Time: min 30 mins
Duration of Results: 5-12 Months
BENEFITS of Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Excellent results on crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines and the glabellar area (lines between the eyes)
Smoothes, reduces and softens the appearance of lines
Ultimately slows down the progress of lines and wrinkles
Completely safe and natural, non-invasive treatment
Virtually painless, walk-in, walk-out procedure
smooth wrinkles away and recapture
your youthful glow
What Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are a form of botulinum toxin that has been modified for cosmetic purposes and has a long medical history of safe and effective use in the treatment of muscular problems related to certain neurological disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s disease). It is only in the last few years, however, that its cosmetic application has been developed. As we get older, our skin begins to show signs of sagging, with fine lines and deeper ‘animation’ wrinkles which are caused by repeated movement of the facial muscles.
We develop our patterns of facial movement during childhood and these continue subconsciously throughout our lives contributing to the development over time of deeper wrinkles such as frown lines. Anti-Wrinkle Injectibles are particularly effective on these wrinkles as they not only relax the muscle but they also prevent muscle contraction thereby preventing the formation of new wrinkles. They are also used to paralyse the muscles that control sweating and are very effective in the treatment of hyper-hydrosis (excessive sweating).
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Can Anti-Wrinkle Injections Be Used?
They can be used on frown lines, glabella lines (the deep crease between the eyebrows), crow’s feet, wrinkles around the eyes and horizontal forehead lines. They are also particularly effective when used to treat excessive sweating.
Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections Safe & How Do They Work?
They are injected right into the muscle to paralyse it. Results are evident after a single injection and last up to 6 months. It may take between 5-7 days to take effect. Some patients with powerful muscles may not see complete relaxation of the targeted areas but subsequent treatments will further weaken them.
What Does The Treatment Feel Like?
This is a relatively fast and painless treatment which involves a number of injections into the selected muscle groups. Most patients compare the sensation to a tiny pinching feeling, however no local anaesthetic is required.
What After-Care Is Needed & How Long Will The Effects Last?
Some patients may experience mild swelling which will disappear after 24-48 hours – this can easily be concealed with make-up and patients can return to normal daily activities immediately.
The effects last approximately 4 months as the botulinum gradually biodegrades in the skin and will be reabsorbed by the body.
Can Anti-Wrinkle Injections Be Used With Restylane, Perlane or Laser Treatment?
Anti-wrinkle injections do work with additional treatments and in the case of Restylane/Perlane the effects tend to last longer. This is because the continuous muscle movement is eliminated thus slowing the body’s ability to break down the injected product.
How Often Should I Have Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
To maintain the desired results, injections should be repeated at regular intervals. Your Otto Clinic Consultant will advise you of the treatment frequency required, depending on your skin condition, to maintain your improved appearance.
Who Is Not Suitable & Are There Side Effects?
Allergic reactions are rarely a problem and since it is derived from a non-animal source, no pre-treatment skin test is required