WRINKLE RELAXING INJECTIONS
WHAT ARE WRINKLE RELAXING INJECTIONS?
Wrinkle relaxing injections are carried out using Botulinum Toxin. This is a naturally occurring protein that causes the muscles of the face to relax, consequently smoothing out wrinkles. It is the UK’s most popular cosmetic treatment for the relaxation of wrinkles.*
*Results may vary from person to person
With a quick procedure and undeniable results, anti-wrinkle injections are the most popular cosmetic treatment available. Thousands of men and women receive anti-wrinkle injections in the UK every year. By relaxing the facial muscles, wrinkles are made less visible; this results in a natural, rejuvenated look.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER THIS TREATMENT?
They are the treatment of choice for people who have forehead lines, frown lines or wrinkles around their eyes which they wish to reduce. Along with teeth grinding, neck lines and gummy smile correction.
WHAT WILL THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
The treatment will involve a practitioner making a series of small injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take several minutes.
DOES IT HURT?
The procedure is largely pain free, with the exception of mild discomfort which is experienced due to the small needle injection involved. You may notice some soreness in the injection site directly after the treatment, but this should subside quickly.
ARE WRINKLE RELAXING TREATMENTS SAFE?
Botulinum toxin has been in medical use for more than four decades, and it is administered in such a way that it only affects your muscles and sweat glands – it does not reach any other part of the body. As long as it is administered correctly, the risks are extremely minimal.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?
You can carry on with your day as normal, although we advise that you avoid strenuous activity/saunas/other facial treatments for up to 24 hours.
After 4-10 days you will notice an improvement in your lines/wrinkles, and this result will last approximately 4-6 months.* As long as you keep up with your treatment renewal your results will be better and last longer.
WHAT AREAS CAN BENEFIT FROM AN ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTION?
Anti – wrinkle injections are most effective when used to reduce the signs of ageing in the following places:
Between the eyes (frown)
Sides of the eyes (crows)
Teeth Grinding / Jaw Slimming
Gummy Smile Correction
HOW LONG DO THE EFFECTS OF AN ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTION LAST?
The results usually last for around 3-6 months, after which you may wish to return for another treatment.*
IS THIS THE ONLY OPTION FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET RID OF THEIR WRINKLES?
Not at all, there are various options. It may be that Dermal Fillers, Fibroblasting, Dermaplaning, Facial Peels or Dermaroller are possible alternatives for you. A combination of different treatments to compliment Wrinkle-Relaxing treatments will maximise the results.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Most side effects are short-lived and mild, the most common being mild bruising to the site of the injection. Some patients also report mild headaches shortly after the treatment, but these usually subside within 24 hours.
Other possible side effects can include :
Bruising / Redness
CAUTIONS / CONTRAINDICATIONS
You should not have this treatment if:
The injection site is infected
You are allergic to any of the ingredients
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
You have a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis).
Please note: Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after a consultation. All treatments are carried out at the clients own risk.