As we get older, our skin reduces in its elasticity and our tone is also reduced. This all prevents recoiling of the skin, which leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Injections are used to prevent the aging process by reducing the prominence of fine lines and wrinkles. It achieves this by blocking the release of acetylcholine, which prevents the communication between the nerve impulse and the muscle, thus not allowing the muscles injected to contract.
Injections starts to work around 4-7 days post injection and can take up to 3 weeks to reach its full potential. The drug then works in full effect for 12 weeks, in certain situation this may be longer. However, certain environmental factors such as sun exposure can reduce the longevity, hence it is advised to wear a high prevention sun factor particularly during the summer months. Often your aesthetics nurse will recommend that you book in for a review at 3 weeks to ensure that you have a suitable result.
The most suitable time to have injections is when the dynamic lines around your frown, forehead or eyes begin to still be there at rest. This time can depend on numerous factors for example, sun exposure, stress and smoking.
Jane and Susan are both qualified nurse prescribers and recognise that a full analysis of a patients maturing process and history taking is paramount. They believe that injections are one of the most effective non-surgical anti-ageing treatments available.
Injections can often work well in conjunction with dermal fillers. Often these treatments can complement one another, giving a natural improved and youthful result.