Our skin can lose its natural elasticity as we age, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Noticing the signs of ageing can often knock our confidence, even if sagging skin and discolouration are a natural part of the ageing process.
Fortunately, with the support of Dr Dray’s expert clinical team, anti-wrinkle injections can help to combat the signs of ageing. Read on to find out what you can expect from an anti-wrinkle treatment.
What Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a refreshed and younger appearance. They work by relaxing the facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles, creating a fuller and more refreshed appearance.
At Dr Dray, we most commonly treat forehead lines, lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), lip wrinkles, and lines on the nose (bunny lines). However, depending on the condition, we can also insert anti-wrinkle injections into the hands, neck, feet, or underarms.
What Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Treat?
Anti-wrinkle injections are a versatile form of treatment that can treat a wide range of clinical conditions, such as:
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Sun damage
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Excessive lip elevation (increased gum visibility)
- Loose skin in the neck and jawline
At Dr Dray, we can refresh the skin across the face, neckline and even underarms, depending on the treatment required.
What Anti-Wrinkle Injections Are Available?
Dr Dray uses anti-wrinkle injections in various ways to refresh the skin and help to manage certain conditions.
Anti-wrinkle injections into the underarms, hands, or feet can help reduce sweating. They do this by safely blocking the release of hormones that cause excessive sweating. Your specialist will use anti-wrinkle injections to reduce sweat production in the affected area.
Clenched or overactive jaw muscles cause teeth grinding. Anti-wrinkle injections into the masseter muscles help to relax the muscles and temporarily minimise signals from the brain to the nerves, relaxing the jawline and decreasing teeth grinding or clenching.
Excessive Lip Elevation
An excessive lip elevation can lead to increased gum visibility. Anti-wrinkle injections help to relax the lip, creating the appearance of a fuller top lip and the decreased appearance of a ‘gummy smile’.
Sun damage can cause fine lines and wrinkles around the lips and facial area. Anti-wrinkle injections can help to relax the muscles across the face, smoothing lines and rejuvenating the skin.
Neck & Jawline Lift
Anti-wrinkle injections into the neck and jawline can create what is known as ‘Nefertiti’s lift’, a facial sculpting that reduces sagging skin and jowls for a younger and refreshed appearance.
What Is The Science Behind Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections block nerve signals in the affected area for a limited time, which relaxes muscles and stops signals to clench muscles during habits like teeth grinding. These injections are known as botox injections, and include botulinum toxin A. Anti-wrinkle injections safely stop nerve signals from the brain reaching parts of the body like the sweat glands, jaw, or face so that the muscles remain or become relaxed.
These treatments make the skin appear younger by stretching the muscles, which smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, reduces frown lines, and lifts the neck, jawline and even eyebrows. Anti-wrinkle injections even serve as facial sculpting, making the jawline appear softer, and lifting the neck.
How Long Does The Treatment Last For?
Anti-wrinkle injections take around 20 minutes in the clinic, and results appear at around two weeks. The results will last between three and four months, although fine lines may be reduced for longer as the skin will have had time to heal while the muscles are frozen. There is no recovery time associated with the treatment.
Are There Any Benefits With Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Anti-wrinkle treatments have several physical and mental health benefits:
No Recovery Time
As anti-wrinkle injections are non-invasive, you will have little or no recovery time. This means you can return to work or your day and will have no loss of income due to your investment. Sometimes, you may experience mild bruising or redness, which will disappear after a few hours.
Potential Mood Boosting
You will naturally feel good as a result of younger-looking skin. However, some studies suggest that anti-wrinkle injections may have mood-boosting properties in addition to the rejuvenation process. Anti-wrinkle injections can also reduce muscle pain caused by excessive jaw clenching.
Anti-wrinkle injections reduce clenched muscles, making you appear younger for longer. Refresh your natural beauty and enjoy vibrant, youthful-looking skin. At Dr Dray, we pride ourselves on enhancing our client’s beauty with a natural, glowing appearance.
Are There Any Risks To The Procedure?
Anti-wrinkle injections have minimal risks like any medical procedure. Minor reactions may include temporary bruising, swelling or redness.
If you have a skin infection, any illness, muscular condition or are pregnant or breastfeeding, you must tell your consultant. They will recommend a more appropriate time for treatment or talk you through other options.
What Should I Expect From The Procedure?
When you visit Dr Dray, your consultant will guide you through the procedure with the following steps:
- An initial facial consultation where your therapist will look at your current facial or skin condition. They may compare your skin with your previous photos if you’ve had previous treatments.
- Your consultant will apply numbing cream to the area to provide comfort and help you relax. They will then gently insert a fine needle into the target areas of skin.
- Although little or no recovery time is required, we will look after you after your treatment.
You should be able to return to your day immediately, and our team will let you know when you can return for a follow-up appointment or another treatment.
Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections For Me?
Consider an anti-wrinkle injection to enjoy youthful and rejuvenated skin or if you are experiencing excessive sweating or teeth grinding.
If you want to explore other treatments to address fine lines or wrinkles in the face or other parts of the skin, talk to us today to find out how we can help. We help our clients achieve natural, refreshed looks that help their natural beauty shine.