Can be done in your work lunch break, these injections are relatively painless, require no recovery time and offer fast results(*).
If you have had wrinkle smoothing injections before, you have probably noticed your face restored to a youthful appearance. These injections work by temporarily “relaxing” the contraction of muscles, such as the ones that form “crow’s feet” around the eyes, wrinkle lines on the forehead and frown lines between the eyebrows
Wrinkles form in both the epidermis and the dermis, and their appearance varies depending on the layer in which they form. As you age, your epidermis loses its ability to hold on to moisture, which leads to fine lines on the skin’s surface. Deeper in the skin, collagen and elastin break down, which weaken the skin’s support structure, and at the same time, fat starts to disappear from the skin’s deepest layers, which leads to sagging. Together, these effects create deeper wrinkles, like frown lines and furrows.
Everyone gets wrinkles as they age, but too much sun exposure accelerates their formation. In fact, a lot of skin wrinkles are from excessive exposure to the sun, and not from the normal ageing process.
Wrinkle smoothing injections have been around for a while now and are considered safe and efficacious. After a facial injection it takes 5 to 7 days for the treatment to begin taking effect and around 14 days to see the full result, which can last up to 6 months(*). Follow up treatments are required at the first sign of the wrinkles returning, although they tend to take longer to appear after subsequent injections, as the muscles can atrophy or shrink as a consequence of continuous treatment.
(*) results vary for each individual
Treatment time15 to 30mins
Recommended IntervalsEvery 3 or 4 months
Recovery TimeNone to couple of hours, 7 to 14 days if bruising