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Anti Wrinkle Injections treat various concerns like:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Down-turned corner of the mouth
  • Laughter lines
  • Gummy smile
  • Bunny lines
  • Chin line (apple chin)
  • Radial lip lines
  • Marionette lines

Anti Wrinkle Injection

Facial lines become apparent because of the repeated use of facial muscles. Aging, sun exposure, unhealthy lifestyle are also responsible for premature aging and loss of skin elasticity. One can make their face look smooth and supple with the help of advanced dermatological procedures by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the neck and face.

Anti Wrinkle Injections provide quick and convenient treatment to smooth the lines around the forehead and mouth without any need for surgery. These anti-wrinkle injections contain a purified natural protein that relaxes the muscles, and this helps to smoothen the fine lines and wrinkles. It is a muscle-relaxing procedure, and the relaxation makes the wrinkles less noticeable.

Post-treatment care after Anti Wrinkle Injections?

  1. Protect the treated area from sunlight and extremely hot conditions
  2. Apply sunscreen on the treated area
  3. Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption for a few days after the treatment
  4. Do not apply bleaching creams or perform any beauty treatment on the skin for a few weeks after the treatment
  5. Use ice or cold compress to minimize swelling

Do not rub or massage the treated area

The benefits of Anti Wrinkle Injections?

  1. Provides with a youthful facial appearance.
  2. Helps in restoring facial balance and youthfulness by relaxing the muscles.
  3. Reduces the appearance of facial and neck lines.
  4. Anti-wrinkle injection is also effective in treating excessive sweating, migraine, correcting gummy smile, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm.

Ideal candidates for Anti Wrinkle Injections

  1. Suffering from moderate to several facial wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and around the neck.
  2. Must be in a good state of health.
  3. Not suffering from any bleeding and clotting disorder.
  4. Must have a realistic expectation with the procedure.
  5. Want to eliminate the appearance of smile and frown lines.
  6. Above 18 years of age.

Note:

Individuals who are allergic, pregnant or breastfeeding, suffering from myasthenia gravis, auto-immune disorders, severe illness, and skin infection at the planned area of injection, are not considered as a good candidate for anti-wrinkle injections.

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Results of Anti Wrinkle Injections

  • 1The results can be seen in about 2-3 days, and the maximum effect can be seen after 2-4 weeks of treatment.
  • 2The results last for 4-5 months or longer, and until it wears off, the injection is needed again.
  • 3High rates of patient satisfaction.
  • 4Younger looking face.
  • 5Natural, fresh and cheerful appearance.

Procedure of Anti Wrinkle Injections

The anti-wrinkle injection procedure is simple, non-surgical, and this method is effective in temporarily reducing the smooth to moderate wrinkles and fine lines. Many a time, dermal fillers are also combined with an anti-wrinkle injection procedure for better overall improvements. The goal of this procedure is to relax or weaken the muscles that cause wrinkles formation.

The area to be treated is cleaned, and the numbing cream is applied. The purified protein is injected under the skin using a thin or fine gauge-needle. It only causes minimal discomfort. An ice pack is applied both before and after the procedure to reduce discomfort.

The amount injected depends on certain factors such as age, severity of wrinkles, facial structure, diet, and individual expectations.

Results of Anti Wrinkle Injections

  1. The results can be seen in about 2-3 days, and the maximum effect can be seen after 2-4 weeks of treatment.
  2. The results last for 4-5 months or longer, and until it wears off, the injection is needed again.
  3. High rates of patient satisfaction.
  4. Younger looking face.
  5. Natural, fresh and cheerful appearance.

Note: The anti-wrinkle injection protein, once it stops working at the neuro-muscular junction, it is broken into simple amino acids and discharged by the kidneys.

Dr. Rohit Batra, at Dermaworld Skin Clinics in Delhi, has extensive training and skills in administering anti-wrinkle injections and provides with best-standardized results to his patients.

