How Anti-Wrinkle Injections Can Work For You
Time is an inescapable enemy of us all, and there is very little that we can do to stop its inevitable march. What we can do however, is eliminate or at least diminish the effects of aging upon our skin; those pesky little lines and wrinkles that seem to pop up out of nowhere. Fortunately, for all of us who are unwilling to undergo surgical procedures such as face lifts to erase existing wrinkles, there are several different kinds of anti-wrinkle injections that we can avail of.
Tired of looking older than you are? Call Dr. Carter today for a consultation on how anti wrinkles injections can turn back the hands of time.
What Causes Wrinkles in the First Place?
Wrinkles, creases and crow’s feet are just some of the effects of aging that show early on our skin. As we age, our skin begins to lose its natural elasticity and the cells are no longer able to regenerate skin cells on their own. When this happens, wrinkles and other aging signs develop, thanks to the loosening of our skin.
Other than the natural aging process, there are other things that can cause the premature aging of our skin. Too much exposure to the sun can bring about early signs of aging, as well as heightening your risk for more serious diseases such as skin cancer. Unhealthy diets, smoking, alcohol, and a lack of sleep and exercise can jumpstart the aging process as well.
Common Types of Anti-Wrinkle Injections
To fight the signs of aging, the cosmetics industry in recent years has broken down the types of treatments available into two basic categories: surgical and non-surgical. Surgical includes procedures like facelifts, rhinoplasty and neck or brow lifts. Non-surgical includes topical solutions such as anti-aging skincare products and anti-aging fillers or injections.
The FDA classifies these treatments two ways, temporary and permanent. Permanent does not always mean forever in this case, because injections like Botox, which lasts for quite some time, but may need to be re-injected after it begins to wear off, normally around eight months. The temporary classification really belongs to dermal fillers including collagen, hyaluronic acids, and poly-L-lactic acids, which will be naturally absorbed by the body over time.
What to Expect from Injected Fillers
Even though the majority of the popular fillers, such as Restylane are classified as temporary, they can last for months or even years before the body fully absorbs them and the wrinkles and line begin to reappear. Keep in mind however; it may take several injections of the fillers to see the results that you are looking for.
Some fillers are made of synthetic materials such as Radiesse and before you begin that series of injections, you may want to do a test area on your arm first, to see if you are allergic. The popular anti-wrinkle injections are those made up of entirely natural materials, like collagen or the acids because those materials are already present in your body and there is a lesser likelihood that they will cause an allergic reaction.