Treatments to reduce bunny lines from forming
Ironically, injectables are one of the primary causes and treatments for bunny lines. The use of too many injectables between the eyebrows can ultimately cause the formation of bunny lines. The solution? More injections!
You read that right. When receiving injectable treatments, they contain highly poisonous substances that work to attack the nervous system. The reason injectables are considered a safe procedure is due to the small amounts of these substances in each injection. Rather than harming us internally, the injections block the neurotransmitter “acetylcholine,” leading to muscle paralysis of the face.
Even though the mention of poisonous substances sounds intimidating, injectables are one of the safest anti-aging procedures out there and are ultimately more effective than topical treatments. Injection results tend to last for several months before requiring treatment further to maintain the effects and prevent further aging signs.
There is a reason injections are so popular among skincare enthusiasts, the size of the needle for these procedures isn’t as invasive as other methods. They also require practically no recovery period compared to other skincare treatments, allowing you to continue your daily activities almost immediately, your muscles being a bit more relaxed in the process.
There is a lot to consider when it comes to injectables. Rather than only focusing on the benefits, it’s important to contemplate how you are going to pay for such a procedure. Unfortunately, injections are not typically covered by insurance plans (in the United States, but also in many other countries, as they are deemed cosmetic rather than essential procedures). In the United States, injections can be priced anywhere from $300 to $1,000, ranging from $10-15 per unit (shot).
A plus side when it comes to determining the overall cost is that the doctor’s visits for this procedure are relatively straightforward. There’s no need to worry about anesthesia costs because you are either going to receive a topical anesthetic before the injection or ice on the designated area. There is no need for this treatment to be provided in a hospital, so the only financial element to focus on is the injectable treatment itself.
There are also some negative side effects when it comes to skincare injections. Swelling and bruising of the injection site are quite common up to 48 hours after the procedure. Some patients have also reported experiencing fatigue and headaches, although these symptoms aren’t as common.
If you are feeling any hesitation or have a condition that needs to be addressed before you can undergo treatment, you should consult with the specialist who will be performing the injection. They can help you in determining what the best treatment plan is for you and your skincare needs.
With all this being said, injectables aren’t recommended for everyone. If you can afford to hold off on them, that might be better for your skin and overall health. Most of us start to show signs of aging in our 30s as our skin begins to lose its firmness and elasticity, leaving it vulnerable to free radicals and environmental factors that damage its protective barrier.
Teenagers and those in their 20s should look to make lifestyle changes in their exercise and diet patterns rather than seeking solace in the needle. There will be plenty of time for doctor’s visits once you’re blowing out the candles on your thirtieth birthday cake!
If injectables happen to not be your preferred treatment, following through with a rigorous skincare regimen can be beneficial without having to leave the comfort of your home. Though not as effective and not lasting as long, the use of retinol on the sides of the nose, along with sunscreen before leaving the house in the morning, has been known to help those who are experiencing bunny lines, being a more natural approach to the issue.