Complementary Pre-Treatment Consultations
The Station offers no-obligation, complementary, pre-treatment consultations with Felicity, The Station’s resident Aesthetics Nurse. Should you wish to attend one of our Doctors, please discuss arrangements on the day.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections and You
As a GP lead skin care clinic, we know that the majority of people that come to us, come with questions, seeking answers, answers that may or may not lead to some form of treatment or procedure. Aesthetic skin care services are no different. Therefore we’ve broken down some of the most common questions that people have regarding Anti-Wrinkle injections.
How do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work?
Anti-wrinkle products work by temporarily blocking the impulse that the nerve sends to the muscle to contract or tighten. Your muscles contract or tighten in response to these impulses during different facial movements. Repeated contractions of these facial muscles, such as with frowning, squinting or smiling, are what cause wrinkles.
What is a “Unit”?
A unit is a measure of an anti-wrinkle product. The number of units required to deliver the desired effect depend upon the product. Your skin care professional will discuss the details of these differences with you during your pre-treatment consult.
According to Australian legislation, it is illegal to mention these products by name as they are classified as ‘Schedule 4’ medicines. You can read more about the Scheduling of Medicines and Drugs online at the Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods and Administration website.
How Much Does It Cost?
At The Station, anti-wrinkle injections cost $7.80 per unit.
What Areas of the Face can be Treated with Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are typically used to treat:
Nose to mouth lines
Mouth to chin lines
Your individual needs will be discussed during your pre-treatment consult.
Who are Anti-Wrinkle Injections not suitable for?
Anti-Wrinkle Injections are not suitable for women who are:
Everyone’s medical history is different and your specific needs will be addressed during your pre-treatment consult.
Is it Painful?
Our Doctors and Specialist Nurses are trained to provide the most comfortable experience possible. However, everyone’s perception of ‘what is painful’ is different and, as anti-wrinkle injections are not administered under any form of anaesthetic, it is impossible for anyone to guarantee an absolutely pain free experience. However, generally speaking, a typical treatment is not found to be too uncomfortable. Ice is often used as it has a numbing and soothing effect. It also helps to reduce bruising.
Is There a Natural Alternative?
Of course but you cannot reverse the natural side effects of ageing. Microneedling, which is both natural and cost effective, is a good alternative. Prevention is better than cure and nothing replaces good skin care. Being sun smart, wearing sun cream, being smoke free, keeping hydrated and wearing a hat when out in the sun are the best ways of ensuring long lasting, healthy natural looking skin.
Is There Any Downtime?
Generally, no, but you may experience some facial redness and bruising. You can, however, apply make-up after your treatment. We recommend use of mineral make-up. We advise no exercise, or any other activity that would cause excessive sweating, for 24 hours.
What are the Side Effects??
Everyone’s experience is different, however these are some of the most common side effects:
There are other side effects but these are rate. These will be discussed in detail during you pre-treatment consult.
Is is Permanent?
No, it is not permanent. The medication is naturally broken down and removed by the body over a few months. If you stop having regular injections, your body will simply return to its natural movement prior to treatments.
How Long Will the Treatment Last?
The effect of treatment will last an average of betweem 3- 5 months.
How Long Will A Single Treatment Take?
A treatment, including consultation, may take between 30-45 minues.