Firstly, what does ‘anti-wrinkle’ treatment encompass? Anti-wrinkle injections are prescription-only and consist of botulinum toxin, also known by its market name of Botox. Tiny amounts of botulinum toxin is injected into specific facial muscles and in turn, the signals from the nerves to the muscles are blocked, causing wrinkles to relax and soften, giving a younger-looking appearance.
Benefits of non-surgical facial aesthetics treatment vs surgical treatment
- The unpredictable nature of cosmetic surgery – cosmetic surgery has been known to irrevocably affect areas of the face that the patient did not intend to have treated, producing a disappointing result for the patient. Here at Keppel Skin, Director of Aesthetics Dr Suaris has over 20 years of experience in non-surgical treatments and her medical background enables her to carry out these type of treatments 100% safely. Please note that you should never have non-surgical treatments carried out by anyone other than a medical professional.
- Non-surgical – those who choose to undergo cosmetic surgery will need to be prepared. It can take up to 6 months for swelling to go down. Meanwhile, Botox and dermal fillers treatment has no associated downtime; you can resume your normal activities as soon as you leave the practice.
- Anti-wrinkle treatment is fast-acting – you will start noticing the effects of Botox within 3-4 days of treatment and the procedure itself takes no more than 10-20 minutes to complete – for this reason, it is dubbed the ‘lunchtime facelift’, allowing patients to fit treatment in comfortably alongside work and home life commitments.
- Non-surgical treatment for a more natural and authentic result – whilst surgical treatment works by altering your features, non-surgical treatment enhances your existing natural features, restoring a youthful version of your features. Dr Suaris believes in a ‘less is more’ approach to injectables, in order to give a subtle but effective result.
Evidence for the popularity of non-surgical treatment
Division Director of CCR Expo (the UK’S largest event for medical aesthetics Alison Willis said of the non-surgical market last year ‘Clearly it is growing fast – with men and women looking for a significant breadth of treatments, ideally all delivered by a practitioner who can support them regularly and over the long-term.’ Furthermore, in 2013 there were 51,122 non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the UK, which was a 17% increase on the year before and this figure has continued to rise annually since.
Anti-wrinkle treatment and hyperhidrosis
A less well-known use of Botox is to prevent excessive sweating, a condition known as hyperhidrosis. The injections work by blocking the signals from your nerves to your sweat glands, ceasing the production of sweat altogether as opposed to the common misconception that a backlog of sweat is stored.
If you would like further information on our range of facial aesthetics treatments at Keppel Skin here in Sutton, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.