What are Anti-wrinkle Injections?
Anti-wrinkle Injections are the UK’s most popular cosmetic procedure because it is suitable for almost everyone.
Lines and wrinkles are caused by repeated muscle activity in certain areas. During the treatment very low doses of the neurotoxin Botulinum Toxin Type A are administered via a series of tiny injections directly into the muscle to reduce their activity thus reducing the lines formed.
How does it work?
Botulinum 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. On average this recovery takes approximately 12-16.
The aim of this treatment is to significantly reduce the movement of the muscles causing expression lines (dynamic lines). It may not cause the expression lines themselves to disappear completely, this will depend upon the quality of your skin and may take time over a course of treatments. It may not ‘completely freeze’ the expression, particularly if extreme effort is exerted to make an expression.
Does it hurt?
The needle used is extremely fine and generally this treatment is not painful and can be well tolerated with no anaesthetic.
What areas can be treated?
- Frown Lines
- Crows Feet
- Forehead Lines
- Bunny Lines
- Lip (Peri-oral) Lines
- Gummy Smile
- Neck Bands
- Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
Are there any side-effects?
Side-effects are very rare. You will be fully consulted before any treatment to discuss the side effects in detail. Botulinum Toxin is a prescription only medicine and will only every be administered following a thorough medical consultation with our Medical Practitioner.
How long do results last?
Results from the treatment can last up to 12-16 weeks. We recommend that you visit us 3 times per year to ensure we reach your desired results