Anti-wrinkle injections (Botulinum toxin)
Anti-wrinkle injections are made from a naturally occurring bacterial protein, called Botulinum toxin type A (or Botox), and has been FDA approved and used for over 20 years in medical and cosmetic applications with no known adverse effects. It formulates a non-surgical, facial aesthetic procedure, temporarily reducing moderate to severe wrinkles and facial lines. Treatment time is very quick; most treatment procedures should take about 10 minutes, with no necessary recovery time. Every patient is very different, but treatment usually lasts for approximately 3-6 months. Treatment is usually recommended to be repeated 2-3 times a year.
Tiny doses of the substance are injected under the skin into the muscles that are treated to reduce wrinkles. It specifically blocks the nerve impulse, allowing these muscles responsible for the excessive contractions that cause wrinkles to relax.
Most common sites treated are frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet, yet other areas may also be treated. Botulinum toxin may also be used to control excessive sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis.)
At dermaglow we choose to use Azzalure as our toxin of choice.
How quickly will I notice results?
You will notice a significant improvement within a few days of treatment being done. Improvements continue for the month following treatment, where the treated area appears smooth and less wrinkled; the untreated areas remain unaffected.
Is the treatment expensive, safe, and am I suitable?
Compared to other options, anti-wrinkle injections are quite affordable. Injections are recognized as one of the safest cosmetic treatments. Side effects are rare and are temporary. Some possible side effects may include bruising at the injection site, headaches, temporary eyelid droop, nausea and cold & flu-like symptoms. Treatment is not recommended for pregnant or breast-feeding patients. Other medical complications may be highlighted in your medical history taken before treatment, which may render you unsuitable for treatment to be provided. Injections are suitable for men as well as women.
How much will it cost?
At Dermaglow, we believe that our pricing is competitive, whilst undertaking treatment in a safe clinical environment, with a well-qualified medical doctor. We only use the highest quality materials on the market. Costs vary depending on the number of areas treated, and our pricing structure may be seen here.
For at least 4 hours after treatment: keep upright and don't bend excessively.
For 12 hours after treatment: avoid extreme facial expressions, avoid excessive alcohol consumption and avoid wearing make-up
For 2 days after treatment: don't rub or massage the treated area as this may cause the injected solution to spread to nearby muscles. After washing, pat skin dry dry very gently with a soft towel.
For 2 weeks after treatment: avoid exposure to strong sunlight, very cold temperatures and saunas. Don't have any beauty treatments on your face e.g. facials, facial massage.