Wrinkling is a prominent feature of skin aging, skin naturally thins and loses volume over time as dermal collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin gradually diminish. Initially, lines and wrinkles are seen only during active facial expression such as frowning, laughing or smiling and are referred to as "Dynamic Lines". Over time, dynamic lines become permanently etched into skin and are referred to as "Static Lines", which are present at rest.
What are Wrinkle Reducing Injections?
Botulinum toxin is the name for a substance injected into the skin which is known to inhibit muscle movement and prevent wrinkles developing or worsening. Botulinum toxin treatments work by blocking the nerve signals to the affected muscles around the injection site. The muscles become more relaxed and their activity is reduced, in turn achieving the intended effects such as smoothing the skin or elevating facial areas.
Botulinum toxin is the most popular medical aesthetic procedure with more than three million treatments administered each year. Celebrities such as Madonna and Kylie Minogue are rumoured to use this treatment.
Botulinum toxin treatments are directed at specifically targeted muscles or regions of muscles and are technically straight forward with short treatment time, they are safe and effective and give high client satisfaction.
Are there any side effects?
PAIN: Small-gauge needles are used so pain is minimal and localised.
BRUISING: Commonly seen with Botox injections, particularly with treatment of crow's feet.
HEADACHES: Can occur with upper face injections.
FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS: These have been reported on occasions.
INFECTION: Rare with Botox injections but can occur with any medical procedure that breaches the skin.
OEDEMA: Seen with almost all injections, usually resolve a few hours after treatment.
Wrinkle reducing injections for men
It seems that more and more men are becoming increasingly focused on skin care. We live in a youth focused world. Younger looking men are routinely peged as being smarter, more skilled and happier than their older counterparts. There is nothing effeminate about a man getting wrinkle reducing injections .... if you are going to the gym to work your body out so that you can look attractive, guess what - you are already engaged in anti-aging techniques and self- care. As a man wrinkle reducing injections can help you look your best for where you are in life.
In the past there was a social stigma attached to men seeking cosmetic treatment, however in today's society, seeking advice and treatment to improve your looks is no longer the preserve of women and cosmetic procedures among men are on the rise. Wrinkle reducing injections are the most popular non-surgical procedure amongst men.
Men often require more product than women because men have a greater muscle mass than women. Similarly, it has been commonly observed that larger, stronger men require more units per treatment than smaller framed men.
All clients require to book an aesthetic consultation and all appointments are private and confidential.