Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?

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Victorian Dermal Group
Victorian Dermal Group
August 25, 2020
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Find out the truth about anti-wrinkle injections to see if they're right for you

Nobody likes getting wrinkles, and people have tried to find effective treatments to abolish them for generations. Today, thanks to scientific breakthroughs, we have the anti-wrinkle injection. The results can be absolutely incredible.

It's little wonder that the anti-wrinkle injection is one of the most widespread cosmetic procedures in the world. However, some people who could benefit from treatment remain tentative about the process. They want to know whether or not anti-wrinkle injections are safe, whether or not choosing one injection specialist over another can make a difference.

At the Victorian Dermal Group, we've performed countless anti-wrinkle injections, and our specialist, Dr Mobin Masters, is a reputed specialist in his field. Find out more about our anti-wrinkle injections, and see what we've done to mitigate all the risks.

Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?

Anti-wrinkle injections are among the safest cosmetic procedures available. To the layperson, the description of an anti-wrinkle injection might not sound especially safe (the process involves injecting a toxin under the skin, after all). But upon closer examination and encounter with the facts, it's plain to see that there's nothing to fear from an anti-wrinkle injection.

The toxin involved is Botulinum Toxin Type A. This toxin is used all over the world and is used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. The toxin is injected into a muscle underneath the wrinkle, relaxing the muscle and rejuvenating the skin.

If you have any concerns about anti-wrinkle injections, you can speak with our qualified team. They'll be happy to answer any questions you have about anti-wrinkle injections or any of the other procedures on offer at the Victorian Dermal Group.

Are there any side effects that people have when they get anti-wrinkle injections?

Some people experience minor side effects after anti-wrinkle injections. There is a small chance (about 2%) that treatment will result in ptosis — a drooping of the eyelid or brow. This is temporary and will resolve within a couple of weeks. It is possible, but rare, for anti-wrinkle injections to result in a small amount of irritation, bruising and swelling, but all of these potential side effects resolve quickly.

How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

Anti-wrinkle injections will usually last for 3 to 4 months, but they can last for as long as a year if you take great care of your skin. Efficacy of the treatment really depends on a number of factors, like how many treatments you have, and whether or not you spend lots of time in the sun. Our specialists can help you take care of your skin, and identify the best and most effective ways of spacing out your anti-wrinkle injections.

What's the difference between dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections?

Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are both designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but they work in very different ways. To that end, different substances are used in each procedure. While anti-wrinkle injections use a toxin, dermal fillers use a plant-based sugar.

Dermal fillers quite literally fill up the skin, making it plump and reducing the severity and visibility of wrinkles as a result. These fillers can also be used for the lips, giving them a fuller look.

Anti-wrinkle injections, on the other hand, relax certain muscles on your face. In the process, this smooths out wrinkles and prevents new ones from forming.

Dermal fillers are a longer-term solution to wrinkles; effects from the treatment lasts for 6 to 12 months on average, which is approximately 2 to 3 times longer than an anti-wrinkle injection.

At VDG, we can administer both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Both procedures are safe, effective, and can deliver wonderful results.

How do you choose the best practitioner for anti-wrinkle injections?

Although anti-wrinkle injections are a very safe cosmetic procedure, you can make the process even safer by selecting the right team to administer the treatment.

When choosing a practitioner for anti-wrinkle injections, you want to be sure you're using a specialist who has a high level of experience and possesses extensive qualifications. Dr Mobin Masters, for example, is our anti-wrinkle injection expert and has spent many years perfecting the art of administering anti-wrinkle injections.

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