ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS

Anti wrinkle injections are a popular aesthetic treatment used to significantly reduce the movement of the muscles causing expression lines (dynamic lines) specifically the frown, crow’s feet and worry lines on the brows which may also be treated as an ‘off label indication. Injectable anti-wrinkle treatments are a quick and convenient way to smooth out those lines on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth without any need for surgery. Successful treatment may not cause the expression lines themselves to disappear completely.

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TREATMENT PROCEDURE

It is important you tell your practitioner about any medicines or dietary supplements you are taking, some medicines can adversely affect the way the filler works or increase your risk of bruising.

If you are taking supplements such as Vitamin A, C or E, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, fish oils, or some pain killing medicines such as aspirin or ibuprofen, then these can increase your risk of bruising and it may be advisable to stop taking them a few days before your treatment. It is also advisable that you do not drink alcohol the night before your treatment, for the same reason.

It is not advisable to have treatment if you are feeling at all unwell.

Make-up will need to be removed prior to the injections and you will be advised not to reapply it for 12 hours in order to reduce the risk of infection or irritation at the injection sites.

Be aware of the necessary aftercare advice and that your schedule allows for you to follow it.

A full consultation will be conducted with yourself and your Practitioner to discuss your treatment. In the consultation, your practitioner will assess the area of concern, answer any of your questions, show you examples of before and after treatment images and develop an effective treatment plan for you. Areas may be marked to illustrate the overall look you are looking to achieve. After the treatment plan has been confirmed by you and your practitioner, your practitioner will take you through the consent process and take some pre-treatment photographs. All treatment areas will be sterilised and prepped for treatment.

Lidocaine (numbing cream) will be applied or there is an option for a full dental block (numbing injections) to ensure your treatment is totally pain-free. The anti-wrinkle product is then injected into the areas ensuring minimal discomfort and bruising.

Once treatment has been delivered, your practitioner will massage the areas and re-sterilise the treatment sites. Aftercare instructions will be explained thoroughly and provided to you by your practitioner. After all treatments you will be offered a review appointment, usually 2 weeks post-treatment, details will be sent to you in an email confirmation.

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TREATMENT OVERVIEW

Procedure Time

30 MINS

Results Seen

UP TO 14+ DAYS

Recovery

IMMEDIATELY

Duration

3-4 MONTHS

ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS PRICING

UPPER FACE ANTI WRINKLE

1 Area £170
2 Areas £200
3 Areas £250

EYEBROW LIFT

A non-surgical brow lift is a type of procedure that treats frown lines between the brows. This treatment will also elevate the height of the eyebrows. The anti-wrinkle injection treatment relaxes the underlying muscles to smooth the skin on the outside and relaxes the muscles between the brows. £200

BUNNY LINES

Anti wrinkle injections can reduce the appearance of wrinkles on either side of the nose commonly known as the ‘Bunny Lines’. These Bunny Lines are commonly caused my repetition of certain facial expressions or could be a natural part of the ageing process. £170
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GUMMY SMILE

The gummy smile treatment can help by relaxing the muscles of the upper lip. The upper lip is actually a series of muscles, therefore the anti-wrinkle treatment can reduce the muscle activity. £170

WRINKLED CHIN

This treatment can smooth out the appearance of wrinkles on the lower part of your jaw and chin. It works by reducing the movement of muscles underneath the layers of your skin. £170

MASSETER TREATMENT

This treatment can be used for in the masseter to reduce the size of the muscle and give a chiselled jaw line resulting in a desirable oval face. The treatment works by reducing the movement of muscles underneath the layers of your skin. £200

HYPERHIDROSIS TREATMENT

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating not related to heat or exercise, this excessive sweating could cause disruption to normal daily activities. Botox treatment is used to block the nerve signals responsible for sweating, stopping the sweat glands from producing too much sweat. £400
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Wrinkles are part of the ageing process. They can be attributed to sun damage, effects of gravity and muscle contraction resulting from facial expressions such as frowning and laughing. Wrinkles due to the effects of gravity represent natural sagging of tissue with age and are generally only improved by surgical tightening procedures. Wrinkles caused by muscle contraction such as frown lines, forehead lines and crows’ feet, can be improved by Botox treatment.

