Anti wrinkle injections are the world’s most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure. This treatment involves a series of small injections into specific facial muscles. The substance injected during this treatment is Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is a natural purified protein derived from Clostridium botulinum bacteria.
When injected into selected wrinkle-forming facial muscles, the muscles become temporarily weakened. This process dramatically decreases the appearance of wrinkles and lines and prevents new wrinkles from forming.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does treatment involve?
A small amount of Botulinum Toxin Type A is injected into selected facial muscles using a very fine needle. Treatment time is generally 10 – 15 minutes.
How long do the results last?
It takes between 2-5 days for treatment to take full effect. Results generally last for up to 4 months, at which time the lines will slowly begin to return.
Are there any side effects?
The likelihood of side effects is very low. But possible side effects include temporary headaches, burning/stinging, bruising, swelling, or redness at injection site.
What can be treated with Anti Wrinkle Injections?
This treatment is primarily recommended for wrinkle reduction to dynamic lines (lines that are formed on movement), such as
- Crows’ feet (eye area)
- Frown line (glabellar)
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Bunny lines (nose)
Botulinum Toxin Type A has a variety of other cosmetic uses too, including:
- Brow elevation
- Correction of ‘gummy smile’
- Facial contouring
- Treatment of excessive armpit sweating (hyperhidrosis)