- Wrinkle Smoothing Injectable Fact / Fiction
- About our Wrinkle Smoothing Products
Wrinkle smoothing treatments have been around for many years, and still remain popular with people of all ages today. They are used to reduce the amount of lines and wrinkles on the face, leaving a smoother complexion. People get these injectables to help them regain a more youthful appearance. We have put together this helpful guide – separating the real facts from the fiction.
Wrinkle smoothing injections are very painful (Fiction)
A lot of people are under the assumption that having wrinkle smoothing injections is extremely painful, and therefore it’s not for them. Whilst anything involving needles isn’t going to be totally pain free, it isn’t the severe pain that the horror stories claim. Light bruising may appear, but there shouldn’t be much pain. In fact, many people compare getting these treatments to feeling like getting a mosquito bite. You have to remember that people have different pain thresholds, and therefore what one person experiences could be different for the next person.
You will lose your facial expressions (Fiction)
Lots of people claim that wrinkle smoothing injections will make you lose your facial expressions and leave your face unmoving. The Facial Rejuvenation Clinic's aim is to relax the muscles at the injection point rather than freeze them. If you have it done by a qualified physician, you shouldn’t suffer from any loss of expression.
Having wrinkle smoothing injections is dangerous (Fiction)
People have been getting these treatments for over 20 years, and therefore it has a long established history of being safe. Since then millions of people have had them safely and effectively. In fact, there has been no sign of any long-term side effects.
Wrinkle smoothing injectables can work for a number of conditions (Fact)
The majority of people are under the impression that these treatments are only for people who want to get rid of wrinkles on their face. This is something that is simply not true, as it has been approved for a number of different medical conditions. In fact, it was originally developed as a treatment for neurological disorders(as opposed to cosmetic use).
Some of the medical conditions it is used for include:
- Eyelid muscle spasms
- Repeat migraines
- Overactive bladder
- Strabismus (misalignment of the eyes)
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Joint pain
As you can see, there are a lot of myths surrounding this type of treatment. We hope that this article has helped answer some of your questions about these injectables, and put your mind at ease. Wrinkle smoothing treatments may not be suitable for everyone. You should always seek the advice of a trained, qualified healthcare prescriber. This should include to a face-to-face consultation and a review of all the risks involved as well as your personal circumstances.
What is my wrinkle smoothing product?
A natural purified protein.
It relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles.
It creates a smoothed, rejuvenated appearance.
When injected into a muscle It temporarily blocks the chemical signals that make the muscle contract.
Only minute quantities are injected.
Only the injected muscle will be affected.
Is my wrinkle smoothing product safe?
It has an excellent safety profile.
It is used in a variety of therapeutic areas. It is one of the few treatments that can be given to treat children over 2 years of age to treat Cerebral Palsy. It helps them to walk!
It has been actively used for over 10 years in tens of thousands of patients worldwide and has US FDA and European approval (including France and Switzerland).
It has now been licensed in the UK for the treatment of many upper facial lines.
How does my wrinkle smoothing product work?
A tiny amount of product is injected into the hyperactive muscles. These repeated contractions cause the skin to fracture. Fine lines start to appear.
It blocks the nerve impulse from reaching these muscles. The muscle simply relaxes or ‘goes to sleep’ This relaxation enables the skin to relax and heal and the lines smooth away.
What happens during a wrinkle smoothing treatment?
It only takes ten minutes.
Your Doctor will ask you to frown or smile to assess your muscle movement. Then determine the injection site to achieve the best results for you. It is then administered by several tiny injections. Feels like a pin prick. No anaesthetic is required. You can return to work or day to day activities immediately.
Are there any side effects from a wrinkle smoothing treatment?
If they do occur, they are:
Mild to moderate
Slight bruising from the injection
When will my wrinkle smoothing treatment start to work?
From Day 2 in some patients through to 14 days to see the full effect.
How long will my wrinkle smoothing treatment last?Results can last from 3 to 4 months following initial treatment
Subsequent treatments can last much longer.
Varies from person to person.
Will wrinkle smoothing injections work for me?
The majority of patients treated by an experienced injector are satisfied with the result of their treatment
Will my lines look worse if I do not continue my treatment?
Should you discontinue treatment, your lines will gradually revert to their pre-treatment appearance.
Will my wrinkle smoothing injections affect my whole face?
It only relaxes the muscle it is injected into. It is used in miniscule quantities to treat facial lines. Appropriate injections of product will ensure you still have natural facial expression
A wrinkle smoothing treatment:
Smoothes out lines
Takes approximately 10 minutes
Involves a few tiny pin prick injections
Relaxes the overactive muscle, reducing lines and wrinkles
Results are visible within days
Lasts 3 to 4 months or longer