A Brief Guide to Anti-wrinkle Injections
Are you concerned about fine lines, and wrinkles? Or maybe you are experiencing issues with sagging facial skin that you want to refine? If either of these sound familiar, you would probably benefit from anti-wrinkle injections.
But how do you know if anti-wrinkle injections are right for you?
We've compiled this brief and handy guide to help inform you about anti-wrinkle injections and prepare you for what to expect in terms of the procedure and the results.
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that aims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face.
This procedure is performed by injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin type A, a protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, into specific facial muscles.
The botulinum toxin works by blocking nerve signals that cause muscle contractions that lead to wrinkles. By relaxing the muscles, the skin is prevented from creasing, which helps to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This results in a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
Anti-wrinkle injections are used for treating:
- Expression lines - surprise and frown forehead lines
- Crow's feet
- Lines crowning the nose
- Lines in and around the throat
- Lipstick or smoker's lines
- Chin dimples
- Square jawlines
- Gummy smile
- In some cases, these injections can be used to treat excessive sweating.
What happens during anti-wrinkle injection treatment?
In most UK Clinics and Medispa’s, anti-wrinkle procedures generally involve:
- You will have a consultation with a practitioner to discuss your main concerns and health history.
- You will arrive for your appointment and treatment will start. No anaesthetic is required for this process unless you specifically request numbing cream for the treated areas.
- The treatment usually lasts around 30 minutes depending on the size or amount of treated areas being addressed.
- You will then be able to return to your daily activities without any downtime required.
What results can be expected from anti-wrinkle injections?
When done correctly, and at a reputable practice anti-wrinkle injections can work effectively to revitalise your skin's appearance, and achieve a healthier, more refreshed, and well-rested appearance. Your fine lines and wrinkles will be softened, lending you a more youthful appearance.
You will usually see results as soon as 5 to 12 days after your treatment, and these results will generally last around 3-4 months, though they can persist for up to 12 months in certain cases.
Will top-up anti-wrinkle injection treatments be required?
The effects of anti-wrinkle injections are temporary and once the botulinum toxin wears off, the facial muscles will revert back to their natural state. To sustain the rejuvenating results, it is advisable to repeat the treatment approximately every three months.
What are the risks and side effects involved with anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections, like any medical procedure, have potential risks and side effects. Some of the common side effects include:
- Bruising and swelling at the injection site
- Pain or tenderness at the injection site
- Flu-like symptoms
More serious side effects, although rare, may include:
- Drooping eyelids or eyebrows
- Dry mouth
- Muscle weakness
- Allergic reactions
- Vision problems
- Trouble speaking or swallowing
It is important to choose a qualified and experienced medical professional for the procedure to minimize the risk of complications. It is also important to disclose any medical conditions or allergies before the procedure to avoid potential reactions.
Anti-wrinkle injections from EF MEDISPA
Here at EF MEDISPA, we take the safety and comfort of our patients incredibly seriously, working to ensure that all our clients remain happy and relaxed throughout their experience and achieve the results they desire. From initial consultation through to our comprehensive aftercare and recovery programmes, our expert medical teams focus on providing exceptional anti-wrinkle treatments and care.
Our extensive experience in anti-wrinkle injections in London and the amazing results we have seen over the years can provide our patients with peace of mind when receiving deep wrinkle treatment in one of our clinics. Our expert team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have before, during or after your visit to EF MEDISPA.
Book an anti-wrinkle injection consultation with us today.