There may be different kinds of treatment you can avail of to have better-looking skin, but there is one form of treatment that effectively trumps them all: anti-wrinkle injections. Wrinkle injections have proven to be widely effective at treating wrinkles and fine lines on the face, neck, and upper chest, but these injections are even used for treating other medical concerns and conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and bruxism (the grinding of the teeth). The treatment is quite popular for several reasons, one of which is the fact that it doesn’t come with much pain (all you’ll feel is a slight prick at the injected area), and it’s a quick procedure that doesn’t take more than 30 minutes. But what else should you be aware of when it comes to wrinkle injections so you can have better peace of mind? Here are the answers to your essential questions about wrinkle injections.
- How does the treatment work?
It’s pretty simple. The clinic will use Botulinum Toxin, which is a bacteria that naturally occurs in our environment. Botulinum Toxin is the main active ingredient in wrinkle injections, and when it is injected, it can cause a ‘blockage’ in the signals between your nerves and muscles. In other words, the muscle will not respond to the signals sent by your nerves to ‘move.’ Once you have the treatment, the wrinkles on your skin will disappear, with your skin looking smoother and firmer.
After some time, the blockage will break down, and your nerves will once again begin to communicate with your muscles, causing them to contract. When you get treated with wrinkle injections, you will notice the full results in around two weeks, but you can already see some slight results in just a few days. The overall effects of wrinkle injections can last for as long as six months.
- Is it a safe treatment?
This is one primary concern of those having anti-wrinkle injections for the first time, and the simple answer to this is yes. The Botulinum toxin will only break down in the muscles of the treated areas and will not pass into any other location in your body. Also, a good clinic will make sure that you get the proper dose so you can have a completely natural appearance that can last for a few months. Most people get anti-wrinkle injections twice a year, with the results getting even better over regular treatment.
- What can I get treated?
There are some common areas treated with wrinkle injections, with the most common being the forehead, frown lines in between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and jaw muscles. Frown lines are particularly annoying for those who have them, and most people get them because they tend to frown when they are angry or trying to concentrate.
Other conditions and areas that can benefit from anti-wrinkle injections include nasal wrinkles or bunny lines, upturned or pebbled chins, down-turned mouth corners, vertical lines on the neck, and hyperhidrosis.
- What are their benefits?
The benefits of wrinkle injections are clear. For one, they aren’t invasive, meaning you don’t need to go through surgery and don’t have to suffer through a long recovery. You can do it in your lunch break, walk out of the clinic, and do your other tasks for the day. Secondly, the results last for a long time, and best of all, your skin can definitely look much firmer, smoother, and younger in no time.
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