Ageing Skin Getting You Down?
Time has a way of making its presence felt. While nobody will complain about old wounds being healed with time, not everyone is happy with the way it shows up on our skin in the form of wrinkles and fine lines. This is not surprising, as wrinkles happen to be the most telling signs of ageing. But time isn’t the only contributor to wrinkled skin. Sun exposure and unwise lifestyle choices, and even stress can make their presence felt in a similar way, with fine lines around the mouth, eyes or forehead. Thankfully, with multiple types of anti wrinkle injections being available today, smoothening out these lines has never been as easy and quick.
What are anti wrinkle injections and how do they work?
These are a type of non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment that can quickly smoothen out unwanted fine lines and reduce their appearance. They are a wonderful way to turn back the clock to a more youthful appearance in a matter of a few minutes, and that too, without requiring much downtime. Does this sound too good to be true? Well, it is!
These injections are essentially muscle relaxants, which are made from natural, purified proteins. This makes them safe for the body, and they are administered directly into the muscles on the face in controlled dosage, using very fine needles. They work in two ways – by inhibiting the formation of wrinkles by relaxing specific muscles, and also minimizing their overall appearance to make the skin appear more youthful, supple and smooth.
What are the different things that anti wrinkle injections can help improve?
These injections are popularly used to smoothen out different types of wrinkles and lines on the face.
a. Smile Lines
These are also known as nasolobial folds, and are often considered a sign of being jovial. But these could also impart a more aged look, as these lines can become deeper over time, running all the way from the base of the nose till the sides of the lips. Anti wrinkle injections can help to reduce muscle contraction that causes these wrinkles in the first place, thus minimizing the chance of wrinkle formation.
b. Crow’s Feet
Just like smile lines, crow’s feet are those fine lines and wrinkles that appear around the corners of our eyes. They are a natural consequence of ageing skin, which has lost its elasticity due to reduced collagen production. Anti wrinkle injections can help replenish this lost elasticity and restore smooth, taut skin around the eyes.
c. Frown Lines
Have you noticed those wrinkles between the eyes, above the nose bridge? These wrinkles, usually caused by frowning, can make one look not only aged, but also rather unpleasant. Sun damage can further worsen these wrinkles, making them even more prominent. Anti wrinkle injections replenish the skin with lost collagen so as to smoothen out these perennial frown lines.
d. Forehead Wrinkles
These lines are one of the longest facial wrinkles one could have, usually stretching from one eyebrow to the other. Frequent eyebrow raising or frowning can contribute to the formation of forehead wrinkles. In cases like these, anti wrinkle injections are used to inject collagen and elastin into these fine lines, and make it seem like the skin has always been smooth like that.
It won’t be far-fetched to say that anti wrinkle injections have revolutionized anti-ageing treatments in Melbourne. If you are interested to know more about this popular procedure, feel free to schedule an appointment.