1/110 Hutt Street, Adelaide, SA

85 Wellington Road, Mt Barker, SA

65 Thurk Street, Renmark SA

(08) 7087 0814

(08) 8121 6160

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1/110 Hutt Street, Adelaide, SA

85 Wellington Road, Mount Barker, SA

65 Thurk Street, Renmark, SA

Welcome to myPRODERM Dermatology - servicing Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills and the Riverland.

Fine Line and Wrinkle Reduction Treatments

What is Fine Line and Wrinkle Reduction Treatment?

  • Fine Line and Wrinkle Reduction Treatment are an in-office and non-surgical treatment. They can relax certain  parts of the facial muscles by temporarily blocking the signal from the nerves to the muscle.
  • The treatment is useful to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the areas of movement on the face, such as between the eyebrows (elevens, glabellar lines, frown lines), forehead wrinkles, and around the eyes (smile lines, crow’s feet).
  • Fine Line and Wrinkle Treatment take approximately 2 weeks to reach their maximum effect and typically last 3 to 4 months.
What causes wrinkles?
  • Skin naturally becomes fragile, less elastic, less efficient in secreting oil, and slower to heal as we age. The fat in the deeper layers of the skin also diminishes with age. All these factors contribute to the development of wrinkles.
  • Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation will damage some healthy collagen fibres, which speeds the natural aging process.
  • Smoking causes a marked reduction in the production of new collagen and accelerates the normal aging process.
  • With time, facial muscle contractions such as smiling, frowning and squinting can lead these temporary grooves to become permanent fine lines or furrows.

What happens during Fine Line and Wrinkle Reduction Treatment?

  • We encourage a consultation at least 7 days before anti-wrinkle injections are performed. During this consultation, we will discuss your skin concerns and provide you with a written plan. Often we will suggest a combination of treatments or therapies to best achieve your cosmetic goals.
  • On the day of treatment, photographs will be taken of your face relaxed, and with specific expressions.
  • The skin in the area to be treated will be cleaned and marked with a white pen. Photographs will be repeated.
  • The medication is carefully administered into the marked areas. You will feel some slight stinging during the treatment, but there should be no ongoing pain.
  • Sometimes there is some slight redness for a few hours in the treated areas.

How should I prepare Fine Line and Wrinkle Reduction Treatment?

  • Advise the doctor about your medical history, including medications, pregnancy/breastfeeding status, neurological or muscular diseases, and bleeding disorders.
  • Advise the doctor if you’ve had any type of Fine Line and Wrinkle Reduction Treatment within the past 4 months.
  • You will need to remove all your makeup and cleanse the treatment area before the procedure.

What are the risks of Fine Line and Wrinkle Reduction Treatment?

  • Generally, these treatments are well-tolerated.
  • Risks include. Bleeding, bruising, pain, infections, allergy, asymmetry, incomplete improvement of wrinkles, temporary drooping of the eyelid, need for additional treatment,  or need for alternative cosmetic procedure for further improvement.

Systemic side effects are extremely rare.

  • This could include upset stomachs, headaches, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Worsening of existing neuromuscular disorders can occur, and the presence of these disorders is a reason treatment may not be recommended.

Allergy to medication or infection in the treatment area are reasons that treatment would not be undertaken.

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