Anti-Wrinkle Injections / Wrinkle Treatments
It has been recognised that we develop facial lines for a number of reasons. Some of these are:
- Gravity (vertical and sleep lines)
- Muscular action (lines of facial expression)
- Ageing (intrinsic and photo ageing related to sun exposure)
As we age, changes occur to our upper, mid and lower face. These lines appear because various muscles contract to form different facial expressions. Over time these expression lines begin to linger a little longer, or become a little deeper, even when your face is at rest. Anti-wrinkle injections relax these facial muscles which refreshes your facial appearance.
What do anti-wrinkle treatments involve?
The treatments are quick and simple and include a series of injections to the chosen area/s. It is a non-surgical procedure, using a very fine needle with minimal discomfort. Treatment takes around 15 minutes and you can resume normal activities immediately.
The result will not be immediately effective, as it takes between 3-5 days before the muscle becomes relaxed. The maximum effect peaks at around 2 weeks. You can expect jthe effect to last between 3 – 4 months, as the result will progressively wear off as the muscle becomes sensitive again. However, with regular treatment the effect can be expected to last longer, sometimes up to 8 months, depending on the area.