We offer a free no obligation consultation to discuss your concerns and whether botox injections would be an appropriate treatment.
What Can Antiwrinkle Injections Help With?
What Are Antiwrinkle Injections?
Antiwrinkle injections are used to prevent muscle movement, which help to stop the creasing of skin which causes lines and wrinkles. The substance used for this is botulinum toxin (botox). It is a neurotoxic protein produced by bacteria. It works by blocking the signals from nerves to muscles preventing muscle movement. These signals will return to normal function as the treatment wears off.
Antiwrinkle injections are classed as a prescription only medication, this means that you must be seen by a medical practitioner that holds a prescribing qualification. This can be an independent nurse prescriber, doctor, or dentist. Any other practitioners must have a prescribing professional present to ensure the suitability of the medication for the patient.
In the skin clinic we only use premium brands that are licenced for the UK. In all there are 3 brands available that we believe to be suitable for our patients, with the clinical evidence of efficacy and safety. In the skin clinic typically use the brand BOTOX®. However, some patients maybe more suited to another brand. Nurse Dawn has the experience to ensure patients receive the correct treatment to deliver positive results.
How Long Do Antiwrinkle Treatments Last?
How often a patient will require the treatment depends on the severity of the lines the patient is concerned about, and the strength of the muscles in the surrounding area. This can vary from regular treatments every 3 months, to treatments 1-2 times per year. With continued treatment muscles in the affected area weaken increasing the longevity of the treatment. However, there are some individuals who can develop a resistance to products over time.
A patient’s lifestyle can play a role in how quickly the treatment wears off. Sunbed users and physically fit individuals can sometimes metabolise the product quicker and therefore require more regular treatment.
What Is The Difference Between Dermal Fillers And Antiwrinkle Injections?
Dermal Fillers fill and add volume to tissues/bone whereas antiwrinkle injections work on the muscle alone.
Dermal Fillers will last 6+ months, whereas antiwrinkle injections will last 3 months.
Dermal Fillers get instant results, antiwrinkle injections take 2 weeks for the results.
Dermal Fillers are reversible, whereas antiwrinkle injections must run their course and be metabolised.
Dermal Fillers are classed as a medical device, whereas antiwrinkle injections are a prescription only medication.
Anti Wrinkle Injections
Bespoke To You
Carried Out By Nurse Dawn
Typically 3 Months
Typically 1 Hour Consultation & Treatment
I have been to Dawn for various aesthetic treatments (Botox and fillers). She gives a transparent and honest consultation looking at the face as a whole to tailor a treatment plan for you and there is no pressure to commit. Dawn is a RN and has trained with the beet so you can be assured that she knows what she’s doing.
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Will my information be kept confidential?
Yes, we follow in line with GDPR and will only share your information if you tell us too. e.g consent to using images for social media and marketing is asked on your consent form before every procedure.
What is a cooling off period?
This is when you are given time to process the information provided to you about a treatment or a bespoke plan before purchase.
Will it hurt?
For most injectable treatments we use topical anaesthetic to help minimise any discomfort. We also use special equipment to make the process as comfortable as possible. Patients are asked prior to any injectables to avoid alcohol and extreme heat for at least 24hrs as this can cause heightened sensitivity.
Will I get bruising or swelling?
This is common after any injectable treatment. We ask a couple of things from patients prior and after treatment to minimise this. No alcohol for 24hrs, no steam room/sauna etc.
Is there any down time?
With most injectable treatments, collagen induction therapy and some skin peels there maybe down time. If after care is followed then this should keep it to a minimum.
This will be fully explained at your assessment.
How long before I see results?
Most patients will see results from fillers immediately
Toxin can take up to 2 weeks to see full effects.
Most skin treatments that cause stimulation of collagen can take up to 3 months.
Skin care can take up to 6 months.
These are guides only and our Nurse will be able to advise you further.
Can I wear make up after my treatment?
Its advised not to wear make up for 24 hours to allow the skin to heal. Applying makeup may cause breakouts or an unwanted reaction.
What if I cant make my appointment?
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy where by your booking fee can be refunded. If cancelled after this the booking fee will be lost.
Is it safe?
Patient safety is our utmost priority and so all our treatments are carried out by our Nurse Dawn. All risks will be explained to you at your consultation.
TGC reserves the right to decline performing a treatment if the risks outweigh the benefits.
Whats the difference between fillers and anti wrinkle injections?
Fillers replace lost volume and can soften wrinkles by filling static lines. Anti wrinkle injection prevent muscle movement to reduce the creation of wrinkles or lines.
Nurse Dawn will be able to explain which treatment will be more suited to your concern.
What age do I have to be to have treatment?
For skin treatments we can help from ages of 16, with parental consent.
For all injectable treatments you must be 18 years old.
If you look under 25 we will ask you for ID, so please ensure you bring this with you. Failure to provide this will mean we will not be able to carry out any treatment.
What if I have a complication?
Nurse Dawn will explain any potential complications prior to treatment.
In the event of a complication, you will be treated as soon as possible, and supported throughout until it is resolved.
How can I pay?
Booking fees must be paid prior to any appointment to secure it. The remaining balance can then be paid by card or cash in clinic.
What will we discuss at the assessment?
The assessment is the chance for you to ask any questions about any of the treatments and have these answered.
We will discuss what your main concerns are and how we can minimise these and meet your expectations.
Do I have to book a treatment at my assessment?
No. There is no obligation to book a treatment at any point in an assessment. We offer a cooling off period so you can have time to process and think about any procedure.
If you would like to book a treatment then can do so.