Fine lines, also known as wrinkles, are small, shallow lines that appear on the skin as a natural part of the ageing process. They are among the most common signs of ageing and can be caused by various factors such as sun exposure, repetitive facial expressions, and a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. While fine lines are a natural part of the ageing process, many people seek ways to reduce their appearance and maintain a more youthful appearance. One effective and popular treatment option is anti-wrinkle injections.
Ageing: As we age, the skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin decreases, leading to a loss of skin elasticity and the formation of fine lines.
Sun Exposure: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can damage the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers, accelerating the appearance of fine lines.
Facial Expressions: Repetitive facial movements, such as smiling, frowning, and squinting, can lead to the development of dynamic wrinkles. Over time, these lines can become more pronounced, even when the face is at rest.
Dehydration: When the skin lacks moisture, it can become dry and more prone to the development of fine lines.
Environmental Factors: Exposure to pollutants and harsh weather conditions can contribute to premature ageing and the formation of fine lines.
Anti-wrinkle injections, also known as botulinum toxin injections or neuromodulators, are a popular and effective non-surgical treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. The most common brand name for these injections is Botox. These injections work by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles responsible for causing dynamic wrinkles. By doing so, they reduce the appearance of fine lines and prevent them from becoming deeper over time.
The active ingredient in anti-wrinkle injections is a purified form of botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring substance that blocks nerve signals to muscles. When injected into specific facial muscles, the toxin temporarily prevents these muscles from contracting, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Anti-wrinkle injections are performed at our clinic by Annie, our nurse. The procedure is relatively quick and minimally invasive. A small amount of the botulinum toxin is injected into targeted facial muscles using a fine needle. Patients may experience minor discomfort during the injection, but it is generally well-tolerated.
Annie is a skincare expert, who can help you become the very best version of yourself once again. Her cutting edge cosmetic treatments will make you look younger and more radiant. Annie can remove skin imperfections and provide effective relief for a number of unsightly skin conditions.