Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Injections in Sydney

Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers in Sydney

Many people, both women and men, experience wrinkles as they age. People are living longer and staying more active than ever before; many feel young, and do not want to look old. Hair dye provides a simple solution to the grey hair problem, and modern medicine has provided two solutions that can help with the wrinkles.

Anti-wrinkle injections in Sydney

Anti-wrinkle injections are a purified protein derived from bacteria, much like penicillin. This protein interferes with the normal transmission of signals between the nerve and muscle, thereby preventing the muscle from contracting (working). The body gradually breaks down this protein, so the effects are not permanent.

Anti-wrinkle injections were originally used for movement disorders. The relaxation of muscle spasm was a revolutionary management of disorders such as cerebral palsy and squint. The positive effects on the lines and wrinkles were noted serendipitously, as has the effect on migraine headaches.

The purpose of anti-wrinkle injections in Sydney

The aim of the anti-wrinkle injections in Sydney is to relax the muscles of facial expression being treated. With a decrease in resting tone in these muscles, normal aging lines will soften and reduce. In our view, ‘freezing’ expressions is an over treatment and reveals that you have been treated, as opposed to just looking great! Only the muscles that are injected will be affected.

What is it like to have treatment with anti-wrinkle injections in Sydney?

The active ingredient is administered through a series of injections with a very fine needle. It takes up to a week for the full effect to take place, and can last between 3 – 6 months. After a single treatment, muscle movement will return to normal and your lines and wrinkles return to their original state. Having regular top ups will gradually weaken the muscle, and reduce the need (in either volume or time) of ongoing treatments.

The treatment generally takes 15 minutes. Most patients do not need any pain control, but ice packs are a useful method of minimizing the discomfort from the procedure. The amount injected varies from patient to patient, depending on the strength and volume of the muscle, and whether you are requesting softening or complete paralysis of the muscle.

The most popular area to be treated are:

Crows feet: from $200.00* incl. GST
Glabella (frown lines): from $200.00* incl. GST
Forehead lines: from $250.00* incl. GST (males generally require more active ingredient)
Axiliary (underarms) to reduce sweating: from $440.00* incl. GST per side

* Prices effective as of September 2014

Side effects are temporary and can include pain in the sight of injection, bruising, tenderness, headaches and flu-like symptoms. Less common effects are a temporary droopy eyelid or nausea. Most people return to work immediately after their anti-wrinkle injections in Sydney.

A consultation with Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Sandercoe is required beforehand, and normally the injections can be performed on the same day. Please inform the receptionist when booking your appointment so that enough time is allocated . There are two common brands of anti-wrinkle injections at present in Australia – we offer both.

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Dermal Fillers in Sydney

Cosmetic injections of dermal fillers are designed to literally ‘fill in’ or ‘plump up’ static wrinkles and reduce the depth of facial folds that are present at rest. This creates a smoother, more refreshed facial appearance. Deeper injections are used to add volume to facial features, such as cheek augmentation and lip enhancement.

The dermal fillers in Sydney used by Norwest Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery have been on the international market since 1996, and have a proven safety record.

What are the results from dermal fillers in Sydney?

Dermal fillers are a great way to plump out the nasolabial folds (smile lines), enhance your lips and define facial contours. Dermal fillers add volume to your skin without affecting the muscles, so you still have natural expression.

The results typically last from 6 – 12 months depending on the area treated, choice of filler, and how fast the patient’s body metabolises (absorbs) the dermal filler. There are permanent and semi-permanent dermal fillers, but it is Dr Gavin Sandercoe’s opinion that the additional risks involved in such cosmetic injections are greater than the additional benefits. He offers only those dermal fillers in Sydney that he considers safe as well as effective.

What is it like to get dermal fillers in Sydney?

Local anaesthetic as either a cream, and or injection, can be used before the treatment to eliminate any discomfort. Most dermal fillers are now produced local anaesthetic pre mixed in the syringe to assist with patient comfort.

The procedure consists of a few injections in the treatment area, and can be completed in about 30 minutes. Most people return to work on the same day after getting dermal fillers in Sydney.

Immediately after treatment there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is quite a normal response to the injection and usually disappears within a few days. Some areas are more prone to bruising and swelling. Applying ice to treated areas will reduce swelling. Less frequently temporary pain, firmness, lumps, itching and discolouration can also occur at the injection site.

When combined with anti wrinkle injections in Sydney, lines that are both present at rest and due to muscle movement can be smoothed out.

0.5ml: $350.00* incl. GST
1ml: $650.00* incl. GST
2ml: $1 300.00* incl. GST

* Prices effective as of September 2014

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