What results can I expect?
You can expect that the skin overlying muscles will appear smoother and flatter thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles. We always aim to ensure that results appear natural as opposed to ‘frozen’, which is a common concern for people looking to undergo this treatment. Post treatment, the result will continue to develop.
Does treatment hurt?
Anti wrinkle injections are generally a comfortable treatment that is well tolerated. You may feel a little sensitivity at the point of application, though this can be minimised through the use of a topical numbing cream prior to treatment.
Will I be able to move my face?
One of the most common anti-wrinkle injection myths is that your face will be frozen or you won’t be able to move your face after treatment. During treatment, muscle relaxant is injected into the facial muscles. This stops that specific muscle from contracting as severely. This lessens the formation of wrinkles on the face. Anti-wrinkle treatments do not freeze the entire face nor do they completely freeze the treated area or zone, unless this is the desired result. The treatments are localised to the “zone” we are treating such as forehead wrinkles. This means that even after treatment, you will be able to move your face and express yourself!
Are there any side effects?
As with any injectable treatment, there is a possibility of bruising, swelling, redness, tenderness, itching and sensitivity at the point of application. Any potential side effects will be discussed during a pre-treatment consultation.
Botox vs Fillers
How do they differ? What is the difference on the face?
What type of numbing cream is used?
Numbing cream is locally applied on the surface of your skin to minimise discomfort. You can return to work on the same day.
For women only?
The idea that any cosmetic injection is exclusively for women is completely false. Whether its lip filler or forehead wrinkles, all injections are suitable for men as well! Anti-wrinkle injections are extremely popular with male patients as men tend to have extremely strong facial muscles, which means facial lines and wrinkles can be more severe.
Only used to treat wrinkles?
Anti-wrinkle injections or muscle relaxants can be used to treat a number of areas other than fine lines. Muscle relaxants are commonly used to reduce the effects of hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.