Before and After Facelift by Dr Hodgkinson As we age, there is a deterioration of the elasticity of our skin, the tautness of our musculature and with this gravitational pull even the fatty pads of th...Continue Reading
Injectible Fillers & Injections
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About The Procedure
Injectable fillers are used to add volume to lines in the face or to the lips. These hypoallergenic fillers are non-permanent and the results typically last from 4-10 months depending upon the each patient’s lifestyle and amount of facial animation.
Areas typically treated with injectable fillers are the naso-labial lines that surround the nose and mouth, the lips to add shape and volume and the cheek bone area to add definition and a more youthful appearance to the face.
We try to avoid permanent fillers as a small percentage of patients develop a reaction which is called a granuloma and this lumpiness is very difficult to treat. Another reason permanent fillers are not advised is because as the face ages, the filler will remain static and not be in harmony with the aging face.
After Repeated Anti Wrinkle Injections, Will Facial Muscles Ever Lose Their Ability To Frown?
After the anti wrinkle injections wear off, usually in 3 to 6 months, the muscles do recover. However, because the muscles have not been active for a long time, they usually do not recover to the same intensity as before you had the anti wrinkle injections. This means that the facial muscles do still function, so you have normal expression but not with the intensity in the brow area that gives you the frowning and angry, unapproachable appearance that the scowling heavy muscles deliver to those with whom you are talking or communicating with.
Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?
Absolutely, if performed by a qualified and experienced doctor. The television show "Body Work" recently demonstrated anti-wrinkle injections both to smooth and soften lunes and folds as well as injectable fillers to enhance lips. The areas usually addressed are the frown lines between the eyebrows, then horizontal lines in the forehead and the crows feet around the side of the eyes. Folds most commonly softened are those around the mouth. These injections are highly popular as they can be performed in a matter of minutes and either instantly or within a few days the patient has a benefit which lasts for a number of months. Note: the injectables used for these procedures can only be ordered by a doctor, and the manufacturers and the medical community fo not endorse in a party environment.
How Long Does An Anti-Wrinkle Injection Last?
The effects from your anti-wrinkle injection should last between four to six months. However, if your body metabolises the substance quickly or if too little toxin has been applied, then the effects may fade after two to three months. What Are The Long-Term Effects Of Injecting A Poison Into Your Body? There are no known long-term side effects from anti-wrinkle injections. It is worth noting that the injectable is not a “poison”, rather a medical grade purified protein.