Anti-Wrinkle Injections & Fillers in Melbourne

Anti-Ageing Injectables for Non-Surgical Facial and Skin Rejuvenation

Anti-wrinkle injectables give you a good option to help slow down the visible ageing process. How? By minimising lines and wrinkles, Cosmetic Injections assist you to combat the effects of time, sun damage and sun damage on your face. The right injections in the right place by a highly skilled Cosmetic Injecting Clinician can help rejuvenate & refresh your skin, giving you a smoother finish and a natural looking, yet more-youthful looking, skin surface.

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Injectables can be used to remove frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines and to maintain facial expression for a naturally beautiful look.

Injectables can can also be used to remove tear troughs, replace lost volume, replace moisture (the new Skin Booster micro injections) and enhance key features such as jaw line, cheeks and lips.


Coco Ruby Skin & Anti Ageing Clinic’s are Melbourne’s premium facial rejuvenation team providing detailed facial analysis consultation prior to treatment.

The biggest advantage at Coco Ruby Clinics is that our Clinicians and their colleagues (Plastic Surgeons and Liposuction Surgeons) offer a complete range of facial and body rejuvenation techniques – everything from non-surgical peels, lasers and injectables right through to plastic cosmetic surgery such as Eyelid Lift Surgery, Facelift, Neck lift surgery, Body Contouring including Tummy Tucks or Liposuction or Breast Surgery.

We have much more than injectables.

We have a complete range of tools and techniques to deliver an amazing aesthetic facial result.

Experience for yourself why we have some of the top anti-ageing injections and Clinicians in Melbourne (and our locations are expanding).

In order to look great and get the best possible results from your anti-ageing efforts, you’ll want to book a facial consultation with our Cosmetic Medical Consultant, Dr Tina Purdon, our Senior Injecting Clinician Sandra, or one of our facial Plastic Surgeons.

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Am I a Candidate for Anti-Wrinkle Injectable Treatments?

  • Is your skin looking as youthful as you would like?
  • Do your facial wrinkles leave you looking older than how you feel?
  • Do you have facial lines, crows feet or deep wrinkle troughs?
  • Are you wanting to reduce the lines on your forehead?

If your family or friends suggest that you look worried or tired, our Coco Ruby Team can help you smooth out the appearance of deep lines and forehead wrinkles to help you regain a more youthful complexion using high quality anti-wrinkle injections and experienced injection approaches:

  • Looking tired? You may need tear trough filler
  • Look sad?  You may need Anti Wrinkle injections or fillers or a treatment to upturn the corners of your mouth if they are in a ‘permanent’ frown
  • Look gaunt? You may need filler to cheeks/jaw to re-inflate
  • Look angry/mean? You may need Anti Wrinkle injections

As your face lengthens with age and loses volume, your skin tends to sag, wrinkle and thin over time.


Natural ageing processes and sun damage causes volume loss of facial muscle, fat and tissue and the sagging & wrinkling of your overlying skin.

As your skin becomes lax and sags, lines and wrinkles form or deepen, and bone atrophy also creates a more ‘downward’ look to the entire face – somewhat of a reverse triangle that is common when you’re very young.


There are wrinkles, and then there are wrinkles!

  • Static wrinkles are those that occur as consequence of ageing of the skin.
  • Sleep wrinkles are caused by lying on the side of the face in bed. These form oblique lines across the cheeks.
  • Dynamic wrinkles are those caused by the repeated use of the muscles of facial expression.

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There are many types of wrinkles including horizontal forehead wrinkles, the vertical wrinkles above the nose between the eyebrows, the horizontal wrinkles across the bridge of the nose and down the sides of the upper part of the nose, the so-called ‘crows feet’ at the corners of the eye, the wrinkles of the lower eyelid.

  • The upper face (eyes, forehead) is often the most frequent area of complaint in relation to ageing facial skin, followed by the lines or wrinkles around the mouth or sagging jawline skin.
  • The eyes and forehead age faster for most people because they are used to blink and to make facial expressions.
  • Anti-Wrinkle Injections can be used as a treatment or earlier in life in a preventative manner to reduce lines and wrinkles and leave the face looking more rested and youthful.

