What is Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Of the lines and wrinkles that occur naturally with age, facial expressions can have the most noticeable effect on your appearance. Deep lines and wrinkles can make you appear older than you really are or give you a lasting tired or stern appearance.
Anti-wrinkle injections help reduce the appearance of these deeper lines by relaxing the muscles that are responsible for creating them. These cosmetic injections are a safe and effective way to reverse this process, with the results lasting several months.
At Skin Confidence Clinic, we use our experience and personalised approach to cosmetic medicine to help our patients achieve a more relaxed and youthful appearance.
What to Expect
Before your treatment begins, the skin is prepped and a topical numbing agent is applied to ensure your session is comfortable.
From there, a series of injections will be administered into the muscles that are placing strain on the skin. As the muscles gradually relax, the skin can no longer form new lines and wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections can also help improve the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles. If not, any existing lines and wrinkles will at least not get worse.
The average anti-wrinkle injection session lasts about 30 minutes and patients are free to return to work directly after.
The effects of the injections will become noticeable about a week after your appointment and can last up to six months. This will differ for everyone though. Top-up treatments will also be required to maintain the effects.
Patients should refrain from lying down or touching the treated area for several hours after their appointment. Vigorous exercise should also be avoided for a day or two.
As time goes on, patients will find that they require fewer units less often, making it easier to retain a youthful appearance. Your face will never look frozen following an anti-wrinkle injection session at Skin Confidence Clinic.
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The average anti-wrinkle injection session
lasts about 30 minutes and patients are
free to return to work directly after
About the treatment
What Can Be Treated with Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Some of the most common concerns and areas that can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections include:
- Frown and surprise lines that appear on the forehead
- Crow’s feet that form around the eyes
- Vertical banding across the neck
- Excessive sweating
- A turned-down mouth
- Gummy or snarled smiles
- Flared nostrils
- A square jawline caused by teeth grinding
As time goes on, patients will find that they require fewer units less often, making it easier to retain a youthful appearance
Ideal Candidates for Anti-Wrinkle Injections
To determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for anti-wrinkle injections, your medical history and skin will need to be evaluated. The severity of the lines, wrinkles or concerns you want to address will then be taken into account to create a personalised treatment plan.
Everyone except pregnant and breastfeeding women are ideal candidates for this treatment. Those with underlying nerve conditions also won’t qualify.
Anti-Wrinkle Injection Results
Your anti-wrinkle injection results won’t be immediate but will gradually become more noticeable after a week. Lines and wrinkles will be less visible, as will any other concerns. The most noticeable difference occurs about two weeks after your treatment.
The results of your treatment can last up to six months but this depends on how quickly your body metabolises the injection ingredients. As soon as your lines and wrinkles start becoming visible again, another treatment needs to be scheduled. Over time, patients will require fewer treatments as lines and wrinkles appear less frequently.