Have you noticed some visible signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles?

While wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing, there’s no need to resign yourself to tired-looking skin. Why not consider a cosmetic treatment specially designed to address these issues? At Skinhance, we offer a range of treatments that help to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and leave the skin looking smoother and refreshed. One such method is the use of anti-wrinkle injections.

Here’s how they work and what you can expect from the treatment.

What causes wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process and generally, occur as a result of the collagen and elastin in our skin beginning to degenerate. As we get older, the skin tends to become drier, less elastic, and thinner, causing it to become lined, dull, and sagging. A number of other factors can also contribute to the development of wrinkles. These include exposure to the sun, smoking, and drinking alcohol.

What are anti-wrinkle injections, exactly?

Anti-wrinkle injections are formulated with a compound that works by relaxing the muscles. When the muscles are forced to relax, wrinkles are stopped from either developing or getting worse around the area of treatment. After treatment, lines in the face are smoothed out, leaving the skin looking refreshed, rejuvenated, and more youthful.

How does the procedure work?

Before you begin treatment, you will come in for a consultation where we will address any questions or concerns about the process. At this point, we will also recommend a particular type of anti-wrinkle compound, depending on what kind will suit you best.

Once your skin has been evaluated, and a treatment plan has been tailored for your needs, the treatment area will be thoroughly cleaned. If you like, we will apply a topical numbing agent to the area to avoid any discomfort. The anti-wrinkle treatment is then injected directly into your muscles. The formula inhibits muscle function, which reduces creasing in the skin.

The entire process generally takes only ten minutes to complete, depending on how many areas you have chosen to have treated. You might feel a little bit of discomfort from the sting of the injection, but besides that, you should feel no considerable pain. You should be able to resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.

When can I expect to see results?

Anti-wrinkle injections will begin to work a week after the initial injections. You should enjoy the results of your anti-wrinkle treatment for between three and four months. For more long-term results, it is possible to arrange top-up appointments. The effects of your treatment will depend on a few factors, including

  • the strength of your muscles in the area of treatment
  • how much time you spend in the sun
  • the particular anti-wrinkle compound that is used

We will advise you of how many injections you require in each area of treatment for the best possible results.

It is also possible to make the results of your treatment last longer by following a healthy skincare regime at home. When you come in for a consultation or treatment, we will be happy to recommend a medically-approved skincare range that can help to keep your skin looking, and feeling good.

Are you interested in an anti-wrinkle treatment? Come in for a consultation and we will discuss your treatment options. Besides anti-wrinkle injections, we offer a range of other treatments designed to rejuvenate the skin, restore volume, and decrease the visible signs of ageing, including dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser skin therapy. Contact us today to chat about the benefits of each treatment.