Anti-wrinkle injections are used to smooth lines and wrinkles for a younger, more rejuvenated look.
How Does it Work?
Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. Without these messages, the muscle stays in a resting state until the ‘messengers’ recover. This recovery takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks on average.
Licensed brands of botulinum toxin A include,’ Botox®, Azzalure®, Bocouture®, Xeomin®, and Dysport®. All botulinum toxins are prescription-only medicines (POM) and can only be prescribed by doctors, dentists, prescribing nurses and pharmacists with a prescribing qualification, following a face to face assessment and consultation with the qualified prescriber.
Used to Treat
- Frown lines
- Worry lines
- Crows feet
- Lip lines
- Lower face treatment to improve jawline and appearance of the neck, known as ‘Nephertite lift’.
Is it Safe?
All treatments carry a degree of risk. All risks and complications will be discussed with you at the consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed. Botulinum Toxin should be administered by a healthcare professional with specialist training. Side effects include, but are not limited to;
Am I Suitable for Treatment?
The practitioner will take a detailed medical history to ensure you have no conditions that might increase risk of unwanted side effects, consultation is also important to discuss your expectations and whether or not this treatment is able to meet them.