Dr Yasser Abbas answers some of the most common questions around anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers.
What are the main differences between Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers?
This is a really common question – it’s all about the way the treatments work. Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the nerve signals that cause the muscles to contract. As a result, the muscles relax and the lines and wrinkles are smoothed out.
Fillers work differently. Rather than blocking nerve signals, they simply add volume to the skin. This means we can target areas of the face to create a plump appearance where collagen has been lost.
Are there any side effects to the treatments?
The most common side effect we see with both dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments is bruising and swelling. This will subside after a couple of days. Both treatments have their own specific risks and side effects depending on your treatment plan – we will discuss all of these in your consultation.
Can I walk straight out of the clinic after my treatment?
Yes once the procedure is complete you’ll be able to leave right away. You may want to plan some downtime for a few hours after treatment however, as you may experience some bruising and swelling.
What are the most common uses for Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
People seek anti-wrinkle treatment for all sorts of cosmetic issues, and despite the name, the use isn’t limited to treating wrinkles. The most common uses are on forehead lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, eyebrow raise and gummy smile.
And what about Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are mainly used in areas that lose collagen with ageing. Most commonly, this means lips, cheeks, jaw, chin and tear troughs (under eyes).
How many treatments will I need?
Anti-wrinkle injections are usually repeated every 3-6 months as required, depending on when the product starts to wear off. Fillers usually last between 6-9 months but treatment can be repeated sooner if a fuller look is desired. We’ll discuss all of this with you during your consultation to make sure you’re happy with your treatment plan.
Will the injections “freeze” my face?
This is a question I hear asked a lot. Freezing only occurs with anti-wrinkle injections when too much product is injected. Despite what people say, this is not the desired result and is actually over-treatment. We will always aim to achieve natural results which give the best appearance whilst still allowing for full expressions.
Are both of these treatments completely safe?
Yes, as long as they are carried out by an experienced injector with a medical background.
If you have more questions regarding our cosmetic treatments with Dr Yasser Abbas, feel free to get in touch on 0113 322 2082 with us. We’ll be happy to help.