5 Questions About Anti Wrinkle Injections
1. What is an anti-wrinkle injection?
Anti-wrinkle injections stop the signal from the nerve to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), frown lines, gummy smiles, and to slim the jawline.
2. Will anti-wrinkle injections make me look frozen?
If too much is injected, you can end up looking frozen, and permanently shocked and surprised (or atleast until it wears off after a few months). When it is injected correctly, you can get a gently lifted brow, and reduced appearance of wrinkles , and yes you still will be able to move, just not as much.
This is why it is important to be treated by experienced nurses and doctors who can use their expert knowledge to judge the size of your muscles and inject the correct amount. People should be very wary of clinics or beauty spas which offer injectables, as well as places that advertise special discounts on coupon websites. There is usually a reason these places need to offer discounts and advertise this way.
Dr. Kim’s unique background of being dually qualified in both medicine and dentistry, gives him a superior knowledge of both facial aesthetics and function, which allows him to give you the natural yet refreshed look.
3. Do anti-wrinkle injections hurt?
There is some minimal discomfort with anti wrinkle injections, as there is with any kind of needle. That being said, the needles used for anti wrinkle injections are very thin, and usually only ice is required beforehand to numb the area. If you have a low threshold or are nervous, we can apply some topical anaesthetic cream to the area. Most patients report it is just like feeling a quick pinch.
4. Do anti-wrinkle injections have side effects?
To date, there have been no allergic reactions to the Anti Wrinkle injectable we use at Cosmos Clinic Gold Coast. Like any drugs, there are some side effects listed, in less than 5% of patients there can be mild droopiness of the eyebrow or eyelid. If this does occur, it will subside within 2 weeks (*Can vary from patient to patient). Bruising and swelling are also a possible side effect of the injection, but is rare with experienced doctors and nurses.
5. How much do anti-wrinkle injections cost?
Most people think that anti wrinkle injections are out of their price range due to the fact that all the celebrities are regular users, but this is not the case. For the average forehead wrinkles, an anti wrinkle treatment can start from as little as $150.
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