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Anti-Wrinkle Injections Explained

September 25, 2017 by Fairlight Dental

I am often asked when is the correct age to start having Anti-Wrinkle Injections.  The short answer is… there is no recommended age to start, so ultimately the choice is yours. However, under 21 years is probably a little young in my opinion.

Suitability for anti-ageing treatments such as Anti-Wrinkle Injections is based on various factors. These will include your skin type, the amount your skin has aged and what you want achieve. Factors such as skin type, genetics and environment eg: smoking, sun exposure and skin care all influence the rate our skin ages.

Dynamic lines on your forehead, frown and around your eyes occur naturally with facial expressions but as we get older the effects of ageing mean that these lines become static which means that they are present all the time regardless of whether we are frowning, smiling or lifting our eyebrows. These lines become wrinkles so treatment with Anti-Wrinkle Injections would be corrective rather than preventive. As with all aspects of anti-ageing, prevention is better than cure.

It’s only natural to be a little apprehensive before having a cosmetic treatment for the first time. Our fears are reinforced with media images of overly frozen faces which promote the misconception that this is the only outcome of Anti-Wrinkle Injections injections. It is important to remember that the result of the treatment with Anti-Wrinkle Injections is dose dependent; the more Anti-Wrinkle Injections injected the more frozen the look. Preventive Anti-Wrinkle Injections uses smaller doses so you can still retain movement and achieve a more natural look. This tends to be my approach.

Opting for preventive Anti-Wrinkle Injections in “baby doses” is a good way of stopping lines of expression becoming permanent wrinkles.