When it comes to ageing, and reducing the signs of ageing, no treatment is more globally popular, or effective, than anti-wrinkle injections. These are otherwise known as Botox injections. But how do anti wrinkle injections work? And which particular wrinkles can they target and treat? Well, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners, offering a range of high quality treatments and procedures, including dermal fillers, mesotherapy, and of course, anti-wrinkle injections; all implemented by registered, qualified nurses. And this is our guide to the type of wrinkles, and the wrinkle areas, that can be effectively treated by anti-wrinkle injections.
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Anti-wrinkle injections, also known as Botox, work by relaxing the muscles they are injected into. This temporarily paralyses the muscles, so that it becomes more difficult to form facial expressions and as a result, the skin can rest and reset, leaving a much smoother appearance. This can be used as an effective treatment to dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the face. But it can also be used as a preventative measure, to prevent wrinkles and expression lines from forming in the first place.
So, which wrinkles are anti-wrinkle injections useful for? Well, there are several key areas that can be targeted by anti-wrinkle injections, including:
- Forehead lines
- Between the brow lines
- Outer eye lines
This is because these are the wrinkles caused by muscle movement and facial expressions. Other wrinkles can be caused by loss of facial volume, which changes the underlying structure of the face, and the facial fat pads. This type of wrinkle can be treated by other methods instead, including dermal fillers.
Lines towards the centre, or higher, on your forehead are often known as surprise lines, as these are lines that appear when you raise your eyebrows. As part of the natural ageing process, the skin loses elasticity, and this means that the lines will no longer disappear when you lower your brows. Instead, they will remain there, prematurely ageing your face. Anti-wrinkle injections can not only prevent these from forming in the first place, but also reduce the appearance of any that have already developed.
Between the brow lines
Lines that occur between the eyebrows are known as frown lines, as these occur when you frown or squint, as you essentially furrow your brow. Over time, these lines will no longer disappear when you are not squinting or frowning. This can make you look older, but the most common complaint is that these lines make you look angry or tired even when you are not. Anti-wrinkle injections can be a great way to smooth out these lines, and help you maintain your youthful appearance.
Outer eye lines
Lines on the outer eye are known as crows feet, and these occur when you smile or laugh, because of the underlying muscle movement. As the skin naturally loses elasticity, it will no longer be able to bounce back from this position, leaving lines at the sides of your eyes. Anti-wrinkle injections can reduce the appearance of these lines, so that you will look younger.
For professional anti-wrinkle injections from a trusted, registered team, get in touch today, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.