Wrinkle Relaxers at ORA are administered with delicate precision to reawaken your freshest self.
Facial expression lines and wrinkles can create a tired or stressed appearance. At ORA, our method is to carefully relax certain underlying muscles so that our clients achieve a fresher, more relaxed appearance.
Our delicate approach to wrinkle relaxers is always customised to your needs and specific to your innate beauty. We do not believe in ‘freezing’ a muscle and prefer a more natural, subtle approach. We have developed an effective micro-dose strategy whereby we can soften unwanted lines and wrinkles with a tailored sprinkle of wrinkle relaxer without the risk of ever looking over-treated. At each visit we thoroughly assess how your muscles are working and will recommend a plan to achieve beautiful, untouched results for you.
Wrinkle relaxers are not just reserved for the treatment of lines and can be used, where appropriate, to help improve a gummy smile, reduce teeth grinding and help excessive sweating.
The appointment will begin with a thorough facial assessment, which includes treatment planning. Once we have decided on the ideal treatment strategy to achieve the results you want, a very fine needle is used to make small injections, administered with little to no discomfort. There is little to no downtime after the procedure. You will start to see results from 3 days up to 2 weeks after the procedure. We will then check-in with you to ensure a perfect result. Sometimes a minor adjustment is needed to balance everything nicely and because all of our treatments are customised to you, we do recommend that new clients attend a check up visit.
Unfortunately not everyone will be a candidate for injectables. We do not recommend injectables for any pregnant or breastfeeding women. We cannot perform injectables where there is active infection at the injection site or systemically. We urge caution and recommend discussing your suitability in advance if you have any allergies, autoimmune, neuromuscular or underlying medical conditions.
Please ensure that you are feeling fit & well on the day of your treatment. Treatment cannot be performed if you are feeling unwell or have had a recent illness including flu.
We do not recommend having any other skin, beauty or aesthetic treatments in the two weeks before a peel (includes brow treatments). Please ensure that you are feeling fit & well. Treatment cannot be performed if you are feeling unwell or have had a recent illness including flu.
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Nil - mild
None. This is an ideal lunchtime treatment. You will have some very small discreet bumps for approximately 20 minutes but otherwise treatment is undetectable.
Initial results are typically seen after 1 week but final results are not seen until 2 weeks post treatment. This is also the time when we recommend that new clients return to the clinic for a complimentary review to evaluate results and make any adjustments.
The effect of wrinkle relaxers is temporary and how long they last depends on the individual client. For most people, the results last between 3-4 months however runners or those who train regularly may metabolise wrinkle relaxers at a faster rate.
Pharmacologically, wrinkle relaxers start to be broken down by the body from week 7-8 post treatment. At this stage, you may notice a gradual increase in muscle activity though you will not be back to baseline until at least week 12-16 (3-4 months).
The good news is that with repeated doses the lines and wrinkles often appear less severe because the muscles being treated are being trained to relax. Wrinkle relaxer treatment is best taken as a course with repeat treatments approximately every 4-6 months. This helps to ensure that results are always progressive and natural.
Dynamic facial lines (e.g. frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines)
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the armpits)
Wrinkle relaxers work by blocking the nerve impulse to specific muscles. This reduces the muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form. We can also use wrinkle relaxers to create better facial balance and symmetry as well as reducing the downward pull of certain muscles on the face and neck which can cause us to look sad, angry or tired. The best approach is often to sprinkle a small amount of wrinkle relaxer into various muscles throughout the face to give an overall freshness.
Yes, they can help prevent the formation of new dynamic lines and stop dynamic lines that have already formed from deepening. Please ensure that you are feeling fit & well. Treatment cannot be performed if you are feeling unwell or have had a recent illness including flu.
The rationale for starting wrinkle relaxer treatment early is to prevent the development of deep lines or wrinkles. The average woman begins to show the early signs of ageing around the age of 28. The first signs of ageing in women tend to be the new lines around the eyes, around the mouth as well as the ‘elevens’ - frown lines between the brows.
We recommend having treatment every 4-6 months. Studies tell us that treatment results last up to 3-4 months however some people find they do not need to return until 5-6 months post treatment. We recommend not letting the deepest lines etch the skin again. This is not to say that your results will remain the same throughout the 3-4 months. It is normal to see an increase in muscle activity at between 6-8 weeks post treatment. A good guide as to when to return is not when your movement increases but when you start to see the lines imprint the skin at rest again.
Pre & Post Care
At ORA, the aim is not to look younger, but to look and feel good about yourself through every stage of life. We believe in positive ageing and the Ora Method is based on signature techniques inspired by the philosophy of restoration and preservation.
Preservation and respect of your natural inherent beauty coupled with the restoration and reversal of signs of ageing ensures natural and untouched results.
Our consultations set out the initial treatment journey. We view our patient relationships as a continuum and work together to help ensure your journey stays on track and that your goals are realised.
We are careful and artistic in the way we apply our treatments. We approach every client holistically and we don’t believe in results that are obvious. The ORA method leaves clients looking fresh, radiant, refreshed. We are the antithesis of frozen, puffy and overfilled results.
The ORA team is doctor led and all clients will meet with one of our aesthetic doctors at the start of their journey. There are four aesthetic doctors at ORA, each with an unrivalled commitment to the holistic approach we are known for and to achieving natural beautiful results. Each member of the team was invited to join ORA because of their level of expertise. We understand that a team of experts is stronger than its individual members alone. We are a truly collaborative team and believe that the best results are achieved by a multidisciplinary team approach., We often discuss treatment plans, share knowledge and treat our clients collaboratively. This means that our patients uniquely benefit from our combined knowledge and experience and we remain at the cutting edge of aesthetic medicine.
We have been lucky to build a loyal patient base largely developed through word of mouth and personal recommendations. We treat a range of people both women and men of all different ages. Whether it's the professional who wants to access innovate skin treatments with little downtime, the new mom who wants to give herself a selfcare boost, the bride/groom/mother of the bride with an important upcoming event, the busy mother/father squeezing in a moment between school drops, the post menopausal woman who wants to feel like herself again - we have looked after them all. The uniting sentiment between our Ora patients is the appreciation of our dedication to artistic, natural and beautiful results. Our clients return for our signature techniques that never leave them overdone, but rather, reveal their best selves.
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All treatments are customised to your individual needs. Please book a consultation if you are a new client or unsure about which treatment is best for you. Discuss your individual concerns and desired results with one of our Doctors.