Anti-wrinkle injections are 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.
Ageing takes its toll on our faces, skin and confidence. Wrinkles are a sign of ageing that we don’t have to live with thanks to safe and pain-free
Not only are anti-wrinkle injection safe and pain-free but results far exceed anti-wrinkle creams and therefore are more cost-effective. The treatment takes just a few minutes, saving time compared to applying anti-wrinkle creams twice a day.
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What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections help the facial muscles relax and as a result makes wrinkles less visible. Anti-wrinkle injections are perfect for treating and improving the appearance of wrinkles such as frown lines, forehead lines, laughter lines and crow’s-feet.
Why anti-wrinkle injections?
If you want to look younger and reduce the appearance of ageing then anti-wrinkles injections are right for you. Anti-wrinkle injections are far more effective than anti-winkle creams and cheaper in the long term.
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Anti-wrinkle injections employ the naturally occurring protein botulinum. When diluted and injected in very small quantities it relaxes the muscles of the face leading to wrinkle reduction and smoother skin.
Are anti-wrinkle injections right for me?
If you have wrinkles around your eyes, between your eyebrows, on your forehead, or around the corners of your mouth, in addition to other areas of your face, anti-wrinkle injections may be a good treatment for you. To help you decide if anti-wrinkle injections are right for you we offer a free consultation.
Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?
Yes anti-wrinkle injections are a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Botulinum has been used in many medical procedures for the last thirty years including children with cerebral palsy and stroke patients. Botulinum is a prescribed mediation and should only be administered by a healthcare professional, a medical doctor or dentist, who has had additional training in aesthetic medicine.
All our treatments are carried out by our very approachable experienced medical doctors.
How long does it last?
Botulinum begins to work from three to ten days after injection. The effect lasts up to three to four months for most people, but some find the effect may last up to six months.
At your initial consultation you will meet your medical doctor. Your doctor will examine your facial muscles and explain how the procedure works. They will be also answer any questions you may have.
Once you are happy to proceed, your doctor will administer the anti-wrinkle injections using a very fine short needle by employing a sterile technique.
The entire treatment is usually completed within ten to twelve minutes. Sometimes an ice pack is applied to the injection site after the procedure to reduce swelling but often this is not necessary.
You should avoid facial massages, alcohol and saunas/ steamrooms for twenty four hours after the procedure.
The result of the anti-wrinkle treatment usually takes up to a week to become noticeable.
Usually after two weeks you will meet with your doctor to see how your wrinkles have become less visible and to ensure your satisfaction.
In the meantime you may contact us by phone if you have any queries.
As with any medical procedure there are always potential side effects, thankfully these are very rare and most people feel no side effects at all.
Occasionally a temporary drooping of the eyelid may occur, this may last a few weeks but always resolves. Other potential side effects include bruising, numbness and infection at the injection site, headache and nausea. Thankfully all of these are very rare and short-lived. All treatments at the Prospect Cosmetic Clinic are carried out by fully trained medical doctors with additional training in aesthetic medicine.
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