ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS
Botox (Botulinum toxin) injections relax the muscles in your face to smooth out lines and wrinkles, such as crow's feet and frown lines. When considering treatment with botulinum toxin we want you to have a safe treatment.
What is Botulinum Toxin Type A?
Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein and is a very safe, effective treatment not only used in cosmetic clinics, but also for several medical conditions, including migraines, cerebral palsy and excessive sweating.
How does it work?
The toxin blocks the transmission of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. The aim of this treatment is to significantly reduce the movement of the muscles causing expression lines (dynamic lines). It may not cause the expression lines themselves to disappear completely, this will depend upon the quality of your skin and may take time over a course of treatments. Botulinum toxin is not usually suitable for lines present without expression (static lines), but we will advise you.
Does it hurt?
A very fine needle is used and generally this treatment is not painful and can be well tolerated with no anaesthetic. Ice may be helpful in numbing the skin for nervous patients as well as reducing the risk of bruising.
✓ Frown Lines ✓ Crow’s Feet ✓ Forehead Lines ✓ Bunny Lines ✓ Eyebrow lift
✓ Slimming of Jaw Muscles (Masseters) ✓Gummy smile ✓ Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
✓ All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment, attend ‘fresh faced’ if possible. Contamination with makeup can cause infection.
✓ Taking the following within 72 hours of treatment may increase your risk of bruising – Alcohol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, St. John’s Wort, Fish oils, Gingko Biloba, Vitamins C and E.
✓ Do cancel if you are at all unwell, even minor coughs and colds can increase your risk of post treatment complications.
✓ Do contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.
Most people are able to continue with normal activities.
✓ Make-up should not be worn for 12 hours’ and the skin should be kept clean, with normal cleansing. Do not use cleansing wipes which may irritate the skin.
✓ Avoid extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise, alcohol rubbing or wearing tight hats or headgear the day of treatment.
✓ Keep using your expressions, the toxin is attracted to active muscles.
After treatment it is expected that you will start to see an improvement within 2 or 3 days. The full result may be judged at 2-3 weeks and results tend to last 3-4 months. Movement will begin recovering from 8 weeks and frequent treatment at intervals of less than 3 months is NOT recommended.