What are anti-wrinkle injectables?
Anti-wrinkle injectable treatments are used worldwide for the reduction of facial wrinkles. It works by paralyzing facial muscles temporarily, this improves the appearance of wrinkles.
What wrinkles can be treated?
These anti-wrinkle infections remove three main categories of wrinkles:
- Frown Lines: these are the vertical lines between your eyebrows.
- Horizontal forehead lines: These lines appear during raising of the brows.
- Crows feet: Those wrinkles around the eye area that occur during smiling.
How long does it last?
The treatment will last between 3-9 months. This broad timeframe is due to a number of variables. The first time you have had anti-wrinkle injections you will find that is wears off most quickly, on average in the region of 4-6 months. However, there is an accumulative effect. After a few treatments, you will find your treatment lasting longer. In general, people may find the crows feet area wearing off most quickly. This is due to the fact that this muscle is the thinnest and the injections disperse most quickly in this area.
What happens when my treatment wears off?
When your anti-wrinkle injections wear off, your face will return to its prior appearance. There will be no lingering effect. You will notice your wrinkles gradually reappear. That is when you can get a further treatment if you so wish.
Will people know that I have had the treatment?
Injectables can be done in a extremely natural way, leaving people guessing what is your secret. Indeed, I believe this is the best way to do it. An astute friend or family member may notice, especially if they have personal experience, but it will not be overtly noticeable. Indeed may women do not even tell their husbands about their secret beauty treatment, and attribute their fresh complexion to a good facial or a new skin cream.
Are there any risks?
- It is normal to have small pink/red bumps at the area of the injection site, this will disappear within a few hours after injection.
- There may be bruising or swelling at the injection site, more common in patients taking blood thinners.
- Headaches may occur after a treatment, however this generally doesn’t last beyond the day of injection. Take painkillers as normal with any headache.
- Eyebrow and/or eyelid appearing higher or lower than desired. In the case that your eyebrows may raise or become more arched than you desire, this can be fixed by injecting a small amount of anti-wrinkle injectable to relax the muscles responsible.
- Results may vary — everyone is different. A second course of injections may be required if the initial treatment doesn’t work. Dosage given is based on an average dose that is effective for most patients. A top-up, if required will be given free of charge after 2 weeks.
- With any medication there is the risk of allergic reaction.
- It is best to avoid application with make-up for 12 hours after administration as this reduces the risk of any infection at the injection site.
- Once your treatment gradually fades there will be no long-term effects.