Everything You Want to Know About Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Facial Aesthetics in Harrogate is becoming big business, while we’ve seen an explosion in the demand for anti-wrinkle treatments nationwide in 2017.

Despite this, there remain considerable gaps in knowledge when it comes to the nature and potential applications of anti-wrinkle treatments, which prevents some people from taking the plunge and booking a consultation to find out more.

In this post, we’ll try to tell everything you ever want to know about anti-wrinkle injections, but may have been too afraid to ask! Let’s get started!

What are anti-wrinkle treatments and how do they work?

Anti-wrinkle treatments are administered by injections, which target specific facial muscles after consultation between a client and practitioner. At KG Aesthetics, we inject the Botulinum Type A toxin (better known by it’s brand name ‘Botox’) to temporarily freeze muscle muscles and block associated neuro transmitters. This softens the appearance of the skin and prevents the creation of new or dynamic wrinkles, restoring a youthful aesthetic without altering the natural beauty of your facial features.

Unlike surgical cosmetic procedures, anti-wrinkle treatments are non-intrusive and have minimal, short-term side effects. Injections can be administered within a matter of minutes, while you need only refrain from applying make-up or products to the targeted treatment areas for a period of around 48 hours. So, not only is Botox exceptionally effective and clinically proven to have no long-term side-effects, but treatment can also be completed quickly and without causing huge disruption to your everyday life.

What are the best applications for anti-wrinkle treatments?

If you’ve notice your skin begin to reflect the telltale signs of ageing, you may be encouraged to seek out facial aesthetic work. You’ll probably have no idea of which treatment to pursue, however, or the best applications for anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers?

When it comes to Botox and anti-wrinkle treatments, these are best applied to tackle the dynamic lines and wrinkles that usually form around the forehead and eyebrows. These lines are typically formed when the face is forming an expression or in motion, and Botox works to gradually restrict their visual prominence and formation. As a result, anti-wrinkle treatments are also effective when used to tackle crows feet and gummy or downturned smiles, which can all occur as a result of excess, facial muscle movement.

Do anti-wrinkle treatments hurt and how long do they last?

We’ll be honest, when you have Botox injections, you may feel a slight sting when the needle enters your skin (it is an injection, after all). This represents a minor discomfort, however, while at KG Aesthetics we’ve also taken steps to ensure that you enjoy as relaxing an experience as possible. We use only the smallest of needles to administer Botox injections, for example, while our foundation of medical and clinical nursing experience ensures that all treatments are applied in a professional manner.

There’s also a slight chance that you may experience a little soreness or discomfort around the injection site for 48 hours or so after treatment, but this is easily treated with prescribed cream and simple paracetamol.

While non-surgical anti-wrinkle treatments are impermanent, they are relatively long lasting and the visual effects should be visible for between three to six months. Many people choose to start with frequent, quarterly injections during the first 12 months of treatment, as this creates a naturally youthful aesthetic that is easier to maintain in the future. This opinion is backed by clinical trials, which suggest that this approach will leave clients needing only biannual treatments to maintain the effects going forward.

We hope that this blog post has answered some of your most pressing questions relating to anti-wrinkle treatments, but if not feel free to our FAQ page. Similarly, you can also contact Katie to talk through your concerns or arrange a no-obligation consultation, and take the first step towards experiencing anti-wrinkle injections Harrogate style!