The Truth About Anti-Wrinkle Injections – Fact versus Fiction

by | Mar 16, 2023

Skincare aestheticians agree that the best patient is a well-informed patient. This is especially true when it comes to anti-wrinkle injections. At Austin Clinic, we strive to give our patients the facts about anti-ageing neurotoxins … the good (benefits), the bad (side effects), and the ugly (you may not be right for them).

#1 Fact You Must Know about Anti-Wrinkle Injections

The most important thing to remember about anti-wrinkle injections is that they are a Schedule 4 cosmetic injectable. They may only be administered by “qualified medical practitioners, including registered nurses and doctors… Enrolled nurses can also administer (neurotoxins) under supervision if they have completed extra training,” reports EVERYDAY ABC. The network is sounding the alarm, warning readers about a “growing number of unqualified people” performing this service.

The potential errors made by an unqualified injector can cause anything from a minor adverse reaction, to muscles spasms and ptosis (drooping eyelids). “Another problem is that fly-by-night, pop-up injectors may be using sub-standard, bootleg formulations,” warns Dr Austin. Austin Clinic is proud to report that our patients are in good hands with skilled injectors who have been meticulously trained and injectables that have been thoroughly vetted.

Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Myth #1: It’s Not the Injection, It’s the Injector

Muscle-relaxing injections have earned a bad reputation for leaving patients with frozen faces that work better on mannequins than human beings. Don’t blame the injection, it’s the person holding the needle who is to blame.

Shocking, But True: Facial Injections Prevent New Wrinkles

Wrinkles, especially forehead wrinkles, are an unwelcome sign of facial ageing. They are the natural result of a lifetime of facial expressions. Every look of surprise, every nose wrinkled at an odour, every smile, frown, and eye squint affect your skin’s structure. Cosmetic injectables prevent certain facial muscles from contracting. This temporary paralysis works to soften existing wrinkles and helps stop new wrinkles from forming. “Many of our patients consider neurotoxin injections a wise long-term investment in their overall face,” reports Dr Austin. “They think of it as a way to stave off more invasive procedures such as a forehead lift or brow surgery.”

Don’t Be Fooled: Anti-Wrinkle Injections ARE Easy to Tolerate

Are you needle-phobic? Many people are, but you needn’t fear anti-wrinkle injection treatments at Austin Clinic. “We use tiny needles during treatment to keep discomfort to a minimum,” says Dr Austin. “Some of our patients say they feel a slight pinch. Others report it as less painful than a waxing session.”

Fact: Anti-Wrinkle Injections Can Help with Excess Sweat

It may be hard to imagine that the same treatment that helps your face look smooth and unlined would also help with excessive sweating, but it does. Men and women suffering from a condition known as focal hyperhidrosis use injections to block nerve signals to sweat glands in the underarms, hands, feet, and even head. “The initial treatment is generally six months with a repeat treatment every four to six months necessary for some people,” says Dr Austin. “Many patients find they can reduce their number of annual treatments significantly over time.”

The Anti-Wrinkle Injection Myth that Won’t Die: Results are Immediate

“Many of the treatments we offer at Austin Clinic provide immediate results,” reports Dr Austin with pride. She points to options including facials, the V2 Skin Booster, and Vivace, among other options for flawless skin. Anti-wrinkle injections require more patience … but only a little. “Most patients begin to see changes in their face after about 4-5 days,” reports Dr Austin. After that, it takes approximately two weeks to reach maximum benefit, with results expected to last up to four months on average.

Are You Ready for Anti-Wrinkle Injections? We’re Ready for YOU!

Have the myth-busting facts above made you excited about trying anti-wrinkle injections? Would you like to know more? Are there other skin-loving treatments you want to learn more about? Do you need a skin cancer check? Austin Clinic wants to be your partner in your quest for skin health and beauty. You can book online or contact us by phone or email to learn what we can do to make you feel skin-licious.