Anti-wrinkle injections, or Botox, are an injectable treatment used for softening the appearance of wrinkles and lines in expressive areas. They’re very different to dermal fillers, though both can be used in conjunction with the other for overall facial rejuvenation. We know that the name ‘Botox’ has become pretty commonplace over the last few years, but how much do you actually know about it? We uncover what anti-wrinkle injections do and how they could benefit you.
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscles in the face that cause lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is a medical protein which is injected into the facial muscles which stops them from contracting as animatedly as they did before.
What do they treat?
The natural ageing process creates a decrease in collagen in your skin, making it thinner and therefore easier to crease during muscle movement. Injecting the medical toxin directly into these over expressive muscles lessens their ability to move, therefore creasing the skin less.
With that being said, Botox will tackle three areas of the face. The face are the forehead lines, which appear horizontally across the brow and are caused when you squint. The second are the frown lines and the third set of lines appear to the sides of your eyes and are caused by laughing which is also known as the crow’s feet.
What other areas do they cover?
There are several areas that anti-wrinkle treatments cover and it doesn’t just stop with the face. Anti-wrinkle injections can also provide treatments for treatments like a gummy smile where they have a very high success rate to reduce the amount of gum showing when you smile with only two simple injections.
Lower face slimming is also an option with anti-wrinkle injections as this can be used to reduce the bulk of the masseter muscles (the muscle that helps you chew and bite) to provide a more defined jaw.
Upper lip lines can be targeted with anti-wrinkle injections, which is also known as ‘smokers lip’. They can be used in conjunction with dermal filler treatments to soften the appearance of upper lip lines.
Anti wrinkle injections in West Sussex
Here at Downhouse Dental, we’re proud to announce we’re not just a one stop shop for dental only. We’ll be able to reduce your wrinkles and make your tired eyes look less so, not to mention a thoroughly rejuvenated looking face. Kick off your anti wrinkle injection journey with us and book your consultation today.