Wrinkles may be natural, but that doesn’t mean we have to love them. While cute small smile lines can indicate a life well lived, deep wrinkles can make you appear older than you are or feel.
However, with the advent of new treatments and technology, you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while also preventing them from forming. Once such treatment is anti-wrinkle injections, which help to reverse the signs of ageing and achieve a more youthfulappearance.
What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are designed to smooth out lines and wrinkles in the skin. They work by injecting a muscle relaxant into the desired area. As the muscle relaxant takes effect, the overlying skin smoothes, reducing lines and wrinkles and preventing new ones from developing.
At MySkin Laser Clinics, our anti-wrinkle injections are made from natural, purified protein, which is safe, proven, and effective. They are administered by a skilled registered nurse, allowing for the best results possible.
What are the Benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
The main benefit of anti-wrinkle injections is their ability to reduce wrinkles and lines. They are ideal for minimising frown lines, crow’s feet, and folds in the neck, along with generally achieving more youthful looking skin around the face and neckline. Additionally, anti-wrinkle injections can also help prevent new wrinkles from developing, including those from repetitive gestures, such as smiling, frowning, and laughing.
Other benefits of anti-wrinkle injections include their ability to effect quick change and their long-lasting results. In general, changes in the skin’s appearance take place approximately three to five days after treatment. Visible improvements will likely be seen ten days after injections with effects lasting around four months or longer with further treatments.
How to Prepare for Anti-Wrinkle Injections
If you’re planning to get anti-wrinkle injections, it’s essential to prepare appropriately to ensure the best results. Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your treatment, as it can cause the blood to thin, which may lead to bruising. Additionally, if you are pregnant or lactating, you will need to defer your treatment until later.
You may also want to consider combining your anti-wrinkle injections with another treatment for enhanced results. In particular, wrinkle reduction can be safely combined with microdermabrasion and dermal fillers for outstanding results.
Post Anti-Wrinkle Injection Care
Proper post-care is also essential for the best results and experience with anti-wrinkle injections. Following your treatment, it’s vital to remain upright for the next four hours and not recline. Likewise, you must also refrain from rubbing or touching the injected area for a minimum of 12 hours. All exertion and exercise should be avoided for at least 24 hours after treatment.
Following your treatment, you must also be careful to avoid makeup products that absorb into the skin. We recommended using only Jane Iredale mineral makeup for 24 hours after. It’s also essential that you do not undergo any skin treatments, such as microdermabrasion, peels and laser rejuvenation for seven days.
When it comes to side effects, you should note that some bruising is normal for up to a week following treatment. Additionally, you may also experience minor bumps, pimples and redness around the injection site. However, this is also normal and temporary.
Overall, anti-wrinkle injections are safe, noninvasive, and pain-free. They require no downtime with visible improvements appearing approximately ten days after treatment.
Other Anti-Wrinkle Treatments
Anti-wrinkle injections aren’t your only treatment option in the battle against ageing skin. Other treatments, such as Botox and dermal fillers can also be useful for wrinkle reduction and the smoothing of lines.
Botox is one of the most well-known injectable treatments for wrinkles. Derived from Botulinum, Botox is an injectable toxin that works to smooth creases by temporarily paralysing the facial muscles. Although many believe Botox to be safe, others still prefer a more natural alternative.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, reverse the signs of ageing by plumping skin and replacing lost volume. As such, they can reduce sagging while filling lines around your mouth, eyes, nose, jawline, and forehead. However, they can often be a higher price than anti-wrinkle injections.
The treatment option that’s right for you depends on what results you’d like to achieve, your skin concerns and your preferences. We always suggest chatting with a consultant prior to treatment to find the best options for you.