Anti-wrinkle Injections

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly referred to as ‘Botox’ , short for 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 removal of wrinkles.*

*Results may vary from person to person

Summary Of Your Treatment

Procedure Time

30 minutes estimated

Back To Work

Immediately estimated

Full Recovery

24 hours estimated

Risks & Complications

Infection, bruises, drooping brow, allergic reactions (e.g. swelling) 

Sensitivity Period

1 hour estimated

Anaesthetic

No anaesthetic necessary

Duration Of Results

3-4 months *

Who should have Anti-wrinkle injections?

They are the treatment of choice for people who have forehead lines, frown lines or wrinkles around their eyes which they wish to reduce.

What will the treatment involve?

The treatment will involve a nurse making a series of small injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take several minutes. Saints Botulinum toxin of choice azzulure.

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 anti-wrinkle injections 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 by a qualified medical professional, 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.

Allow the BOTOX® to settle, you should avoid putting pressure on the injected area or laying on your front for around four hours.

Some clients get a mild headache most , paractemol is advised . There is a small chance of bruising arnica cream is advised

After 4-14 days you will notice an improvement in your lines/wrinkles, and this result will last approximately 3-4 months.

* two weeks post a review would be undertaken to see if any adjustments are required

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:

· Forehead/brow

· Between the eyes

· Sides of the eyes

How long do the effects of an anti-wrinkle injection last?

The results usually last for around four months, after which you may wish to return for another treatment.* 

Is ‘Botox’ 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 or facial peels are possible alternatives for you. A consultation is required prior to botox who will help you determine which treatment is suitable for you.

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.

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). Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at face to face consultation. Please note: Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation with a nurse prescriber, during which a full assessment will be carried out and full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.

What happens when Botox® wears off?

Once BOTOX® wears off, your muscles will function as they did before the BOTOX® treatment. This means that the wrinkles you smoothed or reduced will slowly begin to appear again; no new wrinkles will have been formed due to the treatment, you will simply be witnessing old wrinkles reappearing.

How soon after BOTOX® can I have a facial?

To allow the BOTOX® to settle in and begin working, it is recommended that you do not rub the treatment area for up to 4 hours after the procedure. This includes the gentle rubbing associated with a facial treatment. We advise not having a facial within 24 hours post-procedure