What you need to know about cosmetic injectables
What are cosmetic injectables, how do they work, and are they the right approach for treating your ageing concerns? In this short video, Professor David Wilkinson explains how anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers can help you.
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What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections partially paralyse the facial muscles. They are used to soften wrinkles and creases in the face. In the video, Prof Wilkinson explains how the face can be divided into thirds for optimal cosmetic injectables planning, allowing specific areas and concerns to be targeted around the forehead; eyes, nose and cheeks; and the mouth and jowls.
Only a small amount of product is needed to make a big difference to the appearance of the face, and anti-wrinkle injections are very safe when provided by a trained physician, having been used on millions of patients for a long time.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring chemical in the body in a gel form. There are various types ranging from harder to softer, suitable for injection in different areas of the face to replace lost volume. Using a soft and subtle approach, a trained physician can gently reshape the face and treat areas of skin laxity, hollowness or fat loss.
Can cosmetic injectables help me with my ageing concerns?
Cosmetic injectables “can help older people age a little bit more gracefully and a little bit more slowly”, says Prof Wilkinson in the video above. He typically sees patients from their mid-40s to mid-70s who would like to soften some of the signs of advanced ageing to look and feel better.
"They say to me that they feel better about themselves. They walk out with a smile on their face."