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Curious about anti-wrinkle treatment? Your top 5 FAQs answered by Sandygate Dental

There are many advantages to the natural ageing process; becoming wiser, learning to relax more and gaining a head full of silver hair.

But if you feel that your ageing process has begun too soon or you simply want to refresh your appearance, you may have been considering non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments, such as dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections.

Botox® or Botulinum toxin is still one of the most popular treatments available in the UK for the treatment of wrinkles and, as it involves a small set of injections, it is also considered comfortable and easy to fit into your daily routine as it requires no surgery or down time.

At Sandygate Dental, we are proud to be able to offer our patients injections as an anti-wrinkle treatment in Sheffield. While it may seem odd for a dentist to perform this procedure, our team has in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the human face and can ensure that your results will look realistic and will enhance your existing beauty without looking unnatural at all. Perfect!

So, do you want to know more about this anti-wrinkle treatment Sheffield? Read on for the answers to common FAQs about anti-wrinkle injections.

What areas of the face respond to injections?

When used as an anti-wrinkle treatment Sheffield, injections can be used to improve the appearance of the forehead, eye area and around the mouth.

Should you wish to remove dimples in your cheeks or your chin, it can be used for that too.

Is it uncomfortable?

Generally speaking, injections are not painful.

But, if you have concerns about needles, our team will be able to apply a numbing cream to the site where you will be injected beforehand, to ensure that you are comfortable.

How soon will I be able to see the difference?

Many things will impact how successful anti-wrinkle injections can be; your age at the time of injection, your diet and of course, how many injections you require.

On average, it can be tough to pin down a time as to when the effects of injections become noticeable. For many patients, they spot the difference as soon as they leave our surgery, for others it can take 3 days and for some, it can take up to 2 weeks.

Are they any side effects?

Yes, there are some side effects to be aware of.

The most common ones are issues such as minor bruising, swelling and reddening around the injection site. There is also likely to be tenderness for a few days too.

These should fade away within around 48 hours; if they don’t or they seem to be worsening, contact our team promptly.

I read that I should avoid sunbathing after anti-wrinkle injections; is this true?

Yes, after you have had injections, you should avoid sunbathing and tanning beds.

If you do venture into a brightly lit, sunny day after injections, you should also wear sunscreen. These activities can cause the skin to sag and will lessen the results of the injections.


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