Wrinkle Injections

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You stress. You squint. You concentrate. And over time those expressions leave their mark on your face making you look older, tired and stressed. But now there are anti-wrinkle injection treatments. This is a simple, non-surgical procedure that can dramatically reduce even your toughest wrinkles within days. So it's really up to you. You can choose to live with wrinkles or you can choose to live without them!

WHAT ARE WRINKLE INJECTION TREATMENTS?

Wrinkle injection treatments or “anti-wrinkle facial injections” involve the use of a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles creating a smoothed, rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. It’s a simple non-surgical procedure that smoothens the deep, persistent facial lines that develop over time. One ten minute treatment - a few tiny injections - relaxes the muscles that cause those lines to form and keeps them relaxed for over four months.    Similarly, these anti-wrinkle treatments have been widely used for the treatment of excessive sweating (i.e. hyperhidrosis treatments) of the underarms, palms of hands, feet and face in our Clinics.                         

HOW WRINKLE INJECTION TREATMENTS WORK

Many facial wrinkles occur when we make repeated facial expressions. The wrinkle injections relax the tiny facial muscles that cause expression lines, leaving the overlying skin smooth and unwrinkled. Once the muscle is relaxed, you cannot contract it and continue to make the undesirable facial expression. Thus the lines gradually smooth out from disuse, and new creases are prevented from forming.

Wrinkle treatment injections work on the specific areas treated. Other muscles like those used to raise the eyebrows are not affected so a natural expression is maintained. It will not "freeze" your facial expressions. It softens them and works where you want it to work.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE WRINKLE TREATMENTS

The procedure involves a doctor injecting tiny amounts of a purified protein into selected facial muscles by using a very fine needle. Discomfort is very minimal and brief. Most people resume normal activities immediately. After injection, it takes 2-3 days for the injections to begin taking effect and around 7 days to see the full result.

The procedure may last over four months, depending on the individual. You can decide to repeat the procedure as you wish. The result will wear off gradually and expression lines slowly return. To maintain the effect you will require repeat injections 2-3 times a year. Studies show that with repeat treatments, the effect can last longer, so you may require less frequent treatment in the future to maintain the result you have come to like.

In the amounts used for wrinkly therapy, the most common side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection. These include soreness or mild bruising, which can be easily covered with makeup, headache and less commonly, you may develop a heavy eyelid lasting 1-4 weeks which your doctor may be able to treat. There have been no permanent side effects of anti-wrinkle injection treatments reported.

Wrinkle injection treatments are used widely for reduction of:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal forehead wrinkles  
  • Crows feet lines around the eyes
  • Browlifting to lift the eyebrows, open up the eyes & reduce hooding                                      
  • Lip Lines
  • Asian Facial Contouring                                                               
  • Marionette Lines or “smile lines” treatments
  • Chin puckering
  • Platysmal Neck Bands
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