Cryoneedles A Possible Alternative To Botox In Fighting Against Wrinkles – Part 2 of 3
The art does not permanently damage the nerve. Researchers said they are still refining the technique and could not say how long the effect lasts, but it seems to be comparable to Botox, which works for about three to four months. Physicians would for training to identify the nerve that should be targeted.
The 15-minute treatment is done using local anesthesia, according to the researchers. The current study only looks at forehead wrinkles; future research will study the standard operating procedure elsewhere on the face. For the study, researchers tried the technique on 31 people, all of whom had fewer wrinkles after two to eight injections. The most common side effects were headaches and scrape redness.
The level of discomfort was comparable to that from Botox or fillers. But unlike Botox, which takes a few days to kick in, the effects of the cryotechnology are seen immediately, the researchers say. Because this con was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.