This is one of our favourite procedures. A toxin is injected into muscle to relax them and reduce their ability to wrinkle the skin. Used in the forehead and frown, for example, we can reduce lines on movement and prevent them becoming a permanent feature. Results take around 1-2 weeks with a free top up appointment offered at 2 weeks if more toxin is needed. We price this treatment in areas and examples of these include:
- Crow’s feet (around eyes)
- Bunny lines (nose)
- Gummy smile
Results develop over 2 weeks
Combining some of these treatments give the best effects and a cost saving when having in the same appointment (see booking link).
Dependant on area
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A TOXIN?
Different brands of botulinum toxin are available in the UK and we only used the highest quality, prescription only, toxin. It paralyses muscles and reduce their action. Only very small volumes are used in cosmetic procedures, but larger volumes are used in medicine for other treatments like over active bladder and migraine.
HOW LONG DO ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS LAST?
Longevity of your toxin varies greatly between patients, however a general rule is 3-6 months depending on the area treated. Please note this is not a guarantee. Factors which may affect how long your treatment lasts includes active exercise regimes, increased sun exposure, heat therapies like sauna/steam, smoking, your metabolism and past medical history.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS?
As with any medical treatment there is a possibility of side effects, although most of these are very rare.
As a needle is used you may experience bruising, bleeding, pain and swelling in the area treated. At times you may not be happy with the outcome of your treatment due to the more movement than you would like, asymmetry or heaviness in the muscle and in this case always contact us for a review. Other more serious side effects may occur, but as doctors we are highly trained to recognise these and act quickly. These include infection and allergic reaction. They will always be discussed at length in your appointments and Dr Diane is always available to support you if you are concerned after your procedure.
We understand this all sounds scary but please note these are rare. We work in a safe, clean environment with access to all emergency medicines. To reduce risks of infection we use an aseptic non-touch technique used in hospitals and double sterilise the skin prior to your treatment. We would advise you to book a consultation if you have any worries or wish to know more.
Avoid touching the skin and applying make up for at least 4 hours to reduce the risk of infection
Avoid vigorous exercise for 24 hours after
Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before and after treatments as this can increase risk of bleeding and bruising
Remain upright for 4 hours and sleep on your back where possible to avoid moving the product
You may wash your face lightly in the evening after treatment and apply your skincare , however be aware actives like retinol and vit C can irritate your skin so you wish may to avoid
Finally, always feel comfortable to contact Dr Diane if you have any worries after your treatment and arrange a complimentary review appointment
WHAT AFTER CARE TREATMENT DO YOU ADVISE?
With anti-wrinkle injections you can usually return to your normal activities immediately after your appointment. As mentioned you may have some pain, swelling and bruising, these can be reduced by applying cold compressed to the area and taking simple pain relief. We do not advisee massaging the treated area as the product will still be superficial for at least 24 hours. Our general aftercare advice includes:
Unsure about which treatments will be most effective for you?
Please book a consultation if you are unsure which treatments would be most suitable. In this session, we will discuss what you want to achieve and create a bespoke treatment programme that is developed uniquely for you.