We asked one of our patients to talk you through what it feels like to have anti-wrinkle injections and the results she experienced.
“I’d been thinking about anti-wrinkle injections for a while as since turning 30, I’d noticed crow’s feet and a line forming on my forehead. It wasn’t until a nurse at DIV explained to me that this treatment would be preventative as well as treating existing wrinkles that I decided to find out more.
“ I swear I was trying my hardest to raise my brows in the after photo”
“I had a consultation with Assoc. Prof Greg Goodman and Aesthetic Nurse Mike Clague. Assoc. Prof Goodman took me through a presentation that explained the impact ageing has on your skin’s surface, volume and wrinkles, and how anti-wrinkle injections work. We also talked about budget and skin care, and Mike gave me some skin care recommendations for my concerns; fine lines, pigmentation and mild acne.
Assoc. Prof Goodman explained what I should expect
- My facial expressions would remain natural
- I could head back to work immediately after the 30 minute treatment
- I would see results seven days later
- It should last three to six months in these areas (crows feet and forehead)
“Mike injected small amounts of the muscle relaxant into the area around the outside of my eyes and to my forehead. I was offered an ice stick that I could use to numb the area, but I felt like I didn’t need it.
“The treatment took 30 minutes, and I returned to work that morning with no visible signs that I had just had anti-wrinkle injections”.
Mike says “The patient was a good candidate for anti-wrinkle injections because she had a few wrinkles forming around her eyes and forehead that I could easily treat, but also because the injections can be preventative.
“By relaxing the delicate muscles underlying the skin that contract when we smile, laugh or frown, we stop more wrinkles from forming, while keeping a normal and natural facial expression” said Mike.
“The 30s is usually the time in which expression lines become deeper and can potentially become permanent, so I think 30 was a good age for the patient to start wrinkle prevention” explains Assoc. Prof Greg Goodman.
Watch The Dermatology Institute of Victoria's Associate Professor Greg Goodman demonstrate muscle relaxant injections.
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