Anti-wrinkle injections are just one of the ways in which you can achieve smoother, younger looking skin without needing to resort to surgery, such as a face or brow lift. There are many different forms of anti-wrinkle injection, so you should discuss the options with your doctor before you decide which one you would prefer to have.
Many of the most popular types of anti-wrinkle injections now produce temporary results, meaning that the procedure will need to be repeated approximately every six months in order to maintain the effects. This is because there has been a move towards the use of natural substances that exist in the body as fillers. These smooth out the lines and wrinkles, but are gradually broken down and absorbed into the body. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvéderm are now some of the most commonly used types of anti-wrinkle injections.
It is also still possible to prevent the onset of wrinkles by having injections of Botox. This is most commonly used to prevent lines forming in the forehead. It paralyses the muscles, stopping them from moving and meaning that wrinkles are unable to develop. Botox lasts between four and six months, so it needs to be repeated more often than the hyaluronic acid, which can last for up to nine months.
You should also discuss the potential risks of the procedure before you undergo the treatment. Due to the use of needles, there may be bleeding and bruising, and it is also possible that the treated area may be sore for a while. However, you should not need to take any time off work as a result of your anti-wrinkle injections.
*Individual results may vary