Accent on Skin is a well-known and respected boutique cosmetic clinic offering a range of advanced treatments. In the Upper Hutt Clinic we offer injectables such as muscle relaxants and dermal fillers. We offer a complimentary, no obligation consultation with Marie our Registered Nurse.Marie will be at the Upper Hutt Skin Clinic once a month on a Wednesday.
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Anti-wrinkle injection information
Many people have considered anti-wrinkle injections but are often worried about the process. Below we give you some information of the most commonly asked questions we get about the treatment.
Muscle relaxants are small injections used cosmetically to remove or soften lines on the face, by temporarily blocking the signal to the muscles telling them to contract. The existing depth of wrinkles and strength of your facial muscles, helps determine how much you may require. You can find out more in your free of charge consultation.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections have been around for decades and the substances have been vigorously tested. In 2002, the American Food & Drug Administration approved the use of B-toxin injections for cosmetic use or cosmetic purposes; since then, it is increasingly popular for effective anti-wrinkle and line-reduction, especially for the baby boomer generation, it also appeals to many individuals in their 30s and 40s, in the format of ‘wrinkle prevention injections’.
Initially used to treat forehead frown lines, these little injections can be applied to virtually any surface of the body for its smoothing effects. You’ll want to ensure your Injecting Clinician is highly skilled and thoroughly trained; and using only brand-name products, at Accent on Skin we use Dysport. Marie and Alana are Registered Nurses expertly trained in injectable treatments.
Anti-wrinkle injections are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment world-wide, with more than 6 million treatments administered each year. Beyond aesthetic applications, it is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including eye squints, migraines, excess sweating, and leaky bladders. Muscle relaxant injections are currently used to treat over 20 different medical conditions, with more applications under investigation.
Where are they used?
The most common treatment areas for anti-wrinkle reduction is the frown complex (the lines between the eyebrows), the forehead and smile lines (around the outer eyes). Other more advanced areas include ‘bunny lines’ (lines on the nose), jaw-line, chin and neck may also be treated. Dysport can even return symmetry to uneven smiles and can sometimes lift the brows without surgery. At Accent on Skin we have experience in treating all these complex areas.
I don’t want that “frozen” look you see on TV!
Injections only affect the tiny muscles being directly treated and not the surrounding muscles. This way, when you laugh or frown, the untreated muscles work normally so your expressions still look like you. The aim of anti-wrinkle injections is to give a natural result to help patients look their best for their age and to assist in preventing further lines emerging. It is not an exact science and a competent injector will always err on the side of caution for the first treatment – it is easy to add extra but we cannot remove over-treatment!
Following treatment, a review appointment is advised to assess the effectiveness of the dosage given. Although side effects are very rare, being treated by an experienced practitioner will reduce your risks further. As with any medical treatment we would recommend patients to have a consultation in advance to discuss your concerns, current health status and to talk about the risks and benefits of treatment to determine if the treatment is right for you.