As we age the amount of collagen we produce declines, collagen helps to maintain the elasticity of the skin.
As production declines our skin becomes lax and leaves wrinkles in areas where our facial muscles are strong i.e forehead, frown, around the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Don't let the name mislead you, not only does it improve wrinkle, it also has a relaxing effect and can be used to slim the jawline and soften a strong chin.
It also has a lifting effect and can be used to lift the eyebrows, the nose tip, turn up the corners of the mouth and improve the neckline. It also has a dropping effect and can help with a gummy or asymmetrical smile.
In jaw slimming injections, the jaw slimming is actually a consequence of relaxing the masseter muscles (these help us chew, grind and clench), it is also a great treatment for those who clench and grind the jaw and have TMJ pain, ask Dr Binaca about her experience!
Dr Binaca also has first-hand experience of having injections to reduce sweating from the armpits, the treatment involves small injections into the armpit, the treatment reduces sweating more than 90% in most cases, lasting 4-6 months. Yet another use for 'Antiwrinkle injections'
- Prevent new wrinkles and lines
- Improve forehead, frown and around the eye wrinkles
- Improve the smile/reduce a gummy smile
- Improve lines around the mouth
- Brow lift for enhancement or to lift heavy brows
- Improve chin crease and dimples
- Slim the jawline
- Reduce jaw grinding/clenching
- Improve necklines
- Reduce Sweating
Small amounts of muscle relaxing solution (Botulinum Toxin) are injected into the area being treated.
In your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and goals.
As with all procedures, there are risks, these will be discussed
Numbing cream can be applied, but most patients find it fairly comfortable.
Depending on the area being treated there will be a few injections with a small needle.
Quick procedure, first-time patients usually take 15-20 mins, regular patients take no longer than 5-10 minutes.
Immediately following treatment you can resume most normal daily activities.
Usually, there is nothing to see, sometimes redness, mild swelling at the injection site can last 5-10 minutes, bruising is rare.
You will see an effect within a couple days, results peaking at day 14.
Results last between 3-4 months depending on the dose, treatment area, and patient.