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Anti-Wrinkle Injections2020-07-18T13:25:20+01:00

Project Description

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

wrinkles - Anti-Wrinkle Injections

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.

Does it Hurt? 

A very fine needle is used and generally, this treatment is not painful and can be well tolerated with no anaesthetic. Ice may be helpful in numbing the skin for nervous patients as well as reducing the risk of a bruise.

How Long Will It Last?

Results tend to last 3-4 months Movement will begin recovering from 8 weeks of Frequent treatment at intervals of less than 3 months is NOT recommended.

Aftercare Advice

After treatment, it is expected that you will start to see an improvement within 2 or 3 days. The full result may be judged at 2-3 weeks. You may be invited to attend a review appointment at 2-3 weeks where the success of the treatment may be assessed and adjustments to your personal treatment plan made, if necessary.

You will be advised to keep the target muscles active for a few hours and to avoid extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise, lying down or leaning over for 4-6 hours.

It may not ‘completely freeze’ the expression, particularly if the extreme effort is exerted to make an expression. Botulinum toxin is not suitable for lines present without expression (static lines), your practitioner will advise you.

There may be only a partial reduction in movement this very much depends on the amount administered and location of product placement – This is not a one size fits all treatment and may be tailored to suit your individual requirements and expected treatment outcomes – discuss this with your clinician at the time of consultation.

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