Injections for Wrinkles

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

How does a wrinkle form?

  • The lines that appear between your brows (glabellar lines) actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time
  • You may have heard the expression “wearing your emotions on your sleeve,” but in reality you wear them on your face
  • If you are angry or annoyed, you knit your brows together
  • Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see, you’re frowning
  • After years of crinkling and wrinkling, those glabellar lines start to linger longer and can become more pronounced
  • For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men’s, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent
  • Fortunately, there is a way to temporarily reduce moderate to severe glabellar lines
  • Treatment with injections can visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe frown lines between your brows
  • An improvement can be seen within days and may last up to 4 months, although results may vary

General Information:

  • It is possible to treat wrinkles especially:
    • Crow’s feet around the eyes
    • Forehead lines
    • Nose (bunny lines)
    • Frown lines (glabellar lines)
    • Smoke’s lines (perioral lines)
  • There is little or no pain with the injections because a very tiny needle, thinner than an acupuncture needle, is used
  • The effects last 3 to 4 months on average
    • After that time another injection would be required
  • Results are seen usually within 14 days of the injection
  • Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months
  • Results may vary
  • If you do not continue treatments, the frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment
  • The best time to start treatment is the time when wrinkles are first starting to appear, before they become very deep
  • Treatment does not lead to more wrinkles than you had prior to treatment

What are the Possible Side Effects?

  • One percent of patients may develop a droopy eyelid if the frown lines are treated
    • This is treatable with eye drops and will also spontaneously improve within a few weeks
  • A small number of people may develop a temporary mild headache or bruising at the injection sites
  • Injections does NOT freeze the face
  • After treatment the ability to smile, raise the eyebrows and facial expressions are all normal
  • The skin does not feel numb after a treatment
  • After treatment, you may look in the mirror and see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows
  • But they will not radically change your facial appearance
  • Injections cannot achieve the results of a facelift – i.e. lifting sagging tissues such as jowls
  • After your treatment you can still frown or look surprised—without the wrinkles and creases between your brows
  • If you have extremely deep wrinkles, some of the crease that forms in the skin may persist after a treatment
  • Deep creases will also improve but require multiple treatments and time
  • It took years for the wrinkle to form, thus it takes time for it to improve

How is the treatment Done?

  • On your first visit you will have a FREE consultation with Dr. Vignjevic or one of his staff members
  • You will receive an explanation about your treatment options, risks and potential benefits
  • You will be provided with a price quote
  • If you decide to proceed with a treatment you will be given a consent form outlining the risks and benefits of treatment
  • In addition, baseline photographs will be taken
    • These photographs are solely for storage in your chart and will not be revealed to anyone else or used without your permission
    • Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us
  • Only Dr. Vignjevic performs injections in the clinic
    • He has been treating patients for over twelve years
  • For your treatment you will be asked to sit in a chair
  • The areas that are to be injected are cleansed with alcohol
  • Dr. Vignjevic will administer several tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, or to whichever area is being treated
  • He will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your face
    • He does this by asking you to smile, frown and raise your eyebrows
    • The location, size, and use of the muscles that create a furrowed brow vary markedly among individuals
  • There is no need for freezing or local anesthetic
  • Discomfort is usually minimal and brief
  • The injections are placed in affected areas
  • The treatment takes 10 to 15 minutes
  • You may be asked to press lightly on some of the areas for a few minutes to minimize the risk of bruising
  • After this your treatment is done
    • You can expect to be in and out of the office without downtime
    • You can go back to work immediately
  • You should avoid rubbing the injected area or lying down for 4 hours after the treatment
    • After this time, there is no limitation to physical activity, bathing or other daily activities
  • You should avoid exercising for 4 hours after your treatment
    • Wiping your brow while sweating may cause unwanted side effects
  • Dr. Vignjevic likes patients to return 2 weeks after their first treatment
    • In this way he can assess your results and minor touch-ups can be done if necessary
  • You may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows within days
  • Improvement may continue for as long as a month, and could last up to 4 months

Who Should Not Have Injections?

  • Patients with history of nerve and muscle disorders such as Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Strokes, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson Disease etc.
  • Patients with a known allergy to the injected product
  • Women who are pregnant or nursing
  • Women who think that they MAY be pregnant
  • If you have a skin infection in the area where the injection will be performed

Which medicines may interact with this treatment?

You should not be treated with injections if you are taking the following:

  • Antibiotics used to treat infections, such as gentamycin, tobramycin, clindamycin, and lincomycin
  • Medicines used to treat heart rhythm problems, such as quinidine
  • Medicines used to treat different conditions, such as myasthenia gravis or Alzheimer’s disease
  • As with all prescription medicines, you should also notify your doctor if you are taking any over-the-counter medicines or herbal products

What is the Cost?

  • The cost is determined based on the amount of  the injection that is used
  • For an estimate please talk to Dr. Vignjevic or one of the staff in the office

Which aesthetic products or procedures can be combined with Injections for Wrinkles?

  • Medical Facials
    • This is a clinical facial, using pharmaceutical grade products by our qualified staff
    • This is a relaxing, enjoyable treatment which leaves the skin silky and hydrated
    • Recommended for:
      • Dehydration
      • Photodamage (sun damage)
      • Aging Skin
      • Acne
      • Dull Skin
      • Skin that needs rejuvenation
      • To learn more about medical facials, please click here

Do I need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment?

  • No.
  • You may phone the office directly to book your free consultation with one of our staff members

When can I start having treatments?

  • Today!
  • For your convenience, the services above are available in my office