Nobody likes seeing wrinkles and lines when they look in the mirror, which is why for generations, people have tried almost everything under the sun to remove these unsightly signs of aging. Unfortunately, not all of these wrinkle remedies were safe, like using mercury to change the texture of your skin.

The good news is that thanks to scientific breakthroughs, we now have effective anti-aging treatments in the form of injectables — and their results can be absolutely amazing. But are they safe to use?

At Sublime Aesthetic Professionals in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, our aesthetics team has performed countless anti-wrinkle injections, and our founder, Angie Bjorgaard, RN, BSN, specializes in the administration of many anti-wrinkle injectables, including specializing in the administration of Botox®, Dysport®, Jeaveau®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Juvéderm®.

Here’s a closer look at injectable wrinkle treatments, whether they’re safe for use, and how to safely get started on a younger-looking appearance.

What are injectable wrinkle treatments?

Anti-wrinkle injections reverse the signs of aging by either relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles to form or by adding volume to smooth and tighten your skin. The right injectable treatment — or combination of treatments — depends on your goals.

If you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, injectables like Botox, Dysport, or Jeaveau, may be for you. These neuromodulators work by relaxing the muscles under your skin. This helps stop lines and wrinkles from forming when you make facial expressions and, with regular use, can even prevent wrinkles from developing.

Depending on your goals, your Sublime Aesthetic Professionals provider may recommend one or more dermal fillers. These cosmetic injectables are gel-like substances that stimulate collagen and elastin while boosting volume to aging skin.

Dermal fillers usually contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance your body naturally produces to help lubricate and moisturize your skin. In addition to the above benefits, dermal fillers help replenish your body’s store of hyaluronic acid, giving you improved skin tone and texture.

Are these injectable treatments safe?

All medicines have the potential of some side effects. Fortunately, the side effects of injectable wrinkle treatments are uncommon, typically only affect the treated area, and resolve quickly.

When it comes to neuromodulators, like Botox, the injections target only muscles associated with the lines and wrinkles you’re seeking to erase, and migration to other areas is rare when treatments are administered by a trained professional. In fact, study after study shows how safe they are.

These types of treatments are used in the medical world to treat delicate areas, like the eyes and eyelids, so you can rest easy knowing your cosmetic injections will remain in the targeted location without causing unwanted problems.

Dermal fillers are made from substances your body already produces, like hyaluronic acid and collagen. This makes them incredibly safe when injected by trained experts, like the team at Sublime Aesthetic Professionals.

When they do occur, side effects from these treatments are generally mild-to-moderate and may include:

  • Mild bruising at the injection site(s)
  • Mild swelling at the injection site(s)
  • Mild redness or irritation at the injection site(s)

Know that these typically resolve quickly and can be avoided by following the pre- and post-treatment instructions from your provider carefully.

How can I get started with injectable wrinkle treatments?

The best way to get started with injectable wrinkle treatments is to schedule a consultation with an anti-aging expert. At Sublime Aesthetic Professionals, we take your unique aesthetic goals into account when developing a customized treatment plan.

Our experienced professionals help you set realistic expectations and answer any questions or concerns you may have before beginning treatment. We make personalized recommendations for treating fine lines and wrinkles, and we may suggest additional aesthetic services based on your goals.

If you want to enjoy the benefits of safe and effective injectable wrinkle treatments, contact the wrinkle experts at Sublime Aesthetic Professionals in East Grand Forks by calling our office or requesting an appointment online at your convenience.

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