A popular anti-wrinkle injectable to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
COSMETIC ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS
Anti-wrinkle injections are probably one of the most popular treatments for those who want to address the forming or advancement of forehead lines, frown lines and fine lines around your eyes (crow’s feet), in a quick and effective way.
There’s no need for anaesthesia, a topical cream is used to numb the area and the procedure takes only a few minutes whereby the doctor injects a neuro-modulator substance with a fine needle into specific muscles. This substance then helps the wrinkle-forming muscles and nerves to relax and over the course of the next three to seven days they smooth out as the wrinkles start to fade. With minor discomfort and no downtime, Anti-wrinkle injections can be seen as a ‘lunch-time treatment’, and it is relatively cost-effective in comparison to other treatments.
Avoid alcohol in the week leading up to your procedure and to reduce bruising doctors’ advise their patients to stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory in the two weeks before treatment.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
As we grow older, collagen production slows down. Our skin gradually becomes thinner, loses its underlying fat and loses volume, causing it to sag.
The skin around the eyes is thin and has fewer oil glands, making them more prone to dryness and the formation of wrinkles. Also known as ‘crow’s feet, these are usually the first showing signs of ageing.
Our brows start to drop with age as muscles around the eye lose tone and elasticity, resulting in a tired and droopy look.
Repetitive frowning due to squinting can cause the forming of lines on the forehead and between the brows, also known as number 11 lines. Not only do these make us appear older, but they also result in an angry and serious appearance.
Bruxism is a condition where the excessive grinding of teeth and involuntary clenching of the jaw occurs. This mostly happens during the patient’s sleep but can also occur in the daytime. It can have a variety of causes and some patients experience jaw pain, excessive toothache, headaches or dental problems because of it.
ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The effects generally last for four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Results will be visible within three to seven days.
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. Headaches, which end in 24 to 48 hours, can also happen, but this is very rare.
Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease should not use these injections. Since anti-wrinkle injections don’t work for all wrinkles, you should consult with your doctor first.
Yes, but you must use a specialised doctor to do this. The neuro-modulating toxin works on nerves and muscles, and it is imperative to inject it in the exact right place to prevent drooping or sagging in places you do not want. The doctor will use numbing cream to numb the area and after 30 minutes he’ll do the procedure right here in our consulting rooms.
A numbing cream will be used to numb the area and take away the pain. A little bit of discomfort might be experienced during the procedure and sometimes there’s a tiny bit of swelling or bruising.