Why do we get wrinkles?
Repetitive movement of facial muscles is one of the causes of lines and wrinkles. Over time, this results in folds and wrinkles that gradually get deeper and more noticeable as we age.
How long before I see the results of Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
It usually takes 2-3 days to start seeing weakness in the muscles that cause the wrinkles and lines but it would take longer for the lines to go away especially if they are long standing and deep. Sometimes you need multiple injections before you see softening or resolutions of the wrinkles/lines.
How long do the results of anti-wrinkle injections last?
Initially, the results of anti-wrinkle injections last around 3-4 months. However, with continued injections, most patients find that the results can last up to 6 months.
Are anti-wrinkle injections painful?
Anti-wrinkle treatments are administered using a very fine needle and take minimal time, depending on how many areas are to be treated. There is minimal pain involved, although some patients prefer to apply an anaesthetic cream prior to having the anti-wrinkle injections to alleviate any pain they may feel. Ice packs are also available if preferred.
What happens if I discontinue ongoing treatment?
Your muscle activity will gradually return and your wrinkles will slowly reappear. You wrinkles will not be worse than your pre-treatment state.
What are anti-wrinkle injections useful for:
Most commonly, anti-wrinkle injections are used for:
- frown lines
- forehead lines
- crows feet
- upper lip lines
They can also be used for:
- Blepharospasm (twitching eye)
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Excessive sweating