What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are used to both prevent wrinkles forming, and also smooth out fine lines and wrinkles that are already present. The injections work by stopping muscles from contracting, so they stay in their resting state. They are used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and over-active muscles to treat the gummy smile, neck bands, and chin dimpling.
Does the injection hurt
Botox injections are relatively painless as the injections are performed using a very fine needle. Patients therefore and do not require any anaesthesia. The full treatment takes about 15-20 minutes to perform and you are able to drive and go to work the same day.
How Long Do The Effects Last?
It can take about 2-14 days to see the full effects after the initial treatment. The cosmetic effects can last up to six months but typically range from three to four months. Eventually most people require re treatment as the wrinkles reappear.
However in some treated areas (such as frown wrinkles), the wrinkles may return less severe after repeated treatments as the unconscious muscle contraction habit is broken. We offer all our patients a free two week follow up appointment to assess the effect of treatment and administer any top up treatments if necessary.
“Dr Zohal is extremely knowledgeable and will not over treat! I wanted to feel naturally youthful and enhance specific areas without looking fake. Procedures take 20-30 minutes, and Dr Zohal explains thoroughly. I am extremely happy with my results.”
- Prevention of permanent static lines
- Softening of present static lines
- Softening lines around the mouth which are commonly known as “smoker’s lines”
Common areas treated:
- Frown lines – Vertical lines in between the eyebrows from frowning over time
- Forehead lines – These forehead lines appear when we raise our eyebrows
- Crows feet lines – These lines form when we smile or squintEyebrows – An eyebrow lift can be achieved in some patients using prescription-only injections which are used to relax the muscle as well as soften lines