There is no magic pill that makes your skin look younger but there are anti aging injectables for your skin care
Keeping your face smooth and supple is no easy task. Fine lines form as our skin gets older and less elastic, especially with all the sun damage over the years.
Injectable anti aging treatments are a quick and convenient way to smooth out those lines on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth without any need for surgery.
If you start to show signs of aging that are not dependent on genetics, skincare is not a lost cause and there are therapies that can be started and maintained for a lifetime. The first wrinkles tend to appear on a person's face, in the area where the skin folds during facial expression. However, most fine lines and wrinkles occur between the ages of 40 and 50, when the skin loses moisture and thickness. Wrinkles generally first appear on the most exposed parts of the body to the sun, such as the face, neck, hands and arms.
Botulinum toxin is a purified protein that is injected into the skin to relax the muscles in your face to smooth out lines and wrinkles, such as crow's feet and frown lines. The effects of Botox are reversible after a period of time and as a non-permanent cosmetic treatment, re-treatment is required after a period of time.
It was first used to treat squints by weakening the overactive eye muscle. Since then it has been used to treat a wide range of medical problems such as tics, facial spasm, and cerebral palsy. In the past 15 years or so has it become widely used for cosmetic treatments.
Provided you’ve had a full consultation with a medical professional and your treatment is being administered by a qualified professional (ideally a medical professional) you should have no particular problems with using Botox.
Side effects are generally minimal. You can resume normal activities straight after treatment. At most clients experience some mild swelling and bruising which subsides after a few days or so.
In some cases people have an excessive amount of Botox caused through over treatment or have Botox administered by untrained professionals using poor technique. In these cases the effects of Botox produce an unfavourable, unnatural look.
To ensure that you look as natural as possible, it’s recommended that you’re treated by an experienced medical professional who takes the time to accurately assess your facial structure, how much Botox you need, or whether you even need it at all.
You should also not experience any numbness or lack of skin sensitivity more than a few days after the initial treatment.
Pregnant women or breast feeding mothers
Patients with certain conditions affecting the connections between nerves and muscles (such as Myaesthenia Gravis and Eaton-Lambert Syndrome)
People with a previous allergic reaction to botox, or with allergies to egg or human albumin
People taking aminoglycoside antibiotics (such as chlarithromycin, gentamicin etc.)
Anyone with a skin infection in the area to be treated
Caution should be exercised in any patients taking blood-thinning medication such as Warfarin, Rivaroxaban and Clopidogrel, simply due to the possibility of severe bruising
When should I begin treatments?
The sooner the better as an anti ageing preventative. However whilst there is no particular age limit, those with deeper wrinkles may benefit more from fillers as opposed to this. A full consultation with Nina will help ascertain what the most suitable course of treatment is to meet your needs.
Effects may take up to 2 weeks post treatment to fully show, though this can be sooner. Re-treatment is usually at least every 3 months, this varies from person to person ranging from 2 to 5 months on average.
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