What Can Anti-Wrinkle Injections Do?
Anti-Wrinkle injections can give a fresh and youthful appearance to the face. It slows ageing of the skin by preventing the muscle contraction that causes wrinkling and it helps laser resurfacing to work more effectively by keeping the skin smoother. Anti-Wrinkle injections are an exciting treatment that prevent wrinkles becoming deeper and have proved extremely popular with many of our patients.
How Does It Work?
Anti-Wrinkle injections slows wrinkling by blocking excessive muscle contraction. It is used in the crow’s feet area, between the eyebrow and sometimes on the forehead. It prevents excessive wrinkling when smiling and stops wrinkles from becoming deeper. Younger patients find this treatment most effective.
What Anti-Wrinkle Injections Cannot Do?
Established and deep wrinkles will not be eliminated with Anti-Wrinkle. These wrinkles may require chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing for improvement. However, Anti-Wrinkle injections can prevent these wrinkles from becoming deeper and can be used with laser skin resurfacing for the best result.
How is it done?
Anti-Wrinkle injections are done as a short clinic procedure. Many patients prefer ice on the area to be treated for 10 minutes or so to numb the area somewhat. After treatment you can return to work immediately. The procedure may leave a small bruise, but this is rare.
Anti-Wrinkle injections can take up to 2 weeks for the desired effect to take place and usually lasts for 3 months or more. Repeat injections usually last longer, and the best time for a top up is before full wrinkling starts to recur.
Are there any Side Effects?
Reported side effects are remarkably rare. Bruising can occur in about 10% of patients. Other side effects reported, though rarely, include dry mouth, skin rash and headache. Temporary drooping of the eyelid may occur when the Anti-Wrinkle injection is injected over the eyebrow region. We do not recommend Anti-Wrinkle Injections to patients with neuromuscular disease such as myasthenia gravis.
Most patients respond well to Anti-Wrinkle injections, but we are unable to guarantee success in all patients. If you feel the Anti-Wrinkle injection has not worked, you must return within 1 to 3 weeks for re-evaluation. We will not be able to evaluate the procedure after that time. If the Anti-Wrinkle injection has not worked at all, we may suggest a repeat injection, but in some cases a patient may not be suitable to have Anti-Wrinkle injections.
Ask us at the Centre for Cosmetic Surgery for more information or speak to someone who has had Anti-Wrinkle injections for their opinion.