Face

Anti Wrinkle Injections

Introduction

As a person ages, their appearance is progressively governed by external factors that include work and lifestyle choices. Genetics also play a key role in the visible rate of ageing. However, even people in good physical health who lead an active life will ultimately notice unwanted lines and wrinkles appearing, most commonly around facial features. Anti-wrinkle injections and fillers are the non-surgical solution designed to create a more youthful appearance.

These anti-wrinkle strategies have been around for decades. Unfortunately, the trend to achieve a blemish-free and doll-like appearance led to some cosmetic surgery procedures garnering bad press. Horror stories and images of plastic-faced people with immovable expressions were further exacerbated by unqualified practitioners setting up shop.

The good news is that those days are gone, thanks to the work of qualified practitioners such as Dr Ellis Choy. Modern and progressive methods used with anti-wrinkle injections and fillers enable patients to retain all their expressiveness along with a natural appearance.

How do injectable fillers work?

Injectable fillers are also known as dermal fillers. They are injected just under your skin and actively plump up the tissue. Skin elasticity is maintained in our younger years by hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar that attracts and holds water. In time, our bodies slow the production of these fluids along with collagen, which is an important protein associated with youthful looking skin. Wrinkles and sagging then begin to appear.

Facial fillers assist by replacing lost fluids and restoring volume and definition. Lips are plumped, creases are softened and wrinkles greatly diminished. Results range from temporary to permanent depending on the type of injectable filler used, the extent of skin damage requiring repair, and the patient’s determination to make appropriate lifestyle choices.

Products used for anti-wrinkle injections

Previously, the only commonly known anti-wrinkle injection product was Botox, but recent years have seen a huge influx of products on the market. Despite its sometimes bad reputation however, Botox is still very useful in relaxing facial muscles and softening lines.

Alternative products used today include Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma and Radiesse. All possess the essential ingredients that add facial volume and restore skin tissue to its former state. Many products used are naturally occurring acids, and in some cases your own fat cells can be utilised with dramatic results.

Our advantage

The capacity for skin to absorb and take up injectable fillers varies according to the individual and Dr Ellis Choy and his team are very aware of this most important point, and are qualified to prescribe the right product to match each and every patient’s expectations. Products and delivery methods have evolved, with patient outcomes reflecting the positive advances made. Dr Choy will put your mind at rest during an in-depth consultation and you’ll be assured that the most suitable products and an approach will be determined and tailored precisely for you. The anti-wrinkle injection cost will be reflected in the products and procedures you choose.

Dr Choy’s years of practical experience as a fully qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeon will ensure that you receive the ultimate ‘Face-Sculpting’ outcome. In this procedure, the advanced application of anti-wrinkle injectables will augment and volumise facial features, often in tandem with other cosmetic applications. These can include non-surgical rhinoplasty, a ‘liquid’ facelift, or even an aesthetic periorbital improvement around the eyes.

Anti-wrinkle procedure

After gaining an understanding of the areas you want targeted, your specialist practitioner will inject filler into the desired areas. The needle is positioned just under the skin surface, and is not very damaging or painful when used in conjunction with a topical anaesthesia. The initial effect will be a reduction in nerve stimulation, with noticeable improvements during the next few days and weeks.

Any swelling should last for only a day or two, and there can be some associated redness, itching or minor pain. These symptoms should quickly subside, although if there are any concerns of infection you should contact your doctor.

After gaining an understanding of the areas you want targeted, your specialist practitioner will inject filler into the desired areas. The needle is positioned just under the skin surface, and is not very damaging or painful when used in conjunction with a topical anaesthesia. The initial effect will be a reduction in nerve stimulation, with noticeable improvements during the next few days and weeks.

Any swelling should last for only a day or two, and there can be some associated redness, itching or minor pain. These symptoms should quickly subside, although if there are any concerns of infection you should contact your doctor.