What Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
With injectable anti-wrinkle injections on the rise, it has many people questioning exactly what are anti-wrinkle injections and are they a good match for me.
If you are considering having anti-wrinkle injections, here is everything you need to know before you schedule a consultation.
What Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
There are a couple of different options when it comes to anti-wrinkle injections; fillers and botulinum toxin.
Both of these treatments are aimed at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around your face that develop naturally as we age.
The intention of a filler is to change your facial profile to create a more youthful one. Fillers are injected under your skin to fill in gaps and folds or to add volume and padding where you may be lacking.
The most commonly used fillers are collagen and hyaluronic acid. You can expect these treatments to last anywhere between 6 and 12 months, at which time another treatment would be required to maintain your desired appearance.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botulinum Toxin)
Botulinum Toxin is injected in your skin to relax the muscles that cause your skin to wrinkle and crease. This is a very effective treatment for crows’ feet, expression lines and “turkey neck.” All of which are undesirable, but natural issues that arise as we age that we would be happy to get rid of.
These injections are available through prescription only and should be administered by a doctor, or by a team of professionals under the supervision of a doctor.
While the risks associated with fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are minimal, it is safest to be done under the supervision of a licensed professional.
The effects of muscle-relaxing treatments like botulinum toxin, usually last anywhere from 3-6 months, dependent on the person and the area being treated.
The side effects associated with both the use of fillers and muscle-relaxing injections are minimal and usually associated with the injection site only.
Some of the most common side effects are bruising, swelling, redness, pain at the injection site, muscle weakness and the feeling of pins and needles. These side effects are temporary and usually, subside within a few hours to a couple of days after treatment.
In very rare cases, there are more serious complications involved with these injections. These cases usually involve large doses of injections.
When to Get Anti-Wrinkle Injections
There has been much debate as of late as to when anti-wrinkle injections should be administered. Typically, they are given once the lines and wrinkles in your face are apparent enough that they are compromising your desired youthful look.
Today, we are seeing more and more preventative anti-wrinkle use. The aim is to try to stop wrinkles from forming before they even begin. Since lines and wrinkles start to appear fairly early in life, this means teens are having these injections.
While the side effects associated with injections are minimal, there is also not enough evidence to support the benefits of early intervention.
Before you begin your journey to a more youthful appearance, make sure you have an understanding of what are anti-wrinkle injections and which options are best for you.
For an anti-wrinkle consultation with the most experienced skin care team on the Gold Coast, give Face Fit a call today.