You’ve probably heard of this as the most popular cosmetic treatment around the world, and we chose to use a brand named “Botox” which is a medicine derived from botulinum toxin.
Treatment time – 30mins
Full recovery – 24 Hours
Back to work – Immediate
Sensitivity – 1 Hour
Risks & complications – Infection, bruises, drooping brow, allergic reactions (e.g. swelling)
Anaesthetic required – None
Duration of results – 3-4 Months
Anti-wrinkle injections are now the world’s most popular and sought-after cosmetic treatment. Our clinicians have extensive experience using “botox” to treat both men and women, for the improvement of facial lines and wrinkles. Treatment areas include forehead lines, frown lines or wrinkles around your eyes which can be softened with botulinum toxin “botox” injections.
Keeping your facial muscles active after the procedure will help the treatment to take effect. Try to avoid any unnecessary touching your face during the 24-hour period directly after your 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 3-4 months. Do not consume any alcohol or pain medication immediately after the anti-wrinkle procedure, and avoid air travel for 48 hours. We do not recommend undergoing any electrical rejuvenation treatments in the week following your anti-wrinkle treatment.
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.
Are ‘Botulinum toxin injections’ 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 or derma-rollers are possible alternatives for you. Before you undergo any treatment, you will be invited for a consultation to determine what is best.
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).