a younger, more rejuvenated look
Commonly referred to as Botox, anti-wrinkle injections are used to smooth lines and wrinkles for a younger, more rejuvenated look.
They are most often used to treat frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. Other areas in the lower face can also be treated.
The aim of the treatment is to reduce or stop the movement that is causing the crease of wrinkles and allow the skin to recover in that area.
This treatment requires at least 3 appointments.
At your initial appointment you will discuss the treatment, your desired results and what is achievable for you.
Botox is a prescription only medication (POM). It requires a face to face consultation. You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire to enable us to establish if you are medically suitable for this treatment. If you are suitable your prescription will be completed and the product can be ordered.
Your second appointment will be when your treatment is carried out. The appointment will take around 10 to 15 minutes.
A follow up appointment will be arranged in 2 to 3 weeks. At this appointment your movement will be assessed and more Botox may be added depending on the results you want to achieve.
How Does It Work?
Botox blocks the chemical messages from the nerve to the muscle so that the muscle stays in a resting state. You won’t notice any results for 3 to 5 days the results will last for a period of 8 to 12 weeks on average.
Depending on the amount and location of administration, movement can be reduced slightly or it can be totally blocked to give very little or no movement at all. Your treatment may be tailored to suit your individual requirements. Your expected treatment outcomes and whether they can be achieved will be discussed at the time of consultation.
What Happens During The Treatment?
You will be asked to make certain facial expressions to see where you will be injected. The area will be cleaned and the injection points will be marked out. A short fine needle will be used to administer the toxin just under the skin.
There may be small lumps and redness at the site of administration; these will subside within a matter of minutes. Aftercare will be discussed and you will be able to return to your everyday activities.
Will It Hurt?
A very fine needle is used to administer Botox. Generally this is not a treatment that patients describe as painful and does not require any local anaesthetic.
Is It Safe?
Botulinum toxin has been used since the 1970s for many medical reasons. Its effects on the body are well understood as it is robustly tested. The risks of this treatment are small and the minute doses used for aesthetic treatments are considered safe.
Some side effects can occur and can include bruising, headaches for the first 72 hours, uneven results and localised infection. All risks and ways they are minimised will be discussed at your consultation.