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Anti Wrinkle Injections

Anti Wrinkle Injections are a safe, virtually pain free and minimally invasive procedure which reduce the appearance of wrinkles by paralysing underlying facial muscles. Anti Wrinkle Injections successfully treat a wide variety of medical conditions.

Anti Wrinkle Injections block signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract. That makes wrinkles relax and soften. Anti Wrinkle Injections are most often used on forehead lines, crows feet (lines around the eyes) and glabellar (frown lines).

The
problem

Facial fine lines, wrinkles and furrows. Can also treat chronic migraines and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).

The
procedure

Your face will be cleansed and botulinum toxin will be injected into muscles in your face using a very fine needle. You will need injections in different places depending on the area being treated. You will be asked to move the muscles in your face to help find the best place for the injections such as raising the eyebrows and frowning.

Anti Wrinkle Injections only take a few minutes and no anaesthesia is required although this can be applied if requested.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Anti Wrinkle Injections are approved for patients who are 18 years and older. Patients in their mid to late 20s and early 30s are at a good age for preventative Anti Wrinkle Injections treatment.

Patients feel only minor discomfort when the injection is taking place, you will feel a slight stinging at the injection site.

While some results are noticeable after 3 to 4 days, it can take a few weeks to see maximum results. Anti Wrinkle Injections bind at a connection point between muscles and nerves called the motor endplate and this explains why the onset of Anti Wrinkle Injections is not immediate but rather takes several days.

Typically the effects of Anti Wrinkle Injections last for up to 3 to 4 months therefore the recommended treatment is once every 3 to 4 months. If your facial muscles begin to train themselves to contract less, the period of time for each treatment may be extended longer than 3 to 4 months.

We would suggest not taking any blood thinners (unless prescribed by your doctor), fish oil or Vitamin C starting one week prior to treatment due to increased risk of bruising.
No alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment.
No alcohol 24 hours post treatment.
No products containing retinol for 24 hours post treatment.

Engage facial muscles post treatment by moving muscles in the treatment area.
Avoid rubbing or massaging your face for 24-48 hours post treatment.
Do not exercise the same day as treatment. Avoid strenuous physical activity for 24-48 hours.
Limit sun exposure, sunbeds and wear an SPF50.
Alcohol and smoking will also limit the lifespan of your Anti Wrinkle Injection treatment.

If you choose not to continue then you will find that the lines you have been preventing start to get deeper with muscle movement and eventually become creases in your skin.

People who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have neurological disease.