Anti wrinkle injections
Muscle relaxing treatments such as Azzallure or Vistabel use prescription only medication specific to you. They are injected into the muscle using a dose specific method. We will use our experience in which dose we think is required however we aim to see you back for review around day 14-21 to determine the relaxation and if further dose if required. We can successfully relax muscles by this method therefore reducing the amount we move in the area treated.
Prescription drugs can be used in many different places around the face and the common places for it to be used are around the forehead, the frown lines, the crow’s feet, nasal (bunny) lines, and the neck. By giving prescription drugs to the neck we can also lift some of the face muscles. When we use Azzallure to reduce wrinkles, it is being used outside of its licence as a wrinkle remover and we will inform you about this and ask you to complete a consent form acknowledging this.
How Do POM Work?
Prescription Only Medications work by stopping the muscles from receiving at the receptors of the muscles. These receptors will then begin to regrow at around month 3-4 and you will start to notice the area previously treated return to normal. Patients who receive regular 3-4 monthly injections will find that over time the muscle relaxation requires less treatment and can expect treatment every 6 months. This is because the muscle becomes weaker when not used. However every patient is different and what may work for some may not work for others and some may find that they produce antibodies.
Used To Treat
Treatment is best used to treat the forehead lines, smooth the frown lines and downturned mouth. Treatment is also effective in treating the underarms for excessive sweating. Other common areas are the nose lines, lip area, crows feet and chin
How long does results last?
Treatment with botox will last around 3-4 months and the results gradually wear off. A repeat treatment is often required around this time. Results vary with patients.
What are the risks?
As with any medical procedure there are some risks involved. Most treatments go very well and botulinum toxin is a very safe drug with minimal side effects or risks provided you are treated by a qualified and trained practitioner such as a Nurse Doctor or Dentist. Side can be anything from
Pinpoint bleeding at injection site
We cannot predict length of treatment
Weakness to nearby muscles resulting in eyelid ptosis or brow ptosis
These side effects are temporary. Weakness of nearby muscles can occur if the toxin spreads from the injection site however this risk is reduced by following your aftercare treatment. We shall provide you with an aftercare advice sheet in the days following your treatment which includes
No bending over for 4 hours
No lying flat for 4 hours
No saunas or sunbeds
Avoid excessive bending
Avoid extreme heat or cold for 2 weeks
Avoid facials for 2 weeks
Do not rub or massage the area for 48 hours(pat dry)
Avoid and strenious activity and alcohol until the following day
A small number of patients develop natural antibodies to some forms of Botulinum toxin