ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS
WHAT ARE ANTI AGEING INJECTABLES?
Expression lines such as crow’s feet and frown lines on the forehead and between the brows are caused by overactive muscle movements repeatedly creasing the skin. Treatment of these wrinkles often includes anti-wrinkle injections which involves the use of a purified protein produced by a type of bacterium. A minimal amount of the protein is injected into selected muscles, temporarily reducing the contractions that cause the permanent frown lines.
ANTI WRINKLE INJECTION PROCEDURE
Usually, the procedure takes ten to twenty minutes to carry out and the discomfort is minimal as very fine needles are used. Also, no recovery time is involved and the results are noticed within 3 – 4 days.
The skin around the treated area will look smoother and less wrinkled. The upper third of the face is where the best results are obtained; the crow’s feet (around the eyes), the wrinkles and the frown lines between the brows and on the forehead. Due to the results of the treatment, many patients report that they are feeling more relaxed as frowning reduces. However, the results are not permanent; it is normal procedure to repeat the treatment every 3 – 4 months to maintain and build on the results.
ANTI WRINKLE INJECTION TREATMENT INFORMATION
Procedure time: 20-30 minutes
Anaesthesia: Not required
Common treatment areas: Upper face (frown, forehead, crows feet & brow lift).
Additional areas: Lower face (such as jaw slimming, corners of mouth, smokers lines or neck)
Benefits: Safe and well-tolerated procedure, visible improvement of wrinkles while expressions can be preserved. Preventative effect if maintained regularly
Follow-up: 2-3 weeks following procedure
Downtime: None, injection marks settle within a few hours
Sports: Can be commenced the next day without restrictions
Side Effects: Bruising, swelling and redness
Risks (rare): Facial weakness, eyelid droop, asymmetry, headache and heaviness to brows Approximately 1% chance of temporary causing eyebrow drop, eyelid drop or dry eyes/double vision. No risks of permanent damage.
Pain and discomfort: Mild discomfort at the time of injection only
Results: Results take 1-2 weeks to manifest (typically lasts 3-4 months, sometimes up to 6 months)
Repeat Treatment: Recommended every 3-6 months
Practitioner: Dr Sonia
Active ingredient: Botulinum toxin type A
Brands used: Botox by Allergan
ANTI WRINKLE INJECTION TESTIMONIALS
"The clinic was very friendly and I received a warm welcome. It was spotlessly clean and pleasant. I was very impressed with Dr Kat he made me feel very at ease. All the staff were really friendly- especially the reception staff. I would consider going back and would certainly recommend others to do so."
"My experience with CC Kat Aesthetics has been more than I hoped for, the results of my anti-wrinkle injections and fillers were great and the staff ( all of them) are lovely and very helpful and put my mind at rest with any problem I anticipated. The aftercare is constant, which I found important and the facials are a delight."
"After much research, I chose this clinic because of the knowledgable and professional attitude of the staff when I'd telephoned to discuss the treatment. My experience over a course of three anti-wrinkle injection treatments has been excellent. Natasha, in particular, has been wonderful and I can't recommend her highly enough."