There may be many people who have already benefitted from anti-wrinkle injections, otherwise known as Botox injections. However, if you are still pondering whether or not you should have it yourself, it’s normal to have some questions, too. The gist of it is that anti-wrinkle injections are pretty safe, and since they are non-surgical, you don’t have to go under the knife. The needles used are also very fine, so you’ll hardly feel anything except a tiny prick for a few seconds whilst the needle is injected. But if you have other concerns about anti-wrinkle injections, including what to expect and more, here’s your list of the most popular questions about anti-wrinkle injections now answered.
- Does it hurt?
If you don’t like needles as much as the next person, you may be having doubts about whether or not the procedure may hurt. But the quick answer to this is no, not really. Most people experience a slight pricking sensation, and this goes away in a few seconds. But if you are skittish about needles, you can always ask them to use a topical anaesthetic or apply ice to the areas, so they become numb right before the procedure.
- Am I suitable for it?
Another question asked by many is if they are suitable for the treatment. In general, the treatment is suitable for those who wish to decrease the appearance of lines on the forehead, wrinkles around the eye area, or frown lines. Most individuals already have a good idea of which areas they want to be treated, but if you were to ask the experts, they would often recommend treatment for the aforementioned area around the eyes or at the corners, the forehead or brow, and the area between your eyes. The treatment is most suitable for those in their 30s to 40s, but younger and older individuals can take advantage of it, too.
- Are they safe?
One fact about wrinkle injections you should know is that they have been in use for many years, decades, even. The primary purpose of the treatment 40 years ago was as a muscle relaxant and to treat other conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), but when a specialist found that they can also apply it to the muscles of the face to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, the practice caught on.
The procedure is entirely safe as long as it is done by a trained practitioner, and they should have the proper training and skill so they can complete the treatment.
- When should I avoid it?
Some people may also be wondering whether they are physically and medically suitable for the treatment, which is also understandable. If you have allergies to the ingredients of the injections or have wounds or infections on the areas to be treated, it is not advisable for you to have the treatment. If you’re pregnant or are still breastfeeding, it wouldn’t be wise to go through it, either. The same is true if you have myasthenia gravis or any disorder of the neuromuscular system.
- What can I expect afterwards?
The treatment usually lasts for just half an hour, and you can perform your usual tasks right afterwards. There may be slight bruising, but this will also fade. You will notice the overall results in a few days, and they will last for about three to four months.
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