GC Injectables - Anti Wrinkle - Surfers Paradise - Chevron Advanced Medical

GC Injectables - Anti Wrinkle - Surfers Paradise

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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. At GC Injectables in Chevron Advanced Medical Centre, Dr Andrew Thant offers all 3 brands of anti-wrinkle injections that are currently available in Australia.

What are the 3 brands of anti-wrinkle injections?
Due to TGA regulations, we are not allowed to name the specific anti-wrinkle injection brands or companies on our website. We believe in patient choice and offer all 3 brands at GC Injectables. 

How much does it cost?
You can get an exact quote by using our GC Injectables price calculator. 

How many units do I need?
Our instant quote calculator will let you know exactly how many units you will need, based on your brand and dosing preferences. 

Do you treat men and women? 
Yes, we provide anti wrinkle and muscle relaxant injections to both men and women.

How do I make a booking? 
You can book online with our doctor or our registered nurse. Alternatively, give us a call on 07 5538 8811. For specific questions that reception may not be able to answer, Dr Andrew will reply to you via email: info@chevronislandmedical.com 

Book Nurse Injector - this link will be active again in February 2022 when our nurse returns.

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How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
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. 

Are the injections painful? 
No, not really. The injections may feel like an ant bite. We use fine micro syringes for all of our anti-wrinkle injections. These ultra thin needles ensure a smooth injection and minimises pain. A vibration device may be used to distract your pain nociceptors from sending signals to your brain. If you wish to use numbing cream, please apply it 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

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.

When will I notice the effects?
Anti-wrinkle injections can take 3 to 5 days to take effect, and peak around 2 weeks. 

How long does the treatment last?
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.

What are the 3 major areas of treatment?
Anti-wrinkle injections are approved for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles in adults on three main areas: frown lines (glabellar)crow's feet (wrinkles around the sides of the eyes) and forehead lines. Any other cosmetic use is off-label. Anti-wrinkle injections are most effective for treating dynamic lines. These are lines that appear when your facial muscles are activated.

Off label treatments that we offer include lip flip, bunny lines, down turned mouth corners, jaw line slimming and gummy smile.

Do anti wrinkle-injections stretch the skin?
Anti-wrinkle injections disrupt the communication between the nerves and muscles, which weakens or paralyzes the muscle. They do not stretch the skin. If you have deep wrinkles at rest, anti-wrinkle injections will help prevent them from getting deeper. Prescription creams containing retinol can help rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of these persistent wrinkles.

Who cannot have anti wrinkle injections?
Cosmetic wrinkle injections must not be administered to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Other contraindications include medical conditions such as Myasthenia Gravis or Eaton-Lambert Syndrome. Precautions are advised for patients with Glaucoma.

What is botulinum toxin resistance?
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.

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