Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Singleton Medical and Skin Clinic also offer Anti-wrinkle injections, often referred to as "Botox" or "botulinum toxin injections," a popular cosmetic procedure used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. These injections work by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.

Here are some key points about anti-wrinkle injections:

  • Botulinum Toxin: The active ingredient in anti-wrinkle injections is botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When used in small, controlled doses, it can block the signals between nerves and muscles, preventing muscle contractions.
  • Common Areas Treated: Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly used to treat wrinkles and lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and around the eyes (crow’s feet). They can also be used to address other facial areas, such as the chin and neck.
  • Procedure: During the procedure, a healthcare provider will inject the botulinum toxin into specific facial muscles using a fine needle. It’s a relatively quick and minimally invasive procedure that typically requires no anaesthesia.
  • Results: The effects of anti-wrinkle injections usually become noticeable within a few days and can last for several months, typically around three to four months. Over time, as the effects wear off, repeat treatments are needed to maintain the results.
  • Safety: When administered by a qualified and experienced professional, anti-wrinkle injections are generally considered safe. However, like any medical procedure, there can be side effects and potential risks, such as bruising, swelling, or temporary muscle weakness. It’s essential to follow post-treatment care instructions.
  • Customisation: The dosage and placement of the injections can be customised to achieve the desired results while maintaining a natural appearance. The goal is not to completely immobilise facial muscles but to reduce the appearance of wrinkles without affecting normal facial expressions.
  • Consultation: Before getting anti-wrinkle injections, it’s advisable to have a consultation with a medical professional who can assess your suitability for the procedure, discuss your goals, and address any questions or concerns you may have.

It’s essential to choose a qualified and licensed practitioner to perform anti-wrinkle injections, as the skill and experience of the injector can significantly impact the results and safety of the procedure. With many years of training and experience Dr  Mark Chernoff will provide a comprehensive consultation to achieve optimum results. Book your consult today.