Do anti-wrinkle injections work?

Do anti-wrinkle injections work?

Anti-wrinkle injections effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Anti-wrinkle injections are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases that tend to appear on the face as part of the ageing process. They can be used on various parts of the face, depending on what you’re looking to treat. For example, some people use these treatments to address frown and smile lines. Others may use them to get rid of crow’s feet around the eyes. While anti-wrinkle injections are often an effective solution, it’s important to note that they don’t work overnight — it usually takes two or three days before you start noticing results, with maximal effect occurring at about seven to 10 days. You’ll then need regular maintenance sessions every six months in order to keep the effects going strong. Read on to find out more about the process and what it involves…

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections involve the careful administration of a product that blocks the nerve signals that cause overactive muscles to contract. During this process, the overlying skin relaxes, which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure itself usually only takes around 15 minutes to complete. The treatment is suitable for both men and women, and can be used on various areas of the face to achieve a fresh, youthful appearance.

How long do the results last?

If you choose to go ahead with anti-wrinkle injections, your treatment will take just a few minutes. You will begin to notice the effects of your treatment after a few days, but it usually takes up to 10 days before you can see the full effect of your procedure.

Every person is different, but you can generally expect the effects of your anti-wrinkle treatment to last between three and four months. As muscle action gradually begins to resume, you may notice that lines and wrinkles reappear. With multiple treatments, it is possible to slow down the appearance of wrinkles caused by muscle movement, which is why it is advisable that you schedule follow-up appointments.

Are there side-effects?

Anti-wrinkle injections generally cause only minor discomfort and are considered a safe treatment for most people. That said, there are a few possible side-effects that you might experience. The most common possible side effect is bruising at the site of treatment. This is, however, temporary and will resolve with time.

Although rare, other possible side effects include headaches, which should resolve within a day or two; mild swelling at the site of the injection; and mild pain at the site of treatment. If you are concerned about any of these possible side effects, it is always a good idea to discuss them with your practitioner at your initial consultation.

How can we help?

At Cranford House Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of non-surgical treatments designed to enhance and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. If you have noticed the visible signs of ageing on your face, you might be a suitable candidate for anti-wrinkle injections.

When you come in and see us for an injectable treatment, your procedure will be performed by our qualified nurse Fan Xu with the guidance and approval of Dr Lam who is a fully-qualified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with years of experience in the field. Together, our team will work to enhance your features and achieve subtle, natural-looking results.

If you would like to find out more about the anti-wrinkle injections that we offer at Cranford House Plastic Surgery, please have a look here.

We also offer a range of other non-surgical treatments for the face — these include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections; chemical skin peels; and dermal fillers. To find out more about these treatments, please have a look here.

If you would like to arrange a consultation to see us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch here or give us a call on 08 7070 0596.

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