Over our life time we lose the elasticity in our skin. We often start to develop wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes and get deep set frown lines. This is a natural process of ageing but not often what we want. Anti wrinkle injections* are designed to give you back some of the youth you have lost. It’s a simple and effective way of making you look and feel younger.
What are they made of?
Anti-wrinkle injections are comprised of a protein derived from a bacteria called clostridium botulinum. It is a purified protein of the A type.
How do they work?
They work by effecting the signal from the brain to the muscle. They selectively bind with the nerve endings on the muscle and prevent any contraction from occurring. By doing this they relax the muscle. By relaxing the muscle, you release the tension on the overlying skin resulting is a very smooth appearance of the skin and eliminating some of the wrinkles.
How long do they last?
These wrinkle relaxers consistently work for a period of the 3- 4 months. Sometimes they wear off quicker depending on the strength of the muscles in your face. They generally wear off quicker at your first visit, and if you continue the treatment you often see a longer lasting effect.
Why would a dentist be doing this work?
We often get asked this question, but the reality is that we are perfectly placed and have extensive training in head and neck anatomy. We work with injections and we know that the face is an important part of getting the right cosmetic results. Your smile isn’t just your teeth. Our practitioners have had extensive training in all these procedures, we have been integrating facial aesthetics for over 5 years now. Dr Hargreave has completed Advanced training in injectable fillers and has a long history of happy patients, both male and female.
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.