One notable exception to the eye area and forehead area being the facial location that often shows deeper wrinkles first, is the down-sloping grooves at each corner of the mouth.

  • This is due to over action or repeated action of muscles that depress the corners of the mouth in a downward direction.
  • Drinking, eating, chewing and smoking can also make these lines appear deeper and more prominent.


How Injectable Treatments Can Help You

Anti-wrinkle injections can help you look and more youthful and vibrant and give you:

  • Noticeable reductions in visible lines around your mouth or nose
  • Smoother skin with a more even complexion
  • Less wrinkling of the skin around your lips, eyes and forehead
  • Fuller, plumper lips or reduced crow’s feat
  • Younger looking eyes and lips

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Injectable Muscle Relaxants can be used to Treat or Prevent Wrinkles and significantly reduce

  • Frown lines
  • Brow heaviness
  • Forehead lines
  • Crows feet repair
  • Chin Dimpling
  • Naso-labial folds

Injectables like Dermal Fillers can help you look and feel younger with

  • Smoother, younger looking skin
  • Brighter, attractive eyes
  • Healthy glowing cheeks
  • Fuller plump lips
  • A radiant smile

Skillful use of dermal fillers can return the plumpness, energy and vibrancy to your face.

If you restore facial volume and reduce wrinkles – you’ll look fresher, energetic and more alert.

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Natural-looking lip repair or lip enhancements can significantly improve

  • smoker’s lines around the lip
  • down turned lip corners
  • uneven lips
  • thin lips
  • the way lip makeup appears on your mouth
  • proportions of your smile – including remedying a ‘gummy’ smile

Additional Treatment Options using Injectables

  • Hyperhydrosis treatments for excessive sweating
  • Migraines
  • Teeth Grinding

Our Teams for Surgical and Non-surgical aesthetic procedures provide honest skin rejuvenation opinions and the latest cosmetic rejuvenation procedures to help you achieve natural and realistic results.

What Are Anti Wrinkle (Muscle Relaxant) Injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are used to combat lines and wrinkles in the skin and on the face.

The Coco Ruby team uses a range of special muscle relaxant injectables which essentially disable particular muscles which are causing the wrinkles and creases.

Anti wrinkle injections is a prescription-only medicine so the treatment is performed by a qualified medical professional.

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We have a number of Cosmetic Injecting Clinicians that can assist with anti-wrinkle injections and offer a facial consult prior to treatment.

  • Muscle relaxant injections last for around 3-6 months.
  • Muscle relaxants can also be used to treat hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating), teeth grinding and to prevent lips from curling under.

How do Anti Wrinkle Injections work?

  • Anti wrinkle injections work on relaxing the dynamic muscles that are responsible for wrinkle formation.
  • A purified natural protein is injected in to the area which binds to parts of the muscle that normally receive signals from nerve endings.
  • This allows the muscle to relax, reducing the skin creases or wrinkles that is normally produced by the persistent contraction of these muscles.
  • The active ingredient is a carefully processed-form of a bacteria-derived toxin, made in sterile laboratory conditions in much the same way as penicillin is manufactured from mold.

Small amounts are injected in to the skin and this results in relaxation of the muscle movement. This can help to reduce unwanted wrinkles including:

  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
  • Horizontal forehead lines and eyebrow lifting
  • Lines above the lip and gummy smile
  • Dimples on chin
  • Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)

The effect should be noticeable within a few days, giving a fresh and rejuvenated appearance.

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Are Anti Wrinkle Injections painful?

Some patients prefer local anaesthesia to numb the area being injected to maximise comfort during treatment.

There can be a slight sting with the injection however the vast majority of patients find treatment very comfortable.

The small about of pain you feel can be significantly reduced by finding an injector with a gentle touch and choosing an injector that how knows to avoid the many facial nerves.

What is the normal Recovery downtime after Anti Wrinkle Injections?

Occasionally there may be very small areas of bruising or swelling but generally there is very minimal “downtime” associated with treatment.

