Anti Wrinkle Injections

Anti Wrinkle Injections

Aging lines and wrinkles on the upper face are caused by loss of volume & repetitive muscle movements that occur with facial expressions such as frowning and squinting. Antiwrinkle injections cause muscle relaxation and subsequently provide softening of lines.

Botulinum Toxin Type A, can be used as an anti-wrinkle treatment. It works by severing the nerve connection to the muscle, providing reduction in muscle movement. Popularly known as Botox®. However, Botox® is one type of Botulinum Toxin Type A others are available.

Botox® is a prescription only medicine (POM) which can only be prescribed following a medical consultation. Only Doctors, Dentists and Independent Nurse Prescribers prescribe. At Beautifully Dunne you will have a consultation and if appropriate have a prescription processed by an Independent Nurse Prescriber.

Botox® Treatment

  • Many fine needles will be inserted into the muscle.
  • No topical anaesthetic is required.
  • You will see results within a week.
  • Longevity is variable, but average is 3 months.
  • Non-Surgical Electronic Facials such as CACI, RF & LED require discussion pre-treatment.
  • Not suitable for breast feeding or expectant mothers.

Botox® Possible Adverse Effects

Any medication can cause side effects. You may not experience any but need to be aware.

Common side effects: headache, redness, eyelid ptosis and/or puffy eyes.

Uncommon side effects: trauma from injections may cause redness, swelling, bruising and/or pain.

Rare side effects: difficulty swallowing and/or muscle weakness related to spread of toxin from the site of administration. These reports have been mainly associated with injections in neck muscles to medically treat neck jerking. However, if you experience these seek immediate emergency medical advise

Botox® Aftercare

Avoid exercise and heat rooms for 24 hours, can encourage bleeding.
Do not apply makeup for 4 hours, can cause infection.
Do not rub the area for 24-48 hours, it can affect your aesthetic outcome.
Avoid Ibuprofen, Aspirin or Alcohol for 48 hours, can encourage bleeding.
Attend for you follow up appointment 2 weeks post treatment.

If you have concerns, contact us.

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