The onset of wrinkles is one of the first signs of aging, but luckily there are many cosmetic procedures that can diminish their appearance. Depending on the severity of your wrinkles as well as the amount of wrinkles impacting your skin, you have a few treatment options to choose from. Whereas some patients may consider surgical options like a facelift or brow lift, others may wish to receive less invasive procedures that are more within their control. They may consider anti-wrinkle injections, which target wrinkles specifically and keep your skin looking youthful. At Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery, we provide Botox, Dysport and Xeomin injections to help take years off your appearance and help you feel beautiful.
What are Wrinkle Relaxing Injections?
Facial wrinkles are caused by a number of factors, both internal and external. Sun damage, gravity, smoking and other lifestyle habits can lead to wrinkles on the skin. Some wrinkles are caused by a loss of volume or laxity in the skin, while others are a result of muscle contraction that, over time, create creases. Depending on the source of your wrinkles, anti-wrinkle injections may be able to lessen their appearance and keep facial muscles from overexerting themselves.
Wrinkle relaxing injections utilize the botulinum toxin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep set wrinkles in the skin. They are injected directly into the muscles responsible for the wrinkle forming, which blocks nerve impulses and keeps wrinkles from appearing. Many patients choose to receive anti-wrinkle injections when they experience frown or forehead lines, crow’s feet and squint lines, which are typically associated with muscle movement around those areas. With regular treatment, anti-wrinkle injections can act as a preventative measure from wrinkles forming in the future.
What Wrinkle Relaxing Injections are Available?
At Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery, we provide three anti-wrinkle injection brands that are each effective when it comes to treating wrinkles on the face: Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. Depending on the amount of wrinkles present as well as their location, one or more anti-wrinkle injections may be used to produce the most effective results. Although Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are each designed to reduce wrinkles, they may vary in reaction time and diffusion radius, which is why it is vital that you receive anti-wrinkle injections from a licensed and experienced specialist who is familiar with each brand and their effects on your skin.
Receiving Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
Your journey to younger-looking skin starts with a consultation that will determine the right injection regimen for you. Our physicians will examine the location and depth of your winkles and decide, based on the individual effects of each injectable, which injection will suit your skin. There are only a few instances where anti-wrinkle injections would not be appropriate, which includes women who are pregnant or breastfeeding as well as those with neurological diseases. Our physicians will assess your medical history to ensure that you are a good candidate for wrinkle relaxing treatment.
Unlike facial rejuvenation surgeries, anti-wrinkle injections are not a permanent procedure, and you will have to receive maintenance injections in order for your results to last. However, the intervals in between treatment sessions may grow longer as your muscles continue to respond and adjust to treatment. You should expect to receive touch-ups every four to six months with treatment sessions lasting no more than 20 minutes; the amount of treatment sessions necessary to produce desired results will depend on your specific cosmetic goals as well as your doctor’s recommendation. The results of your treatment will typically start to appear after a few days, however full results won’t occur until at least two weeks after receiving anti-wrinkle injections.
Side Effects of Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all proven to be safe treatment options if administered by a professional who is familiar with each product’s range of diffusion. At Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery, our skin care specialists are licensed and have years of experience providing beautiful results with anti-wrinkle injections.
The most immediate and common side effects of wrinkle relaxing injections include slight swelling and soreness at the injection site, but this should only last for the duration of your treatment session. You may also experience minimal bruising, which can be covered with cosmetics. Overall, you should be able to return to your regular routine immediately after your treatment session with no downtime necessary.
If you are ready to eliminate wrinkles from your skin, then call Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery today to find out whether wrinkle relaxing injections are right for you. With a patient consultation and a skin evaluation, our physicians will be able to design a treatment regimen specifically for your skin. Contact our office today to learn more.