Why less is more in anti wrinkle treatments?24 Dec 2018
Anti-wrinkle injections – as we all know them in the form of dermal fillers and botulinum toxin- have been around for decades. Dermal fillers have been used to restore volume and lift and botulinum toxins for relaxing muscles and softening facial wrinkles.
There is a huge market on anti-wrinkle injections with unfortunately a considerable amount of unnatural facial features being created by the cosmetic industry. Therefore, injectable fillers and toxins are considered by a number of people like products that create such unnatural results.
To break this misconception, all you need to know is that these products are great and can create very harmonious and elegant results if they are used by the right professionals and with the right technique. There is no reason to eliminate all lines in our 60s as the result will be an inflated face with unnatural appearance, just as we see in many people walking down the streets and even movie stars who overuse these products. The worry in anti-wrinkle injectable products overuse is not just about the external appearance. For example, if dermal fillers are used in large amounts, our own immune system recognises them as foreign bodies and attacks them internally, resulting in dry, inflamed and aged skin, instead of rejuvenated, healthy glowing skin. If good quality dermal fillers are used, then they are gradually absorbed by our own body, whereas large amounts of fillers (especially poor quality ones) might never be fully absorbed, resulting in permanent filler effects, which is not what we shall aim for. Anything foreign that stays within our skin forever, cannot be good for us, as remember, it is recognised as a foreign body, being attacked by our immune system.
On the other side of the spectrum, if a trained physician administers anti-wrinkle injectables in the correct amount and with the correct technique, then we can have refreshed, elegant and natural looking results, whilst maintaining healthy skin. A 60-year-old person shall look a refreshed 60 years old and not 40 years old, otherwise, results will be totally unnatural. We do not want inflated faces with no lines, but instead healthy faces with softened, smoother lines enhancing our own beauty. Every face is unique and should be treated like a piece of art, with anti-wrinkle injections being used to restore and enhance facial features, maintaining our uniqueness and identity.