Anti-wrinkle treatments are becoming increasingly popular, with both men and women choosing the treatment at a variety of ages. Anti-wrinkle injections are very effective and complications are rare with the right choice of clinic. More and more consumers are opting to begin sessions earlier in their lives, using the injections as a preventative treatment, successfully minimising fine lines later in life.
We explain what you need to know about injections that target wrinkles and fine lines – the different types, how they work, what to look out for, and how to choose the right clinic to ensure you get the best results.
Benefits & Types of Anti Wrinkle Injections
Anti-wrinkle injections are designed to target signs of ageing by reducing facial lines. There are two key types of injectables – muscle relaxants and fillers. Muscle relaxants work by disrupting the communication signals from the nerves to the muscles which causes the muscles to relax, essentially paralysing them. This results in the skin appearing smoother with noticeably less fine lines and wrinkles. As the skin is unable to continually crease, your body has the opportunity to create new collagen and elastin to strengthen the skin.
The most common areas of treatment for cosmetic muscle relaxant injections are; forehead lines, crow’s feet, smile lines and bunny lines. This type of injectable can also be used to treat excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) and to alleviate teeth grinding (Bruxism), thereby giving relief to the resulting facial pain, headaches and migraines that can be caused by grinding teeth.
Dermal fillers are used to correct volume loss, wrinkles and smile lines for a more youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers are a synthetic version of the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. Fillers are a great way to rejuvenate and rehydrate the face. They are injected just below the skin’s surface to smooth lines and create volume where it has been lost over time. Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar complex that occurs naturally in our bodies, however with age its production decreases, leading to dehydrated skin. Fillers can be very hydrating for the skin as the product attracts water. Treatments are easy to fit into a busy schedule with each session taking on average ten minutes.
How To Choose The Right Clinic
It is essential to do your research if you are thinking about an anti-wrinkle treatment and choose a qualified, reputable clinic. Due to the popularity of injectables today, many consumers don’t do their research and it ends up being a costly mistake. Experience and quality of product is paramount. At Appearance Clinic we only use proven and tested injectable products and our injectors are highly skilled in cosmetic treatments and facial anatomy ensure you the best result.
There are some instances in which you should not have this type of treatment, including if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or when used in conjunction with certain medications and medical conditions. Ensure your clinician is informed of health concerns and ask questions prior to your treatment so that the correct course of action can be taken.
What To Expect
As the solution is injected under the skin, typical side effects following an anti-wrinkle treatment can include; redness, bruising and swelling. These side effects however should subside after several days. If you have any concerns following a treatment please consult your clinician.
Once you have completed your cosmetic injectables treatment, you can expect the results to last for approximately 3-4 months for muscle relaxants and 6-18 months for fillers. These results will vary person to person and will also depend on type and amount of product used, skin type, lifestyle and skin care regime. The solution will gradually wear off, slowly allowing the face to increase movement over time.
During your complimentary consultation, our specialist will give you a personalised quote after going through what areas you have concerns about and how many units of solution would be used for each area.
Book your complimentary consultation at Appearance Clinic to discuss your skin concerns and goals. We will answer any questions that you have, explain the treatment and what to expect before, during and after and you will receive a personalised quote.
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