Antiwrinkle injections is made of a purified protein that blocks the nerve transmission to the muscles that cause wrinkles of the face. After treatment, the muscles relax, and the overlying skin becomes smooth and unwrinkled. It is used to eliminate the frown lines between the brows, smooth out forehead wrinkles, and soften the ‘crow’s feet’ wrinkles next to the eyes. Other areas of the face can be treated as well.
It targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet. The repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Treatments require maintenance treatments to preserve the result, typically every 3-5 months.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by sun damage and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. By reducing these contractions the lines are reduced.
You may begin to notice results within 2-5 days for moderate to severe lines, the effect is complete around 2 weeks . Which is why we do a review at this time. With results lasting up to 5 months.
Most patients say it feels like a quick pinch. If you are concerned about discomfort, we can apply a topical numbing cream OR ice before administering your treatment.
Once we have discussed your treatment goals and performed a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you, the actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
You can achieve a more natural looking result. Although some people like that more frozen look ! My preference is a more natural looking result and this can be achieved by using less units.
You can not have anti wrinkle injections of you are pregnant , Breast feeding or trying to conceive.
Certain Neurological conditions are also not suitable. Your practitioner will take a comprehensive history.