GC Injectables – Anti Wrinkle – Chevron Island
Anti-wrinkle injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in Australia because they offer predictable results, have few side effects, and are associated with high patient satisfaction.
Due to TGA regulations, we are not allowed to name the specific anti-wrinkle injection brands on our website. The different bands are purchased directly from Galderma, Merz and Allergan. From February 2023, we will be offering your choice of 2 of the 3 brands.
Anti-wrinkle injections are derived from natural purified proteins. It is delivered by small injections into the muscle. This blocks the communication between the muscle and nerve, which stops the muscle from contracting. Relaxing specific muscles can help smooth out wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance.
I don’t want anyone to know I’ve had wrinkle injections. Is this possible?
Yes, you can opt for a natural, softened look. You can get the anti-wrinkle injections done in your lunch break and return to work straight after. The needle is so small that the injection sites remain discrete. You can apply makeup (gently) straight after the injections, if you wish to do so.
What are some treatment tips and precautions?
Do not touch your face for 4 hours. Avoid strenuous exercise, hot showers, spas or anything else that can cause your body temperature to rise prior to and after treatment. Please allow at least 24 hours before recommencing any exercise.
Anti-wrinkle injections can take 3 to 5 days to take effect, and peak around 2 weeks.
Anti-wrinkle injections typically last from 2 to 6 months, varying from person to person. In general, if you use a higher dose, the effects will last longer. In areas where your muscles are always being used (such as the lips), the effects won’t last long. Different people will metabolize different brands at varying speeds, so you may have to try out the 3 brands to see which one works best for your needs.
Botulinum toxin contains complexing proteins. Your immune system may eventually develop antibodies to these proteins, making the effects of the toxin weak or negligible. If you use high doses frequently, the risk of developing resistance becomes higher. Brand X does not contain any complexing proteins, so has minimal risk of developing resistance.
What are the medical indications for Botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin can be used to treat many medical conditions including blepharospasm, strabismus, dystonias, urinary incontinence and more. However, you will need an appropriate referral from your GP to an appropriate specialist such as an ophthalmologist, urologist, etc.
Is there a Medicare rebate?
No, there is no Medicare rebate for anti-wrinkle injections. For the medical conditions listed above, you may be eligible for a rebate from your specialist if you have a valid referral from your GP.