Anti-Wrinkle Injectables|

Anti-Wrinkle Injectables|

Anti-Wrinkle Injectables|

Anti-wrinkle injectables are one of the most sought after non-surgical treatments in the world and have become so mainstream that over 15 million people have had  it.

Over the course of each day, we experience a range of emotions. Every feeling is expressed on our face and, over time, dynamic wrinkles are formed as a result of repeated contractions of our facial muscles, such as movements of the forehead, eyebrows, around the eyes, the chin, and above the lip. Moreover, as we age, our skin loses natural elasticity due to decrease of collagen and hyaluronic acid, which then makes our dynamic wrinkles turn into deep and permanent lines. Eventually, the skin may need to be replenished.

This is how the anti-wrinkle injectables work: a cosmetic physician injects small amounts of Botulinum Toxin type A, a protein naturally derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria into facial muscles that trigger dynamic wrinkles to form. The injections weaken the facial muscles and muscles around the eyelids area, causing the skin to smooth.



Mostly unnecessary, but in some cases local anaesthetic numbing cream will be applied. However, in most cases, ice may be applied to numb the skin before the procedure.




For this procedure, patients have a fairly quick recovery. Some redness may appear after the treatment, however, it should dissipate within an hour. Patients usually fully recover from the treatment within 2 days, but they must refrain from exercising during that time.


Over the next few days, the injected muscles will start weakening and the full effect of the anti-wrinkle injectables will be visible in two weeks time. Normally, the treatment effect lasts for about 3 – 4 months before there may be a need for a repeat treatment to maintain the desired look.

What Can Anti-wrinkle Injectables Do For You?

These injections suit those patients who want to get rid of dynamic wrinkles. They are popular among people of different age groups, ranging from millennials in their late 20s to people who are over 40 years. Anti-wrinkle injections can help minimise lines on the face.

Most common anti-wrinkle treatments include:

  • Injections for brows (horizontal lines on the forehead)
  • Frown treatment (vertical lines between eyebrows)
  • Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)

Other areas of the face commonly treated are:

  • Non-surgical brow lift
  • “Gummy smiles” (enhancing and balancing your smile)
  • Mouth lines
  • Bunny lines (lines on the sides of the nose that occur with smiling)
  • Jawline area

Are You An Ideal Candidate?

The ideal candidates for this procedure are those patients whose skin is in good condition and who have dynamic wrinkles.

Patients with damaged skin and deep static wrinkles would also benefit from anti-wrinkle injections; however, they first must undergo facial treatments to allow the healing of their damaged skin to occur. Some of the facial treatments recommended for the patients with damaged skin include routine skin-care treatments, laser resurfacing and one of the surgical facial rejuvenation procedures.

Risks Associated With Anti-wrinkle Injectables

The risks associated with the injection treatments are extremely low. This procedure is one of the most well-researched and most popular non-surgical procedures worldwide.

There is a risk of blindness and skin necrosis with anti-wrinkle injectables however this is low.

Some patients may feel uneasy or anxious before the procedure and in this case, local anesthetic may be applied on their skin to guarantee pain-free and anxiety-free treatment. In rare cases, some redness or a small bruise may appear, especially around the eyelid area or if the patient has a sensitive skin. It disappears within a short time and can be easily concealed with make-up, if necessary.

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