Anti-wrinkle injections are, no doubt, an expensive investment in yourself. Nevertheless like any investment, it is fair to understand the returns before investing. If younger-looking skin is what you dream of, and you are thinking about taking anti-wrinkle injections, make sure you know everything ahead of time.
At Drayton Cosmetics & Body Sculpting, we provide you with a breakdown of how these injections work and what you can expect from the treatment.
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Your skin starts producing wrinkles when repeatedly creased from specific facial movements like furrowing or raising eyebrows. Anti-wrinkle injectables are administered to the muscles responsible for such signs.
These injection use products that is technically a type of toxin and is not absorbed into the body. Therefore, it does not interact with anything you eat or intake orally. The only purpose it serves for your skin muscles is that it inhibits the movement of targeted muscles.
Injections meant for banishing wrinkles are only administered into muscles that produce unnecessary or less desirable expressions.
How long does it take them to work?
The results may vary as everybody has a different skin type. However, the standard course is within 7 to 14 days, within which you see the results. As soon as the product is injected, it binds to the SNAP 25 nerve proteins in the facial muscles and deactivates them. Thus, these injections prevent movement in the muscles.
Almost immediately, the product binds to the protein molecules; the toxin is drawn in to neutralize. About an hour after the treatment, there is no injectable product left in the muscle. The toxic element is diminished, and the results show gradually over the next one to two weeks.
Do anti-wrinkle injections last forever?
Your body is programmed to rebuild the SNAP 25 protein molecules as soon as the toxin is neutralised. However, the nerve protein can take three months to rebuild. This means that the effects would wear off in 2 to 4 months after the treatment. However, it depends on the following factors:
- The size of the muscle
- The number of units injected
- The number of consecutive treatments
- The amount of time between treatments
What is the ideal interval period to get injections?
At Drayton Cosmetics & Body Sculpting Skin Clinic, our clinical experts recommend getting anti-wrinkle injections every 1 to 14 weeks. When you follow a regular schedule, it ensures more consistent results, saving you costly downtime. Over time, you may need fewer units to get the same results.
It is wise not to wait until your lines show up again before having your subsequent treatment. With regular treatment, you train yourself not to overuse specific muscles.
Book an online consultation with us or call us to discuss how anti-wrinkle treatments can work for you.