Injectable treatments for anti-ageing

Many people express the disappointment in “looking older than they feel.” Sometimes, however, this disappointment is not severe enough for a patient to want to go under the knife in the effort to look younger. This does not mean a younger appearance is not attainable – in fact if it is wrinkles and fine lines that are causing you to feel concerned about your appearance, most surgical treatments will not be able to address this. The most effective way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles comes in the form of injectables such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

Anti-wrinkle injections

Anti-wrinkle injections are a simple and effective way of combatting the onset of ageing. They aim to relax certain muscles in the face which, in turn, smooths out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These injections are non-invasive with virtually no recovery time. Wrinkles treated by anti-wrinkle injections are known as dynamic wrinkles which are those wrinkles and lines that appear when your face is animated. Think “laughter and frown lines.”

These types of wrinkles can make your face appear harsh and tired. Minimizing their appearance by means of anti-wrinkle injections will give your face a smoother and more serene look. Naturally, it will also make you appear younger. Typical areas that are treated with anti-wrinkle injections include frown lines of the brow, the forehead, and the ‘crow’s feet’ at the side of the eyes. Anti-wrinkle injections can also be applied to some of the creases in the lower face and upper sections of the neck.

During your initial consultation, we will explain the risks and benefits associated with the procedure. We will also assess your relevant medical history and ensure that anti-wrinkle injections are a safe and appropriate choice for you.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers help smooth the areas on your forehead, cheeks and lips to soften lines and wrinkles. Fillers create volume in areas of the skin that have, lost volume, aged and wrinkled over time. Dermal fillers are a clear jelly-like substance that is injected into the dermis. They plump up your skin and smooths out your wrinkles, fills minor or moderate lines and wrinkles and is especially effective around the eyes, nose and mouth.

While anti-wrinkle injections are a fantastic option for smoothing out dynamic wrinkles, static wrinkles can be effectively minimised with dermal fillers. Static wrinkles are those facial lines that are evident even when our face is at rest. Because of this, these wrinkles are constantly visible.

These types of wrinkles typically cause more concern than their dynamic counterparts as they do not come and go with the animation.

If you are at all unsure of which injectable treatment option would be the best choice for you, simply book a consultation. Our experienced team will be happy to assess your face as well as discuss your individual goals for your treatment. From here, you will be able to decide on the best way forward.