Dermaq Aesthetics

28/5/22

How do anti-wrinkle injections work?

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Introduction

The process of growing older is inevitable, but there are some things you can do to help slow it down. One the most effective tools to use in this fight against aging is anti-wrinkle injections! They're one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world and offer a variety of benefits. If you think these injections might be right for you, here's everything you need to know about how they work:

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are a quick and effective way to get rid of wrinkles in your forehead, around the eyes and mouth. The most common type is called Botox, which is made from botulinum toxin A. Dysport, Xeomin and Myobloc are other brands of this treatment.

Botox works by relaxing muscles that cause wrinkles when they contract repeatedly over time. This relaxes the skin so it becomes smoother and firmer, leading to fewer lines or wrinkles on your face over time.

It can also be used to treat:

  • excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • spasms caused by nerve damage (such as Bell's palsy)
  • How do anti-wrinkle injections work?

Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses that cause the muscles to contract. This can help smooth out wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them. It can also be used to treat excessive sweating and other conditions, including migraine headaches, excessive underarm perspiration and crossed eyes.

The Botox treatment involves injecting tiny amounts of purified botulinum toxin directly into specific facial muscles where it blocks nerve impulses and relaxes facial lines for up to a year at a time. It's commonly used on crow’s feet (lines around eyes), forehead furrows and frown lines between eyebrows — although some patients get injections around mouth corners as well.

How long will it take to notice the effects of my anti-wrinkle injections?

The length of time it takes to notice the effects of your anti-wrinkle injections will depend on the area of your face being treated.

For example, if you're getting your forehead injected with botulinum toxin, you may start seeing results in just a few days. In other cases, like around the eyes or mouth area, it may take up to three months for you to see noticeable results. This is because these areas are more sensitive than others and require smaller doses in order to get the best results (and reduce side effects).

The number of units injected also plays a huge role in how long it takes for your wrinkles to disappear completely. For example: if two units per half inch is used on the forehead (about five inches wide) then there would be ten total units injected into that area before seeing significant change compared with using only six units per half inch which would equal only twelve total units altogether!

Are there any possible side effects of using anti-wrinkle injections?

There are a number of side effects associated with these injections, but they're generally quite mild.

  • Temporary headache.
  • Temporary bruising.
  • Temporary pain and/or numbness at the injection site.
  • Temporary swelling around the injection site, usually lasting for about one week following treatment.
  • Temporary redness in your skin or eyelids for a few hours after your appointment, which then subsides over 24 hours or so (it's normal to look like you've been partying hard on Saturday night). You may also notice increased sensitivity to light during this time, but it should fade within about 48 hours after treatment as well. Finally, some people experience itching sensations as well—this can be treated with Benadryl or another antihistamine if necessary!
  • Botox can be used to treat wrinkles, but it's important to understand how it works and what side effects are possible.
  • Botox is a neurotoxin that can be used to treat wrinkles. It's injected into the skin, and the effects of this treatment are noticeable within days.
  • Botox isn't only used for anti-wrinkle injections; it's also used to treat headaches and muscle spasms, among other things.

Conclusion

Botox injections are an effective treatment for wrinkles and they're widely considered safe. But it's important to remember that Botox is still a toxin, and there are some side effects you should be aware of before getting treated. However, if you want to reduce the appearance of your wrinkles, you can rest assured knowing that botulinum toxin has been used in a variety of medical applications since the 1970s with great success. If you still have questions about how botulinum injections can help diminish fine lines and deep creases on your face, don’t hesitate to speak with one our specialists at Beverly Hills Aesthetics today!