Anti Wrinkle Injections How Soon is Too Soon to Start ?


Disclaimer: This article is intended to give honest and clear advice to readers and does not promote a prescription product. In order to help educate the public about what exactly they are getting for their money when they are considering a non-surgical procedure, we’ve put together this article about what’s goes into bringing you a treatment you can trust.

Laugh lines give you character especially when you smile. But if you’re bothered by your wrinkles, it’s nice to know you’ve got lots of options.

Anti-Wrinkle injections are one good option. When injected correctly, the results look beautifully natural, smooth and fresh.

Before you start – It is important to have real expectations about your results and be realistic about what Anti Wrinkle injections can & cannot do.

These type of injections can help to smooth out your existing wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from developing.

Anti Wrinkle injections cannot smooth out very deep wrinkles. In fact, the over injecting will result in a “frozen face,” rather than a natural refreshed look.

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When to start Anti Wrinkle Injections

Enjoy being young and don’t be afraid of aging. It is perfectly NORMAL to have fine lines when you smile or frown.

These little lines usually vanish when your face is relaxed and at rest.

When your wrinkles are still visible while your face is at rest…that’s the time to THINK about having Anti- Wrinkle injections as a preventative treatment.

Dr. Mark Hamilton always advises his patients to start treatments ONLY when their wrinkles are beginning to hang around and are look very noticeable when their faces are at rest.

Patients with very fair and fine skin types, often like to start treatments in their mid to late twenties.

Patients with darker skin tones usually don’t need treatments until their mid to late 30’s.

Is it Too Early to Start Anti Wrinkle Injections?

It is most unusual for someone to need wrinkle smoothing injections under the age of 25 years.

Most aesthetics doctors are very reluctant to start a patient at such a young age on this type of cosmetic procedure and will always ensure that they really understand the implications involved.

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Preventative Treatments

It’s possible to benefit from preventative treatments as early as 28-30 years of age. Before that age it is usually not likely you have developed enough lines and wrinkles that need treating.

Wrinkles in your 30's

“According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, women in their late 20’s make up 30 % of cosmetic injectable users. They start as a preventive measure which some doctors recommend stating that the earlier you start anti wrinkle injections, the better since it is best used as a preventative measure to avoid getting fine lines and wrinkles. It works by relaxing the muscle; once relaxed, it relaxes the overlying skin, so you don’t get wrinkles.”

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Anti Wrinkle Injections  in Your Late 20’s

You want to slow down the appearance of wrinkles before you reach your early 30’s.  Preventative treatments administered in your late 20’s, can help to maintain a youthful appearance as you grow older.

“Prevention is always better than cure” Following a good skin care routine, along with a healthy lifestyle and diet, in addition to using strong sun protection will help slow down the aging process.

Taking action with anti-aging injections will prevent lines, wrinkles and loose skin from forming too soon and will help treatment results to last longer.

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Anti Wrinkle Injections in Your 30’s

Looking in the mirror – You are starting  to notice a few more wrinkles—especially crow’s feet and brow lines—Naturally, you want to stop them from becoming deeper.

Here is a good Self- Test to check if you need to start treatments- If you find yourself constantly smoothing out makeup that collects along a crease or line, you’re a suitable candidate for anti- wrinkle injections

Until a few years ago, most patients in our clinics typically started using anti wrinkle injections at age 40 years. That trend  has changed. Now we see increasing numbers of patients in their early to mid- thirties starting their injections as a preventative measure rather than a cure for their wrinkles

Anti Wrinkle Injections & Fillers in Your 40s

You notice deeper lines around your eyes, particularly crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines.

Anti-Wrinkle injections will help improve these lines. A lot patients at this age ask Dr. Hamilton for help with tightening of their lower face and jawline  One of his popular treatments for sagging jawline and neck lines is the ‘Nefertiti lift‘. This technique relaxes the muscles of the lower face which in turn provides a lift to the jawline and mouth.

You may also experience some loss of fullness in your face. Dermal Filler injections will fill in the lines and add volume with immediate effect.

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Anti Wrinkle Injections & Fillers plus Profhilo  in Your 50s

Lines between your eyes and around your mouth become more pronounced as changes due to the menopause make your skin drier and more prone to wrinkles.

Using a combination of Anti- Wrinkle injections and Dermal Fillers at this stage will help to give you a rejuvenated look.

This is also a good time to have Skin Booster injections. Profhilo is perfect for skin laxity on the Face & Neck and is ideal if you feel slightly nervous about having dermal fillers.

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Anti Wrinkle Injections & Fillers plus Profhilo  in Your 60s

You want to look fresher and less tired rather than wanting to appear 20 years younger.

Using a combination of Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Profhilo will boost your skin and help you look great for your age. Profhilo boosts, refreshes and re-models your skin. It gives a totally natural fresh softness to your skin and adds volume without looking like you have had work done.

Dr. Hamilton’s primary aim for his patients over 60 is to soften their lines and wrinkles while maintaining a fresh natural-looking result. For older patients, it is more difficult to remove and improve all lines and wrinkles, but the ideal aesthetic goal is to make patients look more rested and refreshed .

Anti Wrinkle Injections & Profhilo in Your 70s

Much to our delight we continue to have an increasing number of older patients visiting our clinics.

Profhilo is their go to favourite with soft wrinkle smoothing injections to smooth out the lines and some Restylane LYFT to  add volume to their cheeks .

Am I too old for Botox?

Anti Wrinkle Injections & Profhilo in Your 80s

We have patients in their 80s who are just as pleased with our rejuvenating treatments as those in their 40s and 50s.

There is no downtime with Anti-Wrinkle injections .

Dermal Fillers might cause bruising – Downtime is 24-48 hours. This treatment should not be undertaken within 2 weeks of an important social occasion.



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