Anti-wrinkle injections, are among the most popular and effective procedures. These injections contain neuromodulators, which relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form. The procedure is quick and virtually painless, and the results can last for several months. However, it’s essential to book a consultation and choose a reputable clinic or specialist who is experienced in administering anti-wrinkle injections.
The main ingredient in these products are all certain type of toxin. Responsible for anti-aging effects by paralysing the underlying muscles. One brand of neuromodulator is the most popular off all as it has been around for a long time. Other products made by different manufacturers can have slightly different properties. Some spread out more than others, allowing to cover a larger area and achieve a more even result. However, the diffusion of the product may not be beneficial for patients where the doctor is targeting specific areas of the muscle. Additionally some products are manufactured without the extra proteins found in competitive products.
Generally neuromodulators are a fast and effective procedure, with results usually visible within a few days and lasting for several months. It works well for frown lines and crow’s feet, as well as for wrinkles that appear as a result of ageing. Some neuromodulators might not be as popular as their competitors. This is mainly due to less marketing funds. This does not mean that they are worse and one can’t achieve great results.
As with every procedure common side effects can include pain, swelling, redness at the injection site, as well as temporary muscle weakness. If not injected correctly, can cause a ‘frozen’ look. Side effects can also include drooping eyelids, headaches and neck pain.
The above comparison does not mean that one product is better than the other. Furthermore, all side effects and complications listed above are complementary. This means that the same complications can appear after using each one of the listed products.
Doctor’s opinion is that the best injectable treatment for wrinkle reduction depends on a variety of factors, including individual preferences, the type of wrinkles being treated and the patient’s desired outcome. The best way to determine which one is the best for someone’s individual needs is to book a consultation with one of our doctors at Eskulap Clinic in London to review treatment options.
No matter which injectable treatment is chosen, patients should be aware that the results will not be permanent and will require regular maintenance to maintain the desired effects. Some patients may experience side effects such as pain, swelling and temporary muscle weakness, so it is important to be aware of these potential risks before beginning treatment.
Description of the wrinkle reduction procedure
Special preparation before the wrinkle removal procedure is not required. Do not put on make-up, you will have to remove it. For 2 weeks before the hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) treatment do not use antiperspirants. Two weeks after the procedure it is advisable to use mild spray deodorants.
Injection of a small amount of the toxin using a thin needle at precisely defined points. The treatment takes 10-20 minutes and does not leave any major traces. Only slight redness at the puncture site is might be visible, or a slight bruise may appear.
After wrinkle correction treatment, you should not head down, go to sleep (lied down), undergo skin care, perform facial skin massage, drink alcohol and fly by plane for 4-6 hours.
How long does the effect last?
The first effects appear about 2-3 days after the treatment. Full effect is visible after 10 – 14 days and lasts up to 4 to 6 months. After this period, the treatment should be repeated. With subsequent treatments, the effect lasts longer. After 10-14 days, after just one wrinkle treatment, the skin looks younger. Often wrinkles become shallow and less visible due to the additional effect of the toxin. This effect is a result of muscle relaxation. Muscles for several months after after treatment did not make substantial movements. This eventually causes the wrinkles to become shallow.