Anti-wrinkle treatments explained
What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Anti-Wrinkle injections are procedures where an active ingredient is injected into the treatment area to relax muscles that cause wrinkles. Monica only uses a superior and proven solution of muscle relaxing injections.
What is involved in treatment?
The procedure only takes about 10 minutes and the discomfort is minimal and brief. After the injection, it takes about 5-7 days to notice the effect and 10 days for the full effect
Is this treatment safe?
The solution has been used for cosmetic purposes for over 15 years and for medical purposes for over 25 years. In addition to its cosmetic use, the solution has been used to treat cerebral palsy in children and movement disorders in adults. Although the anti-wrinkle injections have been used for many years they should not be used in pregnancy, lactating mothers and other medical conditions. It is very important to tell Monica if you have health problems or on any medications prior to treatment.
How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?
It lasts for approximately 3 months, depending on the individual. The result will usually wear off progressively after 2 months as expression lines gradually return to their original appearance. The lines will never be worse after treatment. For some clients, the more often you have the treatment the less frequently it is required as the effects may last longer with each application.
Are side effects possible with anti-wrinkle injections?
Although side affects do occasionally occur, Monica will take particular care to minimise them. Minor side effects include bruising, which may last 5-7 days, occasional redness or swelling, which usually goes in a few hours. More significant side effects relate to dosage and positioning and that is why Monica continues to undergo regular training and upgrading to fine tune her skills.
These more significant side effects include uneven results, poor or failed results, puffiness around the eyes and even mouth or eye droop if the anti-wrinkle injections placement is inappropriate. These more significant side effects usually improve in 2-4 weeks and can improve quicker with appropriate care.
Lines and wrinkles on the upper face
Frown Lines (between the eyes)
Crow’s Feet (lines on the sides of the eyes)
Horizontal brow lines
Eye brow lifts
Facial lifts upper and lower
Enlarging and opening up eyes
Softening lines under eyes
Softening the lines in the neck
Softening and improving drooping mouth corners
Excess sweating in the palms, feet and under arms
Managing teeth grinding and associated headaches
What is BELKYRA™?
BELKYRA™ is an injectable drug that can reduce under the chin fat and redefine your jawline, effectively eliminating your double chin without surgery. When injected into a targeted area, it destroys fat cell membranes, allowing the fat inside to be released and naturally eliminated from the body.
Say hello to a stunning jawline. BELKYRA™ minimises the appearance of the stubborn ‘double-chin’, while revealing a more contoured, youthful shape to the face.
Nefertiti Lift – The non-surgical lower face-lift.
It is not just wrinkles and creases that dictate our appearance, but more importantly, it is our jaw line. It is our face shape that makes us look older.
By changing the shape of our face and tightening our jawline it will improve our appearance more than any other treatment. A cosmetic procedure that defines the jawline is the latest trend in anti-ageing applications.
Called The ‘Nefertiti lift’ (the procedure is named after the Egyptian queen famous for her very defined jaw line and who illustrated the understanding that the Ancient Egyptians had regarding realistic facial proportions) the procedure tightens Jowls. Over time our face changes from a more triangle shape to a heavy jaw line and double chin. Treating soft and fat tissue around the jaw line, and under the chin, can be corrected with just a few sessions, thus achieving not only a younger, but also a more natural and beautiful facial appearance.
What is the Nefertiti Lift?
The Nefertiti Lift is a non-surgical lower face-lift that can achieve brilliant results. Since 2006 anti-aging cosmetic clinicians have been using wrinkle injections to lift sagging jowls, soften marionette lines and sharpen the jaw line. This procedure is called the Nefertiti Lift.
How is the Nefertiti Lift achieved?
The anti-ageing clinicians use wrinkle injections to relax some of the muscles that contribute to sagging around the jaw line and exaggerate the jowls. This allows muscles on the upper face to lift the lower face creating a more defined jaw line. At anti-ageing we have developed and fine-tuned the Nefertiti Lift by skilful placement and dosage selection, both crucial for optimum results.
How long does it last?
Like most treatments using wrinkle injections, the Nefertiti Lift has duration of effect of 3 months. There is no recovery period and you can return to normal duties immediately.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used for facial reshaping to relax the masseter (chewing) muscle. This slims the face and jawline through very simple and non-surgical treatments.
Excessive Sweating – Hyperhidrosis
Excessive Sweating is a very real and embarrassing problem, but there are some effective ways to treat it. The best option is using injectables, which go into the skin in areas of the body affected by Hyperhidrosis. This helps reduce sweating in these areas by blocking the signals from the brain to the sweat glands. The effect of the injections usually lasts for several months, after which time the treatment can be repeated if necessary.
Teeth Grinding Treatment (Bruxism)
Bruxism is characterised by the grinding of the teeth and is typically accompanied by the clenching of the jaw. In most people, Bruxism is mild enough not to be a health problem. While Bruxism may occur during the day or night activity, it is Bruxism during sleep that causes the majority of health issues and can even occur during short naps. Bruxism is one of the most common sleep disorders.
A novel treatment for this condition is to weaken the masseter muscles of the jaw with strategically placed injections which weaken the muscle enough to reduce the effects of grinding and clenching, but not so much as to prevent proper use of the muscle.
You don’t have to suffer from Hay Fever
Anti-wrinkle injections are usually used for improving wrinkles, however, it is also effective for blocking neural transmission. By applying product within the nasal cavity, you can avoid the symptoms of hay fever. This treatment is needle-free and painless and although it does not cure hay fever, it relieves the symptoms of a running and a blocked nose.