Anti Wrinkle Injection
Over time we are all going to get some wrinkles and fine lines.
There is a difference between fine lines and wrinkles.
Fine lines tend to be from:
Collagen decrease in the skin as we get older
General cell degradation
These are treated by in clinic treatments designed to stimulate our own collagen production and our homecare products that contain ingredients that are recommended specifically to feed your skin cells to keep them healthy and plump - just like a child's skin.
Wrinkles (rhytides) are due to repeated muscle movements from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of a deep line.
Botox is the most widely known form of anti-wrinkle injection that is injected just under the skin into the underlying muscle and temporarily reduces the muscle activity, therefore relaxing the appearance of the skin above as it is not being pulled around by the muscles.
The advantage of this is that muscles have a memory and whilst they are not receiving any messages to move, they can relax and forget that they moved with certain subconscious stimuli.
Over a relatively short period of time, it is possible to reduce those deeper lines by having an anti-wrinkle treatment once or twice a year.
Botox has many medical uses for:
Excessive sweating (face or underarms)
Here at Guernsey Skin and Beauty, we prefer to use either Bocuture or Azzalure.
Most popular muscle relaxing treatments asked for are for relaxing forehead wrinkles, crow's feet and to relax the muscles that pull the corner of our mouths down (resting bitch face).
“As an annual treat, to help keep those muscles loose and relaxed, I like to have my full face done where the forehead, crow's feet, frown lines, mouth corners, chin, top lip and bunny lines are done. This lasts for three months and I have it done over the summer months to stop me squinting in the sun and to look better”.
Bronwen, Clinic Owner
For those with a fear of needles, see the Facial Sculpt page for the No Botox Facial that helps keep muscles relaxed naturally
What to expect?
This is a very comfortable treatment, with little to no downtime. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines within 2 to 14 days lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.