Botox® is perhaps one of the best-known forms of neurotoxin to treat wrinkles. We offer Xeomin® or Dysport® to smoothen dynamic wrinkles and unwanted lines, resulting in a restored and rejuvenated appearance. The effect of treatments lasts between three and six months, during which time you’ll have gorgeously smooth, glowing skin.
WHAT ARE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS?
Anti-wrinkle injections make use of the effects of the neurotoxin Botulinum toxin, which when injected into a muscle has the effect of temporarily preventing its movement. It is commonly used in targeted locations on the face to relax wrinkle causing muscles, reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles while also preventing new wrinkles from forming.
WHERE ARE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS COMMONLY APPLIED?
Anti-wrinkle treatments are typically used to treat the facial area, including:
Forehead or horizontal lines (10-30 units)
Frown lines or glabellar lines "11s" (10-25 units)
Lateral eye lines or crow's feet (5-15 units per side)
Nose "bunny lines" (5-10 units per side)
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS AFTER ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS?
It varies by patient, the treatment starts to take effect in 3 – 4 days, when you may get a strange sensation in the treated areas, this will be your muscles starting to relax, you can expect to see visible results at the 7 day mark and full results at the 14 day mark. The results are subtle and natural, making you look well-rested and more youthful.
ARE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS PAINFUL?
Anti-wrinkle injections have minimal pain, they are administered with very fine needles and take only a few seconds to undertake. It will be a tiny prick of a needle for a moment, most patients tolerate it very well. Several injections are given to each area being treated. If you are highly sensitive, ice can be applied first.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTABLES?
Most side effects associated with these treatments are mild they include:
Mild swelling at the injection site.
Mild tenderness and bruising at or around injection site.
Mild feeling of heaviness.
Few people could experience eyelid or eyebrow droops which also resolve in two to three weeks. Allergic reactions are very rare, and not commonly encountered.
Containing hyaluronic acid, that attracts and binds water, this treatment will improve elasticity and smooth your skin. Therefore creating volume, enhancing your features, such as lips and cheeks.
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are primarily composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar molecule found in the human body. There are various kinds of dermal fillers used to address different concerns and areas of the face. Dermal fillers are used to restore the volume loss that come with aging and smooth the appearance of facial lines.
HOW DOES DERMAL FILLERS WORK?
As we age, our skin loses its firm, taut quality as we produce less hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin. Dermal fillers are injected and restore volume loss and create a softening of lines and folds. HA dermal fillers will help to smooth lines, enhance lips and restore cheeks to give you a more youthful and fresh faced look.
AM I SUITABLE FOR DERMAL FILLERS?
Do not use Dermal fillers if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or bruise easily. If you’re unsure of your suitability our team will advise you further at the consultation.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY DERMAL FILLER APPOINTMENT?
Depending on the scope of your tailored treatment, you can expect to see results immediately that will improve over following 3-4 weeks. Patients may find they require multiple treatments to achieve their desired result, while others may need less intervention and require minimal treatments to maintain their appearance.
HOW LONG WILL DERMAL FILLER RESULTS LAST?
One of the great advantages of Dermal Fillers is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, lifestyle and age. After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 to 12 months depending on the individual and the treatment. A treatment of the lips lasts from 6 to 12 months.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DERMAL FILLERS?
Patients may notice slight swelling and bruising at the treatment site. These side effects usually disappear within the first week after treatment. Patients can resume most activities immediately. We will review all the rare potential side effects at your complimentary initial consultation.
CAN FILLER BE REMOVED?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are a natural material, so they will dissolve naturally with time. In the event that you feel uncertain about the desired result or there is an unexpected complication, there is a medication known as Hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase can be used to dissolve the filler immediately.