The truth about preventative anti-wrinkle 

Before & after - AntiwrinkleWhen it comes to effectively reducing fine lines and wrinkles, you just can’t beat anti-wrinkle injections but what about preventative anti-wrinkle?  

There’s been a rise in the number of young Australians seeking anti-wrinkle injections as a preventative anti-ageing treatment, believing this will delay wrinkles from forming.  

So, is there any truth to this? We chat to Artisan Cosmetic Nurse Jacinta King to get the low down on all things preventative anti-wrinkle. 

First thing’s first, is anti-wrinkle preventative?

Jacinta: Yes! This is because anti-wrinkle injections actually work on the muscle layer of the face, not actually on the skin itself, even though the outcome is a smoother looking skin. 

So how do they work?

Jacinta: The lines that appear on our face are the result of repetitive action like frowning, raising our eyebrows or squinting in the sun and smiling. As we age, we lose collagen and elastin and our skin starts to hold on to those creases rather than bounce back. So as soon as you can get on top of those lines that are creasing, the better your result will be because you’ll have more elastin and collagen still existing within the skin to be able to cover and pop those lines out. 

Does that mean they aren’t as effective when you’re older?

Jacinta: The older you are and the deeper your lines are, yes the harder it is for those lines to pop back out but this doesn’t mean that you can’t get treatment done. You may need to add some additional treatments to help pop those lines back out but the most important thing is to address that repetitive muscle action, so do come in for a consultation! 

Can I get anti-wrinkle less frequently if I’m using them as a preventative treatment?

Jacinta: There’s absolutely no issue with stopping at all. If you did start and then you wanted to stop, your skin would still be in a better position had you never started at all. 

When’s the best time to start preventative anti-wrinkle?

Jacinta: If you are starting to see some of those little lines, if they’re faint, then that’s the perfect time to start to treat with some preventative anti-wrinkle. And if they are a little bit deeper, it doesn’t matter, come in and see us and we can come up with a treatment plan for you.  

Start your journey with anti-wrinkle injections today by booking a consultation with one of our highly-skilled doctors or nurses. They’ll work with you to help you master the artistry of you™.