Anti-wrinkle injections involve injecting botulinum toxin into specifically targeted areas to temporarily relax and reduce muscle movement. This treatment is used to prevent and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles resulting in a more youthful appearance. It can also be used to correct functional issues such as facial asymmetry and prominence of a ‘gummy smile’.
Fillers are an important treatment in aesthetic medicine as well as an extremely useful adjunct in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. As we get older we tend to lose volume in certain areas of our face resulting in an aged look. These changes manifest as fine lines, deep folds and hollowing. We also may have areas of asymmetry or contour irregularities, which may be present from birth or develop in life. Filler treatments involve injecting natural substances under or into the skin to correct wrinkles, address hollow areas and replace lost volume. This revitalises the skin, restores volume and enhances facial features.
Filler substances used are broadly divided into permanent and non-permanent.