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Anti-wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections temporarily relax the muscles in your face and body, smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and preventing the formation of more.

What are Anti-wrinkle Injections?

Often referred to as ‘botox injections’, anti-wrinkle injections are a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a purified protein called botulinum toxin into the muscles of your preferred treatment area to temporarily relax them. This prevents and reduces wrinkles for a smoother treatment area.

The most commonly used types of botulinum toxin in anti-wrinkle injection treatments are Botox, Azzalure, Dysport and Xeomin.

Typically, anti-wrinkle injection treatments are used to smooth areas of the face that are most expressive: forehead lines, frown lines, lip lines, ‘bunny’ lines (around the nose) and crow’s feet (around the eyes) are all popular treatment areas.

Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to treat medical conditions such as cervical dystonia (neck spasms), hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), chronic migraines and more.

How do Anti-wrinkle Injections Work?

Anti-wrinkle injections (known as a botox injection) block certain signals from the nerves to the muscles where they are injected. This relaxes these muscles and prevents them from moving, leading to anti-ageing results on both a preventative and restorative level.

Not only do anti-wrinkle injections reduce and smooth the appearances of existing ‘expressive’ wrinkles but they can also prevent the formation of them in the first place. As a result, the treatment is often favoured by younger patients in their late twenties and early thirties looking to prevent fine lines from settling into deep wrinkles.

Results of anti-wrinkle injections can be seen fully 10-14 days after the procedure and last for around 3-6 months.

Who Can Benefit from Anti-wrinkle Injections?

As we age, our natural collagen and elastin levels drop and the dynamic wrinkles (those that appear in more expressive areas such as the forehead, around the eyes or between the eyebrows) can begin to deepen and settle.

Therefore, anti-wrinkle injections are suited for any patients looking to reduce and smooth the appearance of these dynamic wrinkles, or for younger patients (mid-to-late 20’s and early 30s) looking to prevent their formation.

Botox injections also have medical uses, such as treating chronic migraines, excessive sweating, neck spasms and more.

The Advantages of Anti-wrinkle Injections

There is a range of potential benefits for those choosing the Anti-wrinkle Injections treatment

Visible Results

Botox injection is more effective than many topical treatments and also prevents the formation of further wrinkles, keeping skin looking more youthful for longer.

Little to No Downtime

You will be able to continue your day as normal after the procedure.

Minimally Invasive

They are a safe and minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. The procedure takes just 10-15 minutes.

FAQs

Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?

Yes. At RejuvLab, patient safety is paramount, and anti-wrinkle injection treatments are carried out by experienced doctors who will be there to advise you every step of the way.

Anti-wrinkle injections (often referred to as a ‘botox injection’ treatment) have been used cosmetically for almost 20 years and, provided they are administered correctly, carry very few risks. If you have worries, chat with one of our doctors who can answer questions you may have.

Are there any side effects to anti-wrinkle injections?

While anti-wrinkle injections carry very few risks, there are some rare side effects:

  • A headache or flu-like symptoms for the first 24 hours after treatment
  • Bruising, swelling or redness at the site of injection
  • Temporary weakness of droopiness in the face

If you are worried about these side effects, be sure to discuss this with one of our practitioners ahead of your treatment.

How long do the results of anti-wrinkle injections last?

It can take around 10-14 days to see the full results of your anti-wrinkle injection treatment. After that, results last around 3-6 months, depending on the patient.

How much do anti-wrinkle injections cost?

Treatment costs vary depending on the number of areas you desire treatments for. To find out more about botox injection treatment costs, book a consultation with one of our practitioners now.

What aftercare do anti-wrinkle injections require?

As a non-invasive treatment, anti-wrinkle injections require very little aftercare. However, there are a few tips to follow for optimal results.

  • For the next 24 hours, gently exercise your face by raising your eyebrows, frowning and smiling.
  • Avoid laying or bending down for 4 hours after treatment, as this can encourage bruising.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours.
  • Avoid touching, massaging or apply physical pressure to the treated area for 24 hours as this can move the injection from the intended treatment area.

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