Since the dawn of mankind we have longed for eternal youth! One moment we are young, dumb, and care-free, and then the next, we look in the mirror and the person we feel inside no longer matches the one looking back at us.
The good news is that, while we haven’t yet figured out the key to immortality, the cosmetic industry has gone through leaps and bounds to provide us with some highly effective anti ageing treatments.
Of course, to live forever would be painfully boring. However, if we can look our absolute best while we are alive…well, that’s something we can definitely get behind!
In this article, we’re going to talk all about anti wrinkle injections, what the different treatment options are, and which is best! Here’s everything you need to know…
Anti wrinkle injections Vs. anti wrinkle treatment
It is important to understand the distinction between anti wrinkle injections and anti wrinkle treatments. The terms are often used interchangeably, however, there are certain anti wrinkle treatments that do not involve injection.
Anti wrinkle treatments
Again, while there are a number of different anti wrinkle injection treatments, not all anti wrinkle treatments involve a needle. Three such examples are:
Chemical peels: a chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure where various acidic chemicals are applied to the face. This causes the superficial layer of skin to peel off, thus smoothening the surface beneath.
Microdermabrasion: microdermabrasion is an exfoliation process that softly removes the outer layers of the skin, using tiny crystals that break up the dead skin cells to reveal the softer skin beneath.
Dermabrasion: dermabrasion is a more aggressive version of microdermabrasion, where a rotating instrument is used to remove the outer layers of the skin.
What is the best non surgical treatment for wrinkles?
Unfortunately, there is no ‘best’ treatment for removing wrinkles, as the results largely depend on the individual. For example, some skin types are not suitable for dermabrasion procedures, whereas microdermabrasion would be safer and more appropriate.
Ultimately, the best approach is to contact us today and speak with a cosmetic professional. With a free consultation we can better get to know your individual skin type, needs, and requirements.
With a deeper understanding of you, including your medical history, we will be better positioned to recommend the best possible non surgical treatment for you.
Can wrinkles be removed with laser?
Laser resurfacing is an anti wrinkle treatment that uses lasers to stimulate the skin’s collagen production, thus plumping up the skin and helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the face.
Anti wrinkles injections
Anti wrinkle injections essentially work to prevent new static wrinkles from forming by reducing the movement between the nerve and muscle. With decreased movement in the face, there is less stress on the skin, thus keeping the skin looking more youthful.
These treatments are best used as preventative measures, rather than as a solution to remove.
In any case, anti wrinkle injections do reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the face.
Here are some examples of the cosmetic issues such injections can be used to treat:
Reducing forehead lines, frown lines, wrinkles and furrows
Tightening lax skin
Plumping hollow cheeks
Alleviating crow’s feet and expression lines
Plumping thin lips
Eliminating ‘smokers lines’
Pronounced nasolabial folds
What is involved?
Anti wrinkle injections use naturally occurring proteins which encourage the facial muscles to relax, thus smoothing out wrinkles. These are among the most popular anti aging treatments because they are highly successful and take very little time to complete.
The typical procedure time for anti wrinkle treatment is approximately 30-minutes, which means you don’t even need to book off an entire day to have it done.
Additionally, there are very few side effects, which means that patients can return to their day to day activities almost immediately.
That said, we always recommend to our patients that they do take the day off and refrain from taking part in any unnecessarily strenuous activities.
What are the areas of anti wrinkle injections?
While some anti wrinkle injections work when targeting almost anywhere on the body, they are most effective when treating the face. Here are some of the key target areas for anti wrinkle injections…
The forehead is one of the most popular facial areas that patients’ choose to treat with muscle relaxing anti wrinkle injections. This is largely because the forehead is one of the first areas where signs of ageing becomes noticeable, with frown lines or ‘expression lines’ taking effect.
Fortunately, using cosmetic injectable treatments can easily diminish the visible lines in the forehead leaving you with a refreshed and youthful appearance.
Hollow cheeks and lax skin is another common area that gives us an aged appearance. With the right fillers, they can be used to lift and add volume to these target areas, while filling out any loose and sagging skin as necessary.
Around the eyes
The eyes are notorious for being one of the most challenging areas of the face to treat for wrinkles. This is why much care and consideration must be taken when you are trying to alleviate crow’s feet.
Unlike typical lines and wrinkles, the lines that tend to appear at the corner of your eyes are associated with joy and laughter; as such, care must be taken when stabilising this area of the face as when not applied properly, it can take some of the warmth from your expression.
The thinning of the lips is a natural process of ageing, and one that many of us would prefer to put off for as long as possible. Fortunately, this can easily be addressed with dermal fillers. The right lip fillers, applied by licenced professionals, can add plenty of desirable volume to your lips. Some people even opt for lip treatment to bring balance to their smile or treat uneven lips.
