Anti-wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections are also known as wrinkle relaxers, wrinkle fillers or skin rejuvenation. Quick and minimally invasive, they are a non-surgical treatment that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, delivering great, natural looking results.

Reverse the signs of ageing with anti-wrinkle injections, performed by medically-trained experts

Bendigo Plastic Surgery is your best regional destination for anti-wrinkle injections. Our highly trained practitioner is up-to-date with the latest advances in cosmetic procedures, and has years of experience with injectables.

Anti-wrinkle injections are also known as wrinkle relaxers, and - though they are available through some beauty clinics - are best supervised and performed by medical professionals for the best aesthetic outcomes and optimal patient safety. 
When injected, wrinkle relaxers prevent the skin from creasing and causing wrinkles, for a more youthful look.

When performed by experts, anti-wrinkle injections return a natural-looking result, minimising forehead, face and neck wrinkles without freezing the facial features. They are effective for "expression lines", such as frown and surprise lines on the forehead, crow's feet around the eyes, and "turkey neck" – lines on the throat. 

Commonly requested areas for wrinkle relaxers include the eyes, brow and forehead, though they can also be used to minimise lines around the mouth and nose. They can also be used to smooth the chin, relax the jawline and neck bands, for a softer and more youthful appearance.

Why travel to the city when you have access to safe and effective anti-wrinkle injections right here in Bendigo? Call our clinic today to book your no-obligation consultation.

Frequently asked questions about anti-wrinkle injections

If you’ve ever thought about getting anti-wrinkle injections, we’ve created this list of frequently asked questions to help make your decision. Alternately, feel free to call us at Bendigo Plastic Surgery, and we’ll happily answer any queries you may have.

What is a wrinkle relaxer treatment?

Anti-wrinkle injections are a quick and minimally invasive non-surgical treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, delivering a subtle result that looks and feels natural. Your face will appear fresher and less tired-looking.

What are anti-wrinkle injections made of?

The substance used in the injectables is extracted from bacteria, and refined into a medication that is a natural purified protein. They block messages from the nerve to the treated muscle, reducing muscle movement for a smoother, relaxed look.

What results can I expect?

Facial lines will soften but may not completely disappear, depending on crease depth. Softening facial lines and recreating facial contours will make you appear more refreshed and less tired. It delivers a subtle improvement that other people notice.

How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

Results from wrinkle relaxers are not instant, and will evolve. Results to the upper face evolve within 14 days and can take longer in the lower face. For most people the effects will last 3-4 months before lines reappear; repeat treatments will extend the results.

Will my facial expression be affected?

In the hands of a skilled practitioner, anti-wrinkle injections deliver a subtle, natural looking result. They work on the muscles being treated, allowing undesirable facial movements to be softened while other muscles allow normal movement and expression.

Are there any possible side effects?

Side effects are uncommon and temporary. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, bruising, redness or swelling at the injection site. Very rarely, local muscle weakness is reported in the forehead area, causing temporary drooping of the eyelid.

What do anti-wrinkle injections cost?

The cost of treatment will depend on the dosage required to achieve your desired result. You will be charged according to the amount of medication used, and this will vary according to the strength of the muscle being treated, which varies by each individual.

What can anti-wrinkle injections treat?

Our wrinkle relaxers have a variety of cosmetic and non-cosmetic indications, and they have an excellent safety profile, having been used for years.

Non-cosmetic uses include: migraines, excessive sweating, teeth grinding and jaw sweating. 

Cosmetic uses include: neck bands, poppy chin, downward turn of mouth, lines around the mouth, gummy smile, horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines between the eyebrows,    
lower face reshaping (square jaws), eyebrow shaping and elevation, lines around the eyes and crow’s feet.

For every step of your journey, we are by your side.

Bendigo Plastic Surgery follows a simple tried-and-tested process for our non-surgical procedures. From initial consultation to recovery and beyond, our team will take care of you.


Before treatment

A complimentary, no-obligation consultation is provided by our trained practitioner to start the process. This is where you will be able to discuss your desired outcomes, ask questions and share any concerns you may have.

Following an assessment and an examination, we will come up with a tailored plan for you. Together we will discuss the most appropriate treatment, the results we can achieve and the estimated costs of the procedure before moving forward.


During treatment

The procedure involves several fine injections into selected facial muscles with a fine needle. Discomfort is generally minimal and brief, with no anaesthetic required - though if you are concerned an anaesthetic cream can be applied prior to injection.

A registered nurse will perform your anti-wrinkle treatment. Our nurse is thoroughly trained in the latest techniques of facial rejuvenation, and injection sites will be kept to a minimum. Treatment generally takes 10 minutes, and you can return to work afterwards.


After treatment

We will advise you of the necessary aftercare protocols, and will review your progress in a follow up appointment after 2-4 weeks. It’s important to avoid facials, waxing, chemical peels, IPL, microdermabrasion and energy based treatments for two weeks. 

It’s also important to avoid intense heat and strenuous exercise for 24 hours after the procedure. The use of cool compresses can assist with the swelling and it is advised to avoid oil based makeup and to not massage the treated area.

Best practice plastic surgery right here in Bendigo

You don’t have to travel to the city for plastic surgery. Richard Dickinson MBBS FRACS is a Sydney-trained surgeon who brings a wealth of expertise to Bendigo, a place he has called home for 20 years. Conveniently located in central Bendigo, our clinic offers the best of both worlds - best practice plastic surgery in a convenient location close to home.

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