Anti-wrinkle Treatment

Rose Mak Dermatology & Laser Clinic offers anti-wrinkle injections for cosmetics and medical purposes right in the heart of Melbourne CBD in a premium bespoke setting.  All anti-wrinkle injections are performed by Dr Rose Mak, a double-boarded certified dermatologist. 

Common questions

Anti-wrinkle injections are naturally purified proteins that act as muscle relaxants.  When injected at suitable doses into specific facial muscles involved in wrinkles formation, they block off the nerve impulse that stimulates muscle contraction, thereby causing relaxation of the target muscles.  As a result, a refreshed, softer and natural look can be achieved.  Anti-wrinkle injections have been used for cosmetic and medical purposes for over 20 years.  The procedure has an established track record of safety. 

Facial wrinkles

Anti-wrinkle injections are extremely useful for eliminating unwanted lines of facial expression.  The commonest facial areas for anti-wrinkle treatments lie in the top third of the face including:

  • Frown lines between eyes
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines

Facial slimming

Anti-wrinkle injections can be an effective treatment for facial slimming.  Treatment to masseters, the large muscles at angle of the jaws, can help to correct excessive squareness of the face and results in a slimmer, more oval face shape.  Treatment to the masseter muscles also improves teeth grinding (bruxism).

Underarms sweating

Anti-wrinkle injections are also used to control excessive sweating in the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) as injecting the affected areas would effectively block the nerve impulse that stimulates sweat glands thereby reducing sweating.    

Anti-wrinkle treatments, on average, last between 3-5 months (individual results may vary).  Treatments take only a few minutes, the results are noticeable in two to five days and peak in seven to ten days.  The effects will then gradually wear off and repeat injections can be performed.  

The treatment is usually simple, safe and well tolerated.  Small amounts of the muscle relaxant are injected with a very fine needle into the treatment areas and discomfort is usually minimal.

Immediately after the treatment, there may be some mild temporary swelling, redness and bruising at the injection sites.