Debunking 5 of the Most Common Anti-wrinkle Myths

Oct 4, 2018 | Cosmetic Treatments

Many people start wondering about Anti-wrinkle injections as they get older. But unfortunately, there are all kinds of myths out there regarding how anti-wrinkle injections work and not everyone does their research to find out the truth.

The myths are taken as fact all too often. Such misconceptions about anti-wrinkle injections create a barrier between people who want to look and feel younger and a great solution for them.

We’re here to shed some light on a few of these myths.

Here are 5 common misconceptions that people can have about anti-wrinkle injections and the truth behind each one.

Anti-wrinkle Injections are Toxic

Anti-wrinkle injections are medically-tested and approved substances, manufactured by world-renowned Pharmaceutical manufacturing companies.

With so many doctors and dentists who endorse it and many more who research different uses of anti-wrinkle injections, it’s hard to understand where this misconception even began. To be clear, anti-wrinkle injections are incredibly safe and are not toxic to the body whatsoever.

Anti-wrinkle Injections Make You Look Frozen

Another myth people hear all the time is that anti-wrinkle injections will make them look frozen. A patient’s face can go numb or look ‘frozen’ (expressionless) if they receive a dose that is too strong for them. However, this will not occur if you use trained, experienced practitioners (like ours at Shields) to administer the treatment.

In addition, the ‘frozen’ look is temporary and more importantly, it’s very rare. Most practitioners who specialise in anti-wrinkle injections are highly experienced. They know how much a patient needs and give them the right amount so as to prevent the so-called “frozenness”.

Anti-wrinkle Injections are Painful

The next myth about anti-wrinkle injections is that they are painful.

If you don’t like needles, don’t worry! The needles are miniature so pain from the injection is minimal. Also, the anti-wrinkle injections themselves, once injected by a trained, experienced practitioner doesn’t cause any pain.

Anti-wrinkle Injections are Invasive

An invasive medical procedure is one that enters a body cavity and/or interrupts normal body functions. Anti-wrinkle injections are not that.

It’s a short, simple procedure that involves injections into the area you’d like to treat. The body’s functions aren’t disturbed and there’s no need to enter the cavities of the body.

Anti-wrinkle Injections are Permanent

The final myth about anti-wrinkle injections is actually one that some patients learn the hard way. The thing about anti-wrinkle injections is that you have to get regular treatments if you want to maintain the results.

It’s not a permanent solution to aging. Also, everyone’s anti-wrinkle injection’s needs are different, one patient may see their practitioner more regularly than another. Talk to your anti-wrinkle injection practitioner about this before you get your first treatment and plan ahead for your follow-up needs.

Discover the Truth About How Anti-wrinkle Injections Work

With so many misconceptions out there about how anti-wrinkle injections work, the best way to find out the truth is to speak to a practitioner yourself. This doesn’t mean you have to go through with getting anti-wrinkle injections, but it does at least give you all the accurate information you need to make an informed decision.

Did you know that we offer free consultations for anti-wrinkle injections as well as for all of our Facial Aesthetics procedures?

Click here to read more about our anti-wrinkle injections treatments at Shields Dental & Orthodontic Clinic Limerick and view our fees here.

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