ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS Botulinum Toxin is considered an effective procedure for the reduction of facial wrinkles, especially in the uppermost third of the face. Injection of Botulinum Toxin into the muscles under facial wrinkles causes relaxation of those muscles, resulting in the smoothing of the overlying skin. Botulinum Toxin is usually visible three days after treatment and is maximally visibility two weeks following injection. Botulinum Toxin is currently offered to treat horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines with other areas to be available in the future.
What are side effects of anti-wrinkle injections? Side effects may last for 24-48 hrs but will pass:
Muscle weakness near where the medicine was injected.
Bruising, bleeding, redness, or swelling where the injection was given.
How long do the effects of anti-wrinkle injections last? The effects from anti-wrinkle injections depend on person to person, but generally last three to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.
How long does it take for the effects? When injected appropriately, the results will be seen after the first treatment. Anti-wrinkle injections takes two to four days before the muscle weakening effect takes place. The maximum effect occurs at about 10 to 14 days. Anti-wrinkle injection aftercare advice.
No rubbing or massaging of the injected area for 4 hours after treatment, including facials, heat treatments, saunas, sunbeds, swimming or steam rooms.
No strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
Keep upright for 4 hours, no lying down or tipping to far forward.
Avoid headwear that is tightly fitted across the forehead.
Avoid excessive alcohol or medically necessary blood thinning medication before the treatment to prevent bruising.
Treat the area like an open wound until the injection sites have closed over, 4-6 hrs.
How does booking an appointment work for prescription treatments? feel free to book online with at least couple of days prior to the booking. Fill out the basic consultation. You will then be sent out a more detailed medical consultation. You may be contacted by our prescriber, you will be able to go ahead with the treatment once accepted for treatment. So feel free to go and book yourself in to a suitable slot.