comments: Most predicable eye wrinkle treatment
Frown Lines
Best for: The number 11s
Down time: 0 day
Comments: Best place to start injectables
Forehead line injections
Best for: Reduced worry lines
Down time: 0 days
Comments: We give natural outcome
Gummy Smile injections
Best for: Gum show when smiling
Down time: 0 days
Comments: 2 injection points, simple but effective
Face & Jaw Slimming
Best for: Facial slimming
Down time: 0 days
Comments: Reduces lower face width
Lip Flip Injections
Best for: Natural lips
Down time: 0 days
Comments: Lip enhancement without volume
Non- surgical brow lifting
Best for: Downward brows
Down time: 0 days
Comments: Gives your brow shape
Injectables for downturned lips
Best for: Combination treatment with fillers
Down time: 0 days
Comments: Provides more youthful lips
Injectables for nose scrunch lines
Best for: Nose wrinkles
Down time: 0 days
Comments: Reduces bunny lines
Anti wrinkle injections 101
Glabella & Frown Lines

Repetitive facial movements over time cause the muscles between the brows to wrinkle. This gives rise to frown lines. Other key areas of wrinkling include the eyes & forehead. 

Aging isn’t the only cause of frown lines; young adults can also develop lines from repeated squinting. Wrinkles become deeper and more obvious over time. Anti-wrinkle injections reduce, not eliminate contractions, in turn reducing wrinkles. 

Years of furrowed brows, especially during times of concentration, lead to the formation of frown lines, i.e., vertical lines between your eyebrows. We call them the number 11’s. Anti-wrinkle injections reduce brow muscle contractions, smoothing out the region between the eyes.

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Our injectors are one of the most experienced in Brisbane
A wrinkle preventative option

Twenty years of experience. We train the industry. Rest assured the results that you will receive will be the most natural to you. We listen to your concerns & will provide a bespoke treatment plan. Remember we not only inject, but we also employ a range of lasers, energy devices & clinical skin care to ensure you have a full 360-degree view of your rejuvenation journey.

Anti-wrinkle injections are a class of neuromodulators, a substance that reduces facial muscles from communicating with the nerve endings. This reduces facial muscular contractions. By minimizing muscular contractions, injectables can prevent wrinkles, fine lines & creases. 

No matter your age, it’s never too late to recapture a youthful look. At Cutis Dermatology our skilful injectors will provide effective & safe solutions for fighting wrinkles & lines. Rest assured the results that you will receive will be the most natural to you. We listen to your concerns & will provide a bespoke treatment plan. 

FAQs

How experienced are we?

We have been performing cosmetic injections for the past 20 years, our dermatologists are trainers for the industry, providing the best injectable treatments in Brisbane. Our team sits on numerous boards, including Allergan, Merz & Galderma. 

Is there any downtime after anti-wrinkle injections?

Rarely, a tiny bruise may appear at the site of the injections. Ice application will reduce the bruise. If required make-up or tinted sunscreen can be used. Most patients will have some transient redness &  swelling of the treated area for less than half an hour after the treatment.

When can I resume normal activities after anti-wrinkle injections?

Normal daily activities may be resumed after the treatment. Exercise should be avoided for 24 hours post treatment. Whatever you do, avoid facial massages for 24 hours post anti-wrinkle & for one week post dermal fillers. 

When will I start to notice the results from anti-wrinkle injections?

The effects of anti-wrinkle injections are generally seen after seven to ten days. In some patients, this can start at two to three days, but may take up to two weeks to be very noticeable. If you have super deep static wrinkles, especially of the frown lines, it often takes 8 to 12 weeks for the area to completely relax after anti-wrinkle or Dysport injections. Once the lines are shallow, it is much easier to maintain. 

How long do the results from anti-wrinkle injections last?

Longevity depends on the dose or units of anti-wrinkle injections administered. Results can last up to three to four months. Studies have confirmed that injections are more effective & last longer when given at regular intervals. 

