How does wrinkle treatment work?
Wrinkle treatment involves injecting a medication into the muscles that cause wrinkles. The medication is a purified protein which relaxes the muscles, giving your face a naturally refreshed appearance.
What areas of the face can be treated?
This treatment is indicated for dynamic wrinkles – those that occur when muscles contract to form facial expressions. The most common areas treated are: frown line (between the eyebrows), forehead lines, and crow’s feet (around the eyes).
What is the treatment like?
Wrinkle treatment is quick and simple with no downtime. After discussing your desired outcome with a physician, the procedure will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Using a very fine needle, a tiny amount of medication is injected into the muscle, and is virtually painless.
When will I see results and how long will they last?
You will begin to see results 3 to 5 days after your wrinkle treatment with full results occurring within two weeks. At this time is recommended that you see us for a complimentary follow-up visit so that we can assess your final result.
The effects of the treatment generally last up to four months. Therefore, in order to maintain your refreshed appearance, it is recommended that you repeat your treatment every four months. If the treatment is not repeated, the effects will gradually disappear until the treated areas regain full movement and wrinkles reappear.
What are the side effects to wrinkle treatment?
When administered by an experienced injector, side effects are rare. Occasionally there can be redness, swelling, or bruising at the site of injection, all of which are temporary.
Although extremely rare, other side effects may include: feeling unwell, weakness, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, skin rash, shortness of breath, or swelling of the face or other parts of the body. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience difficulty swallowing, or respiratory problems.
Which creams can I used instead of wrinkle treatment?
Unfortunately, there are no creams that can deliver a comparable result to wrinkle treatment. While creams and lotions work well on the surface of the skin, they are unable to affect the muscles below the surface that are the root cause of lines and wrinkles.