No matter how diligent we are about taking care of our skin, wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing. Many of the lines and wrinkles on our face are caused by actions such as smiling, squinting and frowning. As our skin thins and we lose collagen these lines become more noticeable, especially on our forehead and around our eyes. Precise placement anti-wrinkle injections can take years off your face, revealing a rested, energetic and youthful appearance.
Anti-Wrinkle Injectables can:
- Smooth lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows
- Minimize crow’s feet around the eyes
- Relax smile lines
- Relax muscle bands in the neck
- Soften a pebble like chin
- Lift and arch the eyebrows
Am I a candidate for Anti-Wrinkle Injectables?
Both men and women wanting to treat fine lines and wrinkles may be a great candidate for anti-wrinkle injectables. In younger patients these muscle relaxing injectables are often used as a preventative measure by training your muscles to not make certain facial expressions which over time can result in deeper lines and wrinkles.
Each patient is unique in the amount of wrinkle correction needed. At your initial consultation Dr Choroomi will examine your facial movement and areas of wrinkling in order to determine the optimal locations to be treated. The thickness of your skin and strength of your muscles will determine how much product will be needed to reach your desired results.
How do Anti-Wrinkle Injections work?
Muscle relaxing products, when injected, block signals from your nerves to your muscles. The injected muscles can no longer contract, causing wrinkles to relax and soften. Dr Choroomi uses an ultra-fine needle to gently administer tiny injections of the product directly into your facial muscle. This procedure causes minimal discomfort and patients often return to work and normal activity immediately following treatment.
While the results of anti-wrinkle injectables are dramatic they will not change or alter your facial appearance. They simply relax your muscles so you can naturally frown, smile or look surprised without leaving wrinkles or creases.
Although the product itself will begin to reduce muscle activity immediately, it can take up to 7-10 days to reach full correction. The effects of this treatment typically last 3-4 months but with consistent use, the muscles may become weaker and injections may be needed less frequent.