What Is an Anti-Wrinkle Treatment?

We have all been there, looking in the mirror, tugging our faces in all different directions in the hope of seeing some sort of change. That's where anti-wrinkle treatment could help you. So, what is the anti-wrinkle treatment?

Now, we know you are beautiful but if you start noticing makeup creasing in the skin and feel like you need a confidence boost, then maybe our anti-wrinkle treatment can help. We are all about empowering your natural beauty with subtle enhancers to make you feel like the best version of yourself.

Anti-wrinkle treatments are the most popular anti-ageing treatment worldwide mainly because of vast ways the treatment can help. It can be used to treat severe migraines and headaches as well as assist with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), as well as fine lines.

Below we have broken down everything you need to know about anti-wrinkle treatment so you can feel confident going in for your treatment.

What Is Anti-Wrinkle Treatment, And How Does It Work?

Anti-wrinkle treatments aim to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your face. Anti-wrinkle injections are non-surgical, simple solutions.

Filler is different to anti-wrinkle treatments as they don't relax the muscle under the targeted area. It says it in the name, but they are used to fill, to either add volume or some extra padding. They can last anywhere between 6 and 12 months.

The base of anti-wrinkle injections is a neurotoxin, please don't get put off by all the big medical words; all you need to know is that it relaxes muscles in the area injected.

Essentially, these injections help relax the muscle in tern relaxing the wrinkles, what happens is your face muscles are not working as hard on those areas to show those lines, giving you a younger appearance. This is because it stops the signal your break sends to your muscle using neuromodulators. 

Depending on your desired result and the areas you want treated we consult to the individual and that will dictate the number of units used, we don’t do a one fits all approach at our clinic.

We recommend going to a consultation with a qualified cosmetic nurse who can determine which treatment is best for you and your goals.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

The most common areas are between your forehead, eyebrows, around the eyes (called crow's feet), the corners of your mouth (smile lines) and on your nose. 

Other areas where anti-wrinkle treatment can be used are your underarms, palms and jaw. For example, it can be used as a treatment for excessive sweating by relaxing the muscles in your underarms or palms. Similarly, it can be used on your jaw to either stop you from grinding your teeth or give the appearance of a slimmer jaw. 

Also, anti-wrinkle treatments aren't necessarily just for appearance reasons; they can help with migraines and headaches. Some people who find it hard to see or frown quite a lot can find it gives them severe headaches and migraine issues. Anti-wrinkle treatment can help relax the muscle and ease head pains.

Are There Any Side Effects Of Anti Wrinkle Treatments?

The most common side effects are:

  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Pain around injection points 
  • Swelling
  • Numb feeling, like pins & needles.
  • Muscle weakness

The good thing about these side effects is that they are only temporary and quite normal for any cosmetic procedure. Usually, they only last a few hours. However, side effects such as bruising can last a few days. 

However, we are all about complete transparency, and we can't one hundred per cent say that you won't have more severe side effects. This is very rare, but the anti-wrinkle treatment can sometimes spread to areas beyond the targeted area.

Therefore, we recommend consulting a professional nurse with qualified training if you are coinciding with anti-wrinkle treatment and following your aftercare. A qualified nurse will limit the risk of side effects and make your treatment as stress free as possible with the best results!

What Are The Benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Treatment? 

There are loads of fantastic benefits from anti-wrinkle treatment.

The top one is the confidence you will regain from the treatment for a quarter of the price of surgery. It is less risky than surgery and more affordable. With this treatment, you will see results faster, and you won't need that much downtime, if any. 

For a non-surgical solution, the results are excellent and will help you regain the confidence you might have lost. In addition, the results are not permanent, which is great for those that are just wanting to try it out first before committing to an entire surgical procedure.

How Long Does Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Last?

So, unfortunately, it is not a lifetime solution. However, anti-wrinkle treatments last 3-4 months. Simply keep it topped up 2-3 times a year for long-lasting effects.

After 3-4 months, the area where the injection was administered starts to wear off, and the movement of the muscle comes back.

It really depends on your skin condition; how big the dose was and the muscle type. If you continually get top-ups, some find that the muscle strength weakens and stays in a relaxed state for longer. This means that you can have more extended periods between treatments and more long-lasting effects. 

One thing we will also point out is that the treatment can't be reversed. But do not fear because, as mentioned above, it only lasts, on average, three to four months.

When Should You Consider Anti-Wrinkle Treatment?

For argument's sake, anti-wrinkle injections should be used when the wrinkles are prominent. However, these days they are preventative treatments.

Preventative treatments aim to reduce wrinkles before they have. More younger people are using these anti-wrinkle treatments to help keep their skin youthful for as long as possible. 

As mentioned previously, anti-wrinkle treatment can also be used to help with medical conditions. For example, it is common that some people can experience bad migraines or headaches from frowning or squinting. Anti-wrinkle treatment can help relax the muscles that cause this pain. 

Again, if you clench your jaw or grind your teeth in your sleep, causing you severe jaw pain. Anti-wrinkle injections can help relieve the pain. So, if you experience any of these, then anti-wrinkle treatment could be for you. 

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