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Anti-wrinkle injections are on the frontline of anti-ageing treatments. When injected in small doses into targeted areas, anti-wrinkle injections block the signals between the nerves and the muscles, causing the muscles to relax. They reduce the appearance of lines to produce a look that is fresh, more youthful and, most importantly, natural.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections are tiny amounts of Botulinum Toxin which are used to relax the wrinkle causing muscles of the upper face, they reduce deep wrinkles and fine lines whilst also preventing new wrinkles from forming. Toxin has got over 50 years’ experience in the medical field where it is used to treat a wide range of medical problems such as excessive sweating, and migraines. In the Aesthetic field it has 30 years’ experience.
In the Aesthetic field, Anti wrinkle treatments are used to treat:
Horizontal Forehead Lines.
Frown Lines – 11 lines between the eyebrows.
Crow’s Feet – Around the eyes.
Bunny Lines – Scrunch lines on the nose.
Underarms for Hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating.
As Anti-Wrinkle Injections are prescriptive medications they are administered by medical Professionals. Careful consideration and medical clearance will be undertaken before treatment. The best advice is to visit a highly reputable clinic with highly experienced medical professionals, renowned for good practice and subtle results, such as Thérapie Clinic.
1 Area of Anti Wrinkle Injections can be administered to the below only.
Frown Lines – 11 lines between the eyebrows
Crow’s Feet – Around the eyes.
Unfortunately, we do not treat the Forehead area in isolation, this must be treated in conjunction with the frown area. This approach greatly improves results and the Patients satisfaction with the treatment.
Treating the forehead on its own can result in a heavy look and feel around the frown area, treating the forehead with the frown area prevents this from happening.
At Thérapie Clinic we use the world’s most tried and tested HA dermal fillers available on the market. Its safety and effects are clinically proven and supported by extensive clinical data. Our dermal fillers have been used for over 15 years and in more than 15 million treatments worldwide. Your doctor will give you more information during your consultation.
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, a topical anesthetic cream can be applied first.
Anti-wrinkle injectables have a very strong safety profile and have been used for over 30 years in the Aesthetic field with millions of treatments globally every year. They are safe and effective when administered by a highly trained medical doctor who has a high level of expertise in the field.
Most side effects associated with these treatments are mild and transient they include:
Mild swelling at the injection site.
Mild tenderness and bruising at or around injection site.
Mild feeling of heaviness.
The longevity of treatment can be affected by your metabolism, your muscle bulk, your lifestyle, each patient responds differently, but on average anti-wrinkle injectables last between 2 and 4 months before the full relaxing effect on the muscle wears off completely.
Anti-wrinkle results wear off gradually, the full relaxation result will last out to 6 weeks post-treatment, after which a tiny bit of movement slowly creeps back in however muscles are not back to full functionality until the 2 to 4-month mark when re-treatment is recommended.
The other incredibly popular injectable treatment is Dermal Filler – at Thérapie Clinic we use the Juvederm brand.
Juvederm is a high-end FDA approved Dermal Filler made in France. It is a Hyaluronic Acid gel which is a naturally occurring substance, it is essentially a sugar gel that is injected into the skin to subtly correct some of the ageing features on the face. It can also be used to naturally enhance lips and to provide subtle contours to the face.
Please plan any social occasions around your Injectable treatments, as redness, bruising and swelling can be experienced post treatment.
Please let us know if you have any planned travel in the next 4 weeks. You cannot have Injectable treatments if you are feeling at all unwell.
Please ensure that you:
Have no coldsores (if you are prone to coldsores please discuss with your treating Medical Professional)
You must inform your treating Medical Professional about any medications or dietary supplements you are taking, some medications can adversely affect the way Anti Wrinkle Inejctions work and can increase your risk of bruising.
You must refrain from taking any painkiller medication that contains Ibuprofen (this only relates to any medication that is “not prescribed by a Doctor”). Ibuprofen may contribute to bruising and is best avoided for 7 days pretreatment.
You must refrain from taking Alcohol and Vitamin supplements including; St. Johns Wort, Fish oils, Garlic, Gingko Biloba, Vitamins A-E, these may all contribute to bruising and are best avoided for 7 days pre-treatment.
You must come with no makeup on the day of treatment, you must not reapply makeup for 24 hours in order to reduce the risk of infection or irritation at the injection sites.
You may have some reds bumps post treatment at the injection sites, these should resolve within a period of 1 hour.
You must place no pressure on the treatment area for a period of 8 hours post treatment.
You must stay upright for a period of 4 hours post treatment.
Make-up must not be worn for a period of 24 hours post treatment in the treated area.
Avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise and extreme temperatures for 24 hours post treatment.
If a bruise does occur it may take a few days to appear and can take up to 10 days to resolve. Arnica can be helpful in clearing bruising. You must avoid Ibuprofen and alcohol for 24-48 hours post treatment as this can increase bruising.
Your Anti Wrinkle Injections will start to take effect within 1-3 days post treatment, visible results can be seen at day 7, full results can be seen at day 14.
A feeling of heaviness in the area of treatment can be experienced in the first week post treatment, this is a result of your Anti Wrinkle Injections taking effect and your muscles starting to relax.
If this is your first Anti Wrinkle Injection treatment you will be contacted 2 weeks post treatment when the product has taken full effect to assess your treatment results, a small adjustment may be required at this stage if necessary to perfect results.