Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are an extremely popular and successful method of treating lines and wrinkles and deliver a fresher, more youthful appearance.
Generally, the filler is used on the lower part of the face and anti-aging injections on the upper part (lines on the forehead, crow’s feet).
How do fillers work?
Dermal fillers involve an injection of a gel-like product to physically fill and plump out the line or area of concern. The product acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow.
Ultimately the body absorbs the product and leaves behind the natural collagen for long-lasting results.
Laughter lines (nasolabial folds)
Loss of volume in the lips
Loss of volume in the cheeks
Lines & wrinkles around the jawline
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the nerves that contract the muscles, thereby softening the appearance of the line or wrinkle.
The skin above the muscles becomes nice and smooth after a period of between three to 14 days. It takes this time for the product to settle, attached itself to the nerve endings, and get to work.
Does it hurt?
In the case of filler, a local anesthetic cream is applied to the area an hour before your treatment and so the treatment is considered relatively painless by the majority of patients.
You will feel a little twinge or sting but generally, this is the extent of the sensation. In the case of anti-wrinkle injections, a tiny needle is used so you only feel a little twinge.