Unwanted expression lines, fine lines and wrinkles are caused by your facial muscles performing common repetitive actions such smiling, scrunching, squinting, and frowning. Over time, these actions cause creases to form on the skin. In order to prevent this happening, anti-wrinkle injections (also called wrinkle relaxing injections) can be used to ease muscles and encourage the skin to return to its previous wrinkle-free state.
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are injectable treatments of a prescription only purified protein medication. Precise doses of which are injected into targeted sites temporarily interrupting the transmission of nerve signals to the exact muscles that cause harsh expression lines. This non-surgical technique results in relaxing the specific muscles that cause unwanted lines and wrinkles.
With regular treatments, the skin cells are protected from the stress of repetitive creasing, and are able to regain thickness and return to a smoother state. Even the most established of creases can stop being reinforced by the same movements, and can therefore soften dramatically.
Wrinkle relaxing treatments can be used as a preventive measure or used to treat wrinkles that have formed over time. Results can vary for each individual so it’s best to discuss expectations and desired outcomes during your consultation. At MIRA we are realistic and open about the potential results, and this why our clients return to us time and time again.
Results of anti-wrinkle injections
The effects of the treatment will begin within the first days and weeks following injection, and will last approximately 3-4 months, with wrinkle-smoothing results improving over time. As the effects of the anti-wrinkle injections last temporarily, a new course should be administered to continue the treatment of facial lines. Many of our clients who seek long-term anti-wrinkle results opt for regular wrinkle relaxing treatments as part of their skin-care program.
It’s important to note that anti-wrinkle injections don’t immediately fill wrinkles or plump lines out. They treat the cause, allowing the skin a rest from being folded by the repetitive movements that result in wrinkles and lines on the face. Alternatively, dermal fillers and skin rejuvenation treatments can assist with plumping and erasing lines. Speak to our MIRA Clinic team to discuss which option might be best suited to you.