Are there any possible complications? | Sydney, Gold Coast, Canberra & Adelaide

Are there any possible complications?

Anti Wrinkle Injections are safe and effective; with the vast majority of patients experiencing no complications. It is not absorbed by the blood stream and only affects the muscles injected. Anti Wrinkle Injections are eliminated from the body in a few days but the machinery required for the nerve impulse to travel to the muscle is disabled for three to four months. No serious or long-term health hazards have been attributed to the use of Anti Wrinkle Injections, even after years of use and millions of injections. However, some mild transient side effects can occur. These include:

  • Mild swelling or redness at the injection site, which will settle within a few hours
  • Bruising at the injection site can occur but is not common. This can be avoided by the application of ice packs prior to the injection and by carefully inspecting the area to be injected for blood vessels. The bruising settles in two to six days and can be covered with makeup. Smile lines are an area typically affected by bruising
  • Occasionally, the injected muscles will not be weakened enough and touch up injections will be needed for correction after two weeks
  • Drooping of the upper eyelid, which can last up to three weeks, is rare. This may be treated with eye drops until it resolves by itself, typically after a few days
  • Drooping of the forehead can occur if too much of the Anti Wrinkle Injection is put in this area