Blame it on the Kardashian-Jenner clan or any celebrity transformation for that matter. But the reality is that the popular anti-wrinkle injectable treatment has long been on the rise over the past two decades and the benefits they bring are tenfold in the workplace.
Creating a more youthful and natural look has long underscored the benefits of anti-wrinkle injections.
According to a recent study featured in the US Aesthetic Surgery Journal, non-invasive treatments have increased by more than 800% since 2000. And its meteoric rise over the past two decades has been largely been fuelled by age discrimination in the workforce and as a game-changer at home and in society.
The journal’s study found that many patients underwent anti-ageing procedures either due to the perception of age discrimination or the fear of it. The study also reported that patients experienced undue stress due to the fear of rejection in the workplace by younger management with approximately 36% claiming that they felt excluded by family, friends and co-workers because of their age. More alarmingly was another 20% confirming that their age had either led to their dismissal or was denied a job due to their advanced age.
Yet it’s not all doom and gloom as the link between the treatments and depression have led to a greater improvement in the mindset of more than 50% of patients surveyed. This included post-treatment boosts not just in the workplace but also in the home. With the frown lines gone, patients reported that they looked more refreshed and less tired and angry; an appearance that also made them appear more intimidating when they were around younger people.
Yet the studies found that older women were not the only ones knocking on surgeons’ doors. Not so surprisingly, men between the ages of 35-50 years have seen a 347% increase in injectables since 2000. And the number of younger women between the ages of 19-34 years seeking anti-wrinkle treatments since 2011 also increased by 41%.
“It is important that all patients are educated on the realistic expectations of the treatments and how it can impact self-esteem,” says Dr Chang, who is an advocate of subtle enhancements.
So what are the cardinal rules?
It’s important to not opt for a frozen look but have the protein injected in small doses to block the nerve pulses that trigger the muscle contractions that cause the advancement of dynamic facial wrinkles. This includes the periorbital lines (crow’s feet), glabellar lines (frown) and forehead lines. The amount of protein will depend on your age and skin composition.
You will begin to enjoy the benefits within four-five days of the treatment, with the full effect reaching its peak within one month. With the strategic placement of the protein being injected by Dr Chang, each treatment will also help prevent the impression of new lines forming.
Can I focus on other areas of the face?
Yes. In the same way, the wrinkle-relaxing injections can be used to temporarily prevent the downward pull of the muscles around the corners of the mouth, smooth the cobblestone appearance of the chin, reduce smoker’s lines and create a youthful eyebrow lift.
Crows feet and brow lift.
Dr Chang & Associates is offering 50% off an anti-wrinkle treatment [injectables] for crows feet and brow lift. Priced from $289.00, the promotion is valid until September 30, 2019. Please quote PROMOWEBSept when confirming a booking.
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* Individual results may vary.