Look How You Feel With Anti-Wrinkle Injections

As individuals, we all have different reasons for wanting to change the way we look and ultimately the way we feel. The muscles of the face allow us to express a range of emotions such as happiness, sadness and anger. Over time the repeated use of facial muscles cause lines and wrinkles to occur, particularly around the frown area, and may even make you look angry or worried, even when you are not. Over time you may even notice the lines get deeper. This brochure contains information to help answer any questions you may have after being prescribed BOTOX. If you have further questions, please consult your cosmetic practi

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ANTI-WRINKLE-INJECTIONS

WHAT IS THEY?

The product injected is a type of botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring protein extract and is generally well tolerated in the minute levels administered for cosmetic use. It has been approved for use for over 20 years globally.

HOW DO THEY WORK?

A very small dose is injected into the specific muscles causing lines and wrinkles. Once the muscles are relaxed, the overlying wrinkles may soften or reduce. The treatment takes around 10-15 minutes and is minimally invasive and relatively pain free.

HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM THESE INECTIONS?

You may notice the results in just 2-3 days. The peak effect is between 10-21 days after treatment. If you decide not to continue your treatment, your muscle activity will gradually return and your wrinkles will slowly reappear. Your wrinkles will not be worse than your pre-treatment state.

HOW LONG WILL THE EFFECTS OF A TREATMENT LAST?

The effects last approximately 4 months. Individual results may vary.

WHAT RESULTS SHOULD I EXPECT?

When the lines are relaxed after a treatment, the skin around the area will look smooth and less wrinkled. Anti-wrinkle injections allow the untreated areas to move as normal. You will still be able to laugh, smile and frown, just with less wrinkling of the skin in the treated areas.

CAN ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS?

As with any cosmetic medical treatment, occasional side effects can occur. These can include headaches, pain, bruising, swelling, itchiness a feeling of pins and needles or redness at the Injection site. Muscle weakness such as drooping eyelids or eyebrows along with swelling of the eyelids or eye muscles may also occur. If you experience any of these unwanted side effects you should consult your cosmetic practitioner.

Anti-wrinkle injections may also be used in combination with dermal fillers.  These products are designed to correct lines and wrinkles, as well as provide subtle volume for facial contouring.

For further information about Anti-wrinkle injections  please consult your cosmetic practitioner.