Anti-wrinkle injections cause the muscles of the face to relax, consequently smoothing out any wrinkles for a natural, rejuvenated look. You've probably heard of this as it is the UK’s most popular cosmetic treatment. The botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein.
TREATMENT AT A GLANCE
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RISKS & COMPLICATIONS
Infection, bruises, drooping brow, allergic reactions (e.g. swelling)
DURATION OF RESULTS
3 - 4 Months
£50 per area
£40 per area
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS TREATMENT
Anti-wrinkle injections are a very popular treatment due to the speedy procedure times and undeniable results. The FACE UK Clinical Team treat both men and women with anti-wrinkle injections. If you have forehead lines, frown lines or wrinkles around your eyes which you wish to reduce then consider botulinum toxin injections. It will involve a FACE UK trained physician making a series of small injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take several minutes. FACE UK's Botulinum toxin of choice is Allergan's Botox®.
Sam came to FACE UK for help with some early crow's feet lines around her eyes. We carefully considered the best course of treatment and chose the specific locations that would give Sam great results. You can see below for yourself how effective this was!
Keeping your facial muscles active after the procedure will help the treatment to take effect. Try to avoid any unnecessary touching of your face during the 24 hour period directly after your 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.
Do not consume any alcohol or pain medication immediately after the anti-wrinkle procedure, and avoid air travel for 48 hours. We do not recommend undergoing any electrical rejuvenation treatments in the week following your anti-wrinkle treatment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
ARE 'BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTIONS' THE ONLY OPTION FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET RID OF THEIR WRINKLES?
Not at all, there are various options. It may be that dermal fillers or facial peels or dermaroller are possible alternatives for you. Before you undergo any FACE UK 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.
CAUTIONS / CONTRAINDICATIONS
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).