A Feasible Solution to Wrinkles
Aging is the leading cause of wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin as we get older. Collagen is the main structural protein in our skin. As we age, the quantity of this protein reduces in the skin, which leads to structural issues such as wrinkles and fine lines. Another leading cause for wrinkles and fine lines in the face is stressed or overly used facial muscles. These muscles can create deep contours for wrinkles and fine lines to appear or be emphasised on the face.
Wrinkle injections, also known as anti-wrinkle injections, injectables, or Botox, delivers a solution to stressed facial muscles. This is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that delivers a relaxing substance to the stressed muscle underneath the skin. This substance relaxes the muscle to ensure that it releases its tension for a smoother skin surface. The relaxed muscle can lead to firming out wrinkles and fine lines that are visible on the surface of the skin as well. The process involves injecting the Botox directly into the muscle. Therefore, we apply an anaesthetic ointment on the intended area before-hand. However, you might still feel a little sting from the needle.
What Can I Expect?
A single session of Botox lasts between 15 and 30 minutes. The intension is to inject Botox directly into a stressed muscle to relax its posture and smooth out the surface of the skin. The effect of the treatment will kick in after 2 to 14 days of receiving the wrinkle injections. You can expect the results of Botox to last for between 4 and 6 months. If you want to be rid of deep wrinkles, we can combine this treatment with dermal filler injections as well.
Botox is a commonly used substance in the medical world. Apart from being used for wrinkle injections, it is also used to relax spastic muscles for athletes. Therefore, you can rest assured that this substance is safe to use as wrinkle injections. Age is something that is completely out of our control. However, the effects of aging on our facial skin can be addressed with cosmetic treatments.
DermaCare is your first choice in non-surgical cosmetic treatments in Gauteng. We offer a variety of facial and skin treatments to bring out the true beauty in you. For more info on how we can assist in your cosmetic needs, please browse our website for details.