Anti-wrinkle injections are a quick and convenient way to smooth out those lines on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth without a need for surgery.
Anti-wrinkle injections are used to temporarily block the nerve impulses to the muscles resulting in softening of the existing wrinkles and preventing future lines by creating a rejuvenated and smooth appearance. These types of injection are non-invasive and most often used to smooth away crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and laughter lines. The effects can last up to 3 to 6 months at which the muscle regains movement and wrinkles reappear.
Before receiving anti-wrinkle injections, a brief evaluation is conducted to determine the cause of the problem and the patients’ concerns.
The anti-wrinkle solution is injected into the treatment area using a very fine needle, typically resulting in very little discomfort, some redness and temporary swelling.
Patients can resume their normal activities after the treatment but need to keep their head upright and avoid strenuous activity that will result in sweating.
Depending on the patient, results are typically reached 3-7 days after the treatment.
Q: What are anti-wrinkle injections?
A: Anti-wrinkle injections are a non-invasive, aesthetic dermatology treatment that smooths wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them.
Q: How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
A: Anti-wrinkle injections temporarily block the nerve impulses to the muscles resulting in softening of the existing wrinkles and preventing future lines.
Q: What areas can be treated?
A: Anti-wrinkle injections can treat forehead wrinkles, wrinkles between the eyes, crow’s feet and lines around the mouth.
Q: Do anti-wrinkle injections hurt?
A: The needles are very small, typically resulting in a pain-free treatment.
Q: How long will the treatment take?
A: The injections only take a few minutes depending on how many areas to be treated. The entire procedure, including prepping and cleaning the treatment area will take between 15 and 30 minutes.