The Benefits of Anti-wrinkle Injections
Posted on 29th December 2021 at 12:52
With age comes wisdom, and less welcome – it also brings wrinkles.
The ravages of time are not kind to our faces. Weathering, ageing, dehydration, even factors like gravity and smiling, all cause lines and wrinkles to develop. Additionally, as we age, our skin loses the elasticity of youth, and this exacerbates the problem.
Fortunately, there are solutions. One of the simplest and yet highly effective treatments is anti-wrinkle injections.
This minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure is a cost-effective and convenient treatment that produces fantastic results and is so easy a treatment can easily be taken in the course of a lunch break – Perfect for the busy modern lifestyle.
A testament to its effectiveness as a treatment is the fact that anti-wrinkle injections are the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments in Ireland and the UK.
This article discusses some of the many benefits of using anti-wrinkle injections to soften the ravages of time.
What are anti-wrinkle injections, and how do they work?
As the name suggests, this treatment works by injecting an anti-wrinkle agent directly into the affected area. The agent is a diluted purified protein. The protein works by blocking signals from the brain that activate muscle contractions.
What this means is that the muscles that contract when we smile, laugh, or squint are nullified by the injection, and in turn, this gives the face a smoother and more youthful appearance.
How long do anti-wrinkle treatments last?
The longevity of the effects of the treatment varies on a patient-to-patient basis and is affected by several factors, including:
As such, it is impossible to be specific about how long the effects will last, but commonly most people will experience the benefits of the treatment for around 3 to 6 months.
Is it painful, and are there side effects?
The treatment is virtually painless when administered by trained professionals. Most patients report that the most they feel is a slight prick as the fine needle penetrates the skin, but that is all.
The story is similar when it comes to side effects. The most common side effect reported is a slight reddening, puffiness, or even very slight bruising round about the treated area. Effects such as these will usually recede within a few hours.
Occasionally, some people have reported a slight headache after treatment. This is always mild and fades within 24 hours.
However, even in cases where mild side effects are reported, these are so slight that anti-wrinkle injection treatments have no downtime.
What are the main benefits of anti-wrinkle treatments?
Anti-wrinkle injections offer plenty of benefits over other types of treatment that are designed to ease wrinkles and lines. Perhaps most obvious is the non-invasive nature of the treatment when compared to surgical options, which is the first benefit to be discussed.
1. It is minimally invasive
While many of us are unhappy with the effects of ageing on our faces, the thought of surgery to address it is something that we baulk at.
Anti-wrinkle injections are so minimally invasive as a procedure that they offer a perfect solution for those wanting to improve their appearance, but not at the cost of undertaking risky and painful surgical options.
2. There is no downtim
Literally, a patient can have a treatment during their lunch break and return to work in the afternoon. Compare this to the days, if not weeks, recovery time associated with surgical procedures.
3. It is a cost-effective treatment
At Cryosculpt, our anti-wrinkle treatment packages start at €145. When it comes to improving your appearance, this makes anti-wrinkle injections a highly affordable option.
4. It works!
The ever-increasing rise in the popularity of this treatment is down to the fact that it is one of the most effective treatments available.
5. The effects are noticeable but subtle
Most of us love to look younger but don’t like to shout about the fact that we have undertaken treatment to achieve this. With anti-wrinkle injections, the results are effective yet are still subtle enough that nobody needs to know!
6. Fast results
The results of the treatment are almost immediate, although the full effects of the process may take a little longer. The skin around the treated area will smooth out over a few days after the treatment. In most cases, the effects will be optimal within 3 to 14 days.
7. After treatment
Apart from a few short-term precautions, there is very little to worry about after your treatment. The precautions include:
Avoid alcohol and excessive exercise for 24hrs after treatment
Avoid excessive temperatures like saunas for 24hrs
Do not apply pressure to the treated area for 6 to 8hrs
At Cryosculpt, we offer a free consultation before treatment, during which any post-treatment precautions are discussed.
8. It is a temporary treatment
This is not a permanent treatment that can’t be reversed. Over time the effects of the treatment simply wear off as the body naturally breaks down the injection agent. This means that if for any reason you are not delighted with the treatment, your face will return to exactly as it was after a few months.
Who are anti-injection treatments suitable for?
With a few exceptions, anti-wrinkle treatments can be undertaken by most people in reasonable health. Amongst the exceptions are:
Women that are pregnant or breastfeeding
Allergy to the injection agent
Muscle or nerve disease that can affect the reaction to the anti-wrinkle injections
Acne around about the area to be treated
This makes the treatment suitable for most people. However, we provide a free consultation before treatment proceeds, and each patient's suitability is considered at this stage.
For sheer effectiveness and ease of treatment, it is hard to beat anti-wrinkle injections as a cosmetic procedure. With no pain, no side effects, and no downtime, it is a procedure with very little downside.
At Cryosculpt, we would love to help you get the appearance you desire and deserve. We offer a free consultation to help you get started and to help decide whether this is the solution for you.
Why not call us today and discuss your needs with our friendly experts.
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