Are you looking to reduce wrinkles and have a younger looking face? Anti-wrinkle injections are a popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. This treatment involves small, targeted, injections which smooths out wrinkles and prevents further formation of lines.
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Unfortunately, wrinkles are inevitable. They occur after repeated muscle contractions such as squinting, frowning, and even smiling. These contractions cause creases in the skin that ultimately become wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the signals between the nerves and the targeted muscles, causing them to relax and preventing them from contracting as strongly. This relaxation of the muscles smooths out the wrinkles and fine lines on the skin’s surface.
Prevent signs of aging
Wrinkles may seem like an unavoidable fact of life. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to prevent the formation of wrinkles before they become an unsightly problem. By applying the treatment to areas of the face that are susceptible to wrinkling, you will avoid the signs of aging.
What areas can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections?
Forehead lines: These are horizontal lines that form across the forehead when you raise your eyebrows.
Frown lines: These are vertical lines that form between the eyebrows when you frown.
Crow's feet: These are the fine lines that form at the corners of the eyes when you smile.
Bunny lines: These are the wrinkles that form on the sides of the nose when you scrunch it.
Lip lines: These are the vertical lines that form around the mouth, also known as smoker’s lines.
Chin dimples: These are the wrinkles that form on the chin when you pout.
Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?
While anti-wrinkle injections are generally considered safe, there are some potential side effects to be aware of. These can include temporary redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. Dr Moodley is a highly experience practitioner that will be able to discuss your concerns with you and provide the best care.
What is the recovery process like?
One of the key benefits of anti-wrinkle injections is that they are a non-surgical option for those looking to improve their appearance. Unlike invasive procedures such as facelifts or brow lifts, anti-wrinkle injections do not require incisions, general anaesthesia, or a lengthy recovery period. Most people return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
Is it a painful procedure?
One of the most common questions people have about anti-wrinkle injections is whether they are painful. While everyone's experience may be slightly different, most people report that the injections are relatively painless.
The needles used for these injections are very fine, and the procedure typically involves only a slight prickling sensation. Some people may experience mild discomfort or tenderness at the injection site afterwards, but this usually resolves quickly.
In some cases, your doctor may apply a numbing cream or ice pack to the area prior to treatment to help minimise any discomfort. Overall, while there may be some mild discomfort associated with anti-wrinkle injections, most people find that it is well-tolerated and not a major concern.