Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly 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. It is the UK’s most popular cosmetic treatment for the removal of wrinkles.*
*Results may vary from person to person
With a quick procedure and undeniable results, anti-wrinkle injections are the most popular cosmetic treatment available. Thousands of men and women receive anti-wrinkle injections in the UK every year. By relaxing the facial muscles, wrinkles are made less visible; this results in a natural, rejuvenated look.
They are the treatment of choice for people who have forehead lines, frown lines or wrinkles around their eyes which they wish to reduce.
The treatment will involve one of aesthetic practitioners making a series of small injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take several minutes.
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.
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 Aesthetic practitioner, the risks are extremely minimal.
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.*
Anti – wrinkle injections are most effective when used to reduce the signs of ageing in the following places:
- Between the eyes
- Sides of the eyes
The results usually last for around four months, after which you may wish to return for another treatment.*
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.
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).
For more information please contact us.
Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at face to face consultation..
Please note: Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation with one of our Doctor prescribers, during which a full assessment will be carried out and full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.