Even though nobody wants to look in the mirror and see new lines and wrinkles, they’re an inevitable part of growing older.
A good skincare regime will also only take you so far and sometimes, a little extra help is required if you want to achieve a smoother appearance.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections: A Brief Explanation
To reduce the appearance of common lines and wrinkles and prevent them from forming in the future, anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking signals to the muscles that cause these lines and wrinkles.
This means that when your face wants to frown or squint in the sun, your muscles will be too relaxed to do it. When these facial muscles are relaxed, it softens the lines across your face, providing you with a tighter, smoother appearance.
After your treatment, you will be able to see a slight difference but will only be able to enjoy the full results of your injections a week to 10 days later. The results of your anti-wrinkle injections can last up to 4 months but top-up treatments will be required. You may also find that you require fewer doses after several treatments in a specialized medical & beauty facility such as one of the top Adelaide injecting clinics.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections: A Brief History
The substance in anti-wrinkle injections is actually a purified protein that has been diluted several times, allowing your body to easily break it down over time.
If we take a look back, we will see that anti-wrinkle injections were actually used for medical conditions for quite a few decades, muscular sclerosis being one of them. It was during this time that doctors noticed its effects on overactive muscles and after some additional research, it was used to treat children with cerebral palsy.
Dr Jean Carruthers was the first person to start using anti-wrinkle injections as a cosmetic treatment in 1987. The product was mostly used to address crow’s feet and to treat eye muscle spasms. After speaking to her dermatologist husband about her findings, further testing was done and anti-wrinkle injections were born.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections: The Experience
The forehead, crow’s feet and the area between the eyes are the most common anti-wrinkle injection treatment areas. The lines on the nose, the neck, chin, and even the jawline can also be treated though. Over and above anti-ageing, these cosmetic injections can also be used to prevent excess sweating.
Before administering your treatment, a qualified and experienced clinician will discuss your medical history as well as your aesthetic goals with you before analyzing your skin. You will then be treated, which doesn’t take longer than 10 minutes, depending on the areas being treated.
A review appointment will be required to assess the effectiveness of your treatment and to ensure that no side effects are present.
When administered correctly, the results of your anti-wrinkle injections will be subtle, natural and enhance your best features. The wrong injection techniques can create the exact opposite effect, which speaks to the importance of choosing the right clinician.
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