May 14, 2024

6 Things You Need To Know About Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections – sometimes referred to by the brand name Botox – are growing in popularity as an effective method to turn back the clock, erase wrinkles and restore youthful skin texture.

This treatment works by injecting a material into the muscles below the skin. The material temporarily immobilises the muscles which causes them to smooth out, which in turn allows the skin on top to lay flat.

This treatment is widely used to treat facial wrinkles, including those on the forehead, around the eyes, around the nose and around the mouth. More specialist applications may be used to treat other conditions such as excessive sweating, TMJ or uneven skin tone on other parts of the body.

Before you embark on your anti-wrinkle injection journey, here are 6 things you need to know about the treatment.

1. The treatment is very safe

Provided the treatment is carried out by a trained and qualified professional, it is very safe. Be wary about trusting someone without the correct training or equipment with your anti-wrinkle injections.

You need someone with an in-depth understanding of the facial structure so that they can place the injections correctly. Always ask to see reviews from other patients and case studies so you know the practitioner has the right level of experience.

2. Results take a few days to appear

With fillers, the results are more dramatic at first and then they settle down. Anti-wrinkle injections are the opposite. The results are not visible at first, and then they develop over 2-3 days.

You might leave your appointment thinking that the treatment didn’t work, but you simply need to give the treatment time to develop. Be gentle with your skin during this time and follow all of the aftercare advice given by your provider. Common advice includes avoiding strenuous exercise, steering clear of the sauna and steam room, and staying out of the sun for a few days after treatment.

3. It isn’t permanent

The results of the treatment will slowly wear off as the nerve cells regrow the connections and the muscles of the face become active again. You’ll need to create a maintenance schedule with your practitioner if you want to keep the results of your Botox treatment.

The amount of time you can go between treatments will vary depending on how long it takes your body to recreate those nerve connections. Most people report that the results last for around 3-6 months.

4. A little goes a long way

You don’t need a lot of anti-wrinkle treatment to achieve a dramatic transformation, and often using smaller amounts will deliver more natural looking results. It’s certainly possible to take it too far or use it too often and end up with an unnatural finish.

The best way to avoid this is to follow the advice of your aesthetician and make sure you don’t repeat the treatment too often. Good skincare habits between treatments will also help to enhance the results.

5. Your dentist is often the best place to turn

When looking for an anti-wrinkle injection provider, you might not know where to turn. You could be surprised to learn that your dentist is often the best possible provider. This is because dentists have spent years studying the structure of the face, including the muscles.

This means they are well-equipped to handle this treatment. Dentists are also very skilled with needles and they offer a sterile and safe practice area. All of this should offer peace of mind when starting your treatment.

6. They don’t make wrinkles worse

There is a common misconception that anti-wrinkle injections make wrinkles worse when they wear off. This is a myth, and it’s often simply down to a matter of perception. Since you have gone so long getting used to seeing your face without any wrinkles, when they return, you might have the impression that they look worse than before your treatment.

The truth is that this treatment cannot make them look worse, but it also cannot stop the passage of time. All it can do is help to temporarily reverse the ageing effects that you might have experienced.

Ready to start your anti-wrinkle treatment? Get in touch with our team today to learn more about how we can help you.

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