In terms of facial cosmetic treatments, injectables allow patients of all ages to target and maintain specific problem areas to achieve the look they want, without having to undergo a surgical procedure. Certain injectables can also be very helpful in treating a range of complaints from lines to headaches and more.
What are Anti-wrinkle injections?
Botox is available for both men and women and is most commonly used to achieve a more youthful look and leave patients feeling refreshed and self-confident. There is not a typical age range for anti-wrinkle injection patients, it is most often dependant on your lifestyle and severity of the problem areas. All patients are provided with an expert consultation session in which to discuss their needs and therefore make experienced and appropriate treatment recommendations that will lead to the most successful results. The most commonly treated areas for non-surgical treatments are those were muscle activity influences facial features including:
- Glabellar lines or ‘frown lines’
- Wrinkles around the eyes or ‘crow’s feet’
- Forehead wrinkles or creases
- The corners of the mouth
- A cobblestoned chin appearance
- Excessive palm or underarm sweating
- Migraine treatment
Non-surgical injections are one of the world’s most popular cosmetic treatments, providing patients with a safe, effective tool against the spread of wrinkles and a non-surgical solution to rejuvenate their appearance. You may have heard about the different types of injectables available such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Each of these actually contains the same active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A and are all designed to address the same cosmetic concerns. The three differ in their formulation which influences the dosage required and how quickly a patient might see results. Your doctor will be able to assess your individual needs during your consultation and therefore recommend which is the most appropriate for your bespoke situation.
Another treatment that is commonly utilised to create a smoother or fuller appearance to the face is dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants, soft tissue fillers, or wrinkle fillers. Dermal fillers work by adding volume or plumpness to key areas of the face including the nasolabial folds (the lines that extend from the nose to the mouth), lips, cheeks, chin, and the back of hands. The most common reasons to consider dermal fillers are to combat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, skin folds, or acne scars, to increase the volume of lips, chin, or cheeks, to correct signs of facial fat loss, or restore facial contour deficiencies. Since the injection can be naturally absorbed over time, some repetition may be required to maintain the desired outcome.
Given the high demand for anti-aging treatment, particularly those that don’t require surgical intervention, it is important to offer a range of options so patients can choose the right fit for their individual needs. Our menu of procedures is designed to include the most innovative techniques in anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatments. Patients can explore the benefits of skin boosters, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), dimple creation, and a vampire facial. The vampire facial, also known as a PRP facial, involved drawing blood from the patient’s arm and using extracted platelets as collagen boosting dermal fillers for the face.
Results and Recovery
Non-surgical treatments and injections are some of the fastest available cosmetic procedures to administer. Depending on the patient’s requirement for anesthetic cream, the treatments can be completed in under half an hour. The patient can resume their normal schedule following the treatment, with the exception of working out, lying down, or taking hot baths in the subsequent six to ten hours. The doctor will ensure that every patient understands the rules to follow to ensure the best results. They also are able to advise patients on the expected timeframe for results, which will commonly be somewhere between two to six weeks after the treatment.