When you think of science you probably think of your high school chemistry or biology class, not your skin. Don’t worry, we do too. But as a trust source of anti wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers, we also know plenty about the science behind younger, healthier looking skin as well.
After all, getting cosmetic injections for the first time can feel daunting. We all want to know that what is going into our bodies is safe, effective and proven.
That’s where the science helps. So in the rest of this blog we are going to break down some of the ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions you might have about anti wrinkle treatment to help out with understanding exactly what is going on after you get an anti wrinkle injection.
Where do wrinkles come from?
With a lot of medical advice, the best advice is ‘prevention’. Sore muscles? You can help prevent that with weight training to strengthen them and stretching to improve flexibility. Sore teeth? You can help prevent tooth problems with regular flossing, brushing and dental visits.
Wrinkles? You can prevent those by…
Well, actually, you can’t. It’s just a fact of life (and science) that as we age our skin becomes thinner. And as it becomes thinner it also dries out. Technically what is happening is that the many layers of skin on your body get less plump and filled with nutrients as time goes on.
Natural movements like smiling, laughing and regular facial expressions mean that our skin moves in repeated patterns. And like water flowing through a creek bed, eventually those repeated patterns carve a path in our skin. That’s what we see as wrinkles.
Seriously, I can’t do anything to help prevent wrinkles?
Actually, you can. Sun exposure is a big contributor to dry skin, lost plumpness and wrinkles. Wearing a high quality sunscreen at all times can make a big difference. Incorporating it in your daily routine by wearing a moisturiser that has a high SPF sunscreen included in it is the best option.
So how do anti wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers work?
Anti wrinkle injections work by inserting a type of protein into your muscle. That protein does something pretty amazing: it pauses the nerve signals that create muscle movements in the area of the injection.
That serves two purposes. First, it means that current wrinkles relax and become ‘loose’ so that they effectively disappear from view. And second, it means that future wrinkles do not get formed as easily as those same muscles stay loose and relaxed.
Dermal Fillers (HA – Hyaluronic Acid) are basically sugar and water compounds that replace lost volume in areas such as cheeks and lips. They are also great for ‘tear troughs’ under the eyes and improving sagging jaw lines.
The benefits of anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers
There are plenty of benefits of anti wrinkle fillers but we’ve rounded up the most popular ones that our clients nominate here:
- There’s an added benefit that existing wrinkles do not get ‘deeper’ as a result of the same process. So even if you haven’t had anti wrinkle injections before, your future self can benefit, since there will be a ‘pause’ on any of your existing wrinkles getting more entrenched.
- Instant effects. Most things we do for our health and wellbeing take time to show positive effects. With anti wrinkle injections the effects take about 5-7 days to be noticeable and dermal fillers are more or less instant. In only a few hours after your treatment the benefits are visible to you, which is a nice bonus to look forward to after your first appointment.
- Improved self confidence. How you perceive yourself makes a big difference to your self-confidence and outlook. We are not suggesting for a second that dermal fillers and anti wrinkle treatments will improve your self-esteem overnight on their own or that they are the only solution. But if you have wrinkles or are bothered by the first signs of them, and that is affecting your self-confidence, then these treatments are an option that you can choose to help with that.
Questions? Or keen to get started?
This is a pretty short post, so we get that you might have more questions. If you do, please feel free to contact us or if you’re ready for your first consult to find out about your options then check out the links below.
Hope that you’ve learned something that you found helpful today!