Wrinkle Treatment - Anti Wrinkle Injections
How does our wrinkle treatment work?
Our wrinkle treatment works by placing injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox® or Azzalure®) into the facial muscles. This interrupts the nerves signals to the muscles, limiting their movement and reduces wrinkle action on the skin.
Your practitioner will identify the best facial muscles to target for the treatment. The forced relaxation of the muscle can improve forehead lines, frown lines as well as crows feet lines around the eyes. This treatment been the most sought after non-surgical cosmetic treatment for some time.
Our wrinkle treatment is effective for the temporary relief of moderate to severe lines between the brows (glabellar). It is also effective in treating forehead and crows feet lines. Botox® has a cosmetic license for use in the glabellar and crows feet areas only.
How long will the treatment take to work and how long will it last?
You will start to notice the effects within 3-5 days. However, the full effect of your treatment will take 2 weeks. Results will vary and are dependent on various factors. This includes the severity of your wrinkles, skin laxity, muscle strength, your age, general health as well as environmental influences.
Generally, you can expect the effects of your first treatment to last for 3-4 months. Following a series of treatments, the re-treatment time may lengthen to up to 5-6 months. You should wait at least 3 months before doing another treatment. Undergoing treatment sooner than recommended could prompt the body to produce neutralising antibodies. As a result, treatments could be less effective in the future.
Who can provide treatments?
Botulinum Toxin Type A is a prescription only medication. This means a face-to-face consultation is required before treatment can begin. This prescription can only be provided by a healthcare professional. The treating practitioner must also be suitably trained and accredited in the administration of Botulinum Toxin.
What are the side effects?
Side effect may include redness, swelling, bruising, bleeding as well as pain at the injection site. Some clients report a slight headache following their first few treatments. Headaches are easily alleviated with Paracetamol.
Less frequently, nausea and flu like symptoms have been reported. A drop in the brows can cause a ‘hooded’ effect or heaviness over the eyes to appear.
Rarely, a drop in the eyelid may occur as a result of product migration, misplacement, over-treatment, or client sensitivity to the Toxin. Again, you can expect any side effects to be temporary.
Who is suitable for treatments?
Treatments are most suitable for those in good health, who would benefit clinically from the wrinkle reducing effects of Botulinum Toxin Type A and are between the age of 18 and 65.
This treatment is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Those with an active infection or wound in the treatment area are not suitable. Anyone with a bleeding disorder, or those with a known sensitivity to Botulinum Toxins should not undergo treatment.
The treatment is not recommended for those with: any neuromuscular deficit, myasthenia gravis, Eaton Lambert syndrome as well asamyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Also, those taking the following medications: aminoglycosides, penicillamine, quinine, and calcium channel blockers should not undergo treatment.