what are anti-wrinkle treatments?
These treatments are the 'bread and butter' of cosmetic injectables. They are most commonly used to improve wrinkles of the forehead, frown area and the so called 'crow's feet' around the eyes - these are sometimes referred to as 'on label' treatments.
In Australia we aren't legally allowed to advertise the brand names of any medicines, including the brand of any injectable products. So we tend to refer to these treatments generically as 'anti-wrinkle injections'. Dr Jake only uses the Allergan brand of anti-wrinkle treatment and is a national trainer ion this technique.
how are anti-wrinkle treatments performed?
Anti-wrinkle treatments involve using an injectable product to soften the wrinkles of the face. They work by temporarily relaxing the muscles of facial expression. By softening your wrinkles, you can achieve a more youthful, relaxed and refreshed appearance with just a few quick injections.
'Freezing' the face was a popular look back in the early 2000's when treatments first became available - but the results were very unnatural and too obvious. Dr Jake's anti-wrinkle treatments are tailored on a patient by patient basis to achieve stunning and yet often subtle outcomes. It's now much more popular to want a more natural look, but if you want to look 'done' that's absolutely fine too.
how much do anti-wrinkle treatments cost & what are units?
Most commonly, anti-wrinkle treatments are priced per 'unit' - just think of this as the quantity of product used. This can be a confusing concept, especially for newbies to injectables. You also need to be aware that different brands of anti-wrinkle treatment come in different units so it can be difficult to compare different brands or clinics. This is why you need to have a consultation first to understand what your needs are, how strong your muscles are and also