What are anti wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections work by stopping or reducing the movement of muscles where they are injected. This treatment relaxes wrinkles that are the result of muscles repeatedly contracting in the same location.
You can expect that your first anti-wrinkle injection will last anywhere between 3 and 6 months. As the muscles slowly regain their function, the lines and wrinkles will reappear, and repeat treatment will be required to maintain your desired results.
The Differences between dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections
Dermal fillers are made to fill and plump out the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or add volume. Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscles in the face to prevent new wrinkles from forming and soften existing lines
Following your anti-wrinkle appointment:
- Avoid strenuous exercise, sweating and saunas.
- Avoid medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure.
- For the next 2 weeks:
– Avoid facials, peels, laser hair removal or waxing in the area.
– Apply minimum SPF 30+ sunscreen every day.
Sweating: injections can be an effective way to control excessive sweating. The most common areas treated are underarm and forehead. However, a doctor may prescribe the injections to control excessive sweating in other areas of the body or the face.
Teeth clenching or TMJ: relieve symptoms for many patients. Injections often eliminate pain resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, can even minimise lock-jaw.
Do I see immediate results after treatment?
Most patients observe significant improvements in the appearance of their treated areas after just 3–4 days. Patients can expect to see the full effect around 14 days after their anti-wrinkle injection.