Dr. Kristina Zakhary
Trust Your Face To An Expert
Dr. Zakhary is Calgary's renowned Facial and Rhinoplasty Surgeon, having performed over 1000 Facial Cosmetic Surgeries,
including: Rhinoplasty, Facelift, Browlift, Blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck), Otoplasty and Facial Implants.

For any question or a consultation call us at 403-668-2917

Dr. Kristina Zakhary Clinic
2303 4st SW Suite 404 Calgary,
Alberta T2S 2S7

Wrinkle injections and fillers
what is the difference ?


What is a wrinkle reduction agent?

Various Wrinkle reduction medicines can be used to administer treatments to prevent or smooth out facial wrinkles.

Wrinkle reduction agents are medicines that are meant to relax your muscle motion by 50% or more. By relaxing these muscles, the medicine helps to improve frown lines, crow's feet wrinkles, and horizontal forehead wrinkles, by making these lines less deep and less noticeable. You will look refreshed and relaxed, and you will still have your natural facial expressions, if applied properly in the right doses.

You have indeed earned your experiences in life. Some lines on your face can help to express your character and uniqueness. Other wrinkles, however, like the vertical lines between your eyebrows (frown lines), can make you look angry or stressed, when you really are happy and relaxed. Other lines, like the crows feet wrinkles, can make you look tired, even though you are well rested. You know that looking great also makes you feel great. You may have heard about wrinkle reduction medicines. Wrinkle reduction treatments are a simple, non-surgical, effective way to help smooth out some wrinkles to help you to look more refreshed and relaxed in a natural way. Rest assured that after your wrinkle reduction treatment, you will still be able to have natural expressions, and you will be able to smile, and have normal facial movements without causing the wrinkles and facial lines that are associated with these expressions.

Wrinkle Reduction Medicines are Reliable.

Wrinkle reduction medicine is a reliable treatment.

Wrinkle Reduction medicines have been used for the treatment of eye disorders associated with muscle hyperactivity such as crossed eyes and twitching of the eyelids. Since then, they have also been used to help a variety of conditions involving hyperactive muscles, including cerebral palsy in children. They are very effective to help these patients to resume a normal life and everyday activity, and when administered properly by a trained doctor, there are minimal side effects, all of which are temporary and reversible.

You should not have wrinkle reduction injection treatments if you are pregnant, a nursing mother, or if you have muscle diseases such as myasthenia gravis.

Relaxing the Wrinkle-Causing Muscles.

Repeated muscular contractions such as frowning and squinting cause wrinkles in your skin known as dynamic wrinkles. Over time, these dynamic wrinkles become permanent, and you develop deep wrinkles called static wrinkles. Wrinkle Reduction Medicines work by relaxing the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, giving the face a more relaxed and refreshed appearance and in doing so, prevents the permanent static wrinkles from developing. The procedure is so simple and quick and you will start to notice an improvement within days, but it can take up to 2 weeks to see the final result. The result usually can last for 3.5 to 4 months, and you will need to maintain your result approximately 3 to 4 times a year.

Wrinkle Treatments

Prescription Injections come as a powder and are mixed with liquid to make a liquid solution. This solution is then administered with a very small needle.

Doses vary depending on the medical indication for its use. Doses are usually described as units.

Usually a doctor will administer your treatments, although some other clinics allow a nurse injector to administer your treatment. The doctor who injects the treatment will determine the appropriate dose for you.

Cost varies depending on the clinic, doctor or pharmacy.

For more information and education about the benefits, risks, side effects of injectable wrinkle treatments, please contact your doctor's office.

How well accepted has wrinkle reduction medicine become?

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, wrinkle reduction medicines continue to be the most popular among all surgical and non cosmetic procedures combined. In North America it has been used by more than 2 million women and men like you, who want to take be proactive and do preventative maintenance of their good appearance, and who want to look as good as they feel.

Who Will Administer My Wrinkle Reduction Treatments?

At Dr. Zakhary's office in Calgary, Alberta, only Dr. Zakhary, who is an Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgeon, Cosmetic Facial Surgeon, Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, will administer your wrinkle reducing treatments, so that you can feel safe and reassured that you will be treated by a skilled and trained expert.

Call Dr. Zakhary's Calgary office now at 403-668-2917 to have your consultation or book an appointment for your wrinkle reducing procedure with Dr. Zakhary.

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Before-After Pictures

(They do not constitute a guarantee of results)

Dr. Zakhary places wrinkle reduction agent in the Forehead to prevent horizontal forehead wrinkles from forming and soften existing wrinkles.

(They do not constitute a guarantee of results)

After Dr. Zakhary applies wrinkle reduction agent to the patient's forehead, he can still raise the eyebrows, but will not have the wrinkles that accompany this expression.

(They do not constitute a guarantee of results)