10th January 2019
How wrinkle reduction injections work
Wrinkle reduction injections and line softening treatments are trusted by celebrities, professionals, and our peers to safely and effectively soften the appearance of wrinkles. However, do you know what they are made of and how they work? Professor Jeffry Kashuk believes that all patients should feel comfortable and confident during their treatment, which is why we are going to explain how wrinkle reduction injections work.
What are wrinkle reduction injections?
Wrinkle reduction injections use a medically regulated toxin to soften fine lines and wrinkles in the face. It is a prescription-only medication, and therefore you should only seek a medical professional with adequate experience to perform this treatment for you. It works by reducing the injected muscle’s ability to contract as aggressively, lessening the number of wrinkles resultant in the skin. It can also be used for some medical treatments, more of which are being researched every day, and to perform facial slimming.
Which areas of the face does this treat?
Popular areas of treatment include forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet or laughter lines. These three are the typical treatment areas, though this treatment’s use has grown exponentially, and we can now relax a gummy smile, creasing at the top of the nose, non-surgically lift drooping eyebrows, and help upturn the corners of a sagging mouth.
Is this treatment used on the body?
Yes, wrinkle reduction injections are not just for wrinkles! They are approved for lessening excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis) in localised areas. In areas like the hairline, palms of the hands, feet, hairline, and armpits, and other personal regions, you could witness a reduction in your localised sweat production for up to 6 months! Repeat treatments will be needed to maintain these results, but they are incredibly freeing for those who worry about their sweat during exercise, periods of anxiety, or in day-to-day life.
What are the side effects?
This treatment does come with some minor side effects, but don’t worry because these are normal and natural. You may experience some mild bruising after the treatment at the injection points, but these subside within a few days after treatment. You might also experience a slight headache or flu-like symptoms, but these are natural and can be controlled. By seeking a medical professional to perform your treatments, you minimise the risks of developing more severe side effects because the understand your skin and underlying structures better than anyone.
Who can perform this treatment?
Only medical professionals can perform this treatment as it uses a prescription-only toxin. For the safest and most effective outcomes, you should trust all of your injectable treatments whether they be dermal fillers or otherwise to medically trained practitioners. Your safety is paramount during your treatments and, should any unfortunate complications occur, your medical professional is much better equipped to help you manage them successfully. Professor Jeffry Kashuk is not only a medical professional, but a reputable surgeon in both the US and Tel Aviv. There are no safer hands than Professor Kashuk’s when considering facial aesthetics.