The trade name for Botulinum toxin is Botox® and Dysport®, they are produced by bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. Several types of toxins have been identified, but type A, which is used commercially, is the most potent.

The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages from the nerve to the muscle so that the muscle stays in a resting state for a period of 8 to 12 weeks on average.

This may be only a partial reduction in movement allowing some remaining movement or a full block in which case there is very little remaining muscular movement in the area – this very much depends on the amount administered and location of product placement –treatment may be tailored to suit your individual requirements. Your expected treatment outcomes and whether they can be achieved will be discussed at the time of consultation.

Anti-wrinkle treatment is used for the upper face compared with the middle and lower thirds, due to the upper face experiences less volume loss over time, and many of the tell-tale signs of ageing are related to the development of rhytids. As a result, treatment with botulinum toxins in this area generally yields good results.

How many areas of anti-wrinkle treatment are used for the upper face?

The upper face is divided into three main areas, these include the forehead lines, frown lines and crows feet.

There are several anti-wrinkle products on the market, the most common preparations in the UK all contain Botulinum Toxin Type A. The most common anti-wrinkle products are Botox, Bocouture or Azzalure. Although they all contain the same amount of “active ingredient” (150kD Botulinum Toxin Type A neurotoxin), differences do exist between these products.

Allergan Botox is the most famous brand, mass-produced first in the 1990s for the treatment of facial aesthetic concerns. Widely used across medical specialities of treatment of ocular, muscular and neurological conditions. The product contains a 900kD complex, composed of the 150kD neurotoxin plus complexing proteins. Similar complexing proteins are found in nature around the natural toxin. Allergan Botox has the most clostridial protein of the 3 products described here (5ng per 100-unit vial). The product contains Human Albumin and Sodium Chloride excipients for the long-term stabilisation of the active ingredient.

Bocouture is another familiar product on the market, this product contains the 150kD neurotoxin not complexed by other proteins, with only approximately 0.6mg of clostridial protein per 100-unit vial. The product contains Human Albumin and Sucrose excipients. The accompanying proteins may stimulate an immune response against the agent, though can offer protective and mechanistic properties to the agents.

Your practitioner will advise you on the difference between the anti-wrinkle treatment products, however often it is down to the results you get as to which brand works best for you. Everyone is an individual and can react differently to each brand, with regards to the clinical effect and longevity of results following treatment. The differences in prices between the brands are reflected by these chemical differences, and also by the brand name.

You should not be treated for anti-wrinkle treatment if you have a known hypersensitivity to any component of the formulation. This treatment is not suitable for patients who have generalised disorders of muscle activity (e.g. myasthenia gravis), Patients where aminoglycoside antibiotics or spectinomycin are already being used or are likely to be used, patients who have bleeding disorders of any type or Pregnant or lactating women. Anti-wrinkle treatment is not recommended by the manufacturer for use in individuals under 18 years of age. Treatment interval should not be more frequent than every three months as this can increase the risk of antibody formation.
Results tend to last 3-4 months. The movement will begin recovering from 8 weeks. Frequent treatment at intervals of less than 3 months is not recommended. Repeating treatment when movement recovers will deliver optimum results over time. Frequency of treatments may be reduced according to the quality of your skin and your response to treatment. Should you choose not to maintain the results and not have further treatment, your muscles and skin will return to their pre-treatment state.

A very fine needle is used and generally, this treatment is not described by most as painful and can be well tolerated with no anaesthetic. Please request an anaesthetic cream or ice, if you are nervous about needles.

Face Aesthetics is a medically led, results-driven clinic founded by Tina Niravane, who is a fully qualified Registered Nurse and Aesthetic Practitioner. We offer anti wrinkle injections from our clinics in Francis Street, Leicester and Harley Street, London. You can book in for an appointment online or contact us on 011 6309 0182.