When we concentrate, squint or frown the muscles in our face contract. This along with other environmental and lifestyle factors such as ageing, sun exposure, dehydration, smoking, gravity and poor nutrition causes lines and wrinkles to form and eventually become permanent. Anti-wrinkle injections (also known as anti-aging injections or Botox) are a natural anti-aging treatment that works by interrupting this process, leaving those muscles unable to crease the skin therefore reducing any wrinkles and giving a flawless complexion. It is non-surgical non-surgical, facial rejuvenation treatment that helps to improve and maintain the appearance of your skin.
Benefits of anti-aging injections;
– Dramatically reduces visible signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles
– Enhance & contour the face
– Lift saggy skin
– Help migraines and excessive sweating
– Fast results (within up to 2 weeks)
– No downtime
– Non-invasive and non-surgical procedure
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Anti-wrinkle treatment enters the body via an injection into a muscle, temporarily paralysing the area and stopping it from moving. Our practitioner will gently inject the toxin using a very fine needle.
The procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes allowing you to carry on with your daily routine as normal.
On which areas can anti-wrinkle injections be used?
Anti-wrinkle injections are mainly administered around the face particularly the forehead, crows feet, worry lines and around the eyes and the frown lines between the eyes on the bridge of the nose (glabellar wrinkles). Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
Am I suitable for the anti-aging injections?
The botulinum toxin (Botox®) used in anti wrinkle injections is a prescription only medicine. This means that you should have a face to face consultation with a licensed prescriber to assess whether you are suitable for treatment.
You can’t have anti-wrinkle injections if:
– you are pregnant or breastfeeding,
– you are suffering from a skin injection near the treatment area,
– you previously had an allergic reaction to this treatment
– you are taking any medicines which affect bleeding, such as aspirin
– you have neurological issues or are taking certain medications
Are anti-wrinkle injections painful?
Although everyone’s pain threshold is different, generally there is no more discomfort than say plucking an eyebrow. So, you may get a slight temporary stinging sensation. We can apply topical local anaesthetic if needed.
Can anti-wrinkle treatment be reversed?
Although the injection itself can’t be reversed, there are things that can be done to improve your look if you are not happy with it. The effects of the anti-wrinkle injections will wear off within 3-6 months, but until then tweaks can be made, which is why we offer a review appointment 2 weeks after initial treatment to make any minor adjustments. Usually the problem is too little product used, as it’s better to add more later to even out your features than overdo it at the beginning. Another option may be to use dermal fillers instead, as this can be reversed/dissolved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?
Millions of people have used anti-wrinkle injections over the years to minimise the signs of aging. Providing the injections are administered by an experienced practitioner, the procedure is very safe with complications being extremely rare. The aesthetic practitioner should be a doctor, nurse prescriber, dentist or a prescribing pharmacist. Known side effects include headaches, bruising, face pain, redness, skin tightness, muscle weakness, swelling, sensitivity, raised eyebrows and a droopy eyelid.
How quickly will I see the results?
You will probably start to see some effect within one to two days of having the anti-wrinkle injections however the full effects take up to two weeks to appear.
How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?
This will differ from person to person, but patients can expect the results to last between 3 to 6 months, with an average of around 4 months.
How often can I have anti-wrinkle injections?
The length of time between treatment will vary depending on facial activity and your lifestyle. We recommend having a follow up treatment after 3-6 months.
Can I exercise after anti wrinkle injections?
We don’t advise to exercise, sunbathe or sauna for 48 hours after anti wrinkle injections treatment. Exercise increases blood flow through the muscles and can potentially diffuse the injections. We also advise not lying down for 4-6 hours after the treatment.
Can you get anti-wrinkle injections while pregnant or breastfeeding?
No, we do not recommend having anti-wrinkle injections while pregnant or breastfeeding.
What Is Botox® Used For?
Botox or anti-wrinkle injections are mainly used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles. However, Botox can also be used to treat conditions such as migraines, excessive sweating, lazy eye and overactive bladder. You can find out more about other uses for Botox here.
How much is Botox® treatment?
We charge per area. One area is either the forehead horizontal lines, the vertical frown lines above the nose or the crow’s feet around the eyes.
One area | £150
Two areas | £200
Three areas | £250