Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly referred to as ‘Botox’ , short for Botulinum toxin. This is a naturally occurring protein that causes the muscles of the face to relax, consequently smoothing out wrinkles. It is the UK’s most popular cosmetic treatment for the removal of wrinkles.*
*Results may vary from person to person
SUMMARY OF YOUR TREATMENT
Procedure Time- 30 minutes estimated
Back To Work - Immediate estimated
Anaesthetic - No anaesthetic necessary
Full Recovery - 24 hours estimated
Sensitivity Period- 1 hour estimated
Duration Of Results - 3-4 months *
Risks & Complications - Infection, bruises, drooping brow, allergic reactions (e.g. swelling) *
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With a quick procedure and undeniable results, anti-wrinkle injections are the most popular cosmetic treatment available. Thousands of men and women receive anti-wrinkle injections in the UK every year. By relaxing the facial muscles, wrinkles are made less visible; this results in a natural, rejuvenated look.
WHO SHOULD HAVE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS?
They are the treatment of choice for people who have forehead lines, frown lines or wrinkles around their eyes which they wish to reduce.
WHAT WILL THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
The treatment will involve a doctor making a series of small injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take several minutes.
DOES IT HURT?
The procedure is largely pain free, with the exception of mild discomfort which is experienced due to the small needle injection involved. You may notice some soreness in the injection site directly after the treatment, but this should subside quickly.
ARE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS SAFE?
Botulinum toxin has been in medical use for more than four decades, and it is administered in such a way that it only affects your muscles and sweat glands – it does not reach any other part of the body. As long as it is administered by a qualified medical professional, the risks are extremely minimal.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TREATMENT?
You can carry on with your day as normal, although we advise that you avoid strenuous activity/saunas/other facial treatments for up to 24 hours.
After 4-10 days you will notice an improvement in your lines/wrinkles, and this result will last approximately 3-4 months.*
WHAT AREAS CAN BENEFIT?
Anti – wrinkle injections are most effective when used to reduce the signs of ageing in the following places:
Between the eyes
Sides of the eyes
A dimpled look to the chin can occur when the mentalis muscle is contracted. This dimpled, pebbly, or orange peel (peau d'orange) appearance can be reversed with the application of botox to the chin muscle, causing the area to remain in a relaxed state even when contracted.
Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating
Botox has the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for stimulating the body's sweat glands. By interrupting this chemical messenger, the botulinum toxin inhibits sweating in the area where it has been injected. Common areas for botox injections for hyperhidrosis include the underarms and palms of the hands.
HOW LONG DOES THE EFFECT LAST?
The results usually last for around four months, after which you may wish to return for another treatment.*
IS "BOTOX" THE ONLY OPTION FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET RID OF THE WRINKLES?
Not at all, there are various options. It may be that dermal fillers or facial peels are possible alternatives for you. Before you undergo any Dr Cantrell's injectable treatment, you will be invited for a FREE consultation session with one of our experienced medical professionals who will help you determine which treatment is suitable for you.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Most side effects are short-lived and mild, the most common being mild bruising to the site of the injection. Some patients also report mild headaches shortly after the treatment, but these usually subside within 24 hours.
You should not have this treatment if:
The injection site is infected
You are allergic to any of the ingredients
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
You have a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis).
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Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at face to face consultation.
Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation with one of our medical practitioners, during which a full assessment will be carried out and full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.