Hi! I am Dr Michael Szalay and today I am going to talk about wrinkle injections.
Wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet are natural signs of ageing that unfortunately we can’t prevent.
However, advancing cosmetic technology has made it possible for people to reduce the unsightly appearance of their wrinkles and to improve the appearance of their facial skin as they age.
Wrinkle injections is a commonly performed procedure aimed at rejuvenating facial skin and achieving a younger looking appearance.
Before you rush in to a treatment, here are a few things you should know that will help make your decision easier.
Wrinkle injections work by relaxing muscles
People often confuse muscle relaxing wrinkle injections with dermal fillers. However, these treatments are different and work in different ways.
Whilst dermal fillers are injected to achieve more youthful skin by plumping out the tissue, muscle relaxants aim at relaxing certain facial muscles that cause wrinkles.
Wrinkle Injections are simple and quick
The fear of painful injections prevents many people from getting anti-wrinkle treatments and achieve a refreshed, youthful appearance. The truth is wrinkle injections are a simple and quick procedure.
Wrinkles injections use fine needles that don’t cause much discomfort when they come in contact with your skin. The discomfort caused in the procedure can be compared to a small pinch or the sting of a mosquito.
It is not a permanent treatment
For the average person, the results of wrinkle injections last for about three to six months. Maintenance treatments which can be performed three to four times a year, are necessary to maintain the result.
Wrinkle injections result in smoother skin
Wrinkle injection treatment is performed to weaken the appearance of wrinkles resulting in a smoother appearance.
Getting the treatment performed by a professional, experienced cosmetic surgeon helps ensure optimal results whilst maintaining the natural essence of your face.
Your face will still appear natural
Wrinkle injections inactivate muscles that form crow’s feet and frown lines around one’s face. The treatment will relax the facial expression muscles that cause wrinkles, but without affecting other muscles or sensory nerves deep inside the face. This means you will still have the same facial expressions you had before the treatment (but you will be forming less wrinkles).
The Bottom Line
Though wrinkle injections are effective and widely performed, one needs to understand the procedure and everything involved before they reach a decision. Consult with your cosmetic surgeon to find out if the treatment is a suitable option for you.