What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly referred to as ‘Botox’ , short for Botulinum toxin. This is a naturally occurring protein that causes the muscles of the face to relax, consequently smoothing out wrinkles. It is the UK’s most popular cosmetic treatment for the removal of wrinkles.
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.
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
What results can I expect?
The procedure should reduce the wrinkles and lines in your face, giving you a more youthful look. The results last roughly three to four months before wearing off. At that point, you need another round of injections to maintain the results. Sometimes, individuals see results lasting longer, but this is usually due to the fact that muscles have been trained to frown and the Botox puts them at rest.
Many people see results within four to five days, but it could take up to two weeks for full results to show. Deep wrinkles should show improvement shortly after treatment and could continue to gradually improve over time