WRINKLE FREE: ANTI WRINKLE TREATMENTS
What is Botulinum toxin and how does it work?
Botulinum toxin, is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
What does the treatment involve?
While there is no real downtime associated with this treatment, you may encounter some bruising and swelling directly after treatment, due to the needle. This can easily be covered by makeup. There are no long-term side effects of having wrinkle injections, meaning you can resume usual activities straight away, and can also fly post-treatment.
Who would this treatment suit?
This treatment can be used on a wide range of patients, and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) for a short period of time. It can also be injected into the area around the side of the eyes to improve the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet lines.
Who should avoid this treatment?
Those who have medical conditions, such as damaged nerves or muscle complaints, should disclose this information during consultation, to avoid any complications. Treatment is not advisable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. While there are no clinical studies to show that the injection is harmful to the baby or mother, medical professionals advise against having treatment under these circumstances.
What results does the treatment aim to provide?
The treatment is used to soften the lines caused by facial expression and can be adjusted to ensure natural results. The duration of results is variable in between individuals but ranges from 3 to 6 months.
What are the key questions to ask your clinician before considering a treatment?
– What qualifications do you have? - Which brands of products do you use and why? - Has the product been extensively tested and researched? - How satisfied are your patients with the results? Do you have any examples of before and after pictures you could show me? - What are the potential side effects? - What after-care will I be given