Anti-wrinkle injections can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make the skin appear tauter and more rejuvenated.
Anti-wrinkle or wrinkle-reduction injections utilise an agent which weakens muscles temporarily. These agents are now generally accepted as a very successful treatment for facial lines, furrows and wrinkles resulting from many years of facial muscle activity. These lines are, in medical parlance, referred to as ‘dynamic’ lines and are commonly known by terms such as Forehead and Frown lines, and Crow’s feet.
The staff at Skin Doctor SA carefully place injections to weaken the muscles that create dynamic lines in a manner which is medically safe and does not leave the face looking frozen or expressionless. The effects of the injections are temporary (up to approximately 3 months) depending on, for example, the strength of the muscle. During the time the agent is active, however, people often adapt to using other muscles for facial expression. Further treatments will most likely need to be repeated every 3 to 6 months to maintain the effect, although smaller doses may be required with successive treatments.