How they work
Wrinkle Injections - Introduction
This is a simple process whereby a muscle-relaxing solution is placed via a series of small injections into individual muscles in an area containing wrinkles. This prevents the muscles from making unnecessary and undesirable facial expressions and further creasing the skin. Wrinkle injections won’t radically change your appearance or make you look as though you’ve had a facelift and they will not ‘freeze’ facial expressions – they just soften the area, making you appear younger and more refreshed.
• Frown lines (worry or anger lines)
• Crow’s feet
• Puckering lines around the lips
• ‘Bunny lines’ at the top of the nose
• Armpits, soles of the feet etc to prevent perspiration
Wrinkle Injections - How they work
The solution is carefully injected into the muscles that are causing the skin to wrinkle – after serveral days it prevents the nerves from moving the muscle, therefore smoothing the overlying skin. The remaining facial muscles keep contracting as per usual so that normal and more desirable facial expressions are unaffected.
How long does the procedure take?
10-15 minutes per session, depending on the size and number of areas treated.
Wrinkle Injections - Treatments
What happens during the procedure?
This is a quick and simple procedure that is relatively pain-free. Even the most needle-phobic people are surprised at the ease of treatment. Ice is used to numb each spot prior to injection and then an extremely fine needle is used to make minute injections of the wrinkle prevention solution into the targeted muscles. You will experience only brief discomfort, therefore anaesthetic is not needed.
How long will my recovery be and what can I expect?
Recovery is immediate. There may be some redness and faint needle-prick marks that usually disappear within a few minutes. Ladies can reapply make-up immediately. Rarely, there is slight bruising that will last for a few days, but make-up will easily mask this.
Wrinkle Injections - Results
You will not see the results of the procedure until 3-7 days after injection. This is because it takes time for the targeted nerve endings in the muscles to become ‘deactivated’. If you have had previous wrinkle injections, then you may see a quicker onset of muscle relaxation, often in 1-2 days. The Facial Rejuvenation Clinic invites you back to review the results after 1-2 weeks.
Wrinkle Injections - Safety
It has been used by doctors for more than 30 years in millions of people around the world. It is one of the most studied and researched procedures and has no long-term side effects. The active ingredient is not absorbed or passed through the blood and is no longer present or active in the body an hour after injection.
Wrinkle Injections - Prices
To treat the average facial area a patient would require
20 units of Bxxxx® (American) Injections @ $15.00 per unit
a minimum of 40 units of Dxxxxx® (British) Wrinkle Injections @ $7.50 per unit
Source: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
"According to the FDA, it takes a minimum of two times more units of Dxxxxx® (British) to get the same effect as Bxxxx® (American). However among physicians, it has been debated, yet somewhat accepted, that 1 unit of Bxxxx® (American) is 'similar' to 2.5 or 3 units of Dxxxxx® (British)."