We all know of anti-wrinkle injections, and as the name suggests, most of us will have associated this popular aesthetic treatment with the effective reduction of wrinkles. At my aesthetic clinic in Hale, Altrincham, I regularly deliver anti-wrinkle injections to patients who leave with bigger smiles and far fewer lines. However, the needle knows more than to nip the bud in visible signs of ageing. Increasingly I am giving these injections as treatment for hyperhidrosis – or excess sweating – and bruxism – or teeth grinding. As a qualified and experienced aesthetic nurse, I want to shed some light on the conventional uses of anti-wrinkle injections but also the lesser known conditions which are highly responsive to this treatment.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections – Does What it Says On the Tin
In spite of scientific advancements, ageing is still an irreversible fact of life. However, we can certainly make changes to our lifestyle to slow down the process and using anti-wrinkle injections can delay the visible ageing process whilst helping you to maintain a natural-looking youthful complexion.
Botulinum toxin, commonly referred to as Botox, is one of the most frequently used anti-wrinkle injections. In causing the facial muscles to relax, lines and wrinkles can be prevented before they form. Where there are existing lines and wrinkles, the formula can be combined with dermal fillers and advanced skincare products to revitalise the skin, increase collagen production, and return youthful elasticity. We should all feel fantastic at whatever age. If the ageing process is getting you down, get in touch for a free consultation where together we can create a treatment plan to get the spring back into your step and confidence shining from your face.
Beat Bruxism with Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Awake or in sleep, many of us grind or clench our teeth. Not only can it cause painful side effects including headaches and jaw pain, it also severely damages the teeth leading to expensive dental care.
The subconscious grinding and clenching is caused by the over-activity of the masseter muscle which is responsible for moving the jaw. By injecting small doses of Botox directly into this muscle works to weaken it by relaxation, enough to prevent or significantly reduce the grinding.
Anti-wrinkle injections are not a cure for bruxism, but they do effectively control the activity of the masseter muscle and patients see significant improvements in their everyday life since the previous suffering from side effects has stopped. If you are
struggling with teeth grinding, please get in touch for a free consultation.
Healing Hyperhidrosis with Anti-Wrinkle Injections
The treatment has been approved in the UK since 2001 for the purpose of permanently counteracting hyperhidrosis.
Sweating is a natural bodily reaction to regulate temperature. However, excessive perspiration can cause distress and anxiety to the 30% of the population suffering from hyperhidrosis and are embarrassed about seeking help. Those with the condition will notice excess sweat in the armpits, palms of the hands and soles of the feet as these areas have a high concentration of eccrine glands, the sweat-
The anti-wrinkle injections work by delivering small doses of pure protein to the
skin which subsequently block the action of the nerves supplying the eccrine glands. Without the nervous recognition, the glands cannot produce sweat. Patients are invited to the KP aesthetics where I aim to make them feel entirely at ease. I ensure that it is only the patient and I in the clinic when a patient arrives for consultation, enabling a discreet and respectful process.
Is hyperhidrosis hampering your confidence? Don’t sweat it! Feeling comfortable in our own skin is so important. If excess sweating is stopping that, please get in touch for a free consultation.