Rediscover Youthful Skin with Anti-Wrinkle Injections

By Dr. Raquel Amado on the 25th August 2023

As we age, the appearance of wrinkles and lines on our faces can become a concern for many individuals. Fortunately, advancements in cosmetic procedures have provided us with effective solutions to combat these signs of aging. One such popular treatment is anti-wrinkle injections. In this blog post, we will explore what anti-wrinkle injections are, how they work, who can benefit from them, possible side effects, and cost considerations.

What are anti-wrinkle injections and how do they work?

Anti-wrinkle injections are composed of botulinum toxin, a prescription-only medicine. This toxin works by blocking the nerve signals responsible for muscle contractions. By relaxing the muscles, anti-wrinkle injections provide a respite from constant muscle movement during facial expressions. This relaxation leads to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and lines, particularly those that occur when smiling, laughing, or frowning. Skilled practitioners can customize the dosage to achieve natural-looking results, avoiding the undesirable “frozen” appearance.

The anti-wrinkle treatment process

Before undergoing an anti-wrinkle procedure, a consultation with a qualified professional, such as Dr. Raquel, is essential. During the consultation, Dr. Raquel will evaluate your concerns, discuss treatment options, and provide information about potential side effects and complications. A detailed medical history will be obtained, and your expectations from the treatment will be addressed.

Once you decide to proceed with the treatment, your skin will be cleansed and numbed to ensure your comfort. Dr. Raquel will then administer the anti-wrinkle injections, utilizing the thinnest, virtually painless needles available. After the procedure, you will receive aftercare instructions, and an emergency contact number will be provided in case of any concerns.

 

 

Expected results and duration

Anti-wrinkle injections can effectively reduce the appearance of various facial lines and wrinkles, including forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, gummy smiles, nose lines, pebble chins, downturned corners of the mouth, and neck lines. Additionally, they can be used to slim the jawline and address medical conditions like migraines and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). The full effect of the treatment becomes noticeable after approximately two weeks and typically lasts between three to four months, although individual results may vary.

Who can benefit from anti-wrinkle injections?

The suitability for anti-wrinkle treatment can be determined through a detailed consultation with Dr. Raquel. Generally, the procedure is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals or those with myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune condition causing muscle weakness.

Possible side effects and complications

As with any injectable procedure, it is normal to experience slight swelling, redness, and occasionally bruising after treatment. Complications are rare but can include droopy eyelids and facial weakness. Dr. Raquel is highly trained in the prevention and management of these unwanted effects to ensure the best possible outcome for her patients.

Considerations of cost

It is important to note that the amount of product required and the technique used can vary from person to person, as each face is unique. Injectable treatments are often best performed in small, frequent amounts rather than larger, one-time procedures. This flexibility allows for adjustments that can accommodate modest budgets. To determine the exact cost of your anti-wrinkle treatment, a thorough consultation and facial assessment with Dr. Raquel at Dr. Raquel Skin & Medical Cosmetics is necessary.

Conclusion

Anti-wrinkle injections offer a non-surgical approach to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines, providing individuals with a more youthful and refreshed look. With the ability to tailor the treatment to each patient’s specific needs, anti-wrinkle injections.

 

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Rediscover Youthful Skin with Anti-Wrinkle Injections

By Dr. Raquel Amado on the 25th August 2023

Learn how this innovative treatment can reduce skin sagging and leave you with a glowing complexion

Profhilo® is one of the most in-demand aesthetic treatments across the world. Using ultra-pure hyaluronic acid, it can brighten and tighten skin in two treatments.

Suitable for all skin types, Profhilo® is a must-have if you want to boost your skin’s quality and prevent ageing concerns from worsening.

Profhilo® in action

Getting older means our ability to produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid begins to decline. Inevitably, this leads to lines, folds, wrinkles and dull-looking skin.

Profhilo® contains ultra-pure hyaluronic acid gel which, when injected just below the skin’s surface, stimulates cells to produce more collagen and elastin while adding much-needed hydration. This leads to firmer, brighter skin that will leave you looking fresh and feeling confident, without changing any of your features.

