Anti-wrinkle injections are composed of a natural, purified protein which when injected into facial muscles, weaken and lessen the lines associated with facial expression by relaxing the underlying muscles and allowing the skin to flatten out. By preventing the skin from contracting this decreases unwanted fine lines and wrinkles from forming, softening areas of concern whilst still maintaining expression.
Dermal Fillers are composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which is a substance that naturally exists in your body. This gel-like water-holding molecule is responsible for helping to keep your skin hydrated, plump and smooth. So why add this product to our body if we already produce it you ask? HA unfortunately gets broken down and synthesised on a daily basis. We also produce less and less HA as we age. Dermal fillers are a great way to restore HA and enhancing natural contours.
- How long do Anti-Wrinkle injections last?
The effect of anti-wrinkle injections lasts anywhere from 3 – 4months depending on the area and dose being injected.
Anti-wrinkle injections are injected with a very small 31g needle. It does ‘sting’ during the procedure however it is very quick and settles quickly after. Different numbing or distraction techniques can certainly be used throughout the procedure if desired. Filler is injected with a slightly larger needle and numbing cream is used during this procedure.
- What is the different between anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers?
Anti-wrinkle is an injection used to weaken and lessen the lines associated with facial expression by relaxing the underlying muscles and allowing the skin to flatten out. Dermal fillers are a gel-like water-holding molecule responsible for helping to keep your skin hydrated, plump, and smooth. Dermal fillers add volume to the skin and enhance different areas of the face.
- Are dermal fillers permanent?
Dermal fillers can be permanent, however semi-permanent fillers are certainly a much safer and preferred option. Semi-permanent fillers give a more natural look allowing normal expression and movement. Semi-permanent fillers can also be dissolved if any concerns or the client does not like the look of it.
- Who can administer cosmetic injectables?
Anti-wrinkle injections and most dermal fillers are schedule 4 medications that require prescription by a registered medical practitioner (doctor or nurse practitioner). A registered nurse can inject these medications once a script is obtained and if they have completed the necessary training.