- 26 Apr, 2017
- Anti Aging Treatments
Anti Wrinkle treatment is done through an injection, which is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world today! For those patients wishing to turn back the clock, it helps reduce wrinkles.Treatment areas may include:
• Frown lines between the eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose
• Crow's-feet at the corners of the eyes
• Forehead creases
• Thick bands on the neck
It has been used safely and effectively for many years to treat a variety of disorders.
How does it Work?
The brand name for botulinum toxin type A. When injected in small doses into specific muscles, it blocks the chemical signals that cause muscles to contract. When the muscles can't tighten, the skin flattens and appears smoother and less wrinkled.
How are the injections done?
At EMC, our doctors use a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of the medicine into specific muscles by carefully choosing the muscles to treat. The doctor weakens only the wrinkle-producing muscles to preserve your natural facial expressions.
The number of injections needed depends on many factors, including your facial features, the extent of the wrinkling and the specific area being treated. For example, crow's-feet usually require two to five injections. Furrows in your forehead could take eight or more injections.
The injections take about 5 to 10 minutes and are usually done in a procedure room.
What can you expect after the procedure?
The injections require no downtime; you can resume your normal daily activities immediately. You may have headache for a few hours after the treatment. Take care though, not to rub or massage the treated areas. This can cause the medicine to migrate to a different area of your face. If this happens, temporary facial weakness or drooping is possible.
You'll notice results within a few days, but the full effect takes about two weeks. Results aren't permanent. However, once it has taken effect, it takes three to six months for the affected muscles to begin functioning again. So, to maintain your look, you need follow-up injections every 3-6 months.
What are the side effects and risks?
The procedure is relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor, however, side effects and complications can occur. These include: Pain and bruising at the injection site, redness, headache, flu-like symptoms, nausea, temporary facial weakness or drooping.
How much does it Cost?
The cost depends on the size of the area treated and the amount of injection required.