The treatment can be used on the face, neck and décolletage, as well as the abdomen, knees and inner arms. 10 small injections of Profhilo® will be required to ensure that it spreads evenly across the entire treatment area. Don’t worry about pain – we’ll use numbing cream to ensure discomfort is kept to a minimum.

Following the procedure, the treated area will be slightly red and swollen, and you may have some bruising, which will calm down within a couple of days. It’s best to avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours as it could get into the injection points and cause an infection.

You’ll need two sessions at separate appointments, spaced four months apart. This is to ensure that you get the best results possible.

Profhilo® results

Profhilo® is a non-invasive, long-lasting treatment that will reduce your skin’s laxity – all too common as we age – giving back its youthful bounce. You can also expect to get your glow back, as the hyaluronic acid used in Profhilo® adds hydration to brighten and rejuvenate dull skin. Overall, you’ll notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, as well as an improvement in skin’s tone and texture.

Like all other aesthetic treatments, Profhilo® doesn’t offer a permanent solution as your face will continue to age, but having regular treatments every three months can slow the signs of ageing and help maintain skin quality.

Of course this does require continued investment, but it is definitely worth it if you want to see a noticeable difference in your skin. At Dr Raquel Skin & Medical Cosmetics, Profhilo® treatments start from £325.

The difference between Profhilo®, fillers and skinboosters

Hyaluronic acid is also the key ingredient in some types of dermal fillers and skinboosters, so it’s easy to get mixed up between the three.

The important thing to understand is that there are various types of hyaluronic acid that can be used in different ways. The hyaluronic acid used in fillers is designed to add volume and contour the face and body, which Profhilo® doesn’t do. Skinboosters are great at adding hydration, stimulate collagen but they don’t have the same bio remodelling effect to tighten and improve the skin tissue like Profhilo® does.

A consultation with Dr Raquel will determine what option is best for you. Often, she will recommend combining other treatments with Profhilo® treatments to really boost results.

 

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Rediscover Youthful Skin with Anti-Wrinkle Injections

By Dr. Raquel Amado on the 25th August 2023

What is Microneedling? Discover how a SkinPen treatment can help you

Microneedling is often referred to as collagen induction therapy and is a fantastic option for boosting your skin quality and addressing the signs of ageing.

It can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fade hyperpigmentation, minimise the appearance of scars, and improve skin tone and texture.

Microneedling is also a fantastic option if you’re suffering from hair loss.

Creating injury to see results

It may sound scary, but it’s really not! Microneedling works by using small needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. This then triggers the body to renew cells to heal these wounds. As a result, you’ll see brighter, healthier looking skin with no lasting damage. Microneedling works in the same way when it penetrates the scalp. This time it rejuvenates hair follicles, leading to thicker and stronger hair growth.

We can also add special solutions to the skin and scalp that boost results even further. These contain things like exosomes and growth factors, which regenerate cells to enhance your skin and hair’s quality.

Numbing cream is used to ensure the treatment is not painful.

 

Award-winning technology

There are lots of microneedling devices available, but here at Dr Raquel Skin & Cosmetics we use the SkinPen. As an FDA-cleared device, we trust that it’s safe and efficient when used in the right hands.

Thanks to its disposable cartridges, there’s no risk of cross contamination between patients, while clinical studies have found that 94% of patients noticed improvement in their fine lines and wrinkles just one month after treatment.

Radiant skin and healthy-looking hair worth showing off

Depending on the extend of your skin concerns, we’ll recommend between three to six treatments for the best results. Once you’ve completed your course, your skin will be glowing in a good way! Fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced, while acne scarring and hyperpigmentation will have faded.

Two or three microneedling cycles a year will prevent skin concerns from worsening, while keeping it looking fresh and feeling good.

Overall, microneedling is a fantastic treatment if you want to improve your skin health and feel confident going make-up free! It’s also great in combination with other treatments such as dermal fillers.

For hair loss, three to six treatments are again recommended. We’ll also put a maintenance plan in place to avoid further hair loss.

 

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