Let’s just debunk the common Anti-Wrinkle injection myths

Anti-Wrinkle injection is one of the most popular beauty treatments for people who want to maintain their perfect look today, but there is still a lot of misconceptions regarding the side effects, who can use it, and why. Here are the few of the myths about Anti-Wrinkle injection, let’s just debunk them.

1. Anti-Wrinkle injection causes facial muscles to freeze

A very common myth is that Anti-Wrinkle injection can cause the face to freeze and cause all natural facial expressions to disappear. While it does not make the face entirely expressionless, an overuse of the substance can be harmful. However, within 1-2 weeks the face should restore its natural expressions. In fact, many patients report a “refreshed” and more natural look immediately after procedures.

2. Safety is not proven and It can be harmful

In 1989 Anti-Wrinkle injection received official approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to be used for some eye disorders such as strabismus and blepharospasm (eye spasms). Its use for cosmetic procedures was approved in 2002 and continues to be the number one non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the US and the UK. In 2014 alone over 6.6 million treatments were done using Anti-Wrinkle injection Type A (Anti-Wrinkle injection™ & Dysport) and these numbers keep increasing. Generally, Anti-Wrinkle injection is considered to be very safe when administered in the correct dosage by qualified medical practitioners.

3. Anti-Wrinkle injection should be applied only after wrinkles start to form

The best results are achieved before a wrinkle has become too deep, which means Anti-Wrinkle injection is recommended prior to the appearance of lines. It works by preventing specific muscle movements that lead to the formation of wrinkles as it targets the muscles, where they’ve started to form. Treating a deep wrinkle may not render the same excellent result as when the treatment has been administered when they’ve just started to form, but it will still dramatically soften them.

4. Once you stop the wrinkles worsen

Many people believe that, in a way, Anti-Wrinkle injection is addictive because it creates the need to be administered on a regular basis if one wishes for the effect to be permanent. While Anti-Wrinkle injection prevents the appearance of new wrinkles and the worsening of existing ones while applied, stopping its use will lead to its effect wearing off. This means development of wrinkles with movement will resume, but that does not make wrinkles or overall appearance worse.

5. Anti-Wrinkle injection is only used for the treatment of wrinkles

Although its most popular use is in cosmetic procedures that aim to improve appearance, Anti-Wrinkle injection actually has a wide application in the medical industry. It is used to treat migraines as it reduces muscle tension and puts less strain on the nervous system. It is sometimes used to block the sweat glands and stop excessive sweating and other times – to help patients suffering from depression.

6. Anti-Wrinkle injection is painful and cause swelling and bruising

While it is administered with a needle and can cause slight discomfort, this is considered a simple, fast and painless procedure. Experience and qualification of the medical professional who’s performing the procedure also make a difference. There may be redness and an unpleasant sensation in the injected area, but it typically disappears in the course of 2 to 3 days.

7. Anti-Wrinkle injection can cause botulism

In its structure, Anti-Wrinkle injection is a purified protein that is derived from Anti-Wrinkle injection – a bacterium that can cause a serious type of food poisoning. Administering the substance in a sterile environment and from a qualified provider ensures the highest standards of safety guidelines are met. Because Anti-Wrinkle injection stays at the injection site it does not pose a threat to the central nervous system, which needs to be infected for Botulism to occur.

8. It is never too early for Anti-Wrinkle injection

While preventative Anti-Wrinkle injection is recommended in the 20s age range, there is such a thing as “starting too early” that typically refers to the teenage years. Because Anti-Wrinkle injection targets lines that form after constant muscle movement and those that form due to natural aging, it is advisable to wait for at least 4 years to see what are the weak areas and potential problem zones. Certain lifestyle choices (smoking, excessive drinking) also contribute a great deal to the formation of wrinkles and before the individual has formed habits it is hard to determine where Anti-Wrinkle injection should be administered.

9. Anti-Wrinkle injection is expensive

While this was true in the beginning, it is no longer the case today as Anti-Wrinkle injection has become affordable and attainable for a lot of people. There is a wide choice of clinics and certified medical professionals who perform these cosmetic procedures, which means prices now are more competitive.

If you’re interested in Anti-Wrinkle injection, but are unsure because of the myths that have long circulated about this particular treatment, Dr Harmandeep Sidhu at Athena Skin & Laser Clinic will help you sort through all the information and make an informed decision. To know more about Anti-Wrinkle injection consult today with Dr Harmandeep Sidhu at Chandigarh – one of the city’s best dermatologist and skin specialist.

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