Anti-wrinkle injections: Which is right for you?
When you’re thinking, when you’re angry, or when you’re surprised, your facial muscles are hard at work. Their mission? To give you wrinkles.
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and volume. Repetitive motion then causes thinning skin to wrinkle. Before you know it, your age is written all over your face.
Anti-wrinkle injectables can offer natural-looking yet dramatic improvements in the appearance of frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet and more.
When Should You Start Thinking About Anti-Aging Treatments?
The best time to start anti-wrinkle injections is in your late 20s and early 30s before lines can get a toe-hold. If you notice lines with movement or animation, but your skin is smooth when your face is at rest, that’s the time for preventative care. When lines are already present, it may take multiple treatments to see the results you want.
Both men and women can benefit from the science behind the growing spectrum of anti-wrinkle injections.
BOTOX® is the well-known, FDA-approved solution for improving the appearance of forehead lines, crow's feet and glabellar lines, or “frown lines.” A ten-minute, in-office BOTOX® treatment means you’ll see natural-looking results in days that last as long as six months. The full effect of the treatment can take up to one month. Because BOTOX® is non-invasive, most patients return to their routine the same day. Minor side effects, such as numbness or redness, typically disappear within a week.
While BOTOX® is perhaps the best-known name in the anti-wrinkle game, today there are other treatments using the same time-tested methods to give you the more youthful and energized look you want.
Dysport® is specifically formulated to improve frown lines. Instead of giving you the "frozen look," Dysport temporarily treats the facial muscles in just the area you want — between the eyebrows. Wrinkles are minimized, not your expressions. Treatment typically requires five Dysport® injections around your eyebrows and forehead, taking only ten to 20 minutes in our offices. A topical anesthetic can be applied to ensure your comfort. With Dysport®, many patients see improvements within a few days of treatment. Results can last three to four months. About 97 percent of Dysport® users say they would have the treatment again.
Xeomin is an anti-wrinkle neurotoxin alternative for patients with autoimmune disorders or allergies. It’s an organic molecule with no additives or carrier proteins, which can trigger adverse reactions in sensitive patients. Xeomin is FDA approved and clinically tested for a reduction in the appearance of frown lines. While results may not last as long as other products, it is a good option for those who are unable to use other types of anti-wrinkle injections.
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Fast, Convenient Treatment
At Blush Aesthetics, we offer all three of these anti-wrinkle options. We give the injections in our offices for patient convenience, and no hospitalization is required. The procedure takes just a few minutes, and most patients can immediately return to their daily routine.
Risks and Side Effects
Anti-wrinkle injections cause only little to no discomfort for most patients. All these injectables are safe for appropriate candidates. Temporary side effects include pain at injection sites, redness, numbness and headaches. These minor side effects typically disappear on their own in the days following treatment.
Before treatment, let us know if you have had previous botulinum toxin treatments or are allergic to any botulinum toxin product. In rare cases, facial injectables can cause difficulty breathing or swallowing.
During your consultation, we’ll discuss possible risks, including any side effects from botulinum toxin products.
Who is the Right Candidate for Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Anti-wrinkle injectables are safe and effective options for adults who are in overall good health but want to improve the appearance of moderate to severe facial lines.
Injectables may not be advised if you are pregnant, sensitive to botulinum toxin, allergic to milk or are over age 65.
Medications such as blood thinners and muscle relaxers can negatively interact with anti-wrinkle injections.
We'll discuss your full medical history during your consultation to determine if anti-wrinkle injections are right for you.
Proven Expertise at Blush Aesthetics
Dr. Erin Hennessey is a certified trainer for fillers and travels all over the country educating other providers on how to create natural-looking results for their patients. There are many different products available, and every patient is different. Dr. Hennessey will determine your ideal treatment based on muscle structure, fat structure, metabolism, bone structure, volume loss and desired outcome.
At Blush Aesthetics, we want your outer appearance to reflect your inner energy and confidence. Our state-of-the-art technologies and experienced team can give you the healthy, youthful skin you have always wanted.
The Blush Aesthetics team creates customized plans to achieve each patient’s aesthetic goals. We strive to give you beautiful, natural-looking results while minimizing downtime, pain and recovery. Let your inner beauty shine!