NextFrequently Asked Questions

What are anti wrinkle injections used for?

They are used for treating frown lines, forehead furrows, peri orbital lines (crows feet) and lip (smoker) lines.

Yes, it has been in use for over 30 years within the NHS without any known long-term problems. It has been particularly successful in that time for correcting squints, uncontrolled blinking and movement disorders, as well as anti wrinkle therapy.

How does the anti wrinkle treatment work?

The Botulinum toxin blocks the nerve transmission to the muscles under the skin. Facial lines formed by the dynamic action of underlying muscles then diminish or disappear.

Who is suitable for anti wrinkle treatment?

It is suitable for most people apart form those who are pregnant or breastfeeding or those who suffer from certain muscle disorders.

Are anti wrinkle injections painful?

The treatment is injected very superficially so the pain and discomfort are minimal. It is also temporary so the effects will disappear very quickly.

How will I look after the treatment?

There is a slight redness immediately after the treatment, which settles in a few hours. Application of ice helps to alleviate the redness.

What can and can't I do after the treatment?

Within 4 hours of the treatment, people are advised not to do vigorous exercise, drink excessive alcohol or lie down flat. No make up should be worn for 12 hours following the treatment. Otherwise, you can carry on your life as normal.

When will I notice a difference?

The treatment will start to work in approximately 2-4 days. However, the greatest effect will be seen after about 2 weeks.

How long will the anti wrinkle treatment last?

The effects of treatment will last between 3 and 6 months. This is dependent on each individual's own response. As the treatment is repeated, the effects have been shown to last longer.

What are the side effects?

Anti wrinkle treatment is very safe. However, side effects can occur, although they are rare. They can include slight bruising to the injection site, slight drooping of the eyelid which would only last a week or so, and some people have been known to have headaches following treatment.

<h2><strong>Kay Ratcliffe, KR-Aesthetics</strong></h2>