Anti-Wrinkle Preventative Measures
When we look better, we feel better. Anti-wrinkle injections have become increasingly popular for the younger generation looking to ‘prevent’ fine lines and wrinkles.
As we grow older, repetitive movements on the face gradually crease the skin; this is formed by expressions such as smiling or frowning and it is inevitable. Usually, by the age of 35, fine lines and wrinkles become more visible, but thanks to anti-wrinkles injections you can smooth out these lines before they become more prominent. When your face is in motion, the lines that appear are known as dynamic wrinkles; these over time form deeper lines which are known as static wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections work to prevent the formation of static wrinkles by stopping the signal between the nerve and the muscle. The decreased movement in the muscle places less stress on the skin, helping you maintain a fresh and youthful appearance and this usually lasts 3-4 months depending on the treatment you receive.
Anti-wrinkle injections are a safe and effective way to rejuvenate the face and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
As this is a preventative measure, it is best to go back to your doctor for a top up when you start to notice the lines re-appearing. The proteins that are injected into your skin do not immediately change your face, this process works over time (around 3 to 14 days) and complete results will be seen around the end of this time.
When considering treatment, it is imperative to visit an experienced professional who will assess your face as everybody’s skin is different. Ageing skin at a young age is not normal but can be accelerated due to certain habits, such as smoking and a poor lifestyle.
Ways to minimise rapid ageing:
- Wearing a high SPF sunscreen when outdoors
- Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol and drink more water
- Quit smoking, as it decreases blood flow and damages skin with toxic chemicals
- Consume a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals
- Using a good quality nourishing cream which contains vitamin A
You need to remember that it is normal to have fine lines and wrinkles and the general idea is to smooth these lines out but still keep your face looking as natural as possible.
It is not recommended to receive anti-ageing treatments under the age of 18 as in most cases, fine lines have not yet formed. It is also a great idea to look into good quality cleansing and moisturising products that help keep your skin hydrated and youthful.