Anti-wrinkle injectables work for dynamic wrinkles, not static wrinkles. Normally, when we make facial expressions like scrunching your brow or smiling, the muscles in our face contract, thus forming wrinkles around the forehead or eyes. However, with anti-wrinkle injections, they interrupt the process by weakening the surrounding muscles, making them unable to move and crease the skin.
Static wrinkles are wrinkles you have when your face is at neutral state. These are the lines that are present when we are not forming facial expressions. Because as we get older, natural substances that provide the skin with volume, like collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, decrease. If the anti-wrinkle injectable disables the muscles around a static wrinkle, it would not make much difference as the static wrinkle will still be there without any muscle contraction.
Therefore, anti-wrinkle injectables are more commonly used for dynamic wrinkles in the upper area of the face (i.e. forehead, glabellar, eyes). However with proper and regular use, they can also help to prevent shallow static wrinkles from growing deeper.
- Reduced appearance of wrinkles
- Delaying signs of ageing
- Non-surgical, no downtime
The procedure typically requires about 10 minutes.
First, our doctor will mark strategic points on your face as guides to the appropriate injection sites for the botulinum toxin as part of your treatment.
Your injection sites will be mildly cleansed and right before the injections, a cold compress will be used to further numb the treated area. The actual injections will take just a few minutes in total.
After the injection, the marks will be wiped away and an ice compress on the injected area to reduce any temporary discomfort that you might have. At this point, you may apply makeup, but be careful not to apply pressure to the treated areas, as doing so may result in movement of the toxins.