About Anti-Wrinkle Injection

The anti-wrinkle treatment involves injecting botulinum toxin into selected facial muscles to block the signal between the nerve and the muscle. This relaxes the muscles in the injected part, helping to smooth out your skin and prevent wrinkle formation. It is proven to be more effective than anti-ageing creams and it is less invasive when compared to plastic surgery. The effect of Anti-Wrinkle Injection usually lasts for 3-6 months which the procedure needs to be repeated to maintain the slimming effect.

Areas Treated by Anti-Wrinkle Injection:

  • Forehead Lines
  • Frown Lines
  • Crow’s Feet & Lower eyelids
  • Bunny Lines
  • Lip Lines
  • Dimpled Chin/Deep Chin Lines
  • Marionette Lines
  • Necklines & Neck Band

Who is suitable for Anti-Wrinkle Injection?

Male or female who wishes for more a wrinkle-free and more youthful look  

When it is not suitable

The majority of the time most patients will be fine to undertake botulinum injections, however, in certain circumstances,  botulinum injections are not recommended

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you have had botulinum injections in the same areas within the past 3 months.
  • If you have any neuromuscular conditions like myasthenia gravis
  • If you are taking medications such as antibiotics that are aminoglycosides. The botulinum can interfere with these drugs.
  • If you are allergic to botulinum toxin type A

Products

Botox (Allergan)

Bocouture (Merz)

Best Practices

Before

Avoid alcohol consumption before the treatment to prevent bruising.

After

Keep upright for 4 hours – no lying on your front or back.

No rubbing or massaging of the injected area for 24 hours after treatment, including facials.

No strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.

Wait at least 24 hours after botulinum injection before consuming alcohol. Avoid spicy food and seafood.

Frequent Questions

1)     Are there any side effects with Anti-Wrinkle Injection?  

The most common side effects are minor bruising at the injected areas. However, this will usually disappear after a few days. The other side effect is drooping of eyelids. This can be caused by inappropriate placement of the injection and asymmetry. The good thing is that these side effects are usually minor and reversible.

2)     Will Anti-Wrinkle Injection create an expressionless and frozen face?

With the right dosage of botulinum toxins and appropriate placement of the injection, you should be able to display the entire range of facial expressions. It will give a very natural and satisfactory outcome nearly 99% of the time.  

About Botox

Botulinum Toxin A (more commonly known as Botox) is the protein complex derived from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. Currently, there are quite a few types of Botulinum Toxin in use by practitioners all over the world. At Yuchi Medical, our primary choices of Botulinum Toxin are Bocouture and Botox.

Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. It interferes with the nerve stimulation of the muscles causing excess facial expressions. This relaxes the muscles in the injected part, helping to smooth out your skin and prevent wrinkle formation.

When Botox is appropriately used by a suitable qualitied practitioner, it is safe and has few side effects.

  • Forehead Lines
  • Frown Lines
  • Neck Lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lower-eyelid wrinkles
  • Eyebrow Lift
  • Square Jaw Reduction (Face Slimming)
  • Dimpled Chin
  • Bunny Lines
  • Sweaty Armpits and Palms (Hyperhidrosis)
  • Neck Lift  
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you have had Botox injections in the same areas within the past 3 months.
  • If you have any neuromuscular conditions like myasthenia gravis
  • If you are taking medications such as antibiotics that are aminoglycosides. The botulinum toxin can interfere with these drugs.
  • If you had previous injuries or surgeries to the injected areas
  • If you are allergic to botulinum toxin type A

A consultation is necessary for our practitioners to discuss your treatment goals, study your facial features and to tailor a personalised treatment plan. The procedure takes only a few minutes. The practitioner uses a small needle to inject Botox into targeted muscles. This discomfort is minor. There is minimal downtime or recovery. You will be able to return to your normal routine immediately after the injection.

Procedure is bearable even without numbing cream. Ice pack may be applied.

All Botox injections have minimal to no downtime. You are usually able to resume daily activities immediately after the treatment. There may be some redness and swelling immediately after the injection. You may also experience some mild soreness and muscle weakness in the injected part for a few days. However, this will usually subside within a short period of time. Other possible side effects of the Botox treatment include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Eyebrows may droop temporarily
  • Slight inflammation or skin discolouration
  • Slight numbing or prickling sensation
  • Symptoms similar to flu
  • Temporary headache
  • Temporary nausea
  • Unsuccessful treatment