What are anti wrinkle treatments, and where should you go and who should you see for anti wrinkle treatments in London?
Wrinkles and fine lines on the face are one of the most visible signs of ageing. They are caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin which gradually depletes as we age. Our bodies just can’t produce enough collagen to replenish what has been lost, so the skin begins to lose its strength and elasticity over time. As our faces are usually exposed to the elements, pollution, and a variety of chemicals, most of the time these factors can also speed up the ageing process.
After the once baby smooth skin and wrinkle-free eyes that stared back at you when you glanced in the mirror during your 20’s, by your 30’s you still see the same familiar face but now you may have the beginnings of number eleven’s entrenched between your brows. Fine lines start to appear horizontally across your brow and the crow’s feet stop disappearing when you have finished your smile. You have several options at this point; hide the mirrors, accept and embrace the natural ageing process, or take matters into your own hands and seek anti wrinkle treatments.
What Are Anti Wrinkle Treatments?
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Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum which, when injected into the dermis, prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from nerve endings at the neuromuscular junction and thus causes temporary muscle relaxing.
As an anti wrinkle treatment, Botox should be considered more of a preventative than a restorative solution. It essentially freezes the facial muscles to keep you from contracting them in ways that will deepen lines and wrinkles. However, if you have static lines that are present at rest, then they are unlikely to disappear with Botox.
However, it will smooth static lines by stopping the process that causes them and preventing them from becoming any deeper. Therefore, the earlier you get Botox, the more preventative its effects. Anti wrinkle treatment with Botox lasts between 3-6 months depending on how your body responds to the product, so it is considered an ongoing maintenance treatment.
Where Should I Go For Anti Wrinkle Treatments In London?
The first thing we recommend you do is to research clinics offering anti wrinkle treatments; what qualifications do the staff have, and are they medically trained? What experience do the injectors have in aesthetics?
Look at before and after pictures where available and read the reviews left by patients. Beware of the price if it seems too good to be true, or if there’s a special offer, as you may find you are being injected with a cheap or inferior product, or that in a largely unregulated field your practitioner isn’t medically trained.
At PHI Clinic, we only use Allergan’s Botox. Whilst other muscle relaxants are available, Allergan has been safely producing Botox since the early ’90s and it is the global market leader for quality and efficacy. Dr Tapan Patel, medical director of PHI Clinic, has been practising as a cosmetic aesthetic injector for 20+ years and has personally trained his hand-picked team to adhere to an exceptionally high standard of practice.
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The continual pursuit of professional development is of key importance within the cosmetic industry, so as new techniques and technologies are developed PHI Clinic always strives to remain on the leading edge of the curve, both for better results and increased patient safety. To maintain these impeccable standards we hold doctor training days on a regular basis which affords us the opportunity to ensure that our doctors are all treating patients with similar goals in mind, so every patient receives the same high level of care from any practitioner they see.
All of our practice is guided by the PHI Commandments of Excellence, Credibility, No Compromise, Satisfaction, and Innovation. These tenets inform everything we do in the clinic, as well as the professional development that we seek out and create. If you are considering an anti wrinkle treatment, you can book a consultation with one of our injectable clinicians by calling 02070345999 or learn more by emailing email@example.com.