Anti-Wrinkle Injections Treatment
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What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly referred to as “Botox,” which is a brand name for botulinum toxin. There are different brands of botulinum toxin used for anti-wrinkle treatments, but they all work in similar ways. Anti-wrinkle injections are prescription-only medicines, and therefore it is extremely important to have a consultation with a qualified injector before deciding if it is the right thing for you.
Ageing, sun exposure, dehydration, smoking, gravity, and poor nutrition can all contribute to the development of stress or frown lines on the face over time. Facial contractions such as laughing, smiling and frowning all contribute to their creation.
These wrinkles are entirely normal, but their appearance varies from person to person. Frown lines can be attractive to certain people while unattractive to others. This is where anti-wrinkle injections can help!
The goal of anti-wrinkle injections is to provide a non-surgical and minimally invasive method for enhancing and maintaining the appearance of facial skin. This technique is most effective for reducing muscle-induced wrinkles, such as forehead creases, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
Anti-wrinkle treatment has risen dramatically in popularity and is now one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the world.
Benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injections
- Soften the ’11’ worry lines between the eyebrows
- Un-crinkle crow’s feet lines around the eyes
- Smooth horizontal lines on the forehead
- Loosen tight bands of muscle that make the neck look stringy
- Ease the muscles that pull the corners of the mouth downwards
- Improve a ‘gummy’ smile
- Relax jaw-clenching and tooth grinding
- Lessen migraines
- Reduce excessive sweating
Why Anti-wrinkle Injections Are So Popular
- Non-surgical procedure
- Quick treatment
- Pinprick injections so minimal pain
- Results within 10 days
- No down-time needed
- Lasts on average 3-4 months
How Do They Work?
When muscles contract, the overlying skin can crease, causing fine lines to appear. If you think about how much we move our faces through smiling, talking, frowning, laughing, etc., our muscles are contracting thousands of times a day and the overlying skin is being subjected to wrinkling in the same way.
Over time, these wrinkles start to persist even at rest when the muscles aren’t moving. Anti-wrinkle injections aim to prevent this from happening.
Botulinum toxin works by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract and therefore stops the overlying skin from wrinkling. It can help to balance out the pull of certain muscles and therefore help the face appear less angry and more youthful.
How long do the effects last?
The longevity of the effects varies from individual to individual depending on a number of factors, such as the dose, muscle strength and bulk, and the use of muscles. In general, the effects last approximately 4 months.
When Should I Have This Treatment Done?
There is no right age to have anti-wrinkle injections!
We have seen a number of Marlow patients looking for this treatment for lines that have not yet developed or that are only just appearing at rest, so it is a particularly popular treatment for people approaching or in their 30s and beyond.
As wrinkles become deeper and become visible at rest, they are certainly more difficult to treat with anti-wrinkle injections alone, but can be used in combination with other treatments.
Dr. Rout advised:
“Let’s not forget that ageing is a natural process. If you are under the age of 25, I would personally wait before trialling this treatment.
I am a doctor as well as an aesthetician, and I do firmly believe that looking after your skin through good skincare, sun protection, and a healthy lifestyle can be enough for anyone. You should always have a consultation with a doctor before having anti-wrinkle treatments to ensure that they are suitable for you.”
A 1-on-1 consultation is highly recommended with each patient to talk about all their options to ensure they are happy with their skin and how it is changing as they age. We work together to find the right combination of treatments for them.
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Written by Dr Natalie Rout, GP and facial aesthetics practitioner.