Aging is defined as the inevitable decline in the body’s intrinsic physiological functions. Although it is generally viewed and accepted as a natural process, aging’s current delineation in evolutionary biology suggests that it doesn’t serve any major evolutionary purpose. Thus, the idea that aging is “natural” and “inevitable” is somewhat problematic simply because processes that don’t serve an evolutionary purpose are essentially considered as unnatural, and anything unnatural is usually reversible.

The Reality of Aging

Think about it—while all humans age, no two persons undergo (or are affected by) the aging process in exactly the same way. Some age faster or slower than others, which means factors that can influence the aging process do exist. Certainly some of those factors are modifiable, and if we succeed in modifying them to cause a reverse effect, we may be able to reverse at least some of aging’s main symptoms.

We are eons away from discovering the fountain of youth but as these secrets of aging come to light, so do safe methods for delaying the physical changes that come with it. Perhaps the most popular of the anti-aging products and methods that have been commercially available in recent years are botulinum-based anti-wrinkle injections, more commonly known as Botox or Dysport. These injections can cause the tissues to relax by blocking the neve impulse responsible for muscle contraction, which then prevents them from creasing and developing wrinkles.

Truth about Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Even though anti-wrinkle injections are safe to use, especially those administered by reputable cosmetic clinics such as CIMED Aesthetics, still many are sceptical and afraid to try it. Then again, this is totally understandable since it’s in our nature to fear what we don’t fully understand. To quench that fear altogether, let me fill you in with vital information about anti-wrinkle injections that you probably didn’t know.

Not Painful

Despite how painful the name of the technique may sound, it’s not really painful. The injections used here come with small and fine needles. They are not the same as those used to draw blood from your veins because that would leave a huge scar on your face, which would defeat the purpose of cosmetic enhancement. Of course, you may still feel a tingling sensation with each injection but certainly not pain.

Not Toxic

The fear of anti-wrinkle injections can be blamed not just on the process but also on the fact that the substance they contain has “toxin” in its name. After all, who would want to be injected with a substance that they are constantly trying to purge from their system? In truth, anti-wrinkle injections are made from a substance that naturally occurs in the body, so the idea is to simply replenish your body with the substance to enhance its capability to delay specific aging symptoms.

Prescription-Only Drug

While anti-wrinkle injections are generally safe, they are still considered as a prescription-only drug. Meaning, a non-doctor may administer it on you but it has to be prescribed by a doctor first. This is why it is crucial to get the injections in a reputable clinic under the supervision of a certified cosmetic specialist. Going down the bargain-basement path to get cheap injections could have some serious repercussions.

Not the Same as Derma Fillers

Both anti-wrinkle injections and derma fillers are injectable, and that’s the most likely reason why a lot of people think they are the same. Although the share the same purpose, they differ in their effect on the tissues. As previously discussed, anti-wrinkle injections relax the tissues to prevent them from developing wrinkles. Derma fillers, on the other hand, prevent wrinkle formation by adding volume to the tissues to enhance their structure.

For Men Too

Let’s be honest, most of the people who seek anti-wrinkle injections are women and that has led to the misconception that this anti-aging option is only for women. The truth is, the effect of anti-wrinkle injections will be the same regardless of the gender of the patient, so it’s safe to say that this method is also for men who want to get rid of their wrinkles to look younger.

Anti-wrinkle injections are becoming increasingly popular as the cosmetic industry expands. The downside to the trend is the increasing risk of accidents caused by incorrect use of the substance. As a consumer, you need to be very careful who you are getting the anti-wrinkle injections from. For best results, make sure that the clinic is not just recognised in the field of cosmetic enhancement but more importantly authorised to administer the drug.