Anti-wrinkle injections are a popular and commonly utilized non-surgical method using muscle relaxants to treat the visual signs of aging by reducing or removing wrinkles. The procedure is considered a relatively safe and effective way of treating aging skin. Common areas for anti-wrinkle injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and “crow’s feet” around the eyes. Anti-wrinkle injections have proven to be the best form of non-surgical facial rejuvenation, and is capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your personal appearance.
Reasons for Considering a Anti-wrinkle Treatment
- Excessive facial wrinkles.
- Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
- Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
- A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows.
The procedure works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are the cause of facial wrinkles. A cream with local anesthetic will be placed on your skin prior to treatment, and ice will be immediately applied upon completion of the anti-wrinkle treatment. Typically, a small amount (1-2 cc’s) of anti-wrinkle injection is placed into the area of the wrinkle. Anti-wrinkle injections works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. This results in relaxation of the underlying facial muscles, and the skin begins to smooth out. The effects of anti-wrinkle treatment will last approximately six months after which the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.
Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure. Closely following the post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.