What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections use Botox (‘botulinum toxin’) to temporarily prevent muscle cells from contracting. This causes the muscles to become less stiff, allowing wrinkles to relax and soften, helping you look younger and revitalised. Skin gets a chance to recover, and creases fade away. For the first few years, it’s recommended to receive treatment frequently, to help redevelop muscle expression habits. Later on, treatments can be less frequent, requiring maintenance just once a year.
What are the benefits of anti-wrinkle injections?
- prevention of the development of new wrinkles
- a reduction of permanent creases
- the procedure is gentle and non-invasive, with no downtime
- rejuvenate your look and boost your confidence with a younger, fresher face
What does anti-wrinkle treatment involve?
Anti-wrinkle treatment starts with an assessment of the muscles. A doctor will ask you to use various areas of the face, and observe the corresponding muscle action. During the treatment, a very fine needle is used to supply the material. The area around injection sites can briefly experience slight reddening and swelling. which will resolve after a maximum of 30 minutes. Patients may experience mild discomfort, but the procedure is non-invasive and pain-free.
How safe is anti-wrinkle treatment?
Botox is known around the world, and has been commonly used in medicine for decades. Cosmetic treatment uses a minimal dose, and is very safe.
How long is the recovery time?
There is no downtime after this treatment. You’ll be able to go about your day as normal straight after.
Does anti-wrinkle treatment have any side effects?
Common side effects are redness and mild swelling at the site of injection, but these subside within 30 minutes. In extremely rare circumstances, drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow can occur. However, this is always temporary and resolves itself within a few weeks. Some cases of allergy and resistance to treatment have been reported.