Anti Wrinkle Injections
What are anti-Wrinkle injections?Anti-wrinkle injections are made from Botulinum Toxin which has been approved and used for both medical and cosmetic purposes for over 20 years with no known adverse effects. The drug is thought to work by blocking the nerve signals to the muscles, thus relaxing them.
Where is it used?
Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly used to relax
frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines
on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes.
The result is younger, smoother looking skin.
Botulinum toxin is a prescription-only medicine that should only be prescribed and given by an appropriately trained healthcare professional in a clean, safe and appropriate environment.
(It should be noted that this treatment is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding, since the effects on the baby are unknown).
What it involves
Having anti-wrinkle treatment will require two visits. The first visit will be a consultation. At this appointment a full medical history will be taken. We will fully explain all aspects of the treatment with you and make sure you fully understand the procedure.
Local anaesthetic isn’t usually needed. Your skin is cleaned and small amounts of botulinum toxin are injected into the muscles of the face to be treated. Several injections are usually needed at different sites. It takes about 10 minutes. The injections may be a little painful. Most people tolerate the discomfort well.
You won’t see any difference straight away: it takes about three to five days before the injections take effect, and up to two weeks for the full effect to be seen.
All patients are different but the treatment lasts somewhere around three to six months before the relaxing effect of the treatment wears off. If you want to maintain the effect, you will need regular follow-up injections.
Arrange your free consultation
Please contact the surgery on 01708 760 889 and Dionne, Mandy or Susan will arrange an appointment for you to see Alex.