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Wrinkle Treatment Failure? What You Can Do to Fix It

Anti-wrinkle injections are a booming industry, and for many people, the outcomes have been fantastic.

For those not keen to go under the knife, injectable cosmetic treatments may be a great alternative as they are highly effective in smoothing lines and improving your overall look, however, they are quite different from a facelift and they do need to be repeated to maintain results.

While this cosmetic procedure may be highly effective, results do vary. It pays to be clear on what to expect with anti-wrinkle injections. And if yours are failing, to work out what the issue is.

Woman checking her skin in the mirror leaning forwards for a closer look as she hold a finger to her forehead

About Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections involve the injection of a substance into the muscles to block the signal being sent between muscles and nerves. The aim is to stop muscles from contracting and leading to the formation of lines and creases. The results tend to last between three and four months, so they work best if undertaken as a course of repeat injections.

The procedure and post-care

Anti-wrinkle injections are generally done in a clinic. It is a relatively quick procedure and there’s minimal downtime.

A topical anaesthetic may be applied to the area by your Cosmetic Nurse before he or she starts injecting your facial muscles using a very fine needle.

Side effects are not common, however, for best results, there are some basic steps you can take after the treatment. For a start, don’t lie down for several hours after the procedure, as this may cause the injected substance to move outside the desired area. Avoid alcohol and strenuous exercise for 24 hours and also any heat treatments including saunas and spas. Ice packs may be applied to minimise swelling and paracetamol is the best option in the event of any pain. It’s recommended you avoid ibuprofen or diclofenac (Voltaren) for the next 24 hours.

So, why would the procedure fail?

There could be a few reasons why your anti-wrinkle injections could fail.

One option that is unfortunately all too common is that the products used in your treatments are poor quality or even counterfeit. Always check if the clinic uses TGA-approved injectables.

Another possibility is that you haven’t followed, or been provided, with thorough post-care instructions. Or perhaps you have been promised unrealistic results.

Who is performing your injectable cosmetic treatments?

Anti-wrinkle treatments, as with any cosmetic procedures, are likely to be most effective when you opt for quality. A qualified and highly experienced Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse is much more likely to be able to advise on the best choice of treatment, provide a realistic assessment and produce results that you are happy with.

Cosmetic injectables are a fabulous way to help smooth skin and achieve an overall more youthful appearance. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to get in contact as we’d be happy to provide all the information you need.