Anti-wrinkle Injections FAQs
How do I choose which injectable is right for me?Expand
Your clinician will advise you on which products are best for your skin during your initial consultation. You may have an idea of the type of anti-wrinkle treatment you’d like, so do let us know – but we will always discuss all the options with you before beginning any work. This way we are able to explain why we feel a certain course of action would give the best results.
Which specific products do you use for anti-wrinkle injections?Expand
If our doctors have prescribed a Botulinum Toxin type A injection, we use the brands BOTOX®/Azzalure or Dysport in our clinic. The dermal fillers we offer are Juvéderm® and Restylane but again your doctor will advise you on the best product to use.
For PRP/HA – or the “vampire facial” – we use a Dermaqual product called Bioginix and our hyaluronic acid injections are by Profhilo.
What should I expect?Expand
During a Botulinum Toxin type A treatment, the product is injected into the muscle with a very fine needle. This will be done by a qualified medical practitioner with years of experience. The treatment will consist of a number of these small injections but the process is rapid. Your initial consultation (for new patients) will take around 15 minutes and the injections themselves only about 10 minutes. You’ll be comfortable on one of our hydraulic treatment chairs throughout, whilst soft music and lighting will help to relax you.
After your treatment, we advise that you don’t drink or exercise excessively for 48 hours and avoid facials or anything that puts extra pressure on the treated area for two weeks. Try to avoid sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and jacuzzis for 3-4 days and if you’ve received this treatment for underarm sweating, do not use any deodorant for 24 hours.
Is this suitable for everyone?Expand
Botulinum Toxin type A injections should not be used in areas where there is an existing infection, and they are not recommended if you are unwell in any way, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are taking certain medications. Our team will always ensure any treatment is right for you before beginning.
How soon will I notice results?Expand
It can take between 2 and 10 days to fully notice the results as this drug takes a while to act. Botulinum Toxin type A causes a chemical reaction to occur to block nerve endings and relax muscles and this can take a little time to develop.
As a result, we offer a complimentary review and top-up treatment two weeks after your first appointment. This allows us to see the full effect of the anti-wrinkle injections and either make minor adjustments or top up certain areas.
Is it permanent or how long will it last?Expand
Botulinum Toxin type A is not a permanent treatment. Your body will begin repairing the blocked nerves and within 3-4 months the muscle relaxing effect will have worn off. If regular appointments are maintained, however, you may find the effect begins to last a little longer than 4 months.
What side effects are possible?Expand
There may be minor bruising and redness at the injection sites but these are temporary and will quickly disappear. If you are prone to bruising you may wish to take arnica tablets the day before treatment and for 5 days after. Arnica cream can also be applied to bruised areas.
Some patients experience a mild headache after treatment. In this case, you can take paracetamol, but NOT aspirin or ibuprofen products as they may exacerbate bruising.
As with all drugs, side effects can be experienced by those with allergies to substances used to preserve the drug but Botulinum Toxin type A injections are as safe as any drug when administered by trained medical professionals and these side effects only occur in around 1 in 5000 people.
How many treatments will I need?Expand
Each appointment for Botulinum Toxin type A anti-wrinkle injections is followed up by a complimentary top up appointment 2 weeks later. This allows us to make corrections or adjustments to ensure the best results.
The effects of this type of anti-wrinkle treatment will start to fade within 3-4 months and further appointments should be scheduled if you wish to maintain the impact.
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