Anti Wrinkle Injections in Hertfordshire
What Are Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are lines or folds on the surface of the skin. Shallow wrinkles are often referred to as fine lines, whilst deep wrinkles are called furrows. Wrinkles are most visible on the skin that has experienced frequent exposure to the sun, such as the face and hands.
Examples of common facial wrinkles include forehead lines, lip lines, crow’s feet (little wrinkles which run out from the corners of your eyes), and nasolabial folds (the laugh lines which run from the bottom of the nose to the side of the lips).
What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles develop with ageing. When we’re young, our skin is rich with collagen and elastin—two kinds of proteins that help our skin to stretch and retain moisture, consequently preventing wrinkles from appearing. This means that, when a young person moves their facial muscles, the skin stretches elastically without creating any lines or creases.
However, as we age, we produce less collagen and elastin, which causes the skin to lose its elasticity and become drier. This means that when an older person moves their facial muscles, the skin struggles to stretch elastically, leading to the formation of lines and folds.
Additionally, fat cells beneath the skin shrink as we get older, which leads to a loss in volume and causes the skin to sag. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and pollutants can increase the chances of lines and wrinkles developing. Similarly, lifestyle habits such as smoking or poor hydration will encourage the formation of wrinkles.
In Which Areas Do Wrinkles Most Commonly Appear?
Wrinkles can appear anywhere on the skin, but they most commonly appear on areas that are frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, forearms, and hands. On the face, wrinkles typically appear around the mouth, eyes, jawline, and forehead.
Wrinkle Treatment We Offer:
Anti-wrinkle injection Treatment
Anti-wrinkle injections are a treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
They work by relaxing the muscles in your face that create frown lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles, with the treatment lasting for up to 6 months.
Used as both a preventative and restorative treatment, anti-wrinkle injections stop you contracting your face further, therefore preventing you from deepening lines and wrinkles further.
A non-surgical procedure, anti-wrinkle injections have been used in the cosmetics industry for more than 30 years.
However, because they are unregulated in the UK, it is essential that you pick a trustworthy clinic when having this procedure carried out.
At Aventus clinic we strive to provide our clients with good value services without compromising on quality.
Depending on the result you want to achieve, anti-wrinkle injections can be targeted at a number of areas:
Dermal fillers, also known as face fillers or injectable fillers, are another non-surgical, injectable method for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In contrast to anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers do not prevent muscle contractions. Instead, they fill in wrinkles by prompting your body to produce collagen – a natural protein that helps your skin to retain moisture and maintain its elasticity.
During the treatment, a gel is injected into the soft tissue of your skin. This gel contains one of the four types of dermal filler: hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, or polymethylmethacrylate beads. These substances fill in existing wrinkles, prevent the formation of new ones and help the skin retain moisture and regain elasticity.
This treatment typically takes between twenty minutes to half an hour to complete, and it tends to produce results very quickly. Indeed, you will see the revitalising and volumising effects of some dermal fillers upon leaving the clinic.
Both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers can remove wrinkles and fine lines on your face and other areas. If you are interested in either of these treatments, book a consultation with one of our specialist consultants.
During your consultation, a practitioner will study your medical history and discuss your desired look with you in order to determine which treatment is your best option.
When they are conducted by an experienced and qualified dermatologist, anti-wrinkle injections are exceptionally safe. After the procedure, it is possible to experience some mild swelling, itching or redness, though these symptoms will disappear within two weeks. Additionally, as with any medicine, it is possible to have an allergic reaction, but this is very rare.
Anyone over the age of 18 can have a wrinkle treatment. However, you are not a suitable candidate for either anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers remove wrinkles, but the right treatment for you depends on your desired look and your medical history. Generally speaking, anti-wrinkle injections are best for treating wrinkles that grow in size and depth as your muscles move, whilst dermal fillers are suitable for targeting fine lines and furrows which are visible when your muscles are relaxed.
If you are unsure which treatment is best for you, arrange a consultation with one of our friendly dermatologists, who will determine which treatment suits your needs most.
Neither anti-wrinkle injections nor dermal fillers require any downtime, so you may return to your normal daily activities as soon as the procedure is complete. However, it is a good idea to avoid rubbing your face, participating in strenuous exercise, drinking alcohol, sunbathing, or taking aspirin or ibuprofen for 24hours following the treatment.
Results from dermal fillers can be seen almost immediately after the treatment is complete, and these effects will last for approximately six to eighteen months. After 18 months, your body will have naturally broken down the dermal filler, and you will need another treatment to maintain the revitalising effects.
Meanwhile, it typically takes three days to notice the effects of anti-wrinkle injections, and it takes roughly ten days for the final effect of the treatment to be visible. These results will last for approximately three to six months, though this time period can be extended if you wear sunscreen when you are exposed to the sun, stay hydrated, and avoid smoking or drinking alcohol.