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Anti-Wrinkle Injections

There is now a wide array of non-surgical options available for both anti-ageing and facial aesthetics. Among these options, anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers have become increasingly popular for restoring lost facial volume caused by ageing. Skin treatments using light-based therapies, deep peels, and cosmetic injection treatments have advanced significantly in recent years.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Address signs of ageing

Enhance skin elasticity

Reduce forehead lines

Can Help Treat migraines

Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Injectables for Facial Aesthetics

As we grow older, the expected ageing process may lead to a loss of subcutaneous fat in our faces. This can cause facial muscles to move closer to the skin’s surface, making smile lines and crow’s feet more visible.

Moreover, as we age, our skin’s collagen production slows down, contributing to a reduction in skin elasticity. This contributes to the development of wrinkles and loss of facial volume. Additionally, factors like sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle choices can also impact the condition of our facial skin.

Types of Dermal Fillers

There are different types of dermal fillers including hyaluronic acid-based fillers, calcium hydroxylapatite fillers, and poly-L-lactic acid fillers, although Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers are the most common.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin that helps maintain moisture and volume. HA fillers are the most widely used type of dermal filler. They are versatile and can be used to address various physical features, including smoothing wrinkles, adding volume to the cheeks and lips, and filling in facial areas. One of the advantages of HA fillers is that they can be reversed or adjusted if needed.

How do dermal filler/anti-wrinkle injections help?

Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections offer solutions to address the signs of ageing mentioned above. Strategically injecting dermal fillers, can replace lost facial volume, reducing the prominence of fine lines and wrinkles. These fillers can help plump up areas that have lost subcutaneous fat, providing an altered appearance.

Additionally, anti-wrinkle injections can target specific facial muscles responsible for wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines. By temporarily relaxing these muscles, the appearance of wrinkles is minimised, resulting in a smoother appearance.

Both dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections stimulate collagen production in the skin, enhancing skin elasticity over time and contributing to longer-lasting reshapes.

Combining dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, under the guidance of a skilled medical professional, can effectively address various signs of ageing. However, it’s essential to approach these treatments with realistic expectations and undergo them under the care of a qualified practitioner.

What can Injectables achieve?

These injections are highly effective at reducing both deep lines and facial wrinkles, helping to achieve a smoother and fuller appearance, they can also help to;

  • Restore lost lip volume and create a fullerlook.
  • Alter the appearance of cheekbones that may have lost definition with age.
  • Minimise the appearance of “tear troughs” or crow’s feet around the eyelid area, addressing signs of ageing.
  • Reduce forehead lines
  • Reduce marionette lines, also known as smile lines. (facial wrinkles or creases that form around the corners of the mouth and extend down towards the chin)

Cosmetic injection treatments aim to address skin around not only your eyes and mouth but also your lips and forehead.

It is essential to consult with a qualified and experienced medical professional to discuss individual concerns and goals, to determine the most suitable treatment plan for achieving desired outcomes.

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Who is a good candidate For Anti wrinkle/Dermal Filler injections

A good candidate for dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections typically meets certain criteria that make the treatments safe and suitable for them. Some factors that indicate someone may be a good candidate include;

  • Visible Signs of Ageing
    • Candidates should have visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, lines, or loss of facial volume, that they wish to address with the treatments.
  • Realistic Expectations
    • It’s essential for candidates to have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the treatments.
    • While these injections can achieve noticeable alterations, they may not eliminate all signs of ageing.
  • Good General Health
    • No significant medical conditions that could pose risks or affect the healing process.
  • Non-Smoker
    • The preferance is that patients be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking.
    • Smoking can negatively impact the skin’s health and the results of the treatments.
  • No Allergies
    • Candidates should not have allergies to any of the ingredients in dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections.
  • Adequate Skin Thickness
    • The candidate’s skin should have adequate thickness and elasticity to respond well to the treatments.
  • Understanding the Risks
    • Candidates should be fully aware of the potential risks and side effects associated with the treatments.

The recommended way to determine if someone is a suitable candidate for dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections is to undergo a consultation with a qualified medical professional. During the consultation, the practitioner will assess the candidate’s facial anatomy, medical history, and aesthetic goals to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.

Remember, individual suitability for these treatments varies, and seeking advice from a skilled and experienced medical professional is crucial to ensuring safe and satisfactory results.

DISCLAIMER: The outcomes shown are only relevant for these patients and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.

The Procedure

The procedure process for dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections involves the following steps:


The process begins with a consultation with a qualified medical professional. During this session, the practitioner evaluates the patient’s facial anatomy, discusses their aesthetic goals, and recommends the most suitable treatment plan.

On the day of the procedure, the treatment area is cleansed and, if required, a topical numbing cream may be applied to minimise any discomfort.

Dermal Filler Injections

For dermal filler injections, the practitioner carefully injects the filler into the predetermined treatment areas, targeting wrinkles, fine lines, or areas with volume loss.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

For anti-wrinkle injections, the practitioner injects the product into specific facial muscles responsible for causing wrinkles. This temporarily relaxes the muscles, reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.

