Wrinkle reducing injections
Wrinkle reducing injections have become the short-hand term for non-surgical anti-ageing interventions.
Just what is behind the treatment which so many are turning to?
Frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles around the mouth are just a few factors that can cause a person to look worn out, tired and old. Repetitive facial expressions over time can cause wrinkles and fine lines. An example would be the repetitive facial expression of furrowing the brow.
Over time, this action may cause a permanent, vertical line or wrinkle between the eyes, giving the permanent appearance of being worried, angry, tired or unapproachable. You may have other reasons for being curious about wrinkle reducing injections. Ask the doctor about wrinkle reducing injections to find out if it is right for you.
Fewer wrinkles will show up on the areas of the face that were treated with wrinkle reducing injections. This means fewer crow’s feet and frown lines on the forehead. Most also opt to have a non-surgical eyelift during the treatment to improve results.
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After an initial discussion and assessment, the doctor will map out the areas needed on your face that would benefit from injections with Botulinum toxin wrinkle reducing injections. Local anaesthetic cream is left on for about 10 minutes after which a series of tiny painless injections precisely place the wrinkle reducing injections in the correct position. The injections take about 5 minutes.
Wrinkle reducing injections turned 21 years old in 2010! It has been used for many years in other areas such as treating people with cerebral palsy and squint (strabismus), and in very small children. It was first registered by the FDA in the United States in 1989 and in South Africa in 1993. Its safety profile is tested and proven, and as long as a properly qualified medical doctor is injecting it, the results are predictable. The Doctor will ask you some medical questions to make sure wrinkle reducing injections will be safe and effective in you.
Yes, wrinkle reducing injections can also be used for:
- To treat increased muscle stiffness in elbow, wrist, and finger muscles in adults with upper limb spasticity.
- To treat the abnormal head position and neck pain that happens with cervical dystonia (CD) in adults.
It takes approximately 4 days for wrinkle reducing injections to start to relax the muscles. The results last approximately 4 months. To keep the effects, you will need to repeat treatments every 3 to 4 months. Over time, the effects will last longer and you may need only repeat the treatment every 6 months.
It is administered by a healthcare professional (Doctor) only as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles in areas where it is needed. Expert training is required to perform the procedures to ensure the procedure is very non-invasive and does not require anything but an anaesthetic cream usually as painful as feeling a mosquito bite!
The entire consultation takes between 30 to 45minutes. It is considered to be an outpatient procedure and people may return to their normal activities immediately.
The most common side effect after treatment is a small bruise which will fade rapidly after 2-4 days (even though this is also quite rare). Before your treatment the Doctor will also discuss any rare side effects which are possible, and answer any of your questions.
- To treat certain types of eye muscle problems (strabismus) or abnormal spasm of the eyelids (blepharospasm).
- Wrinkle reducing injections are also injected into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis) when other treatments do not help.