When it comes to aesthetic procedures, there is no treatment more popular than anti-wrinkle injections, otherwise known as Botox. People are using anti-wrinkle injections around the globe to reduce the signs of ageing, and even to prevent wrinkles from forming altogether. But is this treatment more effective than an anti-wrinkle cream? And how do the two options compare? Well, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. From anti-wrinkle injections, to dermaplaning and dermal fillers, we offer a range of high quality aesthetic procedures. And this our guide exploring the difference between anti-wrinkle injections, and anti-wrinkle creams.
With some high end anti-wrinkle creams selling for more than £750, and others available in the supermarket for under £10, anti-wrinkle creams cover a lot of bases. But most anti-wrinkle creams work to replace collagen in the skin. This is an important substance for healing, but also for skin volume and strength, and for maintaining a youthful appearance. In fact, as we age and the levels of collagen are reduced, this is a key contributor to the development of wrinkles. So, by applying anti-wrinkle creams to increase the collagen levels, it stands to reason that anti-wrinkle creams can be effective for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. However, for this to be truly effective, the cream would need to penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin, and this isn’t always possible for the general consumer.
Anti-wrinkle injections involve injecting tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into the facial muscles. This can help the muscles relax, and disrupt nerve signals which control movement. As a result, you will still be able to form facial expressions, but you will have to think about it, instead of this being a natural, subconscious reaction. While the face is at rest, the skin has chance to rest and reset, smoothing out any wrinkles that you may have, or preventing wrinkles from forming altogether.
The effects of anti-wrinkle creams often vary from person to person, and are often anecdotal, with very little scientific evidence to back up the success of these products. Even at the top end of the range. This is because the creams can help to hydrate and nourish your skin, but the collagen is not always absorbed effectively through the skin barrier.
On the other hand, anti-wrinkle injections are scientifically proven to work, and this is supported by anecdotal evidence ranging from celebrities, to ordinary people. In fact, Botox injections are used for a range of scientific and medical purposes as well as cosmetic, because of the ability of this substance to control and prevent muscle movements. So while anti-wrinkle cream can play an important role in your skin care routine, hydrating and nourishing your skin, to really reduce the appearance of wrinkles, you should consider anti-wrinkle injections.
For more information or advice about our anti-wrinkle injections, get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, Preston.