Facial aesthetics are small, non-surgical treatments that make noticeable but subtle enhancements to your appearance. They are clinically safe injectables that are used to either block nerve signals to muscles to relax facial expressions or to define, re-volumise and accentuate facial contours.
Injectables include injections of botulinum toxins such as Botox, Xeomin, and the new trendy Jeuveau; as well as, hyaluronic acid fillers, like Juvederm and Restylane.
Anti-ageing injections can be administered on various areas around the face to relax the skin and soften the effects of stress, ageing and emotions.
These injections temporarily block the signals from nerves to the tiny underlying muscles, as it’s the tightening of those muscles being the cause of the unwanted lines. As the injected muscle can no longer contract, this can cause wrinkles to soften and relax.
Most commonly used on the forehead and around the eyes, glabellar/frown lines, necklines, anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to treat a “gummy smile” by easing the muscle that lifts the top lip. Botulinum injections are relatively affordable, have very few risks, and have practically no downtime.
Contained in many topical facial moisturisers, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps keep the skin hydrated and looking healthy, but one whose levels diminish with age.
Dermal fillers work by replenishing hyaluronic acid in selected areas and add volume to rejuvenate the skin and can even be used to fill in deep facial lines or reshape features by smoothing from within. Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected under the skin and can treat many cosmetic concerns. They are great for filling fine vertical lines around the mouth, add more volume to lips, restore fullness to hollowing cheeks and eyes, and better defining the jawline.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are eventually absorbed by the body, but the effects can be visible for up to nine months, making this a treatment with benefits that last for a good period of time. These also offer quick recovery, with low risks.