Smooth Away Facial Wrinkles
Wrinkle reducing injections can be a simple and low-impact treatment for reducing signs of aging. There are a wide variety of treatments for reducing the lines of the face and neck to create a smoother more youthful look. This may be an effective treatment for some patients, and you can learn more about this prescription only medication by scheduling a consultation at our clinic.
The following before and after photo illustrates treatment of forehead wrinkles. For this particular case, the result delivers a significant improvement in smoothness of the skin for this area:
Before (left) and After (right) Photos of Injections for Reducing a Male Patient's Forehead Wrinkles
The Alex Chambers Clinic offers this treatment in a safe and medically regulated clinic. If you are interested in learning more about it, and whether it is appropriate for you feel free to contact us.
Price for Treatments
The following table provides our price list. This includes the use of anaesthetic cream and a follow up visit (if needed). The Dr. Alex Chambers Medical and Aesthetic Practice is a fully approved medical clinic, registered with the Care Quality Commission (click to display).
Wrinkle Minimising Injection Prices at our London Clinic Prices Single Treatment 3-Treatment Package* 1 area £150 £425 (save £25) 2 areas £250 £700 (save £50) 3 areas £350 £950 (save £100)
*Save when 3-treatment package is paid in advance
The remainder of this article answers a variety of questions about how the treatment is applied, guidelines on cost, potential side effects, and how long a treatment can be expected to last.
What are Wrinkle Reducing Injections?
A muscle relaxing agent is injected into the skin at specific locations. This causes the muscles to become inactive, and the result is a smoothing of the skin's surface. Because of its muscle relaxing properties, this type of injection can also be used to relieve migraines caused by overly active muscular tension. At our clinic, we mainly use a product with low protein load, which lowers the chance that the body will develop a resistance to the product, and helps it to last longer.
How is it done?
Small amounts of product are injected into the target areas. The injections are done with help of a very fine needle. Common areas to be treated are the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows, crow's feet around the eyes, and the marionette lines around the mouth.
Is it painful?
Due to the extremely fine gauge of the needles, most people find it painless, however in certain sensitive areas anaesthetic cream might be applied prior to the treatment, numbing the area, and making the injections more comfortable.
How long does a treatment take?
The actual injections take only 5 to 10 minutes. However, every patient is consulted and counselled prior to the treatment and a before photo is taken. The entire process requires approximately 30 minutes.
What am I going to look like immediately after the procedure?
Slight swelling at the site of injection settles within 10-15 minutes. No changes are expected immediately; the results of the treatment are gradual and become apparent only after 24-72 hours after the injections.
Can I use make-up after the treatment?
Make-up can be applied half an hour after the injections.
What are the side effects?
Minimal swelling, occasionally some bruising, and slight muscle tightening. In very rare cases, flu-like symptoms can occur lasting a day or two. Transient eyelid drooping is sometimes seen, and settles within 2-3 weeks. Skin infections are very rare. Cases of allergy are quite rare.
How long does a treatment last?
On average skin remains smooth for 3-6 months, and can last up to 9 months.
Does it work for everyone?
About 3% of patients develop resistance to the drug and consequently the duration of the effect is highly reduced.
Are there any contraindications?
You should not have this treatment if you have a disease associated with muscle weakness such as Myasthenia Gravis, Muscular Dystophy, pregnancy, breastfeeding, allergies to components of the drug, antibiotic use a week prior to the treatment or are taking muscle relaxants.
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