Ageing is a part of life and something we all have to come to terms with. Getting older has plenty of benefits, and many people report that they gain self-confidence or a greater sense of themselves as they age. But getting older takes its physical toll, showing the signs of ageing on your skin. If you are ready to do something about visibly ageing skin on your face, and feel frustrated by ineffectiveness or costliness of topical products, a non-surgical anti-ageing treatment at Canterbury Skin and Laser clinic may be the answer.
What are non-surgical anti-ageing treatments?
The phrase ‘non-surgical anti-ageing treatments’ refers to a group of cosmetic treatments that are designed to reverse the signs of ageing within the skin – and in some cases prevent the formation of further signs of ageing too. Two of the most popular cosmetic treatments in this category are dermal fillers and Botox injections, both of which are available at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are non-surgical cosmetic injectables that are designed to improve the look of deep-set lines and wrinkles in ageing skin. Dermal fillers do, in fact, have many difference purposes in cosmetic treatments, but their primary use is as a non-surgical anti-ageing treatment. Dermal fillers work by plumping the treatment area to provide youthful fullness – something we lose over the years due to the natural decline of collagen production. This plumping quality allows dermal fillers to dramatically improve the look of deep set lines and wrinkles.
What are Botox injections?
Botox injections are a specific brand of muscle relaxing injection that help to improve existing signs of ageing whilst creating an effective barrier against the formation of further signs of ageing. Botox works by restricting the use of the facial muscles.
The formation of wrinkles is due to a reduction of natural collagen production and the overuse of facial muscles. We crease our skin on a daily basis due to overuse of our facial muscles, and although this isn’t an issue in our youth due to high collagen levels that allow our skin to ‘bounce’ back, in our late twenties and beyond, the signs of ageing begin to form. This is where Botox injection can help, as they can help prevent the formation on these lines and wrinkles by freezing the facial muscles whilst also improving the appearance of existing wrinkles.
What are the benefits?
There are plenty of benefits associated with non-surgical anti-ageing treatments. For a lot of patients, the main appeal is that both treatments are quick and convenient. With an average procedure time of just 30 minutes for each treatment and no recovery time needed, both treatments are perfect for patients with busy lifestyles.
Another positive is that dermal fillers and Botox make a powerful anti-ageing treatment when administered together. Combining dermal fillers and Botox means that patients can fight the signs of ageing from different angles. The dermal fillers plump out the deep-set wrinkles that Botox injections can’t tackle, while the Botox provides protection against further signs of ageing.
What are the risks?
As effective as both of these non-surgical anti-ageing treatments are, it’s still very important that patients consider the treatments as a whole. This means not only thinking about the positives the treatments can provide, but the risks, too. The risks associated with both treatments are similar, due to their non-surgical nature. These potential side-effects include some commonplace bruising, swelling and bleeding at the site of injection, as well as the risk of infection and possible damage to the facial muscles and nerves.
An expert’s opinion
“Non-surgical anti-ageing treatments such as dermal fillers and Botox injections can provide patients with amazing results almost instantly. However, if you are considering undergoing any form of cosmetic treatment then you must have a consultation first.
Here at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we have a team of experienced cosmetic doctors, dermatologists and beauty therapists, all with a background in dermatology. This is beneficial when undergoing anti-ageing treatments as it means your cosmetic professional will have a greater understanding of the skin.”
If you are considering having any form of non-surgical anti-ageing treatment, book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic today. Our services are available in Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, Thanet and Kent.