If you’ve started noticing that you have slightly more fine lines and wrinkles than you had a year or two ago, you’re probably wondering what can be done to treat them.
The expression lines that appear on your forehead, in between your eyebrows and around your mouth can instantly make you look and feel older than you really are. Anti-wrinkle injections are still one of the most effective ways to relax the muscles that cause these pesky lines and smooth out any existing lines.
What’s Causing These Wrinkles on My Face?
The older we get, the thinner, drier and less elastic the skin becomes. Pair this with gravity, exposure to the sun and the natural ageing process and it’s not hard to see why it’s so easy for lines and wrinkles to appear. Even pressing our faces into a pillow every night will eventually start causing fine lines.
We also use our facial muscles more than we actually realise. Every expression or reaction we have involves a facial muscle and once the skin becomes less elastic, it’s not able to bounce back to its original position as easily.
Dynamic vs. Static Wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles refer to the lines that form due to our facial expressions. Your eyes crinkle at the corners, your forehead wrinkles and the muscles around your mouth contract to form an expression. When you’re younger, it’s easier for your skin to bounce back but as you get older, these continuous expressions start taking a toll on your face.
Static wrinkles are the result of a loss of fat, collagen and skin elasticity. These are the wrinkles that are still visible, even when you’re not making a facial expression.
Specialists for Botox in the Gold Coast & Southport are able to relax the muscles that are responsible for dynamic wrinkles and decrease the appearance of static lines.
What to Expect During an Anti-Wrinkle Injection Treatment
Pain and bruising are two of the main concerns for most people considering anti-wrinkle injections but your doctor will be able to minimise any discomfort using ice, a local anesthetic cream, anaesthetic gas or vibration techniques.
The only time that you may experience bruising is if the needle disrupts one of the blood vessels under your skin. However, a skilled doctor or nurse will know how to prevent this from happening. Today’s top clinics also use a handheld device that helps them to visualise your veins and adjust the injection points, which results in less bruising after your treatment.
Caring for Your Skin after Anti-Wrinkle Injections
After your anti-wrinkle treatment, it’s very important to follow a good skincare regime and use the right products. By keeping your skin clean, nourished and protected, you’ll be able to enhance the results of your injections and experience better results over the long term.
Speak to your doctor about any product recommendations that they might have based on your specific skin tone and your aesthetic goals.