Anti-wrinkle injections are highly effective muscle relaxants that can soften and prevent dynamic lines and wrinkles. It is a quick and effective treatment, with no downtime and minimal discomfort. Results are natural and can be noticed after a few days and can last up to 4 months, depending on the individual.
Wrinkles aren’t your style and the “frozen look” isn’t either. For adults who want a natural look, there’s Dysport, a prescription anti-wrinkle injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe signs of ageing. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that are minimised, not your expressions.
At Skin Boost Clinics you’ll receive anti-wrinkle injections from a specialised Cosmetic Nurse who provide safe, effective and personalised treatments, from initial consultation, right through to post-treatment follow up care you’re in the hands of an expert. Your anti-wrinkle injection treatment depends on a series of factors such as your skin type, your age and the severity of your wrinkles. It also depends on whether you are having the procedure done as a preventative measure or as an anti-wrinkle treatment.
Anti-wrinkle injections have been proven effective in a number of areas, including:
Forehead lines and crows feet
Glabella (frown lines between the eyebrows)
Bunny lines (smile lines at the top of the nose)
Puckering lines around the lips
Above the lip to reduce a gummy smile
Lift sagging at the sides of the mouth
Improve chin creases and dimpling
Slim the lower face (masseter muscles)
Anti-wrinkle injections are a series of very small injections, using a petite-sized needle, into some of the muscles that contribute to facial expressions. The solution being injected temporarily relaxes the muscles so that they no longer crease and damage the skin with natural facial movements.
The product used in anti-wrinkle injections relaxes certain parts of the facial muscles by temporarily blocking the signal from the nerves to the muscle. This causes the muscle to relax, so the skin overtop looks smoother.
It also reduces some movement, which prevents the skin from creasing with natural facial movements, but when done properly, anti-wrinkle injections won’t leave you with a frozen look, you can still express yourself facially.
In your appointment, first your nurse will consult with you to discuss your areas of concerns, how many units may be needed, provide necessary information and answer your questions.
Then, you will be asked to make some facial expressions to assess the best locations in the face for the injections. Then, anti-wrinkle product is carefully injected into the appropriate places using a very small needle.
IS IT PAINFUL
Most clients report no discomfort as the needle is very small and each injection is very short. Some people feel a very light sting that goes away as soon as the needle is out.
WHEN DO I SEE RESULTS
You’ll start to see results within a few days, but it takes up to 7-10 days for full results to appear. Although the anti-wrinkle product is gone within an hour or so (it binds with other proteins), it takes time for the targeted muscle to become relaxed.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
There is no downtime and recovery is immediate. There may be some very faint needle-prick marks that disappear very quickly.
In some rarer cases, there may be slight bruising around the needle entry points, but this can be covered with makeup.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED
Timelines may vary between people, but results normally last 4-6 months. With regular use over 2-3 years, results may last longer as the nerve-endings take longer to return to their normal state.