Post-Treatment Care

After the injections, patients may be advised to avoid touching the treated area and refrain from intense physical activities for a short period. Any specific post-treatment instructions will be provided by the practitioner.

The entire process is relatively short, allowing patients to resume their normal daily activities with minimal downtime. It’s essential to seek treatment from a qualified medical professional experienced in administering dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections to ensure safe and successful outcomes.

How long do the results of Dermal Filler/Anti Wrinkle last?

The results of dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections are typically visible shortly after the procedure. Depending on the product, the results may last several months before a patient will need to undergo additional/top up treatments to maintain the effects.

DISCLAIMER: The outcomes shown are only relevant for these patients and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.


Recovery and downtime after dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections are generally minimal. Some patients may experience mild redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites, which typically subsides within a few days. Most individuals can resume their regular activities immediately after the procedure. However, it’s advised to avoid intense physical activities and avoid touching or massaging the treated areas for the first 24 hours. The short recovery period makes these treatments convenient for those with busy lifestyles.

Risks and Complications

Risks and potential complications associated with dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections can include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Infection
  • Asymmetry
  • Nerve Damage
  • Lumps or Bumps
    • The formation of small lumps or bumps under the skin may occur, which may need to be addressed by the practitioner.
  • Migration
    • The injected product may move from the intended site, causing undesirable results, which may need to be dissolved
  • Overcorrection or Undercorrection
    • Overcorrection (an overly dramatic result)
    • Under correction (insufficient improvement)
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Vascular Complications
    • There is a small risk of accidental injection into blood vessels, which may lead to complications.
  • Pre-existing Conditions
    • Certain medical conditions or medications can increase the risk of complications, so it’s essential to disclose your medical history during the consultation.

It’s crucial to undergo dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections with a qualified and experienced medical professional to minimise these risks and help ensure safe and satisfactory results. Patients should be well-informed about the potential complications and make an informed decision about the treatments.

Cost of Dermal Filler/Anti Wrinkle Injections

The cost of dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections varies depending on several factors, including the type and amount of product used, the number of treatment areas, and the expertise of the medical professional. Generally, the cost ranges from a few hundred to several thousand dollars per treatment session. It’s essential to consult with a qualified practitioner for an accurate cost estimate based on individual needs and treatment goals.

Treatment is personalized

The use of dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections allows for personalised treatment plans tailored to each individual’s unique facial anatomy and aesthetic goals.

Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons work with the Team For Anti-Wrinkle Injectables Treatments and Dermal Fillers

Our Cosmetic Injecting Team in Melbourne use a range of quality brand special muscle relaxant injectables to temporarily disable the particular muscles that cause your wrinkles and creases.

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The Coco Ruby Injecting Team

To arrange a confidential injecting consultation with our highly-experienced Senior Injecting Nurse Sandra Wallace. Just send Email or Phone (03) 8849 1400 to arrange an appointment.

Senior Injecting Nurse

Sandra Wallace

Sandra is a registered Division 1 nurse with over 20 years of experience in injectables and dermal fillers and non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. She has a long history of supporting not only Dr Rubinstein but also other Plastic Surgeons and Facelift Surgeons to help patients receive a full-face rejuvenation effect, using anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Sandra has a long list of loyal clients and works closely with our Surgeons who perform Facial Rejuvenation Surgery, to get a natural-looking, long-lasting result.

What Next?

Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons, Injectors and Dermal Clinicians customise surgery and treatments for each patient to suit their particular condition, their desired outcomes and the approach that will work best for a natural, long-lasting result. For more information on the call our Patient Care Team on (03) 8849 1400  or email us at

Book today for a facial consultation and start on a skin rejuvenation or scar treatment plan.

  • Email or Phone (03) 8849 1400 to arrange an appointment.
  • Book a consultation with Coco Ruby’s Aesthetic Physician, Nurse Injector or Dermal Clinician.
  • Request more information about our facial rejuvenation procedures.


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Dr Craig Rubinstein
Dr Broughton Snell
Dr Stephen Kleid
Dr Gary Kode

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001124843 Dr Craig Rubinstein

Dr Craig Rubinstein is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Hawthorn East, Melbourne. With over 20 years of surgical experience especially in all areas of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, but particularly in breast surgery. These include Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction as well as Breast Surgery Revision.

Furthermore, he believes that surgical customisation, precision planning and technical expertise help him to provide optimal surgical outcomes for his patients.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001190266 Dr Broughton Snell

Dr Broughton Snell is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His training in Plastic Surgery took place in Australia and the United States of America (USA).

Dr Snell is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon having completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeon MED0001052799 Dr Stephen Kleid

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, as well as, a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

Dr Kleid trained at Melbourne University, then completed surgical training at various hospitals including Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, The Eye and Ear and St Vincents. He worked as a surgeon at the University of Florida Medical school for further experience.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001405964 Dr Gary Kode

Dr Gary Kode is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, with experience in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as non-surgical treatments.

Dr Kode is a member of several organisations, including the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), The International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and he holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.

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