A Beginner’s Guide to Anti-Wrinkle Injections
While life’s ups and downs tend to be temporary, the impression they leave on your face can be permanent. Every time you smile or frown, your muscles are sent into overdrive, leaving creases, fine lines and wrinkles as you age. One of the most effective ways to minimise any evidence that you’ve ever felt an emotion is with an anti-wrinkle injection.
What is an anti-wrinkle injection?
An anti-wrinkle injection, also known as a muscle relaxant, contains natural, purified protein derived from bacteria (much like how penicillin is produced). The contents of the injection may vary slightly between clinics, but they all work to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles and soften facial creases.
How does an anti-wrinkle injection work?
An anti-wrinkle injection temporarily freezes facial muscles, particularly those known as the frown muscles and around the forehead and eyes. While your muscles are in freeze-frame, the lines in that area are given a chance to smooth out.
Anti-wrinkle injections are most effective when used as a preventative because they target lines that haven’t fully set (known as dynamic lines), but don’t opt for the injections too early either! There’s no point fighting off Father Time while you’re still a teen.
What can I expect during the treatment?
A fine needle is inserted into the skin of your chosen area. You might experience a small pinching or stinging sensation, so it’s a good idea to apply ice or a topical cream to the skin prior to the injection. The number of injections you’ll receive depends on the area you’ve chosen and the severity of the wrinkles.
How long does it last?
In most cases, you’ll be able to see results anywhere between two to four days following the treatment. While the results vary from person to person, you can expect to stay wrinkle-free for three to four months. Muscle action returns after a few months, which means the lines are likely to reappear. With regular injections, fine lines and wrinkles can lessen over time because the muscles actually shrink.
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*Please note, any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner is recommended.