Anti-wrinkle injections relax the muscles that cause wrinkles. To achieve total facial rejuvenation, anti-wrinkle injections are often used in combination with Dermal Fillers. They have been used around the world for over 20 years on literally millions of patients and are a very safe and well-proven option.
They treat the following areas:
Anti-wrinkle injections are made from a purified protein. When injected into specific muscles, it causes them to temporarily relax which softens lines and wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections will start working within 2-3 days, with full effect normally at 2 weeks.
Results last 3-6 months in most cases however, in many cases the first 2-3 treatments may only last 3 months. Many studies have indicated that treatments become more effective and longer lasting when given every 3-4 months. If a patient makes the decision to stop anti-wrinkle treatments, their wrinkles will return once the strength returns to their muscles.
Anti-wrinkle injections are quick, simple and virtually painless, allowing patients to return to normal activities immediately. The needles used are very small (more or less the same size as those used to perform acupuncture) and feel like tiny ‘pin’ pricks on the skin. The discomfort is well tolerated by patients, as it only lasts for a moment.
As mentioned, anti-wrinkle injections are very safe but on rare occasions the following side effects may occur:
Dermal fillers are essentially, a non-invasive cosmetic injection designed to rejuvenate the areas of the face that have lost volume. They can also be used to treat fine lines and to hydrate the skin.
Dermal fillers are made from a naturally occurring Hyaluronic Acid which is already present in our bodies, so it is a safe and proven option.
These are a non-invasive cosmetic injection and fall into 2 categories:
At Avana, we use non-permanent fillers because:
As we get older, we lose facial fat, collagen and elastin which leads to drooping of the skin causing wrinkles. When Dermal Fillers and Anti-wrinkle injections are combined, they produce optimal results. The Dermal Filler instantly fills out the injection area and as the product draws in moisture, the results gradually improve over the 1-2 weeks following treatment. The Dermal Filler can also stimulate collagen production.
Typically, 6-24 months depending upon where the filler was used on the face.
Very rarely do clients experience any side effects but from time-to-time, you may notice: