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Do Anti-Wrinkle Injection Really Prevent Ageing?
Anti-Wrinkle treatments are incredibly popular in Sydney and around the world, especially with younger women. The number of people under 35 years old getting anti-wrinkle injections has more than doubled over the past decade. In fact, there are more women in their 20s and 30s using anti-wrinkle injections then there are users in the 60+ age range.
And this is nothing new. The idea of “preventative” has been popular for as long as we’ve been in the anti-wrinkle craze. The concept makes sense. By limiting facial gestures, you can prevent the very actions that cause wrinkles. But does anti-wrinkle injections really prevent ageing? Here’s everything you need to know about slowing down the ageing process.
How Does Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work?
Before we talk about its uses, let’s look at how it works. It’s important to first understand that anti-wrinkle injections doesn’t treat wrinkles caused by sun damage. It works by affecting your facial muscles. When it is injected, it blocks nerves signals that would normally cause facial muscles to contract. This causes the muscles of the injected areas to relax and the lines begin to fade.
Can Anti-Wrinkle Injections Prevent Wrinkles?
Yes! They can prevent wrinkles before they happen. By softening facial expression, anti-wrinkle injections will prevent deep wrinkling. If you already have fine lines, it will soften those while preventing the problem from getting worse.
If you start using these injections when you are young, you can actually cause facial muscles to weaken and atrophy as you age. This means that you won’t have to get anti-wrinkle injections as often when you are older.
When Is The Best Time To Start Using Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
While they are great for preventing wrinkles, you shouldn’t start too early. If you were to start getting treatments in your early 20 or teens, you might actually make yourself look older. Young faces should be at the peak of flexibility. It’s best to wait until you see the first signs of ageing. Once your face has fine lines, you’ll get the best results.
The exact age to start treatments will depend on a number of factors. When you visit the Medispa Institute in Sydney, Dr Turner will give you a full facial assessment to create a treatment plan that works with your unique needs and wishes.
How Long Does It Last?
Before you decide on anti-wrinkle injections as an anti-ageing treatment, it’s important to realise that the results don’t last forever. Generally, most patients find that their results last three to four months. This means that you need to make a long-term commitment to getting regular treatments. While the treatments themselves just take a few minutes, you’ll need to plan on visits to the Medispa Institute in Sydney a few times per year.
Does Anti-Wrinkle Injections Have Side Effects?
It’s rare to have any side effects. That said, every drug has some possible side effects. In a small percentage of cases, patients may experience bruising or a temporary droopiness around the eyes.
Feeling inspired? If you are interested in learning more about getting anti-ageing treatments, it’s time to setup a one-on-one chat with Dr Turner at the Medispa Institute in Sydney. As one of Sydney’s premier plastic surgeon, he can help you create the best version of yourself.