5 common misconceptions on anti-wrinkle injections

Having the smile of your dreams can go beyond the dental structure and health of your teeth. To get the most out of your smile, you might be considering the tissues that frame your teeth: your facial features. These could involve your lips and cheeks, but also your eyes.

Anti-wrinkle injections aren’t just for people who may already have lines and wrinkles. When someone hears “injections” it’s often tied to many misconceptions and stereotypes and we’re here to debunk them. 

Misconception 1: Cosmetic Injectables are painful
Before any surgery, treatment or checkup, it’s totally normal to be fearful of pain and when you think of a needle, you may automatically think of pain. However, the needles used in anti-wrinkle treatments are very fine and thin. 

As always, people do experience pain differently and have different pain thresholds. Most people will only feel a slight stinging sensation that lasts for a few seconds when they get their injections. You could compare it to a mosquito bite.

Misconception 2: Anti-wrinkle treatments are toxic and unsafe
Anti-wrinkle injections have a long, safe and well-established history and are among the safest of cosmetic treatments. 

There have been over 16 million treatments administered over the 20 years that it’s been in the industry. The injections contain botulinum toxin, which is formed from purified protein and is completely safe to use when used correctly. Receiving your anti-wrinkle injections from an experienced doctor or nurse means for minimal, to no risk. Our trusted dentists at White Dental Clinic are well-experienced in this treatment. 

Misconception 3: Dermal filler is the same as anti-wrinkle treatments
Both treatments fall under the same category of cosmetic treatments but are actually quite different. Dermal fillers restore and add volume to facial tissue to provide a more youthful look. Anti-wrinkle on the other hand relaxes muscles and softens lines to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. 

Misconception 4: You’ll get a frozen face
Seen stereotypically in the media, there are myths that injections can cause a “frozen face”; being unnatural and without the ability to show any emotion. It also stems from the fact that people believe dermal filler and anti-wrinkle serve the same purpose.

Anti-wrinkle injections aren’t about removing any and all lines on your face. It’s about prevention and removing deeper lines. When focused on reducing lines and relaxing the muscles, your expressions won’t be frozen. 

Misconception 5: Anti-wrinkle is just for women
In recent years increasing numbers of men have been turning to anti-wrinkle injections to help soften expression lines, relax tight jaws or to reduce sweating. The stigma is disappearing as more and more men benefit from anti-wrinkle injections as a way to maintain their appearance without invasive surgery.

Frown lines between the eyes, forehead and crow’s feet are some of the most commonly treated areas for men. 

Anti-Wrinkle Injections at White Dental Clinic
Getting injectables by your trusted dentist means we can apply a holistic approach to enhancing your smile. As dental professionals, we understand your oral and facial anatomy incredibly well.

If you’re interested or want to know more, get in touch with us via the contact page