How Do Cosmetic Injectables Work?

More patients are using anti-wrinkle injections in conjunction with dermal fillers to enhance, fill in, and re-contour their face.

Do you want to achieve a natural, well-balanced and more youthful appearance? Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers may be your solution.

Our highly qualified Dermal Therapist, Rose, explains what are anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, and where they fit in with your skin health programme.

When it comes to achieving the ultimate skin health for my clients, everything has its place, including injectables and dermal fillers. For those clients of mine that choose to go down the road of anti-wrinkle injections, it’s important to understand what they do. — Rose, Dermal Therapist & Laser Aesthetician

While dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers are both injectables, they work in entirely different ways.

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections involve a muscle-relaxing agent, which reduces the movement of facial muscles. This prevents the formation and progression of dynamic and static (permanent) wrinkles.

Where are anti-wrinkle injections used?

Anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat wrinkles and lines which appear with facial expressions like a smile or a frown. This may include forehead creases, frown lines; the wrinkles forming between the eyebrows, crow’s feet; wrinkles forming on the outer corners of the eyes.

What are dermal fillers?

As we age, the natural collagen and fat deposits that add structure to our face begins to diminish, often causing a hollow or sunken appearance. Dermal fillers are made of a naturally occurring substance in the body used to increase volume and enhance features. Popular areas include the lips, cheekbone area and the nasolabial folds.

Non-surgical facelift

If you’re looking for a complete facial rejuvenation–without going under the knife–anti-wrinkle injections in conjunction with dermal fillers may be the answer you’ve been searching for.

This non-surgical treatment is suitable for men and women, when administered by an experienced nurse or doctor, and are designed to create a rejuvenated or enhanced appearance.

They are injected into the surface layers of the skin, under the skin, or in the deeper tissue with the purpose to restore volume and reduce the signs of ageing. They do not work on the skin tissue itself, which is important to understand.

Injectables and skincare

 I recommend my clients follow a complete skin health programme, inclusive of our in-clinic skin treatments and a prescribed home skincare regime to see the full benefits. On top of this, healthy skin will compliment your choice of injectables.

It is also essential that injectables are integrated into your skin health programme at the correct time, which is ideally 2 weeks either side of a skin treatment to achieve the best results.

Injectables certainly aren’t mandatory in achieving healthy and radiant skin. However, for clients who make that personal choice to go ahead, it’s important to have clarity in their expectations.

For more information, or to book a consultation with Rose at our MediSpa, please contact us.