The anti-wrinkle injectable treatment has grown hugely in popularity since the 90’s. Back then, this treatment was associated with physical insecurity and medical related appearance. In our present time, the treatment has become a must have beauty norm. This is in part the result of widespread social media coverage, celebrity’s promotion and partly due to the greater affordability of an anti-wrinkle injection procedure.
Now, it’s easily accessible by anyone, including younger adults. A contributing factor to its popularity are the men taking part in the growing trend. The immediate effects are the convincing factor for them to undertake an anti-wrinkle treatment. A treatment that was not long ago perceived as specific to women.
The active substance is injected in the facial muscles causing them to relax and soften, by blocking the signals from nerves to the muscles. This causes you skin to tighten therefore causing the fading of the fine lines and wrinkles, such as frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. It is used both as a preventive treatment, stopping the wrinkles to form and appear and also as a restorative, smoothing out the existing ones.
Though popular for its amazing results in wrinkle disappearance, it is also being used by healthcare professionals to treat medical conditions that affect the neuromuscular system such as upper limb spasticity, strabism, migraine headaches, blepharospasm, hyperhidrosis and bruxism.
Is it safe?
The anti-wrinkle injections have been used as a treatment for over 30 years now and currently there are no safety concerns in regards to the procedure or the adverse reactions that the product might trigger. The substance injected poses no health risk and is administered with special micro needles designed to eliminate any pain or discomfort while the procedure is performed.
While the procedure itself is considered and approved by FDA and CE as a safe one, there are a number of important aspects you have to consider once you decide to have your treatment.
First and most important is the practitioner you trust to perform the procedure for you. A general consensus between the authorized practitioners is that 90% of the success and safety of your treatment is determined by the practitioner administering the treatment. So, make sure you check the qualifications, training and experience of your practitioner before you decide to go ahead. At Skinglow Clinic, we always recommend to have the treatment performed by a MD, fully trained and qualified.
Always check the clinic and premises. Make sure the treatments are performed in a fully licensed or medical facility, that is safe, clean and suitable for having the treatment done. Do not accept any compromise, after all this is an injectable treatment.
Inquire about safety, risks and possible side effects. A prior consultation and a fully informed decision are a prerequisite to your treatment.
Product used and cost. Ask about the product used, make sure the product used is licensed and authorized to be used in UK. We always recommend using an established brand and we don’t compromise on the quality and safety of our treatments. Avoid deciding hastingly for a time limited promotion or discounts. Have your research done before you decide.
Our injectable treatments are administered by a qualified, registered MD, with many years of experience in providing injectable treatments.
Following a thorough consultation and patient informed consent, your treatment plan is agreed. The injections are administered directly to the areas agreed to be treated.
The entire procedure takes about 30 to 40 minutes so yes, you can say is a lunch break treatment. Following your treatment, it will take around 14 days to see the full results. The results usually last for about 3 to 4 months, depending on each individual.
There are few considerations to take into account before booking your treatment. You’ll have to avoid intense physical exercise, sauna or sunbathing for 2 days after your procedure.
Anti-wrinkle injections represent a fantastic preventative treatment, especially designed to diminish dynamic wrinkles and subsequently erase fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin for a more refreshed and youthful appearance.
As time passes, repeated facial muscle contraction will create static lines on our face such as expression lines and wrinkles. In order to prevent the appearance of static lines, anti-wrinkle injections are used to block the signals from the nerves to the muscles for a set amount of time. This results in muscle relaxation which will help smooth out wrinkles and tighten your skin for an overall refined and natural look.
All our injectables treatments are performed by an experienced, qualified MD. The procedure includes a free consultation to assess the needs of our clients and decide the most appropriate treatment plan.
Using a precise injection technique, our doctors will deliver an excellent result best tailored for each individuals’ needs.
We only use branded, licensed and UK fully authorized products for our procedures.