Anti-Wrinkle Injections

What Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Aging is a certainty of life but the way you age doesn’t have to be! The latest technology and advancements in aesthetic sciences are starting to give us more ways than ever before for looking your best. Anti-wrinkle injections can return youthful, juvenile skin without side effects.

Anti-wrinkle injections are the small doses of botulinum toxin obtained from a bacterium that blocks chemical signals in your brain and stop muscle contractions. They are less invasive & are safer than surgery due to their lack of incisions, but they’re more effective. This option is perfect for people who don’t want to go under the knife!

The Benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injections

1. The treatment is fast and non-invasive

Anti-wrinkle injections are a non-surgical & non-invasive anti-ageing treatment. Only a small number of injections are required, with the average appointment taking between 20-30 minutes!

2. Quick recovery

Anti-wrinkle injections are sometimes called lunchtime procedures because there is no downtime needed - you can even wear makeup straight after the procedure!

3. Effects are semi-permanent

Unlike other drastic anti-aging treatments, the semi-permanent nature of anti-wrinkle injections means that you can have more control over the outcome of the procedure.

4. Soften and prevent

Anti-wrinkle injections not only may help to improve the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles, but they may also be used as a preventative measure against wrinkles forming from expression lines.

5. Safe and effective

Anti-wrinkle cosmetic injections are both safe and effective, having been used as an anti-aging treatment for decades.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are anti-wrinkle injections and how do they work?

    Anti-wrinkle injections are used to reduce the appearance or prevent the formation of wrinkles that can form on the face and body. They work by relaxing the muscles that cause lines to form. The decreased movement, or relaxation of the muscles, is caused by a series of injections into targeted muscles. These injections are made from a natural purified protein which inhibits the communication between the nerves and the muscles, which stops the muscles from contracting.

    The decreased movement of the muscles places less stress on the skin and allows the skins natural healing mechanism to fill in the lines.

  • How long do Anti-Wrinkle Injections last?

    The effects of anti-wrinkle injections most commonly last between 3-4 months. However, the longevity of the treatment will vary from person to person and can be dependent on some factors, such as your natural genetics, the dose of anti-wrinkles injected, how much time you spend in the sun, hydration, and metabolic rate.

    It’s important to note that anti-wrinkle injections are temporary. If you’re interested in maintaining their effectiveness, discuss the frequency of your treatment with your cosmetic specialists.

  • Are anti-wrinkle injections painful?

    While the pain experienced during the treatment is different for everyone, most patients describe anti-wrinkle injections as feeling like an ant bite or slight stinging feeling. This is feeling is very short-lived and not too uncomfortable.

    Most cosmetic injectable specialists will have an anaesthetic cream, ice, or numbing cream available to minimise potential discomfort.

  • How much do Anti-Wrinkle Injections cost?

    The cost of anti-wrinkle injections will vary based on the amount of product that is needed in your treatment. Generally, anti-wrinkle injections are charged at a per unit cost, which means that you only pay for the units required for your treatment, rather than paying for the areas being treated.

    The costing is therefore tailored to your own personal needs.

  • Who can get anti-wrinkle injections?

    Anti-wrinkle injections are suitable for most skin types and people, however, depending on the severity of existing wrinkles, they may not be the best treatment option available. That’s why they are commonly used in conjunction with dermal fillers.

    Anti-wrinkle injections are used for both cosmetic purposes and as a treatment for certain medical conditions (such as hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating).

    Anti-wrinkle injections for cosmetic purposes are usually not administered to anyone under 18 years of age. However, if they are for medical purposes, some specialists will administer them.

  • What are the side effects of anti-wrinkle injections?

    Anti-wrinkle injections are generally well tolerated by the body as the natural purified protein is designed to be able to naturally dissolve in the body. However, as with any type of treatment, there are possible side effects to anti-wrinkle injections. Some of which include:

    • Soreness
    • Swelling
    • Bruising
    • Headaches
    • Sensitivity
    • Redness

    These are the most common side effects and are usually resolved within a week after the treatment without any intervention.

  • What kinds of wrinkles can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections?

    There are two kinds of wrinkles or lines that can form on our skin, these are known as static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles.

    Static wrinkles are the facial lines that can be seen even when our faces are relaxed and are most commonly caused by the loss of volume that happens as we age. These types of wrinkles are most commonly treated with dermal fillers to restore this volume loss and fill in those lines.

    Dynamic wrinkles are the lines, wrinkles and creases that appear when our faces are animated or expressive. Anti-wrinkle injections are most effective on these kinds of wrinkles as they work by relaxing the muscles whose movement causes these wrinkles.

  • What areas can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections?

    Anti-wrinkle injections can be used in a wide variety of ways and to treat a number of different areas of the face. Some of the most common treatment areas for wrinkle reduction include:

    • Crows’ feet (lines that appear around the outer eyes)
    • Forehead
    • Between the Eyebrows
    • Around the nose (bunny lines)
    • Jaw Line
    • Chin
    • Neck
    • Frown Lines
    • Marionette Lines
    • Above the Lips

    Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used for medical purposes such as to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and jaw grinding.

  • Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?

    Yes! The product used in anti-wrinkle injections is used for a wide variety of medical purposes and has undergone extensive research to ensure it’s safety. It is important to be selective of who administers your anti-wrinkle injections though!

  • How long does it take to see results from anti-wrinkle injections?

    The full effect of anti-wrinkle injections will usually be visible 5-10 days after the treatment, though it can take up to 2 weeks in some cases. You may also start to notice a difference in appearance after 2-3 days.

  • How long do I need to recover from an anti-wrinkle injection treatment?

    Anti-wrinkle injections actually require no real down time after the treatment. The appointment itself is usually very quick, lasting between 30-60 minutes, and after the appointment you may have what looks like a mosquito bite in the area of where the injections where administered. However, this is temporary and usually lasts about 20 minutes.

    You may have some minor bruising or redness, but nothing that should be painful or stop you from getting on with your day-to-day activities.

    It is recommended that you avoid alcohol, rigorous exercise, or excessive heat for the first 24 hours after the treatment. But you can wear makeup and resume your skincare regime after the treatment.

  • What is the difference between dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections?

    Though they are both cosmetic injections used to treat similar areas and conditions, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections differ in a few ways.

    First, their actions are different – anti-wrinkle injections relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, lines, and creases. While dermal fillers add volume to areas that may have wrinkles and lines caused by a loss of volume – essentially filling in the areas.

    Secondly, they are injected into different areas, dermal fillers are injected into the dermis to fill the area, while anti-wrinkle injections are injected into specific muscles that cause the movement which causes the wrinkles.

    Third, dermal fillers are usually Hyaluronic acid based, which is a natural molecule in found in the body. Anti-wrinkle injections are made from a purified protein. Both of these treatments are naturally metabolised by the body.

    And finally, they differ in their longevity. Anti-wrinkle injections usually last between 3-4 months for most people, while dermal fillers last anywhere between 6-18 months.

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