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    Myth-busting anti-wrinkle treatment misconceptions

    Myth-busting anti-wrinkle treatment misconceptions

    Posted on February 27th, 2024

    Thinking about having your first ever anti-wrinkle treatment? You’re part of a growing trend. 7.7 million people in the UK had an aesthetic treatment in the last 12 months, and 13.9 million people say they’re considering having a treatment within the next year. If you’re new to aesthetic injectables, it’s likely you’ll head online to find out more. But it is important to be aware of the sheer volume of misinformation that’s out there! With that in mind, the medical aesthetics experts at YourGP are here to debunk some of the most common anti-wrinkle treatment misconceptions.

    1. It’s dangerous

    As with any medical aesthetic treatment, there are risks involved. And this is why is so vitally important to choose your practitioner wisely. The aesthetic practitioners at YourGP are all medically trained, experienced, and strictly regulated by the General Medical Council. This means they have extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, they know exactly where injections should and shouldn’t be administered, and they know how to minimise any potential risks.

    2. You’ll look frozen

    We’ve all seen photos of certain celebrities that have had so many aesthetic procedures that their face no longer moves naturally and their expressions appear ‘frozen’. This is definitely not what you can expect from a treatment at YourGP. We treat every patient as an individual, we spend time assessing your natural features and movement, and always discuss your expectations and predicted outcomes. We can assure you that after receiving an anti-wrinkle treatment at YourGP, you will still look like your natural self – just a little fresher and more youthful.

    3. Once you start, you can’t stop

    This is simply not true – you are in control and you can decide if and when you would like your treatment ‘topped up’. The results of an anti-wrinkle treatment will typically last around 12 weeks. After this time, you can book another appointment at YourGP to maintain the look. Or you can choose not to continue with the treatment, in which case the injected elements will naturally break down into harmless amino acids and your kidneys will excrete these as waste.

    4. You’ll look worse after stopping treatment

    There is no evidence to suggest that stopping a course of anti-wrinkle treatments will result in the lines and wrinkles appearing worse than they did before commencing treatment. If you decide not to book a repeat appointment, your lines and wrinkles will gradually return to how they were before you commenced treatment – no better and no worse.

    5. It’s only for treating lines and wrinkles

    Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking your neurotransmitters from engaging with your facial muscles. This reduces movement in those muscles and the skin that surrounds it, resulting in a reduction in lines and wrinkles. But this reduction in muscle movement is also a helpful tool in the treatment of teeth grinding (bruxism). By injecting into the masseter muscle on the jawline, this can greatly reduce clenching and grinding, preventing damage to teeth and stopping the pain and headaches often associated with this condition.

    Book your FREE aesthetic consultation now

    If you would like to speak to a medically trained professional about anti-wrinkle treatments, you can book a free consultation at YourGP. Just email or call us on 0131 225 5656 and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment.

    Your customer care which is extremely friendly, relaxed and professional has made all my visits easy and comfortable. Many thanks for your care and understanding in what for me was a difficult time.


    YourGP is regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland – the regulator for independent healthcare services across Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland accepts complaints at any time. Contact them at:

    Independent Healthcare Team
    Gyle Square | 1 South Gyle Crescent | Edinburgh | EH12 9EB
    0131 623 4342 |

    YourGP is registered with the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) Registered Office: Station Road, North Street, Havant PO9 1QU.