Clinic Q&A: Anti-Wrinkle Injections - What You Need To Know

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Are you thinking of investing in injectables? Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers have the ability to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, however it can be a bit confusing to know where to begin and how to know what type of treatment is best for you and your skin. With this in mind, we sat down with Kimberley Hulme, Head of Clinic at Face the Future, to ask her everything you need to know about face fillers and what to expect from your treatment.

From how long anti-wrinkle injections and fillers last, the differences between the them and how to find a trustworthy and reputable practitioner. Keep scrolling to discover everything you need to know prior to having your treatment from Face the Future's very own expert...

1. Firstly, What Is The Difference Between Anti-Wrinkle Injections And Filler? 

Anti-wrinkle injections reduce wrinkles by relaxing the muscles underneath the skin, whereas fillers work by adding volume to areas of the face that have lost fullness due to ageing, or to enhance/contour facial features.

2. Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections And Dermal Fillers Safe? 

Anti-wrinkle injectables and dermal fillers and considered to be safe, but side effects can occur. Risks and side effects are discussed in full as part of the consultation. There are different brands of filler and anti-wrinkle injections on the market, so it’s important to do your research to ensure that quality products that have been stored at the correct temperatures are used and administered by a qualified health professional.

3. How Old Do You Have To Be To Receive This Type Of Treatment? 

The minimum age for treatment with anti-wrinkle injectables and fillers in the UK is 18.

4. How Do You Know If A Practitioner Is Reputable And Trustworthy? 

Fillers and anti-ageing injections are a prescription only medicine (POM), which means that it must be prescribed for the patient before it can be administered. Both of our nurses are Nurse Independent Prescribers, accountable to the NMC. They have undertaken extensive training and continue to keep their knowledge and skills up to date with regular training and updates. The clinic is registered with Save Face who ensure that certain standards are met and ACE to support with any complication management.

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5. Can You Get Both Anti-Wrinkle Injections And Dermal Fillers At The Same Time? 

Yes, you can get anti-ageing injections and fillers at the same time but depending on the areas being treated it may be necessary to have separate appointments.

6. What Is Profhilo And What Does It Do For The Skin?

Profhilo is an injectable skin remodelling treatment that contains one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market. Hyaluronic acid is hydrophilic, meaning it draws and holds water from your body which hydrates from deep within the skin. It also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which helps to counteract skin laxity of the face, neck, decollate, hands, arms and abdomen.

7. What Type Of Results Can Be Expected With Anti-Wrinkle Injections And Filler? 

Filler give immediate results from the first treatment. Lips may only require 1 treatment, whereas restoring volume loss to an ageing face may take a number of treatments, depending on the desired results. At Face The Future we are passionate about subtle, proportional and natural results.

8. How Long Do Results From Anti-Wrinkle Injections And Fillers Last And How Often Would You Recommend Having Treatment? 

The longevity of anti-ageing injectables is anywhere from 2-6 months, however the average is 3-4 months. Filler generally lasts anywhere from 6-24 months depending on the individual being treated, product used, amount of product and area.

9. How Much Downtime Is Needed After A Treatment? 

Following anti-wrinkle injections and filler there is possible redness and bruising which normally settles within 3-7 days. Swelling is possible after filler and more prominent in certain areas. Following anti-ageing injections the injection sites have raised bumps that settle within 1-2 hours. It’s recommended that the areas are kept clean and free of make-up for 12 hours post treatment.

To learn more about the treatments available at our clinic and to book an appointment, visit our Advanced Skin Clinic website here.

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