Side effects of Anti Wrinkle Injections

It is recommended that anti-wrinkle injections must be administered by a certified medical professional to avoid any complications to avoid potentially dangerous complications. Side effects caused by anti-wrinkle injections are rare, and if they occur, they are mild and temporary, this includes:

  1. Bruising
  2. Pain
  3. Inflammation
  4. Tenderness
  5. Muscle weakness
  6. Infection
  7. Swelling
  8. Keloid scarring
  9. Anxiety
  10. Dry mouth
  11. Dermatoses in the treatment area
  12. Shortness of breath and difficulty in swallowing

Other risks include:

  1. Muscle drooping
  2. Frozen expressions
  3. Asymmetrical results

There’s more risk of these side-effects if the procedure is being performed by an amateur. Always ensure that the dermatologist has required skills and experience in performing this procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

The effect of anti-wrinkle injections depends on the treated area, and the amount of units of anti-wrinkle protein injected in the targeted area. Different strength and purity of injectables are used for treating various skin concerns. Anti-wrinkle injections last for about 5 to 6 months. But factors like the targeted area, the way skin reacts to treatment, duration of sun exposure, and the number of sessions for treatments also determines the length of the results. An anti-wrinkle injection can also last for about 12 months. One needs to opt for regular maintenance sessions and take good care of the skin.. For long-lasting effects and best results, one should stay hydrated, always wear sunscreen, and must avoid smoking.

There is a big difference between anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers both in terms of composition and working mechanism. Anti-wrinkle injections are composed of a natural protein, and dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, and both these treatments are used for treating cosmetic aging skin concerns. Dermal fillers provide volume to the aging skin areas, and anti-wrinkle injections relax the muscle that is responsible for causing aging lines.

The anti-wrinkle injections treat aging skin conditions like wrinkles, frown lines, crows feet, worry lines, lip lines and are also used to improve the appearance of sagging lower face area like jawline and neck. The treatment provides a younger and more rejuvenated appearance to the skin. Anti-wrinkle injection mainly consists of protein toxin, which is a naturally found protein obtained from a bacterium. Anti-wrinkle injections contain the purified and safe protein for relaxing the muscles on the site where the injection is aimed. This protein acts to block the transition of chemical messages produced from the nerve that causes muscle contraction. The muscles can stay in a resting phase without these chemical messages and remain in the relaxed state until the messengers recover. The results of this treatment last for approximately 8 to 12 months. Once the muscle relaxes by the protein, the aging lines and wrinkles are no longer visible because the movements that cause their formation are blocked. This injection reduces lines and wrinkles of the face and makes one look youthful and beautiful.

The cost of the treatment depends on the following factors:

  • No. of units of injection.
  • Areas of concern.
  • Number of sessions provided.
  • The patient’s expectation with the treatment.
  • Experience of the doctor.
  • Location of the clinic.
  • Any other treatment like fillers provided in combination to achieve the best results.

Anti-wrinkle injectables are best for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscles that are responsible for causing wrinkles in the treated area. Muscle relaxation through anti-wrinkle injections blocks muscle movements and effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines, frown lines, crows feet, surprise lines, and aging lines present around the corners of the chin, mouth, brows and upper lip.

Anti-wrinkle injections are best for treating wrinkles around the forehead. This a safe, effective, and affordable procedure for reducing the occurrence of lines and wrinkles on the forehead. The injectable diminishes the appearance of forehead wrinkles when injected into a particular muscle, and it temporarily blocks the muscles that are responsible for forming forehead lines and stop the aging muscle contraction.

Anti-wrinkle injection makes a barrier between active muscle and nerve ending and temporarily retards their movement. It improves the appearance of aging lines and wrinkles and makes one look more youthful. The protein present in the injectable works by blocking the chemical signal sent by the brain to the muscle that causes muscle contraction and is responsible for forming wrinkles. This treatment relaxes and softens the lines, lifts facial muscles, provides a smoother and tighter appearance. This treatment usually takes three to ten days to reflect the best visible results.

Yes, the appearance of wrinkles can be reversed with anti-wrinkle injections. This is a safe, effective, and non-invasive method for improving fine lines and wrinkles in the skin and makes the skin much tighten and smoother. They effectively reduce the occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles and also rejuvenate the face. This treatment is a good option for treating wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, corners of the mouth, between the eyebrows. They are also used to treat skin conditions like frown lines, crows feet, worry lines, lip lines, and are also used to improve the appearance of lower face area like jawline and neck.

Aging process reduces the production of collagen and elastin that causes wrinkles in the skin. As people age, their skin loses its flexibility and becomes drier, thinner, and less elastic. The loss of muscle strength, bone density, and fat loss are also responsible for forming wrinkles. Wrinkles appear as folds, ridges or creases in the skin. Some other factors that may cause wrinkles at a younger age are making strong facial expressions, sun damage, dehydration, smoking, strong medications, and some genetic and environmental factors.


Dr. Rohit Batra, an MD (Dermatology,
Venereology & Leprology), is an adult,
pediatric and cosmetic dermatologist
& dermato-surgeon based at New Delhi.


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