Age comes with many problems, health-related and cosmetic related. In a bid to reverse or delay the effects of aging, many products, and plastic surgical procedures have been developed. Among these procedures are anti-wrinkle injections. Examples of the injections include cosmetic fillers, Botox, and other injectables.
These anti-wrinkle injections are increasingly becoming popular especially for treating expression lines, wrinkles, and fine lines. The procedures have come as great relief to many who believe the signs of aging have come a little too soon. In case you are thinking about getting this treatment then you need to know more about the common anti-wrinkle injections before you visit a cosmetic surgeon’s office.
Botox: Botox is the short form of Botulinum toxin. A naturally occurring protein causes facial muscles to relax and eventually smoothing out the unsightly wrinkles. Currently, Botox is the most preferred and most popular cosmetic treatment for getting rid of wrinkles. It does not eliminate the wrinkles. Rather it just makes the wrinkles and expression lines less visible.
Botox works by inhibiting nerve signals and reducing muscular contraction. In the UK, a qualified cosmetic surgeon administers the Botox. Only skilled administration of the injection can deliver natural looking results and ensure safety with minimal complications. In the UK, Manchester Plastic Surgery is one place to find qualified, skilled and experienced BAAPS-registered Consultant Plastic Surgeons.
The procedure can take as little as 20 minutes to perform but the results will last for as long as three to four weeks. However, maintenance treatment must be administered regularly to ensure even greater results. Usually, Botox is tailor-made for each person. The targeted areas include the glabella (the frown- lines between your eyebrows), the forehead and crow’s feet.
Fillers: Besides Botox, dermal filler can also help improve the appearance of wrinkles. Filler does well in smoothing and tightening skin giving you a more youthful skin. They can fill deep folds such as the nasolabial folds, pad out hollow eyes and cheeks and create fuller lips.
Previously, collagen (connective tissue matrix) was the commonly used filler. Today, cosmetic surgery offices with advanced medical technology use hyaluronic acid instead. Hyaluronic acid comes in different brand names, both synthetic and natural. Qualified cosmetic surgeons usually carry out some test to confirm your suitability to receive which hyaluronic acid filler.
Injectable dermal fillers can last for as long as 18 months. The natural hyaluronic acid lasts about 12 months and synthetic hyaluronic acid lasts for between 12 and 18 months. Compared to Botox, administering fillers can hurt and the intensity of the pain will depend on the site of injection and the patient pain threshold.
Anti-wrinkle injections offer both men and women an opportunity to reverse to unsightly effects of aging. Botox is the most common and perhaps the safest. If administered by a qualified plastic surgeon then the effect can be
far-reaching. You will not only look younger and fee youthful, you will also burn with confidence. You can contact Manchester Plastic Surgery for more details on these procedures.