A serene youthful look
while creases gradually diminish
How do the injections work?
The ageing process causes collagen and elastin production in the skin to reduce, so as we get older these areas of overuse become damaged and the lines become permanent.
Anti-Wrinkle injections relax the injected muscles, reducing movement, which prevents the creasing of the skin, lessening the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Treatment will only work on the specific muscles injected, leaving surrounding muscles to function as usual maintaining normal facial expression. Treatment gives a smoother, younger-looking appearance which lasts for 2 to 4 months.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be combined with Dermal Fillers to further enhance your look.
We always recommend good skin care in combination with Microdermabrasion Facials to keep a youthful look.
Injections are great for treating:
Prevention of the formation of wrinkles
Horizontal forehead lines
Crow’s feet, wrinkles on the side of the eyes
Further areas can be discussed with advanced consultations
Are the Injections safe?
Anti-wrinkle injections have been used in medical treatments for over 30 years. It was originally used in the treatment of squints, often in children. Since the late 1980′s, Botox has successfully been used for anti-ageing / anti-wrinkle treatments, revolutionising the cosmetic industry. Remarkable results combined with very few risks and no recovery time has made it the world’s most popular non-surgical treatment.
After injection treatment
Following the treatment there may be minimal redness, bruising is uncommon, more so for lower facial work.
We recommend that you remain upright for 3-4 hours after your treatment. Clients should not massage or rub the areas afterwards or take vigorous exercise. Most continue with their normal day after treatment without anybody noticing.
Allergan’s Botox® and Galderma Azaalure® injections are one of the safest cosmetic procedures available, side effects are rare. There is the possibility, however, of the treatment being dispersed into an adjacent muscle which can cause a temporary weakness such as drooping of the upper eyelid. These effects are temporary, lasting a few weeks at most.
Anti-Ageing Injections FAQs
ARE THE INJECTIONS RIGHT FOR ME?
Muscle Relaxants are only available on prescription, so you’ll need to have a consultation in order to talk with you to determine if it’s the right treatment.
You are safe to have anti-wrinkle treatment at any age so long as you don’t have certain medical conditions, it works best as a preventative treatment. The ideal time to start the injections is when you start to develop dynamic lines
You can’t use Muscle Relaxants if you’re pregnant, nursing or have any Neuromuscular disorders.
WILL I FEEL ANY PAIN?
The needles used for treatment are extremely fine and therefore injections really do not hurt at all, most clients don’t even realise they have received some of the injections. You may feel a mild stinging sensation as the injection is given.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
It depends on the size of the area being treated, but it doesn’t take long: usually between 10-15 minutes, but we will spend around 45 minutes to 1 hour with a new client providing a thorough consultation. During this time, we will ask about your medical history and discuss your desires and expectations with reference to cosmetic treatments.
It’s important to know that we’ll never rush your treatment and we’ll take care of you every step of the way.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
You’ll need to come in once for the Muscle Relaxants injection(s), with a review after two weeks to make sure you’re happy with the results. We prefer to take a conservative approach with Muscle Relaxants, one which subtly enhances your features, rather than gives you a ‘frozen’ look, so you may need top-up treatment to fine-tune the results.
WHAT IS YOUR AFTER TREATMENT ADVICE?
You should avoid any exercise, saunas or extreme heat for 24 hours.
You should also avoid rubbing the area where you were injected to prevent spreading the Botox® to other muscle groups.
HOW LONG TO THE INJECTIONS LAST?
Results from Botox treatments will vary from person to person, due to:
- personal muscle structure
- which area has been treated
- the quality of the Botox (or other Botulinum Toxin) injected
- the skill level of the practitioner
WILL I LOOK UNNATURAL AFTER TREATMENT?
One of reasons why Botox® and Azaalure® treatments are so popular is the subtle improvement they make to your appearance. Friends may comment that you look more relaxed or fresher, but treatment will not radically alter your appearance; it will simply reduce muscle activity. A good treatment will still allow you to frown or smile as you normally would.
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