Did you know that there are over 2 million Botox treatments carried out in the UK every year?
Having small cosmetic procedures done to prevent the signs of ageing isn’t as much of a stigma as it used to be. In fact, it’s becoming the norm!
If you’re thinking about having a few anti-wrinkle injections to turn the time back on your skin, you’re definitely not alone. But, before you do, it’s good to know more about the procedures available and what’s best for you.
To find out more, take a look at our guide on the best anti-wrinkle injections for a more youthful face.
Anti-ageing injections (often referred to as Botox) are small cosmetic procedures that are designed to help restore the vitality of younger skin. If you’re plagued by pesky fine lines or your wrinkles are getting deeper by the day, antiwrinkle injections could be the answer to your problems! It works by relaxing the muscles at the site of your wrinkles, helping to ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The procedure is super simple, making this a quick and easy way to turn back the clock. Your surgeon will first be sure they know exactly what outcome you’re looking for before identifying where to inject the Botox. Then, they inject the Botox and let it do its magic.
The results of Botox aren’t instant, but it doesn’t take long to start working. You should start to notice a difference after a couple of days but, if not, leave your skin for a week or two. This should be plenty of time for your wrinkles to start to fade.
The effects of Botox should last around 3-4 months, leaving you with glowing, younger-looking skin. If you’re happy with the results, come back when the injections start to wear off for a top-up and you could avoid wrinkles for years to come! If you’re not a fan of Botox, then after the 3-4 months you don’t have to come back, making this an easy procedure to have even if you’re not 100% certain you’ll like the results.
Effects of Botox as Treatments for Wrinkles
The effects of Botox to reduce frown lines and other wrinkles on your face is incredible. When you see the results, you won’t be surprised that so many millions of women have it done! But, how does it actually work?
We’ve already spoken about how Botox relaxes the facial muscles, and it does this by causing your nerves to send – and not send – certain signals to them. This type of substance is called a neurotoxin, which sounds scary but it definitely isn’t! A lot of people think Botox is poisonous, but that isn’t the case and it’s safe in the body.
Once a muscle has been injected, it will no longer get the signal to contract, allowing it to completely relax. Without your muscles moving, your wrinkles have a chance to soften and fade, and new ones are prevented from forming at all. This effect is completely localised to the area injected and won’t move to any other part of your body when injected correctly.
The part of your face injected won’t go numb and also doesn’t have to get that frozen look. With the right dosage and an experienced surgeon, Botox can look completely natural. There are a couple of side-effects you should be aware of, but these are very unlikely to happen.
Side-effects can include muscle weakness and trouble speaking when done wrong. If you’re worried, be sure to speak to a specialist to find out more about the side-effects and how you can avoid them.
Botox Crows Feet Injection Sites
If you have crows feet, Botox is one of the most popular procedures to help reduce their appearance or even remove them completely. This procedure uses Botox (also known as botulinum toxin) to relax facial muscles and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re looking to learn more about how Botox can help with crow’s feet and other fine lines, be sure to take a look at our page on wrinkle reduction techniques.
Anti-wrinkle Injections vs Botox
People often wonder about what’s the difference between anti-wrinkle injections and botox. Really, there isn’t one! When a surgeon refers to antiwrinkle injections, they’re usually actually talking about Botox.
Of course, if you’re not certain that they are (they could be talking about dermal fillers) then ask them just to be sure. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it’s always good to be absolutely certain you know what your surgeon is talking about.
How Much do Fillers Cost?
Fillers (often known as dermal fillers) are another type of anti-wrinkle injection that can be used on crows feet, eyes with under eye wrinkles, and forehead wrinkles. Rather than relaxing your muscles, these plump and smooth the skin causing your lines to fade. They can also be used to plump up thinning lips and add life back to sagging cheeks.
The cost of fillers varies dramatically depending on your procedure and the extent of the work you need to do. You can find out more on our fee page which lists the competitive prices we offer for our procedures.
Rediscover Your Youthful Confidence
Anti-wrinkle injections are a safe, simple procedure that can quickly remove or fade wrinkles that are getting you down. If you’re not confident in your skin because of signs of ageing, don’t let them stop you from being your best self! Take a look at anti-ageing options such as these procedures, because life’s too short for worrying.
If you’d like to try out anti-wrinkle injections for yourself, be sure to get in touch with our experienced team at Glen Dental today and book in for a free cosmetic consultation.