Generally, treatment intervals can be longer in older patients as muscles weaken with maturity. If treatments are stopped, the muscle function will return to normal. Previously targeted wrinkles will return to their previous appearance.

Can anti-wrinkle injections be combined with dermal fillers?

Yes. We normally do this on the same day. The order is dermal fillers first, then anti-wrinkle injections last. This ensures correct product placement. 

What about lasers?

Nope, not a good idea, unless the laser is away from the area of anti-wrinkle treatment. Swelling, even a small amount can misplace anti-wrinkle, leading to unwanted muscle relaxation away from the target area. We will guide you as to what is safe & appropriate. 

Can lasers give a more permanent result compared to anti-wrinkle injections?

Yes, & no. Lasers are great for static wrinkles, or wrinkles at rest- especially on the upper lip area. Lasers do not treat dynamic wrinkles. 

A good way to understand wrinkling is to fold a piece of paper. Folding (or movement), leads to creases. Lasers are great at straightening up the crease, but don’t stop the action of folding. Anti-wrinkle injections stop the folding, thereby preventing creases. 

Is one brand of anti-wrinkle injections better than the other?

It’s like paint. Some artists prefer one of the other, hence the preference comes down to the injector & your personal experience. Most injections will understand two to three leading brands & can guide you accordingly. We use anti-wrinkle, Xeomin & Dysport. 

 

What are the possible side effects?

While anti-wrinkle injections are extremely safe, there are a few minor complications that can arise after the procedure. 

 

If the muscles are too relaxed by injections, the brows can droop and make your eyes look smaller & feel heavier. These results can remain from 4-6 weeks to 3 months but are fully reversible. An accurate incidence of this side effect is around 1% of cases. Lower face injections have a slightly higher incidence of muscle droop & asymmetry. 

What if I don’t respond to anti-wrinkle injections?

‘Non-responders’ & true ‘allergies’ are exceedingly rare. Most cases of non-responders just require more units. Allergies to botulinum toxin are also uncommon. If this occurs, your injection will select a short chain anti-wrinkle molecule from another company. Be guided by them.

How sure are we of giving you a natural result?

Experience, we have been doing this for two decades!  Our expert injectors have intimate knowledge of facial aesthetics and muscles, allowing them to precisely target wrinkles with pin accuracy. This translates to softening of unwanted wrinkles while preserving your unique facial expressions. The result is natural.

Who can’t have anti-wrinkle injections?

  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women
  • Certain neuromuscular disorders such as Lambert Eaton Syndrome
  • It is not recommended for people under the age of 18, unless for excessive sweating.

Which is more effective, antiwrinkle injections or dermal fillers?

The efficacy of either procedure depends on your clinical scenario. anti-wrinkle can be used preventatively, namely before you’re really noticing lines & wrinkles. We have numerous patients in their mid-twenties that undertake preventative anti-wrinkle as this prevents wrinkles from forming. 

Dermal fillers on the other hand, correct volume loss & provide support. The most common areas for fillers are the under-eye areas, lips, cheeks & jawline. The choice of each product depends on the area of concern & need. As a guide, the older you are, the more important hyaluronic acid is, & the less important anti-wrinkle is. 

The simple rule? Lines of expression need anti-wrinkle. Lines at rest need filler. Anti-wrinkle injections are a good choice for hitting “crease points.”‘ This is  where muscles contract. Hyaluronic acids are best for deep lines that are present even when facial muscles are not contracting. 

Which lasts longer, anti-wrinkle or dermal fillers?

Hyaluronic acid fillers, which come in a variety of thicknesses so that the right one can be chosen for each skin type, last 6-24 months. Collagen stimulating dermal fillers will last beyond two years. Longevity depends on the type of filler, location & importantly your metabolic rate. 

anti-wrinkle can last around 3-6 months. Longevity is shortest in areas of repeated movement including the lips (lip flip) & marionette areas. Repeated anti-wrinkle injections can increase longevity, as a duration of action of over 9-12 months is common for those who have had previous injections. 

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