Anti-wrinkle injections

Anti-wrinkle injections

Treatment overview

Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscles in the targeted areas thus preventing their ability to clench. It is this clenching which causes the skin to fold and form a wrinkle. The very best anti-wrinkle treatments will help preserve the appearance of your face in its relaxed state at all times.

This brings us to the most common misconception in facial aesthetics: Anti-wrinkle treatments will not remove wrinkles which are present whilst the face is relaxed. It can however prevent the wrinkles from being etched in deeper, and over long term use (multiple treatments spanning years), may slightly soften some of the more superficial wrinkles. Wrinkle removal from a face at rest normally involves either use of dermal fillers, microneedling, chemical peels or surgery.

The only exception to the above rule are wrinkles formed by a ‘learned habit’ which hold the face muscles tighter than normal. The classic example being ‘smokers lines’ around the lips. Here the constant puckering cause the lips to naturally clench even when the face is at rest. Anti-wrinkle injections can help to relax these constantly clenching muscles and reduce those wrinkles.

Free Consultation

Here at Rejuvenate we believe the consultation appointment is the single most important step in order to work with you to deliver the desired results. Our initial consultations are free of charge and will be undertaken by Dr Joe Dowie BDS, BSc (GDC 26409).

Here you can discuss what you consider to be your problem areas and how you would like them treated. Dr Joe can then give you a detailed overview of the treatments available and furthermore what type of result you would expect to get. This helps to make all treatments safe and reassuringly predictable.

It should be noted that not everyone is suitable for our treatments. Our consultation allows us to specifically tailor the treatments to your individual needs. It is only on successful assessment of your medical history and facial anatomy with a face to face consultation that we will know if you are suitable for Anti-Wrinkle injectables. We look forward to meeting you and starting you on your journey to a more confident, refreshed you.

What are wrinkle reduction injections?

Wrinkle reduction injections are a prescription only medicine. We gently inject the treatment into the desired area to relax the muscle associated with the wrinkle.
Now the relaxed muscle will temporarily be unable to contract, thus helping the area to appear as it does at rest, whilst also stopping further wrinkles being etched deeper into the area.

Where can I have anti-wrinkle injections?

Most popular areas to prevent and reduce wrinkle formation are the forehead, in-between the eyebrows (glabellar) and the corners of eyes (crow’s feet). Treatment for these areas can help you preserve a more youthful appearance whilst allowing a full range of emotions to be expressed by the lower face.

How long do the effects of wrinkle reduction injections last?

The effects of wrinkle reduction medication are temporary, lasting between 4-9 months on average.

How quickly can I see the effects of the treatment?

Due to the time it takes for the muscle to soak up the medication, results will be visible from 2 weeks after the treatment. Effects can last from 4-9 months on average, with some patients reporting results of up to 12 months.

Does it hurt to have wrinkle reduction injections?

At Rejuvenate we use a combination of ultra fine needles and a vibration distraction device. As a result your treatment will be as comfortable as possible.

How much does anti-wrinkle treatment cost?

Consultation FREE

1 Area from £190
2 Areas from £240
3 Areas from £290

Watch a anti-wrinkle treatment performed live

At one of our popular demonstration events Dr Joe gave a live anti-wrinkle treatment to a client who had never undergone any previous treatments.

Aftercare instructions

Please take care to follow the following directions:

Do not repeatedly frown or tense the area for about 1 hour after the treatment. This will help the treatment to be more effective by increasing the uptake in the targeted muscles.

Do not rub or touch the treated area for 3-4 hours.

Try to remain upright for 3-4 hours and do not lie down.

Avoid exercise for 3-4 hours.

Avoid applying make up to the area for 1 hour. After this, apply makeup gently for the next 24 hours using a light dabbing motion rather than a rubbing or spreading action.

Do not have any facial treatments for the next 7 days. Additional treatments may cause ‘tracking’ of the Botulinum Toxin to neighbouring areas.

If you have any concerns at all, please contact the practice.

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