Anti-wrinkle injections are ideal for minimizing frown lines, crow’s feet, neckbands, and for creating younger looking skin in the face and neckline. Because they are muscle relaxants, the injections offer the additional benefit of preventing further wrinkles caused by repetitive gestures, such as smiling, frowning or laughing.
A very fine needle containing a muscle relaxant, made from natural, purified protein, is administered into the area concerned. This substance relaxes the selected muscles that cause wrinkles to develop. As the muscle relaxes, the overlying skin smooths, causing the lines and wrinkles to soften or disappear, and prevents new lines from developing.
Line and wrinkle smoothing injections usually take 15 minutes, depending on how many areas are being treated.
Changes in skin appearance take approximately 3-5 days with visible results seen usually 10 days following treatment. The effects of Anti-wrinkle injections last approximately four months and tend to last longer with further treatments.
There is no recovery period after anti-wrinkle injections – it is noninvasive, pain-free and involves no downtime. You can leave the clinic immediately after treatment, without anyone noticing you have had something done.
Slight nausea, headache, temporary redness and/or swelling or bruising at the injection site. Please note that side effects are both rare and temporary and that the treatment is safe.
Anti-wrinkle treatments may be safely combined with microdermabrasion and dermal filler application to achieve transformational results.
Anti-wrinkle injections are sold by unit with the cost dependent upon number of units required for treatment. Units start at $5 per unit.
A free consultation with the nurse practitioner is recommended prior to treatment.