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Benefits of Injectables

Getting older is inevitable, but sometimes our face and body betrays our advancing age much sooner that it really should. This can be frustrating and extremely disheartening, especially if we have invested time and money into cosmetic products that claim to be able to slow or even reverse the signs of ageing.

Unfortunately, the skin on our face is very delicate and over the years, it is adversely affected by many factors including sun exposure, pollution, tobacco smoke and harsh cosmetics. When you combine this with the natural decrease in the amount of collagen and elastin that our body produces, it becomes easy to see why the skin starts to suffer. Dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging can all occur, and this can make us look much older than we are.

You may think that in order to address these problems you need to go under the knife, but you would be wrong. Today there is a simpler solution and it comes in the form of injectables.

What are injectables?

Injectables is the umbrella term given to a variety of different cosmetic improvements treatments that have been created with the purpose of addressing the appearance of the facial skin. In doing so, injectables work to plump, smooth and generally revitalize, helping patients to look younger.

Injectables fall into two categories depending on what their primary function is. These are:


Neurotoxins target the facial muscles, paralyzing them so that they lose the ability to contract. This prevents your skin from forming lines and wrinkles when you make facial expressions.


As their name suggests, fillers are used to plump or fill areas where skin has sagged to create a fuller, more youthful appearance.

Do injectables create a permanent change?

Both neurotoxins and fillers only create a temporary improvement in the way that you look, and the injectables will need to be re-administered on a schedule in order to maintain your appearance. Exactly how long your results will be sustained depends on the type of injectable you have had and how your body responds. Your doctor will be happy to work with you to determine the best treatment plan.

Benefits of injectables

An increasing number of patients are turning to injectables rather than going under the knife and subjecting themselves to a facelift or other facial cosmetic surgery. This is because injectables offer patients a number of benefits, including:

No need for surgery

By far the most common reason for patients to choose injectables is that they would prefer a minimally invasive solution. Since the solution is injected just below the skin, there is no need for anesthetic and no wound to contend with, just some tiny pinpricks that heal virtually instantly.

No downtime

Many types of cosmetic improvement require you to take time off while your face heals. This includes other non-invasive treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion. However, there are no such concerns when you pick injectables since you can leave your doctor’s office straight away looking completely normal and return straight to your usual activities.

No scarring

Scarring is unavoidable for many types of cosmetic surgery. This is not the case with injectables since the pin pricks that occur when the solution is administered heals virtually immediately and leaves no noticeable traces.

A solution that can be performed in a lunch break

Another very popular reason for choosing injectables is that the procedure time is short – so short in fact that many people choose to fulfil their appointment during a lunch break!


Cosmetic surgery tends to be a large expensive, and while many surgeons offer payment plans, a large percentage of patients are not happy to sign up to such a large financial commitment. While the results of injectables are only temporary, the treatment is much more affordable meaning that patient may not have to commit to ongoing repayments.

Enjoy instant results

Since there is little to no bruising or swelling after an injectables treatment, you will be able to see the result of your procedure before you even leave your doctor’s office. Other facial cosmetic treatments may require days, weeks or even longer before your final appearance is visible.

Injectables can transform the appearance of your face and help you look younger in under an hour. If you are unhappy with the effects of ageing and would like us to help you turn back the clock, our dedicated and discreet team would be delighted to assist you. Please contact us and get in touch to schedule your no-obligation, confidential consultation