Hey lovely people!!!
This post should hopefully give you a bit of information and answer some of your questions regarding this treatment offered by Mina, a Registered Prescribing Nurse.
If you’re fed up with your wrinkles, this could be the solution for you! I’ve put a few key things you should be thinking about before having this treatment done, which should not be taken lightly.
Botox® is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin, in this blog post I will refer to this as anti wrinkle injections.
During the ageing process we lose collagen and elastin which keep our skin looking young, resulting in reduced firmness, expression lines, leaves our skin thinner and that glow we once had disappears. Anti wrinkle injections help reduce the appearance of unwanted fine lines and wrinkles and are a great and effective way of smoothing the skin. The theory is: Botulinum Toxin is injected to prevent the release of the chemical messenger (acetylcholine) released by the nerves which attaches to receptors on the muscle cells informing them to contract. Without this key messenger our muscles can’t contract therefore stay paralysed, resulting in the wrinkles relaxing and softening.
It is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes) and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to the treatment.
How long does it last?
You won’t see immediate results, it takes up to 2 weeks for the treatment to take effect. On average, the effects last between 3-4 months. If you never had it done before, effects may last 2-3 months and for some patients, effects may last up to 6 months. The long lasting effect is actually due to the muscle relaxing enough that it breaks the habit of consistent hyper contraction.
Does it hurt?
This treatment is less invasive than surgery, but it does still involve needles. They are very small and most people don’t feel any pain while the injections is being administered. You may feel some discomfort when the needle touches the skin but it’s over quickly! I am gentle and will make you feel relaxed which results in no pain!
What are the results?
Results vary for a number of reasons. It depends on how much product is used and which muscle is being treated. The ideal effect to seek is a natural, subtle but softening of the lines rather than a frozen look. Clients will describe looking less tired, less angry and just like they’ve had a good night sleep or been on a much deserved holiday.
Does it work on all skins?
Yes it does, there are a few things to take into consideration when deciding if you are a good candidate for anti wrinkle injections, this is covered during your consultation. The most important thing to have in mind is that the treatment only really works on dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that occur when muscle movement is present, like frowning, raising of brows or smiling).
The advertising of this treatment along with before and afters are not legal and is regulated by the Advertising Standards Authority hence why no pictures are shared on our social media.
1 Area – £150 (frown lines, or crow’s feet)
2 Areas – £200 (frown lines + forehead lines or frown lines + crow’s feet)
3 Areas – £250 (frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet)