|Treatment time: 30 mins|
|Discretionary review offered 3 to 4 weeks post treatment|
|Duration of results: up to 3 months|
|Down time: Can go back to work immediately after treatment|
|Side-effects: Rarely minimal bruising|
Anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox ®and Azzalure ®, are a simple, safe and effective way to soften facial lines and deep wrinkles that are primarily caused by ageing and exposure to UV light. The procedure involves tiny injections into the key facial muscles responsible for movement, causing them to relax and reduce associated lines. This treatment can also be used to restore facial symmetry, to gently lift eyebrows and subtly soften features.
Laurie is an expert in this field. In fact, one of her papers on Advanced Botox Techniques was featured in The Journal of Aesthetic Nursing. Laurie uses the latest evidence based research to ensure she achieves the most natural looking results and will always take care to respect the unique movement and contours of each individuals face. Laurie’s results will leave you looking smoother, more rested and refreshed, but with a touch that is always light and a trace that’s invisible.
Common treatment areas:
Frown lines – also referred to as the glabellar frown line – these are the small vertical creases between the eyes that become more pronounced as we age.
Forehead wrinkles – the horizontal lines across the forehead that look more prominent when we raise our eyebrows.
Crow’s feet – the smile lines on the outer corners of the eyes.
The Brow Lift – strategically placed injections around the brow area can soften lines while also achieving a lifting effect, opening up the eye area and creating a fresher, younger look.
- Results from wrinkle relaxing treatments can be seen 2- 14 days following injection.
Anti-Wrinkle/ Muscle relaxing Injections FAQ
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle or muscle relaxant injections are also commonly referred to as Botulinum Toxin A, or
are known under brand names such as Botox® or Azzalure®. They work by temporarily blocking the
nerve signals to the affected muscles around the injection site. The muscles subsequently become
more relaxed, in turn reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?
Botox®and Azzalure® have both been approved for cosmetic use by the FDA (the U.S Food and Drug
Administration). The treatment is very safe and has been used extensively in over seventy countries.
Botulinum toxin has been used medically for over four decades, including the treatment of children
with cerebral palsy.
The injections can only be prescribed by medical professionals with a prescribing qualification,
following a face-to-face consultation.
Will anti-wrinkle injections hurt?
There is minimal discomfort. The injections are often described as a small sting that lasts for a few
seconds. For more sensitive clients, a topical anaesthetic can be offered, however it is not normally
Should I avoid anything before or following treatment?
Avoid excessive alcohol and blood thinning medication, such as aspirin, as well as Vitamin E up to
two days prior to treatment and also two days following treatment in order to avoid the risk of
Who should avoid this treatment?
As with most medical products, pregnant or breast feeding women, or those suffering from a
neuromuscular disorder should not receive these injections.
How long does the treatment take?
The entire appointment usually takes 30 minutes in order for you to feel comfortable and relaxed within which the injections will only take around 10-15 minutes.
Are there any side effects?
Most patients will not experience any side effects. For a minority, there may be slight bruising or
redness around the injection site. Ice packs are offered to counteract this. A few clients may see tiny
bumps on the skin immediately after treatment, but they will disappear swiftly.
When will I see the results?
You will see the results over a period of 2 to 21 days following your treatment.
Will I still keep my facial expressions following treatment?
We always advocate a natural look and therefore a light touch when it comes to this treatment. Our
aim is to soften lines and wrinkles, without freezing the face completely and removing facial
movement and expression.
What after-care do you recommend?
We advise that you do not rub or massage the injected area for four hours after treatment, nor have
any facials during this time. We also advise you to keep upright during this time.
Avoid strenuous exercise for up to 24 hours following treatment.
How long do the effects last?
Typically the results will last 12-16 weeks. Following this period, the muscles will continue to
function as they did before – meaning that the wrinkles that were previously visible will reappear.
However, no new wrinkles will have developed at the treated areas during this time.