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

What if you are interested to learn more?

  • If you would like to learn more:
    • Please click on the bold blue links above
    • E-Mail Us
    • Or call our aesthetic centre directly at 905-549-7873 to book a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable technicians