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Anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat three main areas of the face: the forehead, frown and crow’s feet. Wrinkles are caused by muscle movement – anti-wrinkle injections temporarily paralyse these muscles to reduce lines forming or soften lines in those areas.
The treatment relaxes muscles beneath the lines where product has been injected and the mescles responsible for other aspects of your facial expression stay active. Anti-wrinkles injections are temporary and gradually wear off over 3–4 months when muscles return to their normal function and lines gradually go back to how they looked before treatment.
Anti-wrinkles injections are most commonly used to treat muscles of the upper face that contract to form different facial expressions. Wrinkles often appear in our forehead, frown and around our eyes when we smile or frown.
Anti-wrinkles injections are also used as a treatment for migraines and headaches as well as for excessive underarm sweating (Hyperhidrosis).
It takes 2–3 days for the treatment to begin taking effect and up to 14 days to receive results that are indicative of full treatment results.
The effects usually last up to 4 months with the effect potentially lasting longer with regular repeated treatments.
Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing facial muscles that cause wrinkles and lines when you smile or frown. Whereas dermal fillers replace or enhance volume in the face using hyaluronic acid stabilised in a gel.
The amount of injection points required will depend on the areas in which we treat and also the amount required for the desired outcome.
For the majority of aesthetic patients, any side effects are temporary and limited to where the anti-wrinkles injections were administered. Possible side effects include pain, burning or stinging, bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids or eyebrows, swollen eyelids or skin tightness, ;tingling sensations, itching or aching forehead, headaches, nausea and flu-like symptoms.
No, our aesthetic nurses aim for natural looking results.
Absolutely. We strongly encourage a multi modal approach to anti ageing. Anti-wrinkle injections are just one component of facial ageing, by combining other treatments, we can address skin quality and volume loss to provide natural looking results.
Our aesthetic nurses try their best to reduce the risk of bruising, however it is a possible side effect of anti-wrinkle treatments.
Patients who are pregnant and or breastfeeding.
Typically, any pain is minimal and brief and no anaesthetic is required.
Anti-wrinkle treatments are individually tailored to your desired results and specific anatomy, therefore costs vary between patients.