The Wonder of Wrinkle Relaxing: The Modern Woman’s Guide

The wrinkle relaxing market is a big business. And by big, we’re referring to a recent International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons survey revealing that wrinkle-relaxing injections are the most popular non-surgical procedure on the planet. In fact, they account for an enormous 38% of procedures worldwide. Brits are no strangers to the concept of banishing unwanted lines, with wrinkle relaxing injections making up 39% of non-surgical treatments.

So one thing is for certain. When it comes to wrinkles, British women want out.

Age, sun and a lifetime of laughter…

You may not love the lines that careen their way along your complexion, but understanding how they come about is an important part of the wrinkle relaxing process.

For most women, wrinkles are a side effect of dynamic movement. This includes facial movements bought on by smiling, laughing and frowning. As the skin ages these movements contribute to a loss of elasticity, which results in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

But age isn’t the only factor contributing to the onset of the dreaded crease. According to a recent report from the medical journal Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, UV rays account for 80% of skin ageing. This means that as far as taught skin is concerned, exposure to sunlight is a major indiscretion.

Reversing the damage

Unfortunately, by the time most women realise they have wrinkles, the damage has already been done. And contrary to what skincare brands may preach, even the most ‘clinically proven’ of anti-wrinkle creams just isn’t going to cut it.

Cue the entry of wrinkle relaxing injections. As a non-surgical treatment, wrinkle relaxing sees Botulinum Toxin carefully injected into wrinkle prone areas of the face. It’s a fantastic way to reclaim a youthful appearance, without having to go under the knife or accumulating a tower of anti-ageing lotions, potions and crèmes.

So what areas can benefit from a dose of clinically injected Botulinum Toxin?

- smooth lines between your brows
- reduce your forehead lines and crow’s feet
- correct your downturned mouth
- soften upper lip lines (also known as smoker’s lines)

The result? Skin appears smoother, wrinkles are less prominent, and the complexion glows with youth.  

What about frozen facial expressions?

A major issue associated with wrinkle relaxing is the concern that you’ll be left with an expressionless face. For this, we have OTT celebrities like Lara Flynn Boyle to thank. While it is possible to take wrinkle relaxation too far, entrusting injections to a qualified aesthetics nurse is a guaranteed way to secure stunning, au naturel results. So, rather than rob your face of natural emotions, strategic wrinkle relaxing injections actively smooth the complexion, without eliminating the subtle facial movements that go hand in hand with smiling, laughter and other emotions that manifest physical side effects.

Want to find out more about how wrinkle relaxing injections can help you look as young as you feel? Get in touch today to discuss non-surgical, anti-ageing treatments with qualified aesthetic nurse, Julie Pawson.