Around the mouth
For cosmetic issues like nasolabial folds and smokers lines, various fillers can be used to help smooth out the lines and give the mouth a far more youthful and rejuvenated aesthetic. Of course, when treating smokers lines, we always advise that our patients do their utmost to give up smoking, for the best possible results (not to mention the other health benefits).
How long do anti wrinkle injections take to work?
A common question that people want to know is how quickly anti wrinkle injections take to work? Fortunately, this is quite a fast-acting wrinkle treatment and results can be seen in as little as 7 to 14-days.
How long do anti wrinkle injections last?
As for how long wrinkle reduction injections last, the duration tends to be around 3 to 4-months. in the first year of receiving such treatments, we advise that our patients have at least 3 procedures for long lasting results.
How often should you get anti wrinkle injections?
As the results tend to fade after 3 to 4-months, most specialists recommend that patients receive the treatment at least once every 3-months.
The frequency at which you should get them all comes down to what your goals are, how well your body responds to the treatment, and what your lifestyle is like.
Are anti wrinkle injections good?
Do anti wrinkle injections work? Are they worth the hype? The short answer is yes, cosmetic injectables used to treat dynamic wrinkles are well worth the investment!
Are anti wrinkle injections safe?
Anti wrinkle injections have been widely used for many years and they have come a very long way since they were first introduced almost 4-decades ago.
Over recent years these injections have gone through significant changes and experts are always striving to ensure that they are as safe, with as few risks as possible.
The only real risk is if you receive cosmetic treatments from untrained practitioners. The fact is, with licenced medical professionals taking care of you, the risks are minimal.
Do anti wrinkle injections hurt?
If you are frightened of needles as it is, the thought of receiving cosmetic injectables can be terrifying. The good news is that these non surgical treatments are mostly pain free.
Certainly, you may experience slight discomfort, but other than that, the procedure is fine.
What are the possible side effects?
We appreciate that there is always an element of fear involved when exploring the unknown. If you haven’t received cosmetic treatments before, you will likely have heard some horror stories and fear for the worst.
You’ll be pleased to learn that there are only a few temporary side effects that patients report experiencing:
Other than the above, there are very few risks involved. Certainly, if you seek treatment from an unlicensed practitioner, you are putting yourself at unnecessary risk. However, for the most part, as mentioned above, such treatments are very low-risk.
Who are anti wrinkle injections suitable for?
Anti wrinkle injections are ideal for those who wish to reduce the following signs of ageing:
Vertical lip lines
To soften fine lines
Provided that you have no existing skin conditions or current health complications, most people are safe to receive such treatment.
Who should NOT get anti wrinkle injections?
While most people are perfectly safe to receive anti wrinkle injections to treat frown lines and other cosmetic issues, there are some people who may not be suitable. If you are unsure, speak with one of our medical professionals and we will advise you accordingly. In any case, here are some examples of people that must NOT receive such treatment:
When the injection site is infected
Someone who is allergic to any of the ingredients
Someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding
Anyone with a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis)
Again, if you aren’t certain as to whether you are safe to receive this treatment, don’t panic. Our experts will discuss all of the potential risks in great depth, including a full analysis of your medical history and current health, so as to ensure that you are perfectly safe before making any commitments.
What injectable is best for wrinkles?
Again, deciding on which injectable is the best for wrinkles all depends on your skin type and what you are trying to achieve.
There are a number of different anti wrinkle injectables, each with their own individuals pros and cons.
What can permanently remove wrinkles?
There is no way to permanently remove wrinkles, unfortunately. Perhaps one day scientists may figure out a way to stop our bodies from ageing while we are in our prime, however, until then, wrinkles can only be alleviated and reduced for so long.
Wrinkles are a fact of life and while they can be treated temporarily, eventually we must all embrace them!
Are anti wrinkle injections the same as Botox?
Technically speaking, there is no real difference between anti wrinkle injections and Botox. Botox is brand and falls under the much broader category of anti wrinkle injectables.
Yes, there are different types of cosmetic injectables, with varying ingredients and quality, but on the whole, they are largely similar in terms of intended use.
That said, anti wrinkle injections are purely cosmetic, whereas Botox is often used to treat a variety of issues, such as to treat excessive sweating.
What are the different types of cosmetic injectable treatments?
There are three main types of cosmetic injectable treatments:
Anti wrinkle injections
The cosmetic treatment and injectables market is so broad, that it is easily to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume and variety available. While dermal fillers, Botox treatment, and most anti wrinkle injections are similar in many ways, there are some distinct differences to be aware of.
If you find yourself feeling lost and unsure as to what treatment is best for you, we urge you to contact us today. We will gladly offer you a free consultation and talk you through the possibilities and what might be most appropriate for your skin type, goals, and desired aesthetic outcome.
We hope that you have found this article helpful and wish you the best of luck on your quest for eternal youth! If ever you should find it, do let us know.