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Common Myths relating to Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers

We take a look at some of the common myths and questions related to Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers in this practical Q&A style article.

Question:Anti-Wrinkle Injections are harmful to the body if used over a long period of time.
Answer:These products have been used cosmetically for over 30 years and during this time, there have been numerous published medical studies rejecting this claim.
Question:Anti-Wrinkle Injections can remain in your body if used long-term.
Answer:No, definitely not. Your body processes and expels them in the normal way the body would any other substance.
Question:Anti-Wrinkle Injections can make you look startled, frozen, and will not allow your face to show expression.
Answer:This isn’t true. Depending on the skill and philosophies of the injector, the patient can achieve whatever ‘look’ they desire. Over the last 20 years, the only area patients still try to achieve a total paralysis look in, is the frown. Other areas of the face are treated with less product so as to achieve a more ‘subtle’ look and allow the client’s face to still show emotion. Your desired look rests solely in the hands of the injector.
Question:Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections only used for getting rid of facial lines?
Answer:Products used in Anti-Wrinkle Injections are commonly associated with aesthetic medicine. However, it has many other uses in traditional medicine that you might not be aware of. Dentists have administered the product to people to help them stop grinding their teeth and to people who have a ‘gummy smile’.  It has also been used by doctors to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) with great results.
Question:Anti-Wrinkle Injections are painful.
Answer:This is definitely not a common feeling amongst users. The skin is “pinched” by the doctor/nurse administering and people often say it feels like a mosquito bite. The needle is so fine that many people have said they feel “nothing”.
Question:Once you start having Anti-Wrinkle Injections, you need it continually or else your skin may sag.
Answer:Researchers have deduced from multiple studies conducted over the years, that it is impossible for Anti-Wrinkle injections to cause ‘sagging’ in muscles.

Still have questions? Read more about our cosmetic injectables here, or get in touch with your local salon.

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