Anti-wrinkle Injections


The procedure of anti-wrinkle injections is quite easy and does not require any anaesthesia, as there is very little, if any, pain. The procedure is simple. The Botulinum toxin Type A solution is injected with a fine needle into the particular areas of the face where wrinkles are more prominent. For other purposes it is similarly injected into the targeted muscles. It only produces a minor discomfort. It treats frown lines, bunny lines and crow’s feet lines. It can however be given to various other locations on the body, not just the face.


Normally it takes 3 to 7 days for the desired effect to take place. The effect of a Anti-wrinkle injections injection lasts only 6 months and wrinkles begin to reappear gradually. You can again hide your wrinkles with a repeat of this Anti-wrinkle injections injection. With the passage of time wrinkles and fine lines reappear with less severity as this injection may lead to the muscle relaxation.

Risks and Complications

There are minor risks and complications associated with botulinum toxin Type A. These include pain at the site of injection, flu-like syndrome and headache. Bruising is the most commonly encountered risk, but it is not dangerous. It can easily be prevented if the doctor applies pressure at the site of injection. If it still takes place, it will resolve of its own accord, usually within a week. In very unusual cases eyelid drooping has been seen. Allergic reactions are seen in a few people after injection.

Other risks and complications associated with botulinum toxin Type A injection include discomfort, neck pain, dry mouth, dry eyes, double vision, tiredness, decreased eyesight, swelling of the eyelids, and blurred vision etc.

Though unlikely, sometimes a botulism toxin may spread, but in low doses, this toxicity is almost negligible. It however has found to affect the emotional feelings by reducing the spread of signals from the face to the brainstem centres and amygdale of a brain for the autonomic arousal. The cognition functions may also be affected if injections are given for the treatment of glabellar lines. But this again occurs very rarely.

Q. Does the Anti-wrinkle injections injection cause pain?

A. You will only feel a slight discomfort as the needle enters into the muscle and it is a bearable pain so people can easily tolerate it.

Q. What are the do’s and dont’s after the Anti-wrinkle injections procedure?

A. Avoidance of touching the area of injection is usually advised. Massaging is also not allowed immediately after injection. Don’t lie down and don’t exercise so the botulinum toxin Type A remains at its site and does not migrate to any other area.

Q. How long does Anti-wrinkle injections injection take to start to work?

A. Normally 3 to 7 days are required for Anti-wrinkle injections to become fully effective and provide the required effect. In some people however, it may take 2 weeks.

Q. What are the possible adverse effects of botulinum toxin Type A?

A. These are few and rarely occur, they include headache, dry mouth and pain. Allergic reactions can occur, the symptoms including redness, itching, dizziness and swelling.

Q. Who can perform the procedure?

A. It can be performed by the doctor who is trained as well as certified. In some instances a Registered Nurse, under the guidance of a doctor.

Q. Is treatment of botulinum toxin Type A successful for males and females?

A. Yes, it is absolutely effective for both males and females.

Helen’s Non Surgical Facial Rejuvenation with Dr Steven Merten