Anti-Wrinkle Injections are injectable medications that relax muscles. They are used to treat expression lines in the upper face including: Forehead lines, Frown lines and Crow’s feet. They also have some non-cosmetic indications including Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating of the underarms, hands and feet), muscle spasticity, cervical dystonia, spasmodic torticollis and blepharospasm. The effect of Anti-Wrinkle Injections is restricted to the area of treatment and is only temporary, lasting around 3-6 months. With continued use, the effect may last longer.
A small number of people have developed antibodies to Anti-Wrinkle Injections after repeated therapy, which results in the treatment no longer being effective.
Forehead Lines – These are the horizontal lines that form through repetitive use of the eyebrows. Over time, they become permanent lines.
Glabellar Lines (Frown Lines) – These are vertical lines between your eyes. Repeated contraction and muscle movement leads to permanent wrinkles.
Crow’s Feet – “Smile lines” that appear on the outside corners of the eyes. Repeated muscle movement leads to permanent wrinkles.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections have been used for more than 30 years in millions of people all over the world. At Border Medical Laser & Aesthetics, we use a leading brand of muscle relaxant that comes with a wealth of safety data to support them. Our staff are trained to administer Anti-Wrinkle Injections, and when injected by trained staff, it is very safe. There is a small risk of side effects, but they are generally mild and temporary. These side effects could include drooping of eyelids, face pain, redness, swelling at the injection site, skin tightness, muscle weakness, numbness or a feeling of pins and needles and nausea. Bruising is common, and about 10% of new patients have a headache for 24 hours. We encourage you to contact us if you have any concerns.
Treatment options will vary from person to person. Everybody has a different level of comfort with how they look. Some people will be more than happy to keep some of their smile lines, or soft character lines that light up when they smile, but are worried by their frown lines which always make them look angry, stressed or tired.
The next client may feel they wish to remove their lines in more than one place, giving them a more extensive, fresh but natural appearance.
At Border Medical Laser & Aesthetics, our clinic doctor and our cosmetic nurse are invested in promoting natural, healthy changes with you. We will discuss your concerns at your initial appointment to help you achieve your desired changes. Some people, if they wish, may like to use a multi-layered effect to achieve their optimal results.
At Border Medical Laser & Aesthetics, we aim to provide holistic thorough care, which extends to your post-treatment care. We will offer a complementary ‘light makeup’ to allow you to go about your day, or return to work with confidence, so no one needs to know you have had treatment. We encourage you to come back and see our registered nurse two weeks after the treatment to assess post-treatment, and also to ensure your satisfaction with the results. We will be providing an afterhours number to our clients to be able to contact us if you have any concerns or questions.