The steps of the anti-wrinkle Injection treatment are:
A detailed discussion with the dermatologist involves sharing the concern area, medical history, past treatment history, understanding the outcome, seeing some pre-post pictures, and an examination by the dermatologist.
This is your opportunity to ask any questions that you have about the treatment. Whether the goal of your treatment is achievable or not, for example, is a good idea to discuss. If you are satisfied with all the answers and want to go with the procedure, consent is taken for the treatment. Photographs taken prior to the session are taken at rest and in animation to see the exact extent of lines.
A topical numbing cream is applied to the area of treatment for around 30–40 minutes; this ensures that the prick pain is as much alleviated during treatment as possible. Though this part is not necessary, some patients don’t get the cream applied to save on time, which is alright if they are not too sensitive to the pricking part of the procedure.
- Disinfection and Sterility
The treatment area is cleaned and disinfected with alcohol swabs, and steps of sterility are followed during the entire procedure.
The area to be injected is marked with a skin pencil. This totally depends on the types of frown lines and varies among different individuals. Most of the time, frown treatment is a 5-point injection treatment, but sometimes it can be 1-2 points less or more than that. Typically, it takes less than 5 minutes to treat the area.
Topical antibiotic cream is applied to the treated area, and patients can see themselves in the mirror. They are asked to follow up in 7–10 days. For anything bothersome, they can contact the clinic immediately.