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Common complaints I hear of when meeting patients for the first time, whether new to medical aesthetics or new to me, is issues with their anti wrinkle dose and "wearing off too quickly".
So it bears repeating - anti wrinkle treatments work by paralysing the nerves that send signals to the muscles in your face to move, causing lines - eg frown lines, forehead and crows feet being the most common areas to treat. This effect may begin as early as 3-5 days and is complete by 2 weeks or 14 days when I normally like to review you to check the dose is right, you're happy with results and there is no unevenness or other fixes.
After this, these nerves begin to regenerate as early as 6-8 weeks after treatment, when they begin to send signals to the muscles again, until at 3 months, movement is around 80% or more of movement before any treatment. Over time and regular treatment, or with a higher dose, this may stretch out to 4 months, but this is in effect how anti wrinkle treatments work.
There is no -"on-off" switch, but a more gradual return to movement that will soften over time and repeated treatments.
This is most common after the first 1-2 times you have anti wrinkle treatments, even if you had a standard dose, depending on how strong your muscle movement is before treatment and especially if you have lines visible at rest, usually indicating a stronger muscle.
Occasionally, people believe this is dependent on the brand used, when it may have worn off quicker the first time with Brand D but worked longer with Brand X for eg. All else being equal, my experience has been that it is usually the fact that it is your first or second time having treatment rather than the brand (but it is good to keep it in mind).
So some tips to keep in mind when seeking anti wrinkle treatments, especially if you are new to this.
So as always, our advice at Skin Essentials, is to choose a provider whose face you like, including in animation, and to have a clear idea of what your goal is so you avoid disappointment. Realistic expectations and trust in your provider is the key on which longterm therapeutic relationships are built.
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