Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

Anti-wrinkle injections are used to relax specific facial muscles that cause expression lines and dynamic wrinkles in the upper face (crow’s feet, forehead and glabellar frown lines).  The treatment works by relaxing the muscles that it is injected into.  Once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot contract them or continue to make undesirable facial expressions.  Over time, and with repeated treatments, the lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.

After the injection, it takes up to five days for the treatment to begin taking effect and about fourteen days to see the full effect.

Anti-wrinkle therapy utilises a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating an improved and rejuvenated appearance.  The treatment is a prescription-only medicine and as such is only available from your doctor.

Hyperdermics’ doctors use the original and more commonly known anti-wrinkle product (which is the only product used for all medical indications). This product is more targeted and spreads through tissues less, meaning fewer units are required. Click on the perfume image above to learn more.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections $18 per unit


The amount of anti-wrinkle injectable units or dose needed to treat an area depends on:

  1. The Product – as mentioned, Hyperdermics’ doctors use the original and more commonly known anti-wrinkle product, which requires less units than other products in the market to achieve the same result.
  2. The Treatment Area – the most common areas for anti-wrinkle injections are the forehead (frontalis), frown lines (glabellar), and crow’s feet.  As a guide, women need approximately 5 to 10 units in the forehead, 15 to 25 units in the frown line and 5 to 12 units on each side of the crow’s feet.
  3. The Patient – the number of units of product required will naturally vary from one person to the next.
  4. The Patient’s Gender – males generally have larger muscles and so require more units of product; and
  5. The Patient’s Desired Effect – if the patient wants the ‘natural look’, they will need less units than if they wanted very little or no movement in an area.  Generally speaking, the larger the dose the longer the effect lasts.

A benefit of seeing the same injector regularly, allows them to tailor your dose so that it is just right for you.

Side Effects

Anti-wrinkle injections typically last 3 to 4 months.  A maintenance plan is recommended to maintain the effect of your anti-wrinkle treatments.

As with any treatment, side effects may occur.  In the amounts used for the treatment of upper facial lines, the side effects are usually temporary and localised to the area of injection.

The most common temporary side effects that can occur with anti-wrinkle injections include:

  • Redness at the injection site, which typically lasts a few hours;
  • Bruising at the injection site.  Some people have no bruising at all. Some patients bruise immediately, with the bruises typically lasting up to a week.  Most patients know if they commonly bruise or not, and how long their bruises last;
  • Tenderness at the injection site; and
  • Post injection headaches.

Your cosmetic physician will review all potential side effects at your consultation, and provide you with post treatment instructions.

For further Frequently Asked Questions, refer below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas can be treated?

Common areas of the face to receive anti-wrinkle injections include the glabellar frown lines between the brow (the vertical lines that appear between your eyebrows when you frown), the crow’s feet (the lines that radiate from the corner of your eyes when you smile or squint), the forehead lines (the horizontal lines that form when you raise your eyebrows), the area along the outer edge of the brow to give the brows a slight ‘lift’, and in the jowls to reduce the ‘folding’ effect around the mouth.

Our doctors can also use anti-wrinkle injections to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) with injections in the hands, feet or underarms.

When does the treatment take full effect?

Results of your treatment may take up to 14 days to take full effect.  If you think the product is not working properly, you must be reviewed within two to four weeks of the treatment.

With new patients, our doctors prefer the ‘natural look’, and want to avoid creating an obvious unnatural or frozen look.  In these instances, the doctor may have injected a minimum dose with a view to review you after two weeks, and see how you have responded to treatment. If this is the case, then a further top up of anti-wrinkle injectables may be required/expected.

How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

Anti-wrinkle injections typically last 3 to 4 months.  A maintenance plan is recommended to maintain the effect of your anti-wrinkle treatments.

Will my wrinkles come back worse than before?

As the effect of anti-wrinkle injections wear off, there is no reason for wrinkles to look worse than before treatment.  The treatment relaxes the facial muscles that cause expression lines.  It does not cause more wrinkles to form.  Over time, the muscles will return to the state they were prior to treatment, unless a maintenance plan is in effect.

My lines aren’t very deep, would you recommend anti-wrinkle injections?

At Hyperdermics, we would assess your face and areas of concern to determine if anti-wrinkle treatments and/or dermal fillers are appropriate for you.  Either anti-wrinkle injectables or dermal fillers, or a combination of both can be used for areas of the face with wrinkles or volume loss.

Whether you are looking for facial injections in Melbourne or Shepparton, we can assist you with your facial rejuvenation needs and help you to look your best.

Who shouldn’t be injected?

Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments are not appropriate for women who are pregnant, considering getting pregnant or breast feeding.