What are anti-ageing Injectables and how can they help?
Many people today want to turn back the clock on their skin and give it a revitalising and rejuvenating look and feel. Factors such as sun damage, poor diet, lack of adequate exercise, not enough hydration, ageing, heredity, gravity, and muscle action, etc. can all cause skin to age quickly and prematurely.
Previously, the only way to reverse damage to your skin was to go under the knife, meaning cosmetic surgery. Whilst there are still some cosmetic procedures which are done via surgery, technology has advanced to the point where many skin treatments can now be administered via injections.
Anti-ageing injectables are a non-surgical solution to wrinkles and aged skin. Wrinkles are caused by excessive facial muscular contractions or a loss of collagen which comes with age. Whilst a simple and effective solution, anti-ageing injectables are not a permanent solution and will require you to go in for regular injections to maintain a flawless look.
These injectables are used to help with smoothening lines, contour restoration, skin upliftment (droopy brows or hyperactive upper lips), etc. They can be used on:
Anti-ageing injectables can help you look naturally younger, less tired, and reduces the severity of wrinkles and lines even as you age. It’s a great way to maintain a youthful look for longer, which can give you the confidence to tackle everyday life with pride and reassurance. They are also used to reduce the appearance of scars which may cause low self-esteem.
There are 2 main types of anti-ageing injectables namely, wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers.
Also known as neuromodulators, these injectables are used to relax the area of the injection to smooth out or prevent wrinkles from forming. The wrinkle relaxers work by temporarily paralysing the facial muscles responsible for the wrinkling. Using a fine needle, the wrinkle relaxer is injected directly into the muscles to relax and reduce activity which could cause wrinkles or make existing wrinkles deeper.
Wrinkle relaxers are ideal for use on expression lines such frown and laughing lines found on the forehead, around the mouth, and for crow’s feet around the eyes.
Although injectables are not really painful, some patients may experience some discomfort. To reduce this, ice or a numbing agent is applied to the area first, before the needle is inserted. Most patients report that the procedure feels like a small sting. It is a simple a non-invasive procedure that will give you smoother and younger-looking skin.
Dermal fillers are used to fill soft tissue under the skin with collagen. It can fill deep folds, improve the appearance of scars, help with creating fuller lips, filling out hollow cheeks and eyes, and contouring the jaw line. Dermal fillers help alleviate the results of ageing, wrinkling, and even sagging skin. These injectables basically fill in the creases and lines, effectively helping to plump up the area of injection. It is ideal for use in the lips, cheeks, and to augment facial contours. Dermal fillers can be used alone or in conjunction with wrinkle relaxers for a stronger anti-ageing result.
There are various types of dermal fillers available such as synthetic or natural fillers which are further broken down into absorbable and non-absorbable types. The type of dermal filler you choose depends on what you would like to achieve with the injectables.
As with wrinkles relaxers, there is minimal to no pain (other than a slight sting) but you may need to hold off on strenuous activities for a few days.
Anti-ageing injectables are a convenient, safe, and cost-effective solution to ageing skin. Whether you want to improve the look of a facial scar or want to have younger and fresher looking skin, anti-ageing injectables can help give you the confidence to face any challenge with beautiful looking skin.
If you are interested in learning more about anti-ageing injectables or would like to undergo the treatment, make an appointment at Zen Medispa today by calling (02) 9747 1669, emailing email@example.com or completing the enquiry form on our Contact Us page.