Everything You Need to Know About Cosmetic Injections

The fears around cosmetic injections surface from the countless celebrity mishaps and the simply unappealing sound of the word “Cosmetic Injections”, but the more educated you are, the more interested you’ll become.

Here’s everything you need to know, to set the record straight about cosmetic injections;

What are cosmetic injections?

Cosmetic injections are compounds that, when injected, bind themselves to muscle receptors and decrease the nerves’ ability to trigger muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. As a result, the appearance of wrinkles are reduced, through the relaxation of the muscles.

How long does it last?

Over time your muscle receptors regenerate, so the results aren’t permanent. The effects of cosmetic injections last about three to four months, and, on average, cosmetic injections can take one to 10 days to show visible results.

Where can it be used?

Cosmetic injections are largely used on the face, particularly the ‘crow’s feet’ eye area, glabella creases between eyes, eyebrow furrows and forehead wrinkles. But cosmetic injections are not purely used for the purpose of wrinkles. When injected in the jawline, injections can counter bone loss, and correct downturned lips when injected in the lip! Even more surprisingly, injections can interfere and stop sweat and odour too, so another common area is the armpits!

Is it right for me?

Cosmetic injections, despite common belief, aren’t often used to change the appearance of one’s face. Rather, they are used as a maintenance tool, to keep you looking the same and unaffected by age by preventing wrinkles. Most people start cosmetic injections in their late 20s or early 30s, and quality-clinics will often urge clients not to become aggressive and excessive with the number of treatments.

What happens after?

After receiving cosmetic injections, it is safe to go on with your day! It is only recommended to wait 40 minutes before doing activities to avoid bruising. As for down- time, needle marks will usually take only minutes to fade!

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