Renaissance Cosmetic Clincs


Anti-Winkle & Inti-Ageing Injections


Elegant Image is pleased to announce that Renaissance Cosmetic Clinics and now provide Injectable services in the Tuggeranong Valley from our Hyperdome Skin Body & Day Spa Centre.

Renaissance specialise in cosmetic injectables including anti-wrinkle & ant-ageing treatments. These treatments help to eradicate wrinkles, replace volume and keep your skin young and healthy.

The decision to team with Renaissance was not taken lightly but made very easy when we considered:

  • Currently Dr Albert Ho's team of over 20 Injectors provide in excess of 30,000 procedures per annum,
  • The organisation has been providing anti-ageing and cosmetic procedures for over 20 years.
  • Renaissance is the only National Cosmetic Clinic in Australia and currently operates from clinics located in Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, Queensland and Western Australia.
  • Renaissance gives you the option of two different anti-wrinkle & anti-ageing injections, at very competitive prices. These two products both contain the same active ingredient and work the same way. But unlike the majority of other cosmetic clinics, Renaissance prices reflect the differing brand pricing. This options allows you to maximise your budget.
  • Renaissance guarantees its work.

From Elegant Image's premises, Renaissance's professional and dedicated staff will provide Anti-Wrinke Injection and anti-ageing procedures. These, used in combination with other Elegant Image's services allows us a unique ability to extended these cosmetic treatments and tailor specific packages just for you.

Elegant Image and Renaissance are committed to bringing you the latest innovative skin care treatments, products and equipment.

Renaissance Perfection

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are injections using fine needles to cause temporary weakness of the targetted facial muscles. By weakening the muscles we can soften and prevent lines and wrinkles caused by expressions like smiling, frowning and laughing.


Why Use Them?

Initially this treatment was used for non-cosmetic medical treatments, and is still used for such treatments as relieving the muscle spasms associated with conditions such as cerebral palsy. It has been used as a wrinkle reducing cosmetic treatment since the 1980's, and is now one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the world. Its main use is for dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are caused by underlying muscle movements. The muscles of the face are responsible for our expressions, but over time these expressions leave their marks – frown lines and crows feet are good examples. When anti-wrinkle injections are used on specific facial muscles, it stops or reduces the movement of the area, thereby giving the skin a chance to recover and permanent lines to soften. Common places for treatment include, but are not limited to, horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines between the brows and crow's feet around the eyes.


How long does the treatment last for?

On average the full effect of the treatment can last anywhere between eight to sixteen weeks. This can vary from person to person. Some people will find that two treatments per year is sufficient to soften their lines, while others will prefer to be treated strictly every twelve weeks to stop muscle movement reforming.


What can I expect after treatment?

In the vast majority of cases, about fifteen minutes after your treatment there will be no sign that you have had anything done. For this reason, it has become a popular 'lunchtime' procedure. Some people will develop some redness or slight irritation at the injection sites and bruising or swelling is always a possibility. This will most likely clear up over a few days. Some people may also experience a headache or other flu-like symptoms. There are also less common side effects that your injector will make you aware of and discuss thoroughly with you.


When will the effects become apparent?

The effects of the treatment should become apparent after about three days, but this can take anywhere up to two weeks. After this time many practitioners will conduct a follow up assessment, to determine whether any 'top up' treatment is required. Your wrinkles should markedly improve, and your face will have a fresher and more youthful appearance for the next few months. Most practitioners will try to leave some movement in the muscles, to avoid a 'frozen face' appearance. As the treatment wears off, the movement will gradually return to your face, along with the wrinkles. Many people worry that their wrinkles will be worse after anti-wrinkle injections. This is not the case, and especially after long-term treatment combined with good skin care, the wrinkles should be improved as compared to your initial treatment.


What age should I start to have anti-wrinkle injections?

This is a very subjective question and depends on your skin condition and how aggressively you want to treat your wrinkles. In the case of dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles formed only by expression), prevention is better than cure. Along with general measures, including minimizing sun exposure, not smoking and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, anti-wrinkle treatments can be a useful way of delaying the onset of wrinkles before they have formed at all. Once wrinkles are established, it is more difficult to eliminate them completely. If your aim is to have completely smooth skin, the best time to start anti-wrinkle treatments are when the lines formed by your expressions remain when your face is at rest.


Are there any reasons I can't have anti-wrinkle or filler injections?

Due to lack of supporting evidence, you should not have this treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive. You should not be treated if you have or have ever experienced a neuromuscular disorder such as a Bell's Palsy or Myasthenia Gravis. Also some autoimmune conditions such as Lupus or Multiple Sclerosis should be treated with caution. You should discuss your current and past medical history, as well as your treatment aims with your practitioner to decide whether this treatment is right for you. You should also discuss whether there are any alternative treatments that may be better in your situation.