An Anti-wrinkle treatment is simple, quick and safe and usually takes no longer than 30 minutes.
BotoxBotulinum toxin, BOTOX has been used in hospitals around the UK since 1977. It’s often prescribed by doctors in the UK to treat medical conditions such as Cervical Dystonia, Blepharospasm (eyelid spasms), Hyperhidrosis and chronic migraines. I have treated the above medical conditions whilst employed as a CNS in the NHS. I worked alongside two Consultant Neurologists as an injector of Botulinum Toxin for the treatment of Dystonia, Blephrospasm, Hemi-facial Spasm and Hyperhidrosis. It was here that I gained the insight into the workings of the facial muscles, the confidence in injecting facial areas and understanding the anxiety that people experience when undergoing these procedures despite their need being purely medical. It was the remarkable effects of Botulinum toxin that excited me to learn more of its benefits and uses within the cosmetic industry.
BOTOX has been used within the cosmetic industry for over 20 years. A prescription-only medication cited as the most widely used cosmetic medical treatment for facial lines and wrinkles in the UK. It is used on over 4 million patients in the USA alone every year. This treatment can only be prescribed legally by doctors and nurse prescribers after a face to face consultation.
What you need to know
What is Botox?
What are Anti-wrinkle injections used for?
What is meant when asked if one, two or three injected areas are required?
Other areas treated with Anti-wrinkle injections
- Bunny Lines (scrunch lines) around the nose
- Brow Lift
- Smokers lines, around the mouth
- Gummy Smile
- Platysma bands on the neck
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) under the arms
First Consultation Free
The first visit will be a FREE consultation to assess your suitability for anti-wrinkle treatment. You will be able to discuss your expectations before undertaking the cosmetic treatment and answer any questions you may have. You will find out about the products available and what is involved in the treatment appropriate for you. If you are happy to proceed a follow up appointment will be made.
What happens during the Anti-Wrinkle treatment?
Will it hurt?
How soon will I notice results?
How long will the results last?
When would I not be suitable for anti-wrinkle treatments?
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- A diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis – a disease that affects muscle activity
- History of Bell’s Palsy.
- Bleeding disorders or are taking drugs that affect bleeding time (Aspirin, Warfarin, Clopidogrel)
- Currently taking antibiotics you may be advised delaying your treatment.
What are the possible side effects of Anti-wrinkle injections?
- A Small amount of temporary bleeding or mild swelling at the injection site this will disappear an hour or so following treatment.
- There is a small chance of bruising, which can be reduced by using Arnica Gel.
- Occasional headache, which Paracetamol will treat, please do not take Ibuprofen products following the procedure.
- Less than 1% risk of partial ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid) this will resolve in a few weeks, an eye drop called Apraclonidine may help to speed up recovery should this occur.
- Very rarely double vision.
Aftercare instructions following Anti-wrinkle injections
- Help activate the Botox by gently exercising the muscles that have been treated i.e. frown, smile, angry expressions (approx. 4 times an hour for 4 hours).
- Remain upright for 4 hours. Do not bend forward for extended periods of time or lie down for 4 hours following treatment.
- Do not touch the area for 4 hours following treatment.
- Do not apply make-up for up to 4 hours.
- Refrain from exercise for 24 hours.
- Avoid facials/saunas/hot tubs/sunbeds for 24 hours.
- Do not take a long haul flight for 24 hours.
“Never neglect an opportunity for improvement.”
Sir William Jones