Here are the top 5 questions I get asked most often by people considering Facial Injections:
1. How Long Does It Take to Start Working?
It takes approximately 5 days for the medicine to cause the treated muscles to relax.
The creases should then begin to smooth out in 1 to 2 weeks. If you have deep creases, it may take a bit longer for the skin to “flatten” out.
2. Are treatments painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
3. How long does it last?
The effect usually lasts 3 to 5 months when used to correct wrinkles of the face. First time patients may see the effects subside closer to 3 -4 months while repeat users may enjoy the effects for up to 6 months.
4. Will I experience any side effects?
While side effects are uncommon, they can be treated when they do occur. The most common side effect following injection is a temporary change in position of the eyebrow. Temporary eyelid droop can also occur and can be corrected with eye drops until the effect subsides. In some cases, localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection.
5. Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, cosmetic Facial Injections will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had something done.”
Although the results are visible due to the muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows being reduced, you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.