5 Common Myths about Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Ironically, the thought of anti-wrinkle injections makes many people frown. The process is often associated with negative connotations and a general fear, as many people find the idea foreign, assuming that it’s an exclusive perk for the rich and famous. However, anti wrinkle injections are perfectly safe and are available to everyone. Here, we bust some of the common myths associated with this treatment.
Myth #1: Anti-wrinkle injections are poisonous
This couldn’t be further from the truth! There has long been a fear and stigma associated with anti-wrinkle injections because many are misinformed, or lack knowledge of what the treatment really is. Many people don’t understand how these treatments work, which is why we’re here to set the record straight.
The anti-wrinkle treatment is a result of years of study and research. The substance injected is a two-chain polypeptide protein and a neurotoxin, created using a purified form of the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. This is derived from a natural product and is used to block the communication channel between a nerve and a muscle, greatly reducing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. These injections are therefore completely safe and will provide long-term results.
Myth #2: Anti-wrinkle injections result in the loss of facial expressions
Unfortunately, there are many people who picture a plastic-looking woman or a celebrity with a frozen face when thinking about the treatment. This notion is usually perpetuated by celebrities who have gone overboard with the treatments. However, at Victorian Laser, we’ll ensure your results look natural and beautiful by controlling the frequency of your treatments in relation to your condition. Furthermore,we don’t inject the anti-wrinkle substance into your face muscles, ensuring it won’t interfere with your facial expressions. The aim of the injection is to relax the muscle beneath the wrinkles, which will not have any effect on your sensory nerves. The only difference you will notice is that you will have fewer wrinkles, resulting in a youthful and vibrant visage.
Myth #3: Anti-wrinkle injections are very painful and can cause excessive swelling
Anti-wrinkle treatments are performed with a small insulin injecting syringe, which inserts a small amount of the substance into a dedicated area for effect. The substance does not enter the bloodstream; therefore the only sensation you will feel is akin to a small pinprick. You will feel only a minimal amount of discomfort, especially when the injection is administered by a highly trained and experienced professional.
Additionally, the treatment will not produce excessive swelling when it is done correctly. Like most treatments, it’s normal to experience some side effects, but these are mild and temporary. The professional technicians at Victorian Laser will ensure a seamless procedure that delivers less pain and minimal swelling and side effects.
Myth #4: Face creams are cheaper and more effective than anti-wrinkle injections
The simple truth is that face creams will not be able to treat wrinkles in the same way that injections can. The substance contained within the injection is introduced into the skin, acting underneath it at nerve and muscle levels, whereas creams only act on the surface of the skin.
Furthermore, the cost of anti-wrinkle injections is unique to each individual, with price depending on the amount of substance one needs in accordance to their skin. Your technician will be able to gauge your needs to determine how much the treatment will cost for you.
Myth #5: Anti-wrinkle injections can be performed by anyone
This is absolutely not true, and could even prove to be dangerous if the treatment is performed by just anyone. Anti-wrinkle injections must only be administered by a qualified medical professional using the correct techniques in appropriate medical settings. It’s essential that the first area is sanitised, and sterilised utensils must also be used in order to avoid infections.
At Victorian Laser, our team of professionals will ensure outstanding results with our anti-wrinkle treatments. To book a consultation, contact your local clinic today.