Anti Wrinkle injections, or the injection of Botulinum (anti-wrinkle treatment) is the most carried out non-surgical procedure in Australia. As you probably already know, when we laugh or frown our brains send a signal to our muscles – which makes our expression lines appear on our face. As we age and grow older, our skin looses elasticity and we begin to develop wrinkles and lines. Anti-Wrinkle injections are used to smooth out the expression lines that are caused by the muscles. Effectively, you’re reducing the age of your skin and muscles.
Once you have received your anti-wrinkle injection, you can expect to see results within five to ten days, although the anti-wrinkle treatment will get to work within a matter of two days. Once the procedure has started, over the next few months you’ll begin to see that your muscles gradually develop new receptor sites, thus allowing them to contract again. When anti-wrinkle treatment is injected into the muscles which are causing wrinkles in the overlying skin, paralysis of the said muscle effectively prevents the wrinkles and lines from reappearing. Anti-Wrinkle injections are most noticeable in dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles which are only present when the muscle contracts. As such, you may not see any change in your normal face. But, when you smile or laugh, you’ll see that the lines and wrinkles no longer appear.
Unfortunately, as you grow older, anti-wrinkle treatment will not be able to cure your lines and wrinkles. As we grow older, our skin begins to further lose elasticity. As such, permanent creases begin to form which leave a wrinkle which is noticeable without any muscle contraction. anti-wrinkle treatment may not get rid of these lines, but it may help to soften them and improve the overall appearance of your face.
Anti-Wrinkle injections are a safe procedure and there are no known side-effects or disadvantages.