What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections, made popular by Botox brand, are a safe, effective, and affordable way to rejuvenate the face and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections can smooth out frown lines between the eyebrows, laughter lines around the eyes, wrinkles around the jaw, as well creases in the forehead. The eyebrows and chin can be lifted and the jawline can be softened with the help of this proven treatment.

Xeomin: What is it and How Xeomin Compares to Botox

Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), made by Merz Pharmaceuticals, is approved by the US FDA and Health Canada for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. IncobotulinumtoxinA is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.

Xeomin is the first one that does not need to be refrigerated before use, which may simplify distribution. Xeomin is also has no additives, just botulinum toxin type A. This may mean that there is less risk of developing antibodies against Xeomin than other available neurotoxins. The body develops antibodies in response to a foreign invader and attacks. In theory, antibodies could prevent a neurotoxin from having its desired effects. The effects of Xeomin occur within one week, and the results last from three to six months, making it comparable to Botox in terms of both onset and duration of action. Xeomin should not be used interchangeably with other botulinum products.

Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections Right for Me?

If you have wrinkles around the eyes, between the eyebrows, on the forehead, or around the corners of your mouth, among other places on your face, anti-wrinkle injections may be a good treatment option for you.

How Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work?

Anti-wrinkle injections deliver a product derived from a purified protein to targeted muscles. These muscles are responsible for the wrinkle-inducing movements of the face. Once injected, the product immediately begins to relax these specific muscles and lines and wrinkles being to soften. The injected treatment works by stopping communication between the nerve and the muscle, preventing the muscle in question from contracting and making the movements that would cause wrinkling of the skin.

What Can I Expect at my Appointment for Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

At your appointment, our Dermatolgist will go over your goals and expectations and propose a treatment plan to achieve your desired effect. They then use tiny needles to inject the treatment product into the targeted areas of your face. Most patients experience only temporary discomfort and may have little mosquito-bite like marks on their face that subside within about 30-60 minutes after treatment. Patients can immediately return to their regular daily activities.

Results of Anti-Wrinkle Injections

The results of your anti-wrinkle injection treatment will be apparent within a couple of days and will peak around one month after treatment. The results will last an average of three to four months. The treatment has been used by millions of individuals around the globe for more than 20 years. It appeals to everyone, from stay-at-home mothers, to powerful executives to celebrities of all genders.

Facts about Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections are a proven treatment that is quick, safe, inexpensive and effective.

  • Many patients combine anti-wrinkle injections with dermal filler treatment to restore volume to certain areas of the face.
  • Side effects include the potential for mild bruising and temporary redness. Less than 0.01% of patients experience a temporary and treatable drooping of the eyelid.

To learn more about our Anti-Wrinkle Injections Maple Ridge, contact us today. Dermatologie Rejuvenation Clinic is located in downtown Maple Ridge, BC.