One of the most popular facial treatment options, that could help you maintain a youthful appearance, and fight the signs of ageing, are anti-wrinkle injections. But what are these? And how do they work? Well, anti-wrinkle injections hold universal appeal for people of all ages and genders, and from all walks of life. But this means that there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding this treatment option. That’s why, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic in Preston, we have produced this complete guide to anti-wrinkle injections.

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What are anti wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are renowned for their ability to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, and provide smooth skin. But what exactly is in the injection? Well, it’s usually made from a neurotoxin protein, known as Botulinum toxin type A. This can relax muscles, on a temporary basis, when it is directly injected into the specific muscle.

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Frequently Asked anti wrinkle injections Questions.

How do anti-wrinkle injections work?

So, how do anti-wrinkle injections reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Well, this treatment method involves injecting directly into the tissue of the facial muscle, and not the skin itself. This is different to any other facial treatment available, which will only target the different layers of the skin. Once the neurotoxin has been injected, the facial muscle will become completely relaxed, allowing any lines or wrinkles to smooth out. This is because a relaxed muscle will have much less movement, which allows the skin time to rest and reset without being under stress.

Do anti-wrinkle injections hurt?

One of the more frequently asked questions regarding anti-wrinkle injections, is whether or not they hurt. Well, as with any injection, there can be a slight pain when being injected, but this will not last long, and each injection takes less than a few seconds. So any discomfort you do feel will only be very short lived.

What are the side effects of anti-wrinkle injections?

Another popular question is whether or not there are side effects from anti-wrinkle injections. Well, bruising, redness and a small amount of swelling and tenderness are common. But these should disappear after a day or so. Anti-wrinkle injections are a safe treatment, and here at The Skin and Wellbeing clinic, they are administered by professional, experienced nurses.

How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

Anti-wrinkle injections could reduce the appearance of any lines and wrinkles for between 3 to 6 months. After this point, your facial muscles will begin to move more, and this increased movement will cause the lines to return.

Where can anti-wrinkle injections be applied?

Anti-wrinkle injections can be used across the face in a range of areas, to tackle the most stubborn lines and wrinkles. This includes tackling lines on the forehead, and around the eyes. Crow’s feet and frown lines are two of the most popular areas targeted by anti-wrinkle injections. But they can also tackle lines around the mouth, dimples on the chin, and skin bands on the neck.

Am I too young for Botox?

We get asked this so much that have produced a full guide to anti-wrinkle injections, and their effect on youthful skin. You can read it by clicking here.

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Deep lines and wrinkles are caused by repeated muscle contractions. These occur when forming different facial expressions. Laughter and frowning are two of the most common facial movements that can cause problems with dynamic expression lines. As the skin loses elasticity as part of the natural aging process, it will no longer fully recover it’s original position. And as a result, expression lines will form. Anti wrinkle injections can be the perfect solution.

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Anti-wrinkle injections can smooth, firm, and strengthen the appearance of your skin. As the most popular non-surgical anti-ageing treatment, it works by relaxing your facial muscles. This has two effects. One, the muscles are relaxed and can no longer fully contract. This means that the muscles are unable to cause the problem expression lines. At the same time, the skin on top of these facial muscles can also relax and rest, bringing back some natural vibrance to your skin. As a result, anti wrinkle injections can leave you looking younger and feeling radiant.

Anti wrinkle injections can tackle a range of problem areas and deep lines including: Wrinkled brows, Crow’s feet, Frown lines, Bobbly chins, Necklace lines, Weak masseter muscles.

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Here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we provide a thoroughly safe and professional environment for our clients. Your anti-aging injections will be administered by fully qualified nurses, with extensive training and experience. Why not arrange a professional consultation today, to find out more about the best anti-aging methods for you? 

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