Anti-wrinkle injections have been used to combat lines and wrinkles for decades now, but some myths about this treatment still persist. Make sure you can separate fact from fiction by reading below.
- Works straight away: Nope, anti-wrinkle injections can take up to 2 weeks to kick in. You should always have a review at about 2 to 3 weeks. This ensures you’ll be happy with the results and any adjustments can be made if required.
- Anti-wrinkle injections and fillers are the same: Nope, anti-wrinkle injections only target lines caused by muscle movement. Fillers volumise the skin.
- It’s a permanent treatment: Nope, the results last up to 16 weeks, depending on skin quality, sun damage, and lifestyle factors.
- Erases all wrinkles: Not necessarily. Some wrinkles are more deep-set, and may require a few treatments before they reduce.
- Only for women: Nope, the treatment works for all, although men may need a stronger dose due to stronger muscle activity.
- You’ll look frozen: Nope, as dosage can be adjusted to give you a more natural look.
- It’s not safe: Nope, anti-wrinkle treatments have been carried out successfully for over 20 years. There are lots of clinical studies demonstrating safety.
- Once you start, you can’t stop: Nope, this treatment isn’t addictive, although you’ll want to keep it up because the results are so good!
- Only effective for wrinkles: Nope, as the treatment works anywhere that muscle contracts the skin, such as a pebbly chin, or rigid jaw muscles.
- Once you stop the wrinkles will get worse: Nope, your muscles will just regain their normal activity once the treatment wears off.
- Painful: Nope, injections are superficial and quick, and numbing cream is available if you need it.
- It’s toxic: Nope, the product is produced in a lab and purified for cosmetic use. The dosage used is too small to cause any disease effects.
- Distorts the face: Nope, using the correct dose, placement and technique will give a more natural result
If you’d like to discuss how anti-wrinkle treatments can help you, please book a consultation.