If you’re looking for a treatment that can help to improve the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles, and potentially slow down the passage of time then you may be interested in finding out about anti-wrinkle injections.
To help you sort the fact from the fiction about anti-wrinkle injections, we’ve put together seven essential facts we think everyone should know before they have this treatment.
- Anti-wrinkle injections work by temporarily blocking signals from the nerves to specific facial muscles
When injected into targeted points on your face, anti-wrinkle injections temporarily block the signal from specific nerves to the muscles they tell to move and contract. In turn, this causes the expressive lines and wrinkles caused by the usually repeated contractions to relax and soften, noticeably rejuvenating how you look. The effects last for approximately four months, after which they will wear off.
- Anti-wrinkle injections are most effective for expressive lines and wrinkles
Because of how anti-wrinkle injections work, they are most effective for treating the lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions rather than the static lines on your face that are a result of a loss of volume within the skin. Lines such as horizontal brow lines, frown lines, crows’ feet and bunny lines at the top sides of your nose can be treated very effectively.
- Anti-wrinkle injections can help to slow down the development of future wrinkles
If you imagine your skin as a piece of paper that’s being folded repeatedly by your facial muscles, it’s inevitable that it becomes creased over time. However, by having anti-wrinkle injections, you can reduce the amount of creasing that takes place. In turn, this can slow down the appearance of fresh lines and wrinkles, and help you keep your skin looking youthful for longer.
- Your face shouldn’t look frozen
Even though anti-wrinkle injections relax certain muscles from moving, your face should never look frozen and immobile as a result of your treatment. Experienced practitioners, like those at the Allison Jeffrey Skin Health Clinic, know how to use anti-wrinkle injections sparingly to give you fantastic rejuvenating results, while allowing your face to be expressive and natural-looking.
- Anti-wrinkle injections use prescription-only products
Anti-wrinkle injections use prescription-only products, which means that legally your treatment must either be carried out or approved by a medical professional such as a doctor, independent nurse prescriber or dentist. You should never have wrinkle-relaxing injections without the appropriate approval.
- Anti-wrinkle injection treatments can be administered quickly
People sometimes refer to anti-wrinkle injections as a ‘lunchtime’ procedure because a treatment can be carried out in as little as 15 minutes. The effects usually take between five to 10 days to be fully visible.
- You probably won’t need any downtime
Most people find that they don’t need to take any downtime after anti-wrinkle injections. The most common side effects are bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, or a mild headache, but these issues usually subside within 24 to 48 hours.
If you’d like to find out more about anti-wrinkle injections in Brighton, call us at the Allison Jeffery Skin Health Clinic on 01273 262 600.