What are possible side effects after Anti Wrinkle Injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections have been used for several decades for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes.

Like any medication there is a risk of reactions but in general side effects are uncommon.

In the treatment of upper facial lines, the doses that are used are small. In most cases, any side effects are temporary, and are limited to where the treatment was injected.

Possible side effects include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling or redness at injection site
  • Local muscle weakness including drooping of the eyelid or eyebrows
  • Tingling sensations
  • Itching or aching forehead
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and flu-like symptoms

Generally any side effects, such as minor redness and swelling, resolve after 24 hours.

When will I see results after Anti Wrinkle Injections?

Generally people start to see the results within 2-3 days of their treatment however it can take up to seven to ten days to see the final results.

How long will Anti Wrinkle Injections last?

The effects of anti wrinkle injections usually last up to up to 3 to 6 months and the longevity of the effect INCREASES with continued treatments. If you have regular treatments, the effects may last longer.

Ask our helpful Coco Ruby team for more information and a thorough facial consultation prior to treatment.

How do I maintain my results?

Regular anti wrinkle injections may help improve the longevity of the treatment’s effects.

In addition, regular treatment may help reduce static wrinkles that are present even when your face is at rest.

Our Nurse Injector can discuss a treatment plan for regular anti wrinkle injections for you.

What brand of Anti Wrinkle injections do Coco Ruby use?

Our skin rejuvenation team offers your choice of three top brands of high quality muscle relaxants for reducing facial wrinkles and deep lines.

Ask about the leading Brand choices for injectables to reduce wrinkles during your Consultation.

Can Anti Wrinkle Injection treatments be combined with other products and procedures?

Many people combine anti wrinkle injection treatments with other cosmetic procedures such as dermal filler injections and skin treatments that help improve skin tone, texture and quality.

Our clinician can discuss an individual treatment plan to help you reach your facial enhancement and rejuvenation goals.

What Are Dermal Filler (Dermal Volumiser) Injections?

Dermal filler injections are aesthetic procedures that help to restore facial volume loss and plump up deep lines and folds within the skin.

Injectable fillers are used cosmetically to subtly add volume and improve the contour of facial features, restoring a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

These treatments aim to address the volume loss resulting from the normal ageing process, which leads to formation of wrinkles and sagging of facial soft tissue. It helps improve the appearance of ‘hallow’ areas of the face that lead to a ageing facial appearance.

While it is most commonly used on the face, it is also effective in correcting contour irregularities in other areas of the body such as scaring.


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Dermal filler injections are non-surgical procedures that involve injecting gel under the skin by a trained medical professional.

The procedure usually takes 15-30 minutes with results that can be seen immediately and most people can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure.

For increased comfort during the procedure, some filler products are specifically formulated with local anaesthetic.

What will Volume Enhancing Dermal Fillers do for me?

Dermal fillers are mainly used for filling hollows and shaping cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips, tear troughs, chin, nose, brows and mouth corners.

  • Fillers are a non surgical treatment used to shape and proportion the face
  • Dermal fillers revitalise and enhance your facial features
  • Fills in wrinkles, plumps up lips and eyelids and can add volume to large areas like cheeks
  • Fillers can enhance your lips, cheeks, jawlines and around your eyes
  • Filling Deep lines to assist Facial Hollows and Gummy Smiles
  • Mid face and cheek re-volumising
  • Fillers effectively treat medium to deep wrinkles – reducing the appearance of wrinkles (anti wrinkle injections can be used in conjunction)
  • Dermal fillers are useful for the treatment of icepick scars, deep facial divots and boxcar scars

Dermal fillers can be injected into your face to correct fine lines, creases and folds, scars and loss of volume and are also used for enhancing lips, reconstructing noses and chins, jawline sculpting and non-surgical rhinoplasty.

The latest non-permanent dermal fillers are generally composed of resorbable a temporary-filler-solution of non-animal origin, which attracts water and creates plumpness. A temporary-filler-solution naturally occurs in the body and decreases with age. Unlike wrinkle injections, Dermal fillers have no muscle-relaxing properties.

