Mythbusters: 5 Reasons To Stop Fearing Anti-Wrinkle InjectionsJuly 3, 2014
Why are so many people afraid of cosmetic treatments? Why do people some avoid talking about or consulting a specialist on anti-wrinkle injections?
The reasons are numerous and we are sure you are familiar with lots of them. People may have heard horror stories about them and thus they are scared to try it themselves. Perhaps they saw the uneven results of anti-wrinkle injections performed by an untrained “specialist”.
This week we have been busting many myths about cosmetic treatments, so we thought it was time to set the record straight on anti-wrinkle injections!
Quick must-knows about your body, and anti-wrinkle injections
This is how myths are brought to life. And this is why many people avoid booking anti-wrinkle injection treatments, which for some, are an almost ‘taboo’ topic.
One thing you need to understand if you are considering such a treatment is that medicine – especially cosmetic medicine – has come a long, a very long path, and the industry learned a lot on the way. Thus, if some medical practises were not that safe in the past, you can rest assured that anti-wrinkle injections are incredibly controlled and safe now.
Some things you need to know about anti-wrinkle injections and your body before you follow any treatment:
- In general, the first wrinkles appear on a woman’s face at the age of 30. Nonetheless, a lot of young women go to cosmetic clinics to have wrinkle treatments way before that age.
- If you want the best results with anti-wrinkle injections, take care of your skin naturally before the age of 30: wash your face at least 3 times a day, apply SPF cream [even in winter time], and remove your makeup every evening. Chamomile and other natural plant extracts can do wonders on your tan until you’re 30 (and even post-30).
- Anti-wrinkle injections have been used for over 20 years to treat medical conditions and only entered the cosmetic industry after having been used as medicine.
According to Dr Cussell from our clinic, “Anti-wrinkle injections are very safe if used the correct way. It has been used medically for over four decades & even little children with Cerebral Palsy have 100s of units used in their leg muscles. The thing to understand is that the anti-wrinkle injection ingredients are produced under very strict laboratory conditions.”
Since it was approved as cosmetic treatment, there have been more than 17 million treatments performed in America and around the world and the product has received a whopping 97% satisfaction rate!
These being said, it kind of makes you wonder how these 5 myths about anti-wrinkle injections appeared…?
5 Anti-Wrinkle Injections Myths To Stop Fearing:
- Myth: Anti-Wrinkle injections result in the loss of facial expressions First of all, the treatment doesn’t work like that. If applied correctly, it does not interfere with your facial expressions because it is not injected into your face muscles. The injection’s goal is to relax the muscle beneath the wrinkles, but that doesn’t have any effect on your sensory nerves. So your face keeps its expressions and you can feel everything just as you would without the injections… with the difference that you have less wrinkles, look less stressed, happier, and younger.
- Myth: They are very painful and cause excessive swelling of the face: Now, it all depends on how you perceive pain, but usually the amount of pain you experience when being administered these injections is not that high. Of course, there is a minimal discomfort, since a needle is introduced in your skin, but this needle is so tiny that even patients who loathe needles are surprised at how little discomfort they experience. Dr Cussell explains, “Injections are done with a very small insulin injecting syringe. The sensation should be a very small pinprick only. The smallest amounts of the ingredients are being injected in dedicated areas of muscles for effect. It does not get into the bloodstream.” Furthermore, the “excessive swelling” is again another side effect to which patients react differently. It is normal to experience some side effects, but these are mild and temporary. If the person who is administering you these anti-wrinkle injections is a highly trained and experienced professional, you will not experience excessive swelling or other dangerous side-effects.
- Myth: Anti-Wrinkle Injections are poisonous: Perhaps this could be labeled as one of the biggest myths about anti-wrinkle injections. This happens because a lot of people don’t know what anti-wrinkle injections really are: they contain a substance derived from a natural product that can block the communication channel between a nerve and a muscle. The substance doesn’t affect the muscle itself, it just stops the muscle from communicating with a nerve. So the nerve can no longer tell the muscle to move, thus “frown”.
- Myth: Anti-Wrinkle injections can be given by anyone, anywhere: Well, this might be the reason why some people have had unpleasant experiences with anti-wrinkle injections: anti-wrinkle injections can not and should not be given by people who are unaware of the correct procedures. These injections should not be performed by people who are not medically qualified or in places that are not sanitised or with utensils that are not sterilised. This is a technique-sensitive procedure and should only be administered in appropriate medical settings by a qualified medical professional.
- Myth: Anti-wrinkle injections are too expensive and can be easily replaced by face creams that are more effective: The treatment is recommended by a trained professional and its cost varies depending on the amount of substance you need. Also, the person who is treating you should know what areas of your face need this treatment, and how much. There is no evidence to prove that you could replace the anti-wrinkle injections treatment with a face cream. The reason is simple: anti-wrinkle injections act underneath the skin (at nerve and muscle levels), while creams act on the surface of the skin. So it depends on the type or wrinkles you want to treat: is it surface wrinkles or in-depth ones?
It is time to see beyond the traditional myths about these procedures and understand that you can feel and look healthier and happier without worrying that your face will become expressionless, swollen, or worse than before.
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