Antiwrinkle injections can be used to relax specific facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles (those wrinkles that form from facial expression). Antiwrinkle injections are made from a toxin produced by a specific type of bacteria. Repeated injection in prescribed intervals for a long period may result in atrophy of the nerve endings and muscle itself, resulting in a longer-lasting effect. Once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot contract them and make the undesirable facial expressions. The lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming. With immediate and noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, it has been chosen by millions of women as their wrinkle reduction method of choice.
It is very effective for treatment of wrinkles, especially those on the forehead, brows, and around the eyes.
- Results are immediate and can last up to 4 -6 months
- No “downtime” no pre-treatment or anaesthetic
- It is performed in a sterile environment for your safety
- It is more affordable than cosmetic surgery
What do I have to consider before Antiwrinkle injections?
Selective injection allows to smooth out the wrinkles which age your face, whilst preserving facial movement which enhances your natural features. This helps in achieving a rejuvenated, youthful and naturally elegant look without the mask-like-smooth-but-lifeless face which does not move. Anti-wrinkle injections are very effective in treating the following:
- Forehead creases
- Crow’s feet
- Downturned mouth
- Chin dimpling
- Prominent lower jaw and neck ageing
- Brow lift
- Intractable migraines
Apart from cosmetic use, it is also used to treat the following medical conditions:
- Severe underarm sweating
- Cervical dystonia – a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions
- Blepharospasm – uncontrollable blinking
- Strabismus – misaligned eyes
- Spasticity – contractures associated with certain neurological disorders such as strokes and cerebral palsy
Who should not have Antiwrinkle injections?
Injections are not suitable for:
- Pregnant or breast feeding women
- Those who suffer from autoimmune disease and some neurological disorders
- Those with known allergic reactions to the toxin
What are the possible side effects?
Side effects and complications are usually minimal. Minor side effects include bruising, occasional redness or swelling which usually goes in a few hours.
The more significant side effects include uneven results, failed results, and even mouth or eye droop if the wrinkle injections placement is inappropriate. These more significant side effects usually improve in 2-4 weeks and can improve quicker with appropriate care.
What does the treatment involve?
It is a non-surgical procedure whereby a small amount is administered in to selected facial muscles using a very fine needle. The treatment takes around 10 minutes. Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and no anaesthetic is usually required. After the injection, it takes 2-3 days for the treatment to begin taking effect and up to 7 days to see the full effect. The dose recommended will vary depending on your situation and severity of your lines
Botox treatment is a quick and simple procedure that can be completed on your lunch break. It does not require any sort of sedation or anaesthesia and does not require downtime or recovery
How long does the treatment last?
The effect can last up to 4 -6 months before lines slowly begin to return. If you have repeat treatments, the effect tends to last longer with each accumulative injection.
Any recovery involved?
The only precaution after treatment is to stay upright for 4 hours and refrain from rubbing or massaging injected site and surrounding areas. Most people can resume usual activities after their treatment.