Anti-Wrinkle Treatments

If you have started to notice the signs of ageing on your face her latest blog, perhaps it is time to access the services of a highly trained Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse.

Anti-wrinkle injections reduce the wrinkles caused by the continual and repeated contraction of the tiny muscles of the face, which wrinkle up the overlying skin. Anti-wrinkle injections provide a highly effective method of smoothing the skin and are one of the most widely performed cosmetic treatments today.

At Juv’ae, we focus only on anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, which is why we are considered the experts in non-surgical solutions.

How Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work

Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking signals between the nerves and muscles, preventing muscles from contracting and forming lines on the surface of the skin. The result is fast, effective and impressive control of frown lines, wrinkles and fine lines. Anti-wrinkle injections are not a permanent solution, and further treatments are required periodically to maintain the effect.

The visible signs of every stress, every period of grief, every love lost, and every disappointment can be reduced, through the Juv’ae clinical treatment system.

Anti-wrinkle injections are particularly useful in treating a specific type of wrinkle. If you have deep frown lines or forehead or crow’s feet, anti-wrinkle injections may produce best results for you.

At Juv’ae, anti-wrinkle injections are performed with extreme precision by our Cosmetic Nurses. They are comprehensively trained to achieve maximum wrinkle reduction, with minimal effect on your facial expression.

Post-care advice for anti-wrinkle injections

Below are the post-care instructions for the Botulinum Toxin A treatment that you have had. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 1300 255 913.

  • Do not rub or touch the treated area until the next morning. This includes not having any facial treatments, laser or massages.
  • Do not lie down for the next 4-6 hours as you may inadvertently affect the adjacent muscle.
  • Avoid exercise for the next 24 hours and any exposure to any heat treatments such as sauna, hot tub or tanning for 48 hours as it will make your treatment less effective.
  • Paracetamol is recommended for any headaches or pain. Try to avoid medicines such as ibuprofen (Nurofen) or diclofenac (Voltaren) for the next 24 hours.
  • There is a small risk of bruising; it is generally minor and can be covered up with make-up after 24 hours. Arnica tablets can be taken to help reduce bruising.

Your treatment will take up to 14 days to take effect. You may require additional medication at your two-week post-injection assessment, which will be for an additional fee. Please ensure you attend your follow up appointment in two weeks for a follow-up consultation where we will be able to assess your treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions about anti-wrinkle injections

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections alleviate wrinkles caused by habitual and uncontrollable contraction of some of the tiny muscles of the face, which wrinkle up the overlying skin. The anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the signals between your facial nerves and the superficial muscles, which ultimately allows the skin to relax.

How are anti-wrinkle injections different?

The principle behind anti-wrinkle injections is quite different from that behind other wrinkle reduction treatments. Both Fraxel laser treatment and dermal fillers work on an ultimately mechanical basis – that of lifting and filling in facial volume to fill out wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections work on a biological basis; blocking the signal from the brain which tells your wrinkle-causing muscles to contract.

What are the benefits of anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are particularly useful in treating a specific type of wrinkle. If you have deep frown lines, anti-wrinkle injections may produce the best results for you. Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurses have access to a range of different anti-wrinkle medications, and in consultation with you, will choose the right product to meet your aesthetic goals.

What are the side effects and risks of anti-wrinkle injections?

Due to the biological mechanism of action, anti-wrinkle injections are more conducive to side effects. Common side effects include:

  • Temporary bruising from the injection itself
  • Headache
  • Mild flu-like symptoms

Less commonly, the following side effects can also occur:

  • Eyelid droop
  • Eye twitching
  • Weakness in surrounding muscles

Any side effects that occur are temporary.

How many anti-wrinkle injections will I need?

The number of anti-wrinkle injections varies, based on the depth of the wrinkles and the size of the treatment area.

What happens during a anti-wrinkle injections treatment?

The usual procedure for anti-wrinkle injections is:

  • You will speak with the nurse about your background and medical history at your initial consultation
  • Your nurse will formulate a treatment plan for your wrinkles, which may include other therapies in addition to the injections if appropriate

At your anti-wrinkle injection appointment:

  • The nurse will map out the area to be treated by examining your ability to move certain facial muscles
  • Small injections are made in the targeted, which are causing your wrinkles. Each injection is made to a specific depth and with a particular volume of fluid

The procedure takes around 10 minutes.

Are anti-wrinkle injections painful?

Anti-wrinkle injections are administered using a very fine needle and a minimal amount of liquid. Many people say they feel like a mosquito bite.

What should I expect after anti-wrinkle injections?

You can expect the full effect of your anti-wrinkle injections to be apparent after 14 days, and for the result to last approximately three to four months.

How long do the results of anti-wrinkle injections last?

Anti-wrinkle injections may last anywhere from three to four months. Re-treatments are required at regular increments to maintain your results.

What does the anti-wrinkle injection treatment involve?

Anti-wrinkle cosmetic injectables are injected directly into the facial muscles using a very fine needle. Injections take just a few minutes to complete, depending on the number of areas to be treated.

Can I get anti-wrinkle injections while pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding?

To date, no study has expressly stated that anti-wrinkle injections are harmful to unborn or breastfeeding babies. However, the consensus is that if you are pregnant, you should hold off on your injectable cosmetic treatments until after your baby is born and you are finished breastfeeding.


If you are actively trying to fall pregnant, it is best to wait ten days after your period is due to confirm whether you are pregnant before having your injectable cosmetic treatment.