Anti Wrinkle Injections: What To Know

Anti Wrinkle Injections: What To Know

Woman with crow's feet around her eyes

Anti wrinkle injections are widely used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They can be used as crow’s feet treatment and to reduce surprise, frown and smile lines. However, often hyaluronic acid is commonly used as nasolabial fold filler for nasal shaping and to treat excessive sweating.

If anti wrinkle injections are administered correctly and at recommended intervals, wrinkles can be removed completely. To remove all wrinkles, treatments generally have to take place every 3-8 months, but of course this depends on each specific patient. If treatment is discontinued for any length of time results will eventually fade.

This makes anti wrinkle injections a big plus for patients who may want a long-term solution, but also those that want a once-off ‘quick fix’ treatment.

It’s a quick and relatively pain-free treatment which normally only takes a few minutes to administer. However, it is important to note that it usually takes 5-7 days before the effects of this treatment begin to work.

How do Anti Wrinkle Injections Work?

The drug used in these types of injections causes muscular paralysis, which is what reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Although generally used to reduce wrinkles, they can also be used to treat various health conditions. These include muscle spasms, uncontrolled blinking, excessive sweating, migraines and an overactive bladder.

To get the best results and to retain those results, it’s very important to consult a professional who’ll put together a treatment plan for you.

As with any other treatments, there are going to be some advantages and disadvantages so let’s take a look at some of those.

Advantages of Anti Wrinkle Injections

  • Anti wrinkle injections are a quick fix for all types of wrinkles making it desirable for many people.
  • If you want to discontinue your treatment your face will return back to its original shape over time. The amount of injection you have received will determine how long this will take to happen.
  • It’s not only used for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, as it is also effective in treating many medical conditions, as mentioned.
  • It’s a quick fix that offers excellent results.
  • This type of treatment is less invasive than a facelift but still gives the same results.


Disadvantages of Anti Wrinkle Injections

  • Although this treatment is cheaper than other cosmetic procedures, it can be quite costly. Regular treatment every 3-8 months means higher costs.
  • This treatment is administered with fine needles, which can be painful for some patients.
  • Almost all patients will develop bruising, around the site of the injections, that usually last a few days .
  • It is not a permanent fix and wrinkles will re-appear if treatment is discontinued.  
  • If used over time you may become immune to the effects of the injections. The only way to keep seeing results is to increase the dosage of the toxin, costing you more in the long-run.


Is this Treatment Right for you?

If having fine lines and wrinkles on your face is making you unhappy, you might want to consider anti wrinkle injections as a solution. As mentioned, it’s important to talk to a professional who has the experience and qualifications required to administer these injections. It is only then that you’ll discover whether this cosmetic treatment is a good fit for you.