Over time, repetitive, unconscious actions like smiling, squinting or furrowing your brow can cause lines to become etched in the skin. Wrinkle relaxers reduce the appearance of etched in lines by relaxing the contraction of the muscles.
Bruising is an inherent risk with any injection. There is an increased chance of bruising with routine use of anti-inflammatory medications, some supplements, such as fish oil and alcohol use.
- Risks and Side Effects: Risks or side effects are rare but usually mild and temporary. Bruising is an inherent risk with any injection. There is an increased chance of bruising with routine use of anti-inflammatory medications, some supplements, such as fish oil and alcohol use.
- What to Expect: Weakening of the treated muscles occurs 1-3 days after your treatment. It may take 7 days to notice a perceptible change. Peak weakening occurs at 14 days. After your first treatment you will be encouraged to return for a 2-3 week follow-up to assess effectiveness. If a tweak is needed, you will not incur a charge.
- Duration: There are many variables. Average correction is 3-4 months. Time and age - nothing stays the same. Units required to achieve the same result may change over time.
*Vertical Frown Lines (#11's) may cause eyelid swelling. IF this occurs the typical duration is 7-14 days. Forehead injections on someone with a narrow forehead and/or excess skin on the eyelid may cause the brow to look and/or feel heavy. IF this occurs typical duration is 7-14 days.*