We can say that we welcome the wisdom and experience that come with age, but many of us are not too keen on accepting the other signs of ageing, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, grey hair, and so on. But whilst ageing is undoubtedly inevitable, it doesn't mean that you should stand helplessly by whilst it runs its course – you can do something about it and take action, and it needn't be drastic, either. We're talking about treatments you can now benefit from, and the list includes anti-wrinkle injections. Compared to other treatments, which may come with a lot of pain and discomfort, particularly surgical treatments, anti-wrinkle injections are not invasive at all – and you (and everyone else) will notice the positive results in just a few days. But is it worth it? If you have questions regarding anti-wrinkle injections, here’s your ultimate guide to anti-wrinkle injection treatment: what you can expect.
The procedure takes less than an hour; in most cases, it lasts for just 30 minutes or so. In fact, many people refer to it as a “lunchtime procedure” because they can have it done during their lunch break and go back to work with nary a worry. You may experience a slight pricking sensation once the needle goes in, but this is just for a few seconds. You can ask them to apply a numbing ointment or topical anaesthetic, so you're less likely to feel pain.
Many may wonder about the results of wrinkle injections and whether it is permanent or not. The simple answer to this is it isn’t. You can expect to notice the difference in a few days, although the results will be more apparent in two to three weeks. The overall results will last from three to four months, and this will depend on the area you have had treated and the ability of your body to absorb the injection toxin. Many people often go through regular treatments to "touch up" the area every few months. If you choose not to undergo any more treatment, the area eventually goes back to its appearance before treatment.
If you would like to go for the treatment again, it would be advisable to wait for a minimum of three months before you have the subsequent treatment. The reason for this is simple: if your body is frequently exposed to the injection toxin, it can develop antibodies that will fight the toxin, resulting in higher resistance – which will not allow the treatment to work as well as it did in the past.
What to expect after the procedure
Once you have gone through the treatment, you can expect some side effects, although they are minor. These would include slight swelling and redness and some bruising on the area. When you touch the area, it may also feel a bit tender. But these side effects will only last for about two to three days, and as mentioned, you can quickly get back to work and your routine right after you leave the clinic or centre.
Another big question asked by many is whether or not it will be evident to other people if they've had the treatment. With a good clinic, you can expect a more natural appearance, with a positive enhancement that will make people remark that you appear refreshed, healthier, and well-rested.
Image attributed to Pixabay.com