Over time, our skin starts to lose collagen and elastin, with daily factors contributing to the ageing of our skin. Developing wrinkles is a natural path of life, and is, unfortunately, one thing many of us dread.
While some of us resort to hitting the shelves for anti-ageing creams and serums which are readily available on the market, these are only a temporary solution and are not massively effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Fortunately, anti-wrinkle injections are an effective way of reducing the signs of wrinkles and ageing, so there’s no surprise that more of us are resorting to having injections to keep our skin looking young, healthy and flawless.
With several other anti-wrinkle methods available, are anti-wrinkle injections really worth it?
What Is the Best Treatment for Wrinkles?
While there are multiple face rejuvenation treatments available that provide highly effective results and can either subtly or drastically reduce the signs of ageing, anti-wrinkle injections are the most preferred method of smoothing lines and wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle treatments, also commonly referred to as botox, are highly suitable for patients looking to make small tweaks for younger-looking skin rather than dramatic or invasive cosmetic procedures. By relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes, anti-wrinkle treatments can effectively reverse the signs of ageing and can give you the appearance of younger, more youthful skin.
Are Anti Wrinkle Injections Safe?
Anti-wrinkle injections are completely safe when administered by a professional medical practitioner with the relevant qualifications and training. Botox can only be prescribed by a medical professional, however, there are currently no regulations around possessing qualifications or training to administer the injections. This means that anyone can administer anti-wrinkle injections.
For this reason, you’ll want to carry out thorough research when deciding where to go for your treatment.
In fact, dentists are often the best practitioners to administer anti-wrinkle injections as they are highly qualified in injecting, have extensive knowledge of the facial anatomy and have a keen eye for detail.
How to Prevent Wrinkles
Wrinkles are a natural part of ageing, so while you cannot avoid them and they are often caused by uncontrollable factors, there are some ways you can delay the effects and reduce the signs of ageing.
This includes protecting yourself from the sun with an SPF of between 30 and 50 every day, moisturising every day, staying hydrated, eating vitamin-rich food and not smoking.
It can also help to relax the face as squinting, smiling, frowning, pulling extreme facial expressions can cause wrinkles and lines to become more prominent.
Alternatives to Anti Wrinkle Injections
If you don’t quite like the idea of needles or if you’re looking to explore your options, there are some alternatives to botox which you may be interested in. These options are by no means as effective as anti-wrinkle injections, however, it’s still worth taking them into consideration.
The most popular alternative is dermal fillers, which, rather than relaxing the muscles in the same way that anti wrinkle treatment does, fillers plump up the tissue underneath the skin to make the skin feel more firm, smooth and free of wrinkles. Dermal fillers generally do last longer than botox, however, during your initial consultation, we will discuss the best course of action for you.
Other alternatives to anti-wrinkle injections include acupuncture, chemical peels, facial creams and serums, although there isn’t enough evidence to suggest how effective these methods are in reducing the signs of wrinkles.
How Much Do Anti Wrinkle Injections Cost?
Anti-wrinkle injections start from just £200. Costs will vary depending on how much you require and how many areas you’d like to be injected.
Before your treatment, we outline the exact costs to ensure you are completely happy with your payment. We also request payment before treatment, so you can be certain we will not adjust the price without your knowledge.
Anti Wrinkle Injections in South London
So, are anti-wrinkle injections really worth it? We certainly think so! If you are looking for a softer, younger and more rejuvenated appearance, then anti-wrinkle injections might just be the answer to your prayers.
At St Helier Dental Surgery, our facial aesthetics experts are fully qualified in carrying out rejuvenation treatments and carry extensive training to ensure you get the very best treatment with long-lasting results.
We offer consultations so you can talk through the results you’re searching for. We will then put together a bespoke treatment plan that ensures the very best results for you. We also work within your budget to make sure your treatment is affordable.
To book a consultation or learn more about our wrinkle reduction treatments, please contact us today. Based in Sutton and Morden, our team of experienced dentists are able to complete high-quality anti-wrinkle treatments.