Wrinkle Release Injections are used to help relax facial muscles and make lines and wrinkles less obvious. Wrinkle Release Injections are prescription-only medicine that should only be given by a registered trained Doctor, in a clinical environment.The treatment is a simple, non-surgical procedure that smooths deep, persistent lines, which develop over time. One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—relaxes the muscles that cause those lines to form and keeps them relaxed for up to four months. The results are dramatic and apparent within days.When people make facial expressions, the 50 pairs of muscles that hook into the skin of the face contract and bend the skin, causing folding at the weakest spots. Over time, skin loses the connective tissue that makes it elastic, and permanent grooves can form in those spots, causing frown or smile lines.Wrinkle Release Injections smooths these wrinkles by preventing facial muscle contraction. If people start treatment early enough, they can even prevent permanent wrinkling from taking place.
During the procedure, your skin is cleaned and small amounts of Wrinkle Release Injections are injected into the area to be treated. Several injections are usually needed at different sites.
The injections usually take effect about three to five days after treatment and it can take up to two weeks for the full effect to be realised. The effects generally last for about three to four months.
Wrinkle Release Injection treatments:
- Forehead lines
- frown lines
- crow's feet
- bunny lines (top of the nose)
- vertical lip line
- mental crease
- facial re-shaping
- hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under the arms, on the hands and feet)
Forehead lines are horizontal lines that form through the repetitive use of your eyebrows. Over time these dynamic wrinkles form permanent lines.
Your brows can sometimes appear uneven or asymmetrical. Muscle relaxing anti-wrinkle injections can increase facial symmetry and in certain cases provide a brow lift.
Frown lines are the vertical lines between your eyes and are also known as your ‘glabella lines’. Repeated muscle movement and contraction leads to permanent static wrinkles.
Also referred to as 'smile lines' or 'character lines'. These lines appear on the outside corners of the eyes.
Also known as nose lines, can appear from the constant scrunching of the nose muscle. They appear as horizontal wrinkles which form across the ridge of the nose.
Vertical Lip Lines
Vertical lip lines appear on the top and bottom lip. They can be defined lines that become apparent with any movement of the mouth.
As we age our chin muscle pulls upward forming a line between the bottom lip and chin in an arch. This muscle can be relaxed using anti-wrinkle injections taking pressure off the chin and causing the line to soften.
Facial re-shaping is a treatment used on the lower face muscle known as the ‘masseter’, or the muscle of the jaw. The masseter muscle is used for chewing and if over active can cause teeth grinding. This muscle can cause the appearance of a square jaw, and whilst this may be appealing to the male face, many woman are seeking a softer more feminine look. With the use of anti-wrinkle treatments we can reduce the bulk of this muscle and in turn reduce the appearance of the a square jaw, giving the face a more oval appearance. This treatment may also reduce the severity of teeth grinding.
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating, which can have a detrimental effect on people's social and work life. Hyperhidrosis is not a temporary condition and many people who suffer have likely been suffering for years.Hot or cold the sweating is constant and individuals can expect symptoms such as wetness and staining of clothing, clammy hands, soggy smelly feet which can make a miserable existence. Individuals may avoid interacting with colleagues, friends, partners and family due to embarrassment which can lead to isolation and possible depression.
Quick & Highly Effective Treatment
Wrinkle Release Injections is one of the easiest, quickest and effective treatments available to greatly decrease excessive sweating. Treatment of hyperhidrosis involves injecting Wrinkle Release Injections into the identified areas. When a medication like Wrinkle Release Injections is injected it blocks the action of the nerves that supply the eccrine sweat gland, this prevents the glands from producing sweat. The effects generally start to take place after a few days with an estimated 80% of individuals seeing an improvement in their condition after a week. Wrinkle Release Injections blocks the nerve endings, but after approximately 6-8 months new nerve endings grow to replace them. The duration of the effects is an average 6-8 months but can last up to a year*.
While sweating is an essential function for temperature control, the underarms have less than 2% of the body's sweat glands. The treatment has no effect on body thermo-regulation and compensatory sweating.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does Wrinkle Release Injections work?
Wrinkle Release Injections targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your provider will inject these muscles with Wrinkle Release Injections to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Will Wrinkle Release Injection make me look like I’ve had work done?
Wrinkle Release Injections is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your provider about the results you want from treatment.
Does Wrinkle Release Injection treatment hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with Wrinkle Release Injections feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow's feet studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of Wrinkle Release Injections.
When will I see results?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months*.
Do men receive Wrinkle Release Injection treatment?
Yes.Wrinkle Release Injections has also been clinically evaluated in male patients. In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, 17.5% of patients treated with Wrinkle Release Injections were men. In the clinical studies for moderate to severe crow's feet, male patients comprised approximately 10% of patients treated with Wrinkle Release Injections.
All our photographs of before and after treatment results are examples only, and do not constitute an implied or any other kind of guarantee of the result of treatment procedures. Results can vary significantly between our clients. All our treatment results are subject to the individualities of each client.
Furthermore, all treatment procedures carry potential risks and complications which are described in detail in our treatment consents forms. These may include, but are not limited to, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, dissatisfaction with the result and the expense of further treatments to manage a complication (patient forms). If you have any questions regarding these potential risks and complications. Please discuss them with our doctors or aesthetic therapist prior to treatments.
Before undergoing a treatment, please be sure that you understand that YOUR actual results will likely VARY SIGNIFICANTLY from other patient’s results, including their BEFORE & AFTER photos.
This is quite important to understand — that EVEN when you feel that you look very similar to another client in their BEFORE images, your results will likely vary significantly — because you are a unique person. Every individual has NOT only a completely unique physique, but also uniquely individualistic body healing capacities, scarring tendencies and recovery processes — some of which are unpredictable even in very-healthy patients who rest adequately and do ALL the other right things before and after their procedure.
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