Anti-wrinkle injections are neuromodulator injections that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing facial muscles. Facial lines will subsequently soften or simply disappear following the treatment. Injectable anti-wrinkle treatments are amongst the safest and most effective anti-aging solutions for temporarily renewing the appearance of the aging face.
There are several areas of the face where neuromodulators are commonly used. The forehead consists of 3 main muscles (the powerful corrugator, the frontalis, and the procerus). These muscles cause forehead and frown lines. The orbicularis oculi muscles create crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes. These lines are not only signs of aging but can also make you look “tired” or “anxious” at rest.
- Other uses of Botulinum Toxin include:
- Refinement of jawline
- Diminish the appearance of gummy smile
- Diminish the appearacne of a dimpled chin
- Reduce bruxism/teeth grinding
- Jaw slimming
- Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
- Migraine relief
Our highly experienced doctors at Beacon Face and Dermatology use only premium and FDA-approved products to temporarily improve moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults. It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines and is backed by 16 years of published research.
What can you expect during treatment?
During the initial consultation, you and your doctor will discuss your concerns, goals and expectations. The treatment itself is quick and painless. The anti-wrinkle neurotoxin is injected using a very fine needle into the belly of the muscle. The effect of the anti-wrinkle injection takes about 4-5 days to become noticeable and 10 days to see the final result. You can carry out your normal activities, however we recommend that you avoid massaging the area and not to lie down for four hours immediately following anti-wrinkle treatment. We also recommend that you do not have a facial or massage for 2-3 days to prevent migration of the product to other areas. Avoid heavy exercise or anything that is too hot i.e. hot showers, sauna, and sun exposure for 24-48 hours.
The effects of the wrinkle relaxing injection usually last three months, at which time another anti-wrinkle injection is required. After several treatments, the effects may begin to last longer, sometimes up to four to six months.