Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
What sort of lines and wrinkles can wrinkle relaxing injections treat?
The best facial regions to treat are the forehead, frown and crows feet areas. Wrinkle relaxing injections allow the precise and selective reduction in certain muscle movements and because the skin is not being continually crunched up, the lines and wrinkles in these treated areas gradually fade. The result: A younger, fresher looking skin with fewer deeper lines and wrinkles!
How is treatment carried out and how long does it take?
An initial consultation with the nurse is paramount to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for wrinkle relaxing injections. This will take approx 30 minutes. The initial consultation is vital to establish your suitability. It is important to ensure botox the right treatment for you, as on occasion it is not appropriate to administer wrinkle relaxing injections to every client.
We do recommend that clients have a cooling off period between consultation and treatment however if the client wishes to have treatment immediately this can be arranged. A consultation charge of £40 is payable however this will be deducted from the treatment cost if you decide to proceed with treatment.
Does wrinkle relaxing injection treatment hurt?
Tiny needles are used to inject into the muscles, so pin pricks may be felt and a little discomfort as the fluid is injected. Most clients find the treatment very tolerable and virtually painless, however for those not so good with needles, local anaesthetic cream is available but this needs to be applied 30 mins before treatment to be effective. Following treatment, there maybe a little redness and swelling at the injection sites which usually resolves within 24-48hrs. Bleeding can occur but this is usually minimal.
Possible side affects?
Immediately following treatment there can be slight bleeding, swelling, redness and some bruising. Infection at the injection site is rare. Use of a simple antiseptic cream can help prevent this. Some Clients experience a transient mild headache, nausea or skin irritation. If this does occur it will improve after a day or two. Other side effects are directly related to the action of the wrinkle relaxing injections. Ptosis (eyelid or eyebrow droop) and Diplopia (double vision) are rare but possible and can take a few weeks to settle completely if they do occur. Muscle atrophy or wasting can occur with regular treatments. Developing resistance to wrinkle relaxing injections is possible if you develop antibodies against the toxin. Higher doses and too frequent treatments can increase this risk.
Who can and cannot be treated?
Men and women over the age of 18 may be treated. Treatment is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, for those allergic to the injection ingredients, for those with inflamed or infected skin at or near the treatment sites, for those clients with chronic breathing conditions or swallowing difficulties, neither those with neuromuscular diseases such as Eaton-Lambert Syndrome or myasthenia gravis nor those with blood clotting problems. Clients taking any prescribed medication or over the counter medications must tell the nurse treating them, as there are some medications that should be avoided with wrinkle relaxing injections, such as muscle relaxants, anticoagulants and some antibiotics.
How long do wrinkle relaxing injections take to work?
Clients can return to their normal routine immediately following wrinkle relaxing injections. Treatment does not interfere with normal life at all. There is some aftercare guidance provided following treatment. The effect is not immediate but gradually takes effect over the first few days. Most of the movement reduction takes place over the first week but effects can take up to 2 weeks to have maximal effect.
How long do wrinkle relaxing injections last?
The effects typically last 3-4 months following treatment and occasionally longer.
Can wrinkle relaxing injections be combined with other treatments?
Dermal Fillers can compliment wrinkle relaxing injections. It is best practice to leave at least 2 weeks following wrinkle relaxing injections and dermal filler. The practitioner can then accurately determine the correct amount of filler to use. Chemical peels and micro dermabrasion can also help soften the complexion.