This is a simple, straightforward, and highly effective procedure, resulting in the overlying skin appearing smooth and crease free.It gives a fresher and more youthful look by relaxing the tiny facial muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles. While you may notice some results immediately, the full effect of product, along with the maximum wrinkle smoothing effect, will take a few days. Typically, it takes from three days to a week before the product will take full effect.
Results are visible within seven days of treatment and, depending on skin type and condition, can remain effective for up to six months.
This treatment is most frequently used to treat wrinkled on the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet at the outside corners of the eyes.
Sagging, drooping skin cannot be corrected through this treatment. Damage caused by the sun, such as leathery, wrinkled skin is also not appropriate for this treatment. Your plastic surgeon will advice you accordingly.
Women who are who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have Anti-wrinkle treatment. Also isn’t advisable for people who have neurological diseases.
You are required to avoid alcohol for at least one week prior to your treatment. Anti-inflammatory medication like aspirin or ibuprofen should be avoided two weeks before your anti-wrinkle treatment. This is to reduce bruising.
This procedure takes only a few minutes. No anesthesia is used, nor is any required. Generally, people feel minor discomfort at most.
You should not rub or massage the treated area for at least twelve hours after your injections. You will also be instructed not to lie down for three to four hours after your treatment. This is to keep the product from moving to an area other than where it is supposed to be.
You can expect the effect of your treatment to last anywhere from four to six months. As acetylcholine production returns to normal, your muscles will once again begin to contract and the wrinkles will reappear. That’s the bad news. The good news is that your wrinkles may be less prominent after the treatment because your muscles may be somewhat “trained” to be in the more relaxed state.
As the wrinkles reappear, you will have to have repeat anti-wrinkle treatments to get them to disappear again.
The most common side effect of the treatment is temporary bruising. Another side effect is headaches, however this is a rare occurence. If headaches do occur, they are usually gone within 24 to 48 hours.
A small percentage of patients develop eyelid drooping. If eyelid drooping does occur, it is usually gone within three weeks. The eyelid drooping is caused by migration of the product from the treated area to an adjacent area. This is why you shouldn’t rub the treated area for at least twelve hours after your procedure and why you are told not to lie down for three to four hours after treatment.