Anti-wrinkle injections are an investment in yourself, and like any investment, you want to understand the returns. Results from anti-wrinkle injections can last 2-4 months, but they come in and wear off gradually. Here is a breakdown of how they work, how long they last, and what you can expect after treatment.

How do Anti-Wrinkle Injections work?

Wrinkles form when your skin is repeatedly creased from certain facial movements, such as raising or furrowing your eyebrows. Anti-Wrinkle Injections is administered to the muscles responsible for these movements.

The product injected is technically a type of toxin, and it only goes into the muscle. It’s not absorbed into the body, so it doesn’t interact with anything you eat or anything you take orally. It simply inhibits the movement of select muscles.

Anti-Wrinkle injections are only administered into muscles that produce unnecessary or less desirable expressions, to prevent lines that make you look tired, worried, or stressed.

How long does it take for anti-wrinkle injections to work?

You’ll see some results in just a few days, but it can take 7-14 days to get the full result. Though it takes time for the result to show, the injectable product is gone long before this.

Almost immediately after it is injected, the anti-wrinkle injectable product binds to the SNAP 25 nerve proteins in the muscles and deactivates them. This is how anti-wrinkle injections prevent movement in the muscles that cause your skin to crease when you raise or furrow your eyebrows.

Almost as soon as the product binds to the SNAP 25 proteins, the toxin is drawn in and neutralized. About an hour after your treatment, there is no injectable product left in the muscle or the nerve. The toxin is gone and your results come in gradually over the next 7-14 days.