Today demand has been fuelled by the proliferation of selfies and, during the pandemic, high- resolution video-calls, and this includes a growing number of men wishing for fewer wrinkles and sharper jawlines.
A demand for anti-wrinkle treatments
A large part of that demand will come from injectables. These include anti-wrinkle treatment such as Botox that freeze facial muscles, as well as dermal fillers which plump softer tissue and provide structure to the face.
But how can you ensure you get a more natural look? Dr Claire Oliver (GDC) offers advice on choosing the right clinic for you.
“Thankfully, there has been quite a change in the aesthetics industry over the last 12 months as we distance ourselves from the trout pouts and the frozen foreheads and instead look for a more natural, healthy look. And it’s a move I welcome with open arms.
I have long been a fan of facial fillers – which are used to plump and provide a lift to the face – and anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox or Bocouture – which are used to rejuvenate and smooth; small amounts of judiciously placed injectibles can work wonders to lift, repair, strengthen and support. And that’s the key – any qualified practitioner will want to ensure natural, longer-lasting results whether you are looking to enhance lip volume, redefine features or soften wrinkles”.
When it comes to injectables, who can you trust?
For a practitioner to inject safely and legally, they need to be fully trained and hold the appropriate qualifications. I would always advise clients to choose a doctor-led clinic with highly experienced staff and arrange a face-to-face consultation beforehand.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach so it is important to have an in-depth, face-to-face appointment before going ahead with any treatment. You should be told what to expect before, during and after treatments and be advised on specific precautions you need to undertake and the follow-up care to be given. Expect to be listened to when it comes to your expectations, but equally, listen to what can be realistically achieved. Ask to see before and after pictures and testimonials.
How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?
Good quality anti-wrinkle injections typically last around three months, depending on the target area and the dose used. As everyone’s skin is different, a bespoke treatment plan should be offered to help maintain a refreshed appearance.
You know the saying “if something looks too good to be true, it probably is”? If you find somewhere offering cheap fillers and anti-wrinkle injections be wary. We all want a good deal, but you probably won’t get a full consultation ahead of your injections and you may well be left disappointed by the results. A good indicator of an authentic and professional clinic is to find out what awards they have received, particularly if they have been repeating finalists for leading industry accolades.
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Dr Claire Oliver is the founder and Director of Air Aesthetics & Wellness Clinics, which boasts multi-award winning clinics in Henley-in-Arden, nr Solihull and St Albans, Hertfordshire.