BOTOX® is a brand name of a drug that is used by Nurse Dawn in wrinkle reduction treatments.
We offer a free no-obligation consultation to discuss your concerns and whether Botox injections would be an appropriate treatment.
What Can Anti-wrinkle Injections Help With?
What Are Anti-wrinkle Injections?
Antiwrinkle injections are used to prevent muscle movement, which helps 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.
Anti-wrinkle 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 this clinic typically we use the brand BOTOX®. However, some patients may be more suited to another brand. Nurse Dawn has the experience to ensure patients receive the correct treatment to deliver positive results.
How Long Do Anti-wrinkle 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 anti-wrinkle 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 anti-wrinkle injections are a prescription-only medication.
Anti Wrinkle Injections
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Carried Out By Nurse Dawn
Typically 3 Months
No. of areas dependant
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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Wrinkle Treatment FAQs
Who isn't suitable for anti-wrinkle treatments?
Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding
Have neuromuscular conditions
Have a skin infection or skin concern in the area for treatment
Have had a reaction to the treatment previously
Will it hurt?
Patients state the discomfort is minimal, and compare it to having an eyebrow hair plucked. The procedure is over within a few minutes.
Is there any down time?
There is minimal downtime and patients often find they are able to return to activities etc within 12-24hours.
What product is used?
Botulinum toxin A is the main ingredient in the licenced brands in the UK that stops the movement in the muscle. In clinic we use Botox & Azzalure.
What do Anti Wrinkle Injections do?
BT-a works by binding to the receptors and stopping the signals reaching the muscle to make it move, this takes around 2 full weeks to take effect. This is temporary.