Have you started to notice the visible signs of ageing, like fine lines and wrinkles? You may want to consider a non-surgical treatment, such as a filler or anti-wrinkle injection, or even a fat transfer procedure. At Sculpted Clinic, these treatments are performed by our well-trained staff with Dr Raja Sawhney’s supervision. Before the treatment can begin, you’ll have a consultation with the doctor, at which point he will assess your needs and discuss your desired results. If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, read on to find out more about the treatment… What are anti-wrinkle injections? Wrinkles often occur when muscles contract to form different facial expressions. Anti-wrinkle injections are formulated to temporarily relax these muscles, resulting in a refreshed, more youthful appearance. During the procedure, several small injections of the muscle relaxant are administered into targeted areas of the face, such as the forehead, and the skin around the eyes and mouth. In some cases, results can be visible within a day or two, although it generally takes up to two weeks to notice the full results of the treatment. You can expect your results to last around three to four months. We do recommend that you come in for further treatments to maintain your results and increase the longevity of the treatment. If you’d like to find out more about anti-wrinkle injections and what you can expect from the procedure, have a look here. How do dermal fillers work? There are a number of types of dermal fillers available, but the ones we use at Sculpted Clinic contain a natural complex that is found in the skin. The complex works by attracting and holding water and combining with the skin’s natural elements to increase structure and elasticity. Dermal fillers differ from anti-wrinkle injections in that they add or return volume to the skin. They are an effective treatment for deep lines and wrinkles, and can also be used to repair troughs under the eyes that often contribute to a tired and aged appearance. The fillers that we use contain a local anaesthetic, which means that pain and discomfort during treatment is minimal. You might experience some swelling and bruising following the procedure, although this should settle within a few days. To find out exactly how dermal fillers work and what the procedure involves, read more here. What about a fat transfer? Fat transfer refers to a process in which unwanted fat is removed from one area of the body, and placed in another area in which volume has been lost. When skin loses volume, fine lines, creases and wrinkles tend to develop, so fat transfer is often very effective in restoring the overall appearance of certain areas of the face. These include the temples, the cheekbones, and sagging skin under the eyes. Besides treating lines and wrinkles, the fat transfer procedure can also be performed in order to correct minor issues with asymmetry in the face, as well as a number of other small imperfections. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, most of our patients experience minimal downtime following treatment. It is possible, however, to experience some redness, swelling and pain immediately after the procedure, although these side effects generally resolve within a week or two. If you’re interested in finding out more about this approach to wrinkle reduction, please don’t hesitate to arrange a consultation with Dr Sawhney. He is happy to discuss your particular goals and will ensure that you fully understand the procedure before beginning treatment. For a consultation at Sculpted Clinic, please get in touch. For a full list of the non-surgical cosmetic procedures that we offer, take a look here. Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn.