Anti Wrinkle Treatment

Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly known as Botox injections.

Botox is a purified protein which produces temporary muscle relaxation around a week after direct injection.  By carefully targeting muscles that cause facial wrinkles, the effect can be to reduce or remove wrinkles and lines due to sun exposure, creating a more relaxed and youthful appearance.  You will still be able to laugh, smile and frown but with less wrinkling of the skin in the areas treated.

At A Glance

Anaesthetic

None

Procedure Time

10 - 20 minutes

Hospital stay

None

Driving

Immediate

Washing

Rub gently

Back to work

Same day

Exercise

Next day

Full Recovery

Immediate

Frequenty Asked Questions

What are Botox injections?

Botox® is a type of protein called botulinum toxin type A. This protein, when injected in small doses, causes your muscles to relax. With age, repeated contraction of facial muscles causes lines and wrinkles to appear on the face. So the injection of Botox into these muscles relaxes them, keeping them from contracting. This results in a smoother appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works by reducing the nerve impulses that tell muscles to contract.

Which areas of the upper face can be treated with Botox?

Botox injections can be used in virtually any area around the face and neck that require rejuvenation. Most common areas to inject in the upper face are the:

  • Frown Lines: around the bridge of the nose and between your eyebrows, so creating a fresher appearance.
  • Crow’s Feet: the area around the corner of the eyes can be injected to minimise the fine lines that appear here when you smile.
  • Horizontal Forehead Lines:  to reduces the appearance of the horizontal lines that occur when you raise your eyebrows.

 

Which areas of the lower face can be treated with Botox?

Botox injections can be used in virtually any area around the face and neck that require rejuvenation. The use of wrinkle treatments to improve the appearance of the lower face is not quite as common, but for those who experience lines and wrinkles around the mouth and chin, these treatments make a huge difference.

Common areas to inject in the lower face are the:

  • Chin:  This extremely effective in preventing visible contour irregularities and giving the appearance of a smooth, evenly shaped chin area.
  • Fine lines around the mouth: the area above the upper lip, along with the muscles at the corners of the mouth, are susceptible to developing lines. Botox® softens this appearance by relaxing the muscle.
  • Platysma Muscle neck muscle: This neck muscle often results in wrinkling and sagging in this area as you age. By relaxing this muscle, this sagging is decreased.

What does Botox treatment involve?

You lay down on a couch and the face will be cleaned prior to the injections.  Using a very fine needle to inject the Botox in the most accurate and pain-free way. It is normal to feel a mild discomfort upon injection; most patients describe a slight stinging or burning feeling that quickly subsides after injection.

The number of injections is determined by the areas that you wish treated.

How long does Botox treatment usually take to do?

Treatment with Botox injections takes around 10-15 minutes to complete.

When will I see the effect of Botox?

It takes 7-10 days to start seeing the effects of the Botox injections.

How often do I need Botox injections?

Generally, Botox lasts up to 3 months, however, this differs between each individual. If you have repeat treatments of Botox, the results from each subsequent treatment will last slightly longer as your muscles become used to remaining in a ‘relaxed’ state.

It is usually useful to have three or four injections in the first year to get the maximum benefit from Botox.

If you stop having Botox injections your wrinkles will gradually go back to how they were prior to your initial treatment. They will not appear in a worse condition than when you began the treatments.

What happens if I stop using Botox?

If you stop having Botox injections your wrinkles will gradually go back to how they were prior to your initial treatment. They will not appear in a worse condition than when you began the treatments.

I am pregnant/breastfeeding can I have Botox?

Botox treatment is not advisable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

What are the side-effects of Botox?

Most side-effects of Botox are generally very mild.  These include:

  • Pain at the injection site
  • Bleeding and bruising
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Headaches
  • Allergic reaction

 

Most symptoms are best treated with over-the-counter pain relief. To minimise the chance of bruising we recommend that you do not drink alcohol for a couple of days prior to receiving the treatment as alcohol can enhance bruising. 

Are there any restrictions after Botox injections?

After treatment, most patients prefer to rest for the remainder of the day but within 24 hours of treatment, most patients resume normal activities.

Avoid massaging your treated area for 24 hours.

You can also help activate the Botox by gently exercising the muscles that have been treated for example; raising your eyebrows and screwing up your eyes 

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I am so happy with the outcome, he has made me feel complete and restored my confidence. If there was anything to improve on that would deliver greater care? I can genuinely not comment or suggest anything other than to continue delivering the amazing care that you have done so already.

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