As one of the world’s most popular wrinkle treatments, Anti-Wrinkle Injections can do more than just eradicate the wrinkles you already have-it can actually be preventative.
This anti-wrinkle treatment often gets bad press, primarily because people overdo it. Like anything else, it’s most effective when used moderately and in the hands of a skilled physician.
How Anti-Wrinkle Injections work
Anti-Wrinkle Injections contains a purified form of botulinum toxin A, meaning there’s no botulism risk when used properly. It has many other medical uses, but has achieved enormous popularity for cosmetic use in countering wrinkles.
It works blocking the nerves that contract muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles.
Benefits and Side Effects
Anti-Wrinkle Injection Treatments are most effective on wrinkles that haven’t become permanent yet – “dynamic” wrinkles that appear while you’re moving your face, making an expression like a frown.
It’s the movement of the underlying muscle that causes the overlying skin to crease, and repeated creasing over the years deepens the wrinkle.
If the muscle doesn’t move as much, the wrinkle doesn’t form. Simple as that! Many cosmetic doctors and dermatologists consider muscle relaxing injections preventative, as once muscle movement is prevented, wrinkles don’t have the chance to deepen, allowing the patient to stave off the effects of the appearance of ageing.
If you’re breastfeeding, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, use of Anti-Wrinkle Injections are contraindicated; you can discuss alternatives with Dr. Fay at Cosmetic Doctor.
Side effects are possible: headaches, bruising, pain at the site of injection, and, in less than 1% of cases, drooping eyelids or eyebrows that return to their natural position within a few months.
If you decide to give it a try
If you take aspirin or other medications that thin the blood, you’re more likely to get a bruise at the site of injection. When your blood is thinner it increases bleeding when you get an injection, so you’re much more likely to bruise.
Ask Cosmetic Doctor’s advice on cessation of these medicines before going for a treatment.
You inform your treating doctor about any supplements you’re taking, even if they’re “natural,” because some (such as fish oil pills, gingko, or vitamin E) also thin blood, therefore increasing your chance of bruising.
Less is More
Dr. Fay is known for her aesthetic eye, always working towards the most natural result for her patients to ensure they have a subtle, expressive look; not an overdone frozen face like some of the people you see in the media who have lost all ability to move their face!
Bear in mind that Anti-Wrinkle Injections are often unregulated and may be offered to you by people other than doctors-this anti-wrinkle treatments should only ever be administered by a doctor or medical professional, preferably one who is highly experienced in the area.
Natural results are the result of administration by a professional who understands both the science of underlying facial musculature; structure of overlying skin; facial symmetry and aesthetics. It’s an art and a science, and must be treated accordingly.
If you would like a fresher face, call Cosmetic Doctor on 01 685 3100 to schedule a consultation. For more information visit www.cosmeticdoctor.ie/anti-wrinkle-injections