Does this work?
Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The Botulinum toxin when injected into the muscle, blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. Without the messages, the muscle stays rested until the new messengers recover. The recovery usually takes on average around 8-12 weeks.
Areas for anti-wrinkle treatments?
Eye brow lift
Neck – known as “Nephertite Lift”
After the treatment, it is expected to start to a difference within 2 or 3 days, The full results can take 14 days, therefore, a review appointment will only be offered 2-3 weeks after treatment.
The treatment may not completely freeze the expression and Botulinum toxin may not be suitable for lines present without expression (static lines).
Frequently Asked Questions
All treatments do have some risks and medical history will need to be discussed at a consultation.
Usual side effects are – bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, Asymmetry of expression, drooping of the brow or eyelid, headaches
A very fine needle is used for anti-wrinkle injections and usually tolerated quite well without a local anaesthetic. Ice or a cold compress can help to reduce swelling or bruising.
Results can last 3-4 months and some movements may start to recover from 8 weeks.