Anti-wrinkle injections might seem too good to be true. Injections that lessen your fine lines and wrinkles in just one appointment per area? Magical! However, they’re incredibly versatile and effective at reducing the visible signs of ageing in your skin. How do they work, what do they treat, and are they safe?
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Anti-wrinkle injections use a medically regulated, renowned, and approved toxin that is injected into overactive muscles in the face and – occasionally – body. They work by stopping these overly animated muscles contracting as aggressively, inhibiting their ability to crease the skin above them and therefore lessening wrinkles. They work in localised target areas on the face to treat surface wrinkles, though deeper wrinkle in the tissue might benefit from a touch of dermal filler too.
What do anti-wrinkle injections treat?
Because they’re particularly useful for overactive muscles, they typically treat expressive areas of the face. Concerns such as forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines are all facial treatment areas that benefit from the introduction of anti-wrinkle injections. Betraying the premature signs of ageing and thinning skin, these areas tend to crease when in motion and expression. By targeting these animated areas with anti-wrinkle injections, we can lessen their ageing appearance while still maintaining your ability to express yourself.
However, their treatment areas and capabilities continue to grow. For example, a simple brow-lift can be achieved with anti-wrinkle injections! When your eyebrow droops, targeted wrinkle reduction injections help to pull the muscle back up into place, lifting the eyebrow as they do so. This eliminates the need for a surgical eyebrow lift, because we don’t even need to break the skin outside of the injection points.
Wrinkle reduction injections have also developed into more medical uses, such as for the management of hyperhidrosis. This condition is characterised by excessive sweating in a localised area such as the hairline and under-arms. Functioning much as they do within expressive facial muscles, injecting wrinkle reduction toxin into the sweating area stops the sweat glands from producing as much sweat as before. This treatment brings what is usually an embarrassing condition down into more manageable levels, alleviating sufferers from discomfort and self-consciousness. These treatments can last for up to 6 months and potentially even longer!
Are wrinkle reduction treatments safe?
A common concern, the safety of injectable treatments is always assured before we perform any treatments. Anti-wrinkle injections are made from a medically regulated toxin that has been approved for a number of year for aesthetics and injectable uses. They’re also a recognised treatment option for those experiencing excessive sweating, migraines, bruxism, and many more medical conditions. However, you should never trust your wrinkle reduction treatment that unqualified or inexperienced hands. Always find a practitioner or injector that is medically qualified, because they understand your facial anatomy and the body better than any other injector. This also ensures that they can manage any complications should they arise and advise on the best aftercare straight from the medical professional’s mouth. Their unparalleled attention to detail and care will be well worth the investment.
Wrinkle reduction treatment in cooperation with dermal fillers work to effectively rejuvenate the skin without the need for invasive, costly, and painful surgery. If you’re seeking to combat the visible signs of ageing, wrinkles, and thinning skin then speak to a member of the Allison Jeffry Skin Health and Laser Clinic on 01273 262600 or enquire online to book your consultation.