Anti Wrinkle

As we get older, it’s natural for wrinkles, brow furrows and forehead lines or a sagging neck to appear. This can often be due to weakened collagen in the skin because of too much sun exposure or natural gravity or because of excess facial movement or due to genetic pre-disposition.

  • Neurotoxins can be used to treat:
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines
  • Downturned mouth
  • Glabellar lines, frown lines,
  • Lip lines
  • Lip Flip
  • Gummy smile
  • Jawline Slimming
  • Dimpled chin
  • Pronounced muscles in the neck (Platysmal bands)

HOW IT WORKS

Anti-wrinkle injections contain botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) which relaxes and weakens the muscles that are responsible for wrinkles and frown lines.
Anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat the face, neck and décolletage and some areas of the body.

RESULTS

Most people notice a difference after three days with optimum results visible at two weeks. Results typically last for three to four months. Regular treatments will help to maintain results.

TREATMENT PREPARATION

Avoid blood-thinning medication such as aspirin, ibuprofen and fish oil, one week prior to treatment.
Advise your clinician if you:

Have an auto-immune disorder
Are regularly taking anti-coagulation therapy (i.e.: Warfarin,) Heparin
Have a severe metabolic or systemic disorder
Have active sunburn, eczema or psoriasis
Are currently taking aminoglycoside antibiotics
Are under 18 years of age (seven-day cooling-off period is required)



WHAT TO EXPECT

Prior to your first treatment, our doctor will consult with you to assess your suitability for anti-wrinkle injections and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

The procedure involves a small amount of the prescribed product being administered into the selected facial muscle/s using a very fine needle. The injections may sting for a few seconds, but no anaesthetic is required.

WHO IS NOT SUITABLE

Anyone who:

Has Myasthenia Gravis or Eaton Lambert Syndrome
Is hypersensitive to product ingredients, specifically BTX-A
Currently has an active infection in the area to be injected
Is pregnant or breastfeeding
If you are unsure, contact your clinic.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

As the BTX-A takes effect you may notice a a change in muscle movement and a sensation of stiffness may occur.

POST-TREATMENT CARE

Avoid touching the injection sites for four hours
Avoid ‘facing-down’ or local pressure treatments (e.g. massage, facials, motorbike helmets, swimming goggles) for 12 hours
Avoid strenuous exercise and heat (e.g. saunas, LED) for 24 hours

FOLLOW-UP AND NEXT STEPS

To ensure that you are happy and that optimal results are achieved, it is recommended that you attend a review appointment and assessment at two weeks to check muscle activity and aesthetic outcome. Your next treatment will be in three to four months.