Anti-Wrinkle Injections are FDA approved for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, and is extremely effective at easing the over-contracted muscles that cause surface skin to look old or stressed. Placed strategically they can also gently lift the lower third of the face, the usual target of the surgical facelift. A Botox treatment typically consists of several small injections. It works by temporarily weakening the treated muscles so that the skin relaxes and facial wrinkles and lines become less noticeable. Results can be seen in 4-10 days and can last 4 to 6 months.
Some of the questions commonly asked by our clients.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Facial lines are caused by repeated use of the facial muscles of expression, e.g. squinting and frowning. By injecting a few drops of anti-wrinkle solution with a tiny needle into the muscle this can reduce the amount of facial muscle movement and the lines can be softened. The aim of the treatment is to break the habit of frowning or squinting and so reduce the appearance of the lines and also reduce the development of further facial lines.
Prevention is often better than cure.
Dr Joney De Souza will take your medical history and assess your suitability for anti-wrinkle injections during your consultation. If you are pregnant you should discuss this with Dr Joney beforehand.
The process is quite painless, although a topical local anaesthetic cream may be applied to the treatment area first. Anti-wrinkle treatment is administered by a series of injections of small amounts of solution via a fine needle so that any discomfort is minor and short-lived. Slight swelling and redness settles within half an hour or so. Lines and wrinkles diminish as a result of a relaxing effect on the specific muscles whose repeated movements have caused them. The effects of treatment start after a few days and are complete within two weeks; benefits of treatment will last usually for three or four months. Repeated treatments at three to four monthly intervals will give optimum results over the long term – both in terms of preventing wrinkle formation but also by allowing remodelling of skin to occur so that any fixed creases will improve over time.
There might be a small amount of redness, swelling or bruising at the site of Botox® injection, but this should fade quickly. Results aren’t instantaneous, as it takes a while for treatment to work its way into the muscles, but you should start to see the effects within about a week. You will need to return for top-ups every three to six months, as the effects fade over time, but most people are so delighted with the results that they can hardly wait for their next appointment with Dr Joney.
Treatment reviews may be carried out between 2 and 4 weeks following treatment. Reviews will never be performed when there is evidence of swelling, bruising, inflammation or pain. One treatment review only will be performed per treatment and never outside the 4 weeks period following treatment.
Reviews refer to the treatment delivered and include the agreed volumes and doses of any used and paid for product. Additional services or products will be charged accordingly.
Although aspiring to deliver the best of results for every client, it is important to understand that treatment results vary form person to person. This may be due to skin age, skin condition, ethnicity, amongst other factors that cannot be excluded. The length of time results last may also all very due to these same factors.
Treatments are charged according to the service provided and are not related to the results achieved, especially as satisfaction perception is subjective and medicine is not an exact science.
Please note that we do not offer refunds on any treatment delivered. However, if you change your mind about any treatment purchased within 14 days, we are happy to exchange it for an alternative treatment or product or offer you a credit note. We do not offer refund on products sold.
Children are welcome into our clinic however we regret that our staff members are unable to supervise children during treatments for both health and safety and insurance purposes.
Please could we politely ask that you do not bring your children along to your appointment with us unless they are supervised by another adult.
Children will not be allowed into treatment rooms for health and safety reasons.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.