Announcing – 14 Questions About Wrinkle Relaxers Answered!April 27, 2017
Wrinkle Relaxers at Bay Wellness
Bay Wellness Centre is a Naturopathic Clinic in downtown Vancouver, BC offering effective, evidence-based therapies that stimulate the body’s own natural processes to heal and repair. Our Naturopathic Doctors, who primarily focus on pain management, women’s health, and medical aesthetics, determine treatment plans based on each individual’s needs. We would like to share some common questions people ask about our wrinkle relaxer injections.
What Are Wrinkle Relaxer Injections?
We use Xeomin as our botox of choice when injecting wrinkle relaxers. We prefer Xeomin over other brands of botox because it has the least amount of adjuvants or additives to it. We have not seen any interactions or negative side effects while injecting with it at our office.
Will Wrinkle Relaxer injections change the way my face looks?
If you do a lot of wrinkle relaxer injections, and a lot of units at a time, it is possible to change the shape and look of your face. However, when doing conservative, low dose injections with Xeomin, you do not change the shape and look of your face.
We like to do low and conservative dosing, especially when someone has never been injected before. This is safe and can still provide the benefit that our patients are looking for. If you’d like to add more after the initial dose, we can easily add more.
What Are The Side Effects of Wrinkle Relaxer Injections?
The most common side effect from Botox injections are bruising at the injection sites, and a headache. Bruising from injections lasts 3-10 days, and Botox injections use a very small needle so the bruising should be very small and minimal.
Headaches from Botox injection are also common, but not long lasting, typically less than 24 hours. Some people are allergic to Botox and can develop an allergic reaction to the injection (redness, swelling, fever).
What is “1 unit” in regards to Wrinkle Relaxers?
Botox units are arbitrarily assigned at the manufacturer for each brand. One unit does not equal one injection, as we can get multiple units into the syringe and dispense one more units at a time per injection.
What Are The Benefits Of Getting Wrinkle Relaxer Injections?
- The most popular non-invasive anti-aging treatment
- Low risk involved
- Smoother skin
- Quick appointments
- No down-time
How Long Is A Wrinkle Relaxer Appointment?
Typically, a Wrinkle Relaxer appointment is 10-15 minutes, with a short consult and the injections.
Do Wrinkle Relaxer Injections Hurt?
No, there is very little discomfort. The needle used for wrinkle relaxer injections is very small, and the injections are typically done quickly.
Do You Numb The Skin Before Doing Botox Injections?
No, this is typically not necessary.
Can you get Wrinkle Relaxer injections If You’re Pregnant?
Although there is no evidence to show that Botox injections can affect the fetus, it is not recommended to get Botox injections while pregnant.
What If I Don’t Like The Results Of Wrinkle Relaxer Injections?
If you don’t like the results of your Botox injections, just wait until it wears off. The results of Botox injections wear off within 3 months.
How Often Should I Get Wrinkle Relaxer Injections?
Botox injections can last up to 3 months, so you can get mini “top ups” within that time frame, or wait longer between appointments.
What areas can I get Wrinkle Relaxer Injections?
- Crow’s feet
- Glabella (#11 lines between eyebrows)
- TMJ, or jaw for jaw slimming and pain
- Smile lines
- Gummy smile
What Will Wrinkle Relaxer Injections Do To My Skin?
Botox injections will smooth out fine lines on the skin, reduces the formation of new wrinkles and make skin appear more youthful.
Will Wrinkle Relaxer Injections Work On Deep Wrinkles?
Botox injections will lessen deep wrinkles slightly, and stop the wrinkles from getting deeper. Deep wrinkles may need to be treated with a combination of Botox injections and filler.
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