No matter how well you take care of your skin and how in-depth your nightly beauty regime is, most women become aware of the first signs of ageing as they enter their late twenties. While there’s nothing wrong with growing old gracefully, constant advances in cosmetic surgery mean that those of us who want to preserve or restore our smooth looking skin have more options than ever.
If you’re seriously considering surgically turning back the clock, there’s no need to jump straight under the knife. By blocking the signals between nerves and muscles, anti-wrinkle injections can effectively keep frown lines, fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Unlike more invasive procedures, anti-wrinkle injections are a relatively safe, virtually painless first step towards youthful, radiant skin.
Let’s take a look at just a few of the major benefits of this increasingly popular anti-ageing solution.
1) Non-surgical solution
One of the best things about anti-wrinkle injections is that they don’t involve surgery, helping you to minimise your personal risk, recovery time and money spent. Especially for women in their mid-thirties and below, anti-wrinkle injections offer an amazing intermediary solution for those who really don’t require a full face lift. Of course, that’s not to say that anti-wrinkle injections aren’t just as effective for ladies in their 40s and up who want to target sagging skin and wrinkles!
2) Discomfort is minimal
If the idea of surgery makes you squirm, anti-wrinkle injections may be a more palatable choice. Administered by a professional, injections are administered quickly and precisely using an extremely fine needle to ensure you feel little more than a pinprick. Upon request, a topical anaesthetic may be applied before treatment to numb the skin and decrease any discomfort.
3) After only a few days, you’ll look younger
Forget about dealing with intense bruising or swelling. With this non-invasive procedure, you’ll begin to notice the difference in your skin after approximately 3 days. Your skin will look smoother, plumper and more youthful, just in time for a weekend getaway or big event.
4) Quick recovery time
Unlike surgical anti-ageing procedures, injectables have the advantage of a quick recovery time. The procedure generally only takes a few minutes (depending on the amount of sites) and is sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime cosmetic procedure”, as there’s no reason you can’t return to work straight after your appointment with zero down time!
5) Makeup can be worn immediately
Some cosmetic surgery requires patients to ditch makeup during the healing process. For busy, professional women, this simply isn’t practical. Anti-wrinkle injections cause very limited trauma to the skin, so you can instantly apply your makeup as normal, provided you don’t put too much pressure on the treatment sites.
6) The effects are semi-permanent
Some women are turned off by the idea that this procedure isn’t a permanent fix. However, an ongoing procedure like anti-wrinkle injections gives you more control over the outcome than more drastic surgery. For example, there is less chance of experiencing the dreaded ‘frozen face’ look associated with ageing Hollywood starlets. If you find you’ve had too much or too little injected, you can have this corrected easily. Even so, desired results can last up to four glorious months!
If you’re looking to recharge your radiance and smooth out your complexion, anti-wrinkle injections are a great option to explore. Not only is the procedure less expensive and invasive than surgery, but it also comes with fewer risks and a more affordable price-tag. What’s not to love?
Intrigued? Ask your experienced aesthetician if this procedure is right for you!