What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are mostly used for the cosmetic treatment of facial lines. In this case, anti-wrinkle injections (of a purified form of protein toxin) work by stopping the transmission of nerve impulses to the facial muscles that contract and cause wrinkles, such as frown-lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Is it right for me?
Always talk to your aesthetic plastic surgeon before deciding whether anti-wrinkle injections are right for you. This procedure may be a good option if you are concerned about the appearance of facial wrinkles. Remember, anti-wrinkle injections won’t help deep creases or those that are prominent when your face is relaxed. Other treatments such as fillers, laser skin treatments or surgery may be required. Your surgeon will make a thorough assessment of your needs and will discuss what is most suitable for you.
All medical procedures come with some degree of risk. Fortunately, complications from anti-wrinkle injections are usually uncommon. However, it is possible to weaken the wrong muscles through a mal-administered injection, which can cause undesirable changes in your facial shape. This is why it is important to have a reputable practitioner perform this procedure. Don’t worry, your surgeon will fully explain possible complications during your consultation and will commit to supporting you during recovery.
SURGERY & RECOVERY
Anti-wrinkle injections are usually performed in your surgeon’s office. Anaesthetic isn’t normally required and you should be able to immediately return to your normal activities. Your surgeon will fully explain all these details during your consultation.
One of the most important reasons for choosing a reputable surgeon is that they will be by your side throughout the recovery process, ready to reassure and support you at every stage. Ask your surgeon what recovery will involve for you.