Frequently Asked Questions

How long does treatment take?

Treatment for anti-wrinkle injections takes about 5 to 10 minutes to administer and fillers take up to 30 minutes. However, the full consultation you will have before these treatments takes 30 to 60 minutes as it is very thorough.

How long do the treatments last?

The first couple of times you have anti-wrinkle treatments it usually lasts for 3 to 4 months. After that they usually only require re-treatment a couple of times a year. The fillers last from 6 to 12 months, often longer. This depends on the product used, the area treated and the individual patient.

Are there any side effects?

Occasionally with anti-wrinkle injections, some people may have a slight headache for a few hours after. There can be minor bruises at the injection site. Rarely a drooping of the eyelid can be seen. This will wear off. With fillers, there can be slight bruising and swelling at the treatment site. Any possible side effects will be discussed fully with you at your consultation.

How do injections work?

The prescription agent used, was discovered by accident over 20 years ago. It was used medically to treat facial tics around the eye area and a noticeable side effect was that wrinkles improved and is now used to treat expression lines predominantly in the forehead and around the eyes. The treatment temporarily weakens the muscles that cause the skin to wrinkle creating a smooth, more youthful appearance. It lasts up to four months and the muscles regain enough strength to start working again.

Are Anti-Wrinkle treatments safe?

Anti-wrinkle injections are a very safe treatment. There are hundreds of clinical studies that show it is perfectly safe if it is used in the recommended amounts by a qualified cosmetic doctor/nurse because it is a prescription drug. In 2006 the UK government approved it for cosmetic use.

Injections for lines and wrinkles

Anti wrinkle injections are one of the best known and popular non-surgical treatments for treating lines and wrinkles caused by smiling, laughing and frowning. It is used to prevent the muscle contractions that cause furrows and fine lines when the face is making expressions.

The treatment is safe and virtually painless and results are visible within three to seven days, lasting for three to four months.

Dermal Fillers – for lines and wrinkles