There are several permanent dermal fillers available but we do not offer them.

Our plastic surgeons have seen the many problems of permanent fillers causing reactions and moving throughout face.

Our team believe that “permanent filler equals permanent problem”.

What are the benefits of using Dermal Fillers?

  • Dermal fillers allow great precision in wrinkle correction
  • Fillers do not affect your ability to contract your facial muscles
  • Natural looking results – you’ll look great and feel younger
  • Fillers are non-permanent and you can try different facial ‘looks’
  • Fillers can be used with conjunction anti-wrinkle treatments or laser facial Rejuvenation to provide a complete facial revitalisation and enhancement
  • You can take years off the look of your face
  • Fillers treat deeper wrinkles that other methods can’t
  • Fillers rarely cause adverse reactions
  • Fillers can be reversed rapidly using injections that dissolve the filler
  • Fillers are an easy non-surgical solution that may delay the need for plastic surgery

Where are Dermal Fillers most commonly used?

  • Lips – for volume enhancement and also to treat fine lines around the lips
  • Cheeks and nasolabial folds – these aim to reduce the depth of the creases and wrinkles in the area
  • Around the eyes – particularly the “tear trough” area
  • Nose and chin – subtle reshaping of these areas
  • Brow – subtle reshaping and lifting

How do Dermal Filler Injections work?

A smooth injectable gel is injected below the skin’s surface to “fill-in” wrinkles, “plump-up” small areas such as the lips, and “re-volumise” large areas like the cheeks. This procedure is often referred to as a “liquid facelift.”

With fillers, dermal volumisers provide subtle yet noticeable effects to plump up your cheeks or other areas of the face that have lost volume due to ageing or weight changes.

You can read more on this process on the Coco Ruby Dermal Filler page.

What happens during Dermal Filler Injections?

As with our other non-surgical treatments dermal filler treatment can be effectively and comfortably performed in the relaxing environment of our treatment room.

The usual procedure for patients looking to lift and liven their face with dermal fillers is:

  • You’ll speak with the doctor or nurse about your background and medical history at your initial consultation
  • A treatment plan will be devised, which sets out how we can use dermal fillers (possibly in conjunction with other techniques and tools) to create the face that you want

At your dermal filler appointment:

  • The dermal filler product we use contains a local anaesthetic that makes the injection comfortable.
  • The area to be injected is marked out
  • The dermal fillers are injected, and we apply cold packs immediately afterwards.
  • Mineral make-up completes the look and allows you to resume your daily activity.

The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes in total, depending on the size of the area to be treated.

What is the normal recovery downtime after Dermal Injections?

You’ll be able to return to work and wear makeup immediately afterwards, although we recommend you don’t commit yourself to any activities after your first-ever appointment.

Generally any side effects, such as minor redness and swelling, resolve after 24 hours.

What should I expect after treatment?

Much of the difference you see after your initial dermal filler injection will be due to swelling; you should see the ‘real’ results after about 3 days.

Are Dermal Fillers painful?

Some patients prefer local anaesthesia to numb the area being injected to maximise comfort during treatment.

There can be a slight sting with the injection however the vast majority of patients find treatment very comfortable.

The small about of pain you feel can be significantly reduced by finding an injector with a gentle touch and choosing an injector that how knows to avoid the many facial nerves.

How long do Dermal Filler Injections last?

Results from dermal fillers varies depending on the filler, the techniques used and the facial area that is being injected.

High muscle use areas (like your mouth edges) generally last around six to 12 months and in low muscle areas (like your cheeks or tear troughs) can last 18 to 24 months.

The more treatments you have, the longer the results will last.

Are there any reasons I should not have Dermal Filler Injections?

Our team will not perform this treatment on pregnant or nursing mothers or if you have a diseased skin in the area being filled.

What are the possible side effects of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers have been used for many years, and clinical trials have shown that it is well tolerated.

All treatments carry the potential of unwanted effects and we generally recommend and use non permanent fillers which generally last between 4-18 months.

