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Advances in injectable technology now allow expert practitioners to carefully sculpt and replenish areas of the face and body to achieve natural-looking results which more closely match your desired look.
There are two main types of injectable cosmetic treatments available at The Edinburgh Clinic, Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers, and it’s important to understand the difference when selecting the right option for you.
Although both Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, they go about it in different ways.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections into the muscles of the face and other areas cause those areas to relax by blocking nerve transmissions. This relaxation has the effect of making the skin appear smoother and wrinkles less prominent.
Dermal Fillers, on the other hand, smooth away the wrinkles by effectively filling them in. The injections help to restore some of the skin’s youthful plumpness. Dermal fillers can also be used in adding volume to areas of the face which appear sunken or thin, such as the cheeks or lips.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections are best known for their role in relaxing lines on the face, including forehead wrinkles and creases and lines around the eyes and mouth such as crow’s feet and laughter lines. Anti-Wrinkle Injections can also be used on creases in the skin directly above the nose (which can give the incorrect appearance of frowning).
Perhaps less famously, Anti-Wrinkle Injections can also be used on the skin of the underarms in order to reduce and prevent hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating.
Dermal Fillers can treat a wide range of areas on the face including plumping up lips to give them a fuller and more defined shape, adding volume back to the cheeks to counter the effects of illness or aging or minimizing the visibility of scars including those caused by acne.
Fillers can also target similar wrinkles, lines and creases to those covered by Anti-Wrinkle Injections, such as the naso-labial lines between the nose and mouth, forehead wrinkles, ‘frown lines’ just above the nose, crow’s feet, laughter lines and marionette lines which run own the chin from the corners of the mouth.
With Anti-Wrinkle Injections, the results of treatment can be expected to last for between three and six months, before a refresher treatment may be required. Patients who have had two or three such treatments have sometimes found that the effects last longer than on the initial treatment.
Dermal Fillers come in a variety of types and as depending on which types are used the effects can last for longer or shorter periods, including permanently. Before you have your treatment your consultant will go into more details about the options available to you and the likely longevity of the results.
Recovery time for each of these treatments is brief, with Anti-Wrinkle Injections having virtually no recovery time at all. After Anti-Wrinkle Injections, it’s quite normal for the recipient to go straight back into their day.
Dermal Filler treatment can have a slightly longer recovery time with some swelling and discomfort possible for the first few days. However, like Anti-Wrinkle Injections, this should have no material impact on your daily activities and you can get back on with your day almost immediately after the treatment.
That’s great – and whether you’re opting for Anti-Wrinkle Injections or for Dermal Fillers, you can be assured of expert advice, superb customer service and highly talented and experienced practitioners.
At The Edinburgh Clinic our Anti-Wrinkle Injections include Botox® and Azzalure®.