We all know the stereotypical adage about getting muscle relaxants and looking taut faced, with a frozen expression, and for many this can put them off the idea completely. Thankfully, with time and expertise (and the right cosmetic practitioner) injections have become a tool that can bring youth to a face without compromising on facial movement, and look completely natural.
Let’s bust some common myths about them:
1 – The Injections Are Permanent
This myth springs from a real truth about anti ageing injections – they are addictive! Many men and women continue to use them ongoing as part of their beauty regime, so may appear to have the same look forever. In reality, injections usually last 3 – 6 months, which allows us a chance to revise and update your facial routine at regular intervals to ensure your results are in line with your expectations.
2 – My Face Will Become Frozen
A frozen face, and the inability to make facial expressions is definitely not a symptom of well placed anti ageing injections. This is where choosing a reputable injections group comes into play – Proper use means relaxed, not paralyzed muscles that smooth an area rather than freeze it. Individuals who choose a “cheaper” option may end up paying more for correction, as their practitioner was heavy handed or chose the wrong areas to inject. Since some areas may be impacted more than others, we always discuss expectations and realistic results during our free consultation beforehand.
3 – I’ll Walk Out Of The Clinic Smooth Faced Straight Away
Anti ageing injections are an exciting treatment to have because the best is yet to come. While initially you can expect mild signs of smoothed lines, the full effect of the treatment can take up to two weeks to appear. In the meantime you can expect a few changes along the way as the muscles react. Each person is different, and each will react differently to the treatment.
4 – It Hurts
Needles = pain, right? Not necessarily! The highly skilled team at The Doctor’s Studio use a variety of techniques to ensure your pain is kept to a minimum. As the needle is incredibly thin, and the process requires slower movements, you can anticipate nothing more than a gentle prick.