Anti-wrinkle treatment overview
Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscles in the targeted areas thus preventing their ability to clench. It is this clenching which causes the skin to fold and form a wrinkle. The very best anti-wrinkle treatments will help preserve the appearance of your face in its relaxed state at all times.
This brings us to the most common misconception in facial aesthetics: Anti-wrinkle treatments will not remove wrinkles which are present while the face is relaxed. It can, however, prevent the lines from being etched in more profound, and over long term use (multiple treatments spanning years), may slightly soften some of the more superficial wrinkles. Wrinkle removal from a face at rest involves typically either the use of dermal fillers, microneedling, chemical peels or surgery.
The only exception to the above rule are wrinkles formed by a ‘learned habit’ which hold the face muscles tighter than normal. The classic example being ‘smokers lines’ around the lips. Here the constant puckering causes the lips to clench even when the face is at rest naturally. Anti-wrinkle injections can help to relax these constantly clenching muscles and reduce those wrinkles.