Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections are a non-surgical treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face.

The material used in anti-wrinkle injections is made of a neurotoxin derived from a bacteria. When injected into selected muscles, chemical messages from the nerve to the muscle are blocked, thereby limiting the movement of the muscle. When muscle movement is limited, the ability for lines and wrinkles to appear is reduced. It can also prevent the formation of new wrinkles. This treatment is a prescription medication and may only be prescribed by a doctor.

Before it became popular in the cosmetic industry, anti-wrinkle injections were used as a treatment for neurological disorders and a range of other medical problems, such as relaxing the sweat glands to minimise sweating. These other uses continue to evolve.

There are currently two brands that are approved and available in the Australian marketplace for cosmetic use. The TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) prevents anyone in Australia from discussing both brand names and their ingredients in any open forum. Therefore, you will need to seek your doctor’s advice on which is best for you depending on your needs.

Anti-wrinkle injections are the world’s most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. In 2009 this treatment accounted for almost one third of all non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Nearly 22,000 anti-wrinkle injections were performed on Australians that year, making it the most popular in the country. In the US, the world’s largest market for cosmetic enhancement, they have been the most popular non-surgical procedure since 2000.

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  • Amber says:

    Hi, how much do you charge per unit for anti wrinkle injections at the Mt Gravatt clinic?

  • Julia Barnard says:

    Hi I’m after some anti-wrinkle injections for my frown line in between my eyebrows. I had some about 2-3 years ago in the same spot, in Melbourne and have since moved. I’m just wondering if you could give me a rough estimate of prices per unit.

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