There may be some mild redness, swelling and discomfort after treatment. Uncommonly, there can be lumpiness and other cosmetic concerns. Infections and other complications are rare.

Reported dermal filler side effects include:

  • Redness to injection site
  • Pain
  • Firmness
  • Swelling
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Discolouration

In most cases, these side effects are temporary and should resolve within a week.

Avoiding the ‘Filler Face’ Look

We commonly see patients that have had too much filler injected for far too long, causing an overly inflated look we call “filler face”. A face with the shape of a basketball.

Please avoid overindulging in fillers and “Filler Face” as one day you may need facial surgery to correct this.

Your aesthetic injector really needs to know when it’s time to consider plastic cosmetic surgery like an eyelift or mini-facelift.

NOTE: Overuse of Fillers is NOT a solution to avoid facial surgery in the long term.


How much do injectable Anti Wrinkle and Dermal Filler treatments cost?

This really depends on the type of injections or filler and how much you want.

It’s always best to start with less and add more at a later date if you feel you need it.

Ask our helpful CocoRuby team for more information and a thorough facial consultation prior to treatment.

Before and After Images

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Lip repair, and lip filler enhancements

How to find the right Injector to help with your Facial Rejuvenation

To help you find a qualified and experienced muscle relaxant injector for facial rejuvenation always check that your injector has the qualifications and experience to be performing any procedure on your body.

What questions should I ask?

  • Who will be doing the actual injecting and what are their qualifications?
  • How many clients has your injector treated?
  • What special training have they had?
  • Which brands of injectables do they use?
  • How sterile are their facilities?
  • Will there be onsite medical supervision and emergency support?
  • Do they provide adequate post-injection instructions for best results?
  • Can I view ‘Before and After’ images of patient they have worked with?
  • Do you feel they fully understand your aims and expectations?
  • What areas of the face does the injector focus on? Some sculpting treatments should be done by a practitioner with specific expertise in that technique.

Injectables checklist: Things to consider before you proceed

  • Choose a practitioner who is a qualified medical doctor, or supervised by one, to perform the procedure
  • Attend a consultation before committing to the injectables, and ask for a treatment plan to outline how much work you need and how often you’ll need to return
  • Consider the ongoing cost of keeping up with the treatments
  • Make sure you leave several days after attending your first consultation and before getting injectables to give you time to think about your decision

Our Melbourne team’s most experienced practitioners for Dermal Fillers & Anti-Wrinkle Injectables

The Coco Ruby Difference – What you can expect at our Skin Clinic

  • We’ll take your detailed patient history
  • We will provide you with a comprehensive consultation
  • Together we’ll develop an ongoing plan for your facial revitalisation
  • We will tell what we are doing and what to expect (We value education)
  • You’ll receive active supervision by a highly trained Aesthetic Doctor or Plastic Surgeon
  • Talented injectors with unique artistic ability and talent
  • Medical Sterility – we are obsessed with injecting with sterile conditions
  • Minimise Pain – numbing creams, newer needles,
  • We offer a wide range of dermal filler products from the most popular brands.
  • We practice restraint – subtlety pays off – sometimes less filler is more result!


Typical facial problems we can solve:

  • Are you looking older than you feel?
  • Would you like to reduce your facial wrinkles?
  • Do you have too many deep lines and troughs?
  • Do you have baggy or sunken eyes?
  • Are your cheeks hollowing out from lost volume?
  • Is your face starting to sag and droop?
  • Are the edges of your mouth turning down and jowls developing?
  • Are your lips looking too thin and pursed?
  • Do you have an overly gummy smile?

Choose from our highly experienced injectors who use high-quality, undiluted injectable products.

Dr Tina Purdon – Aesthetic Physician and Coco Ruby team lead

Dr Tina Purdon Melbourne Injector

Sandra – Senior Nurse Injector (Hawthorn)



For more information about Injectables end an enquiry form (below) or phone us on (03) 8849 1444.

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  • Email us or Call on (03) 8849 1444 to arrange your injectables consultation appointment.
  • Book a consultation with CocoRuby’s Aesthetic Physician, Nurse Injector or Dermal Clinician.

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