Frequently Asked Questions
Do anti-wrinkle injections hurt?
The sensations are more like a series of short ‘pin pricks’ and usually no anaesthetic is necessary. Ice can be used to numb the area and improve comfort.
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Anti-wrinkle injections target repeated muscle contractions such as frowning or squinting which are the underlying cause of frown lines and crows feet. Your clinician will inject these muscles to temporarily reduce the muscle activity. After treatment, you will notice a visible smoothing of your crows feet and frown lines.
Will anti-wrinkle injections make me look like I’ve had work done?
Anti-wrinkle injections are a technique-sensitive treatment, meaning you should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated with someone well trained and experienced in facial anatomy. It is important to discuss the results you wish to achieve with your clinician.
How long does a treatment take?
Your clinician will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment for you. The actual injection process takes about 10-20 minutes.
When will I see the results?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours but the full effects take about 2 weeks. Results should last up to 4 months.
How long is the recovery time after treatment?
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your clinician may give you specific after care instructions.
What are the common side effects?
Approximately 3% of patients can experience eyelid drooping according to frown line studies, while 1% can experience eyelid swelling. Other possible side effects include dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, headache, tiredness, neck pain, blurred vision, dry eyes and allergic reaction. Your clinician will discuss this in detail during your consultation.