Today, botulinum neurotoxin injection is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the world. The product known as WRINKLE REDUCTION TREATMENT® Cosmetic was approved by the FDA in 2002 for the treatment of glabellar frown lines and in 2013 for the improvement of lateral canthal lines.

The treatment process for Wrinkle reduction treatment Cosmetic is safe and simple. Before the procedure, your doctor will discuss the areas you want to target and tiny injections will be inserted into those areas. This usually involves targeting the areas around the eyes, nose and mouth, as this is where wrinkles and fine lines tend to develop.

To imagine needles anywhere near your face is downright scary but we assure you that the procedure is quick and the injections, if done right, should not be painful. Here is what you need to know to be mentally prepared if you are undergoing treatment.

The Wrinkle reduction treatment Procedure

Normally, the patient is placed in a somewhat raised position on the exam table and the areas to be injected are cleansed with a nonalcoholic cleanser such as Hibiclens or Beta dine. Some physicians will apply a topical anesthetic such as EMLA cream or some other alternative.

Typical injection patterns include about four or five areas on each side of the forehead and two or three areas on either eye area. More areas can be injected by skilled physicians, depending on the type of wrinkles and the desired effect for the patient. After careful checking and circling of the areas where the Wrinkle reduction treatment is to be applied, the Wrinkle reduction Injectionis swiftly injected.

It is common for pressure to be applied if an area seems to be bleeding after the injection. While ice is sometimes applied beforehand for comfort reasons, pressure is much more effective than ice for control of bleeding and bruising.

After the Procedure

After the injections, the patient will usually lay upright or semi-upright on the exam table for about two to five minutes to make sure he or she feels good after the procedure and then the patient is advised by the doctor to avoid lying down for two to four hours. It is always best to stay away from any kind of strenuous activity for some time. This especially helps with bruising.

Although if bruising is a concern, it will be important for the patient to avoid taking aspirin or related products such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve) after the procedure to keep bruising to a minimum. Read more of Wrinkle reduction treatment After Care Advice.

There are many physicians who encourage their patients to either work the area several times during the next several days or alternatively, to not use the affected muscles during the next several days. Studies of these patients have not yet been performed so be sure to ask a lot of questions and cross-check if need be.

At Skin Hampshire, we advise our patients to take precautions for their own betterment and safety and have regular follow-up meetings so that our Doctors can discern the progress of each of our patients and can decide how to proceed further to maximize results.

Please Note: The Information provided here is for your reference purposes only. Please consult us for wrinkle reduction treatment in Basingstoke if you require any medical advice regarding WRINKLE REDUCTION TREATMENT or Cosmetic Treatments.

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