What are anti-wrinkle injections?
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.
Summary Of Your Treatment
15 – 30 minutes
Back To Work:
No anaesthetic necessary
0 to 1 hour
Duration Of Results:
Around 3 months
Risks & Complications:
Infection, bruises, drooping brow, allergic reactions (e.g. swelling)
Tell me more…
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.
Who should have Anti-wrinkle injections?
They are the treatment of choice for people who have forehead lines, frown lines or wrinkles around their eyes which they wish to reduce.
What will the treatment involve?
The treatment will involve our aesthetic therapist Lindsey making a series of small injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take a few minutes. Lindsey’s Botulinum toxin of choice is Bocouture®.
Does it hurt?
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.
Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?
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 – it does not reach any other part of the body. As long as it is administered by a qualified professional, the risks are extremely minimal.What happens after treatment?
You can carry on with your day as normal, although we advise that you avoid strenuous activity/heat treatments/other facial treatments for up to 24 hours.
After 4-14 days you will notice an improvement in your lines/wrinkles, and this result will last approximately 3 months.\
What areas can benefit from an anti-wrinkle injection?
Anti – wrinkle injections are most effective when used to reduce the signs of ageing in the following places:
Between the eyes for frown lines
Sides of the eyes for crows feet
Bunny lines on nose
Smokers lines around lips
Depressors at the sides of the mouth
To reduce a gummy smile
How long do the effects of an anti-wrinkle injection last?
The results usually last for around three to four months, after which you may wish to return for another treatment.
What are the possible side effects?
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.
Cautions / contraindications
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 Lindsey firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping your facial muscles active after the procedure will help the treatment to take effect. Try to avoid any unnecessary touching of your face during the 24 hour period directly after your treatment. Keep your head upright for 4 hours. No massaging the area for 14 days.
Do not consume any alcohol or pain medication immediately after the anti-wrinkle procedure, and avoid air travel for 48 hours. We do not recommend undergoing any electrical rejuvenation or facial treatments for two weeks following your anti wrinkle treatment.
1 Area £130
2 Areas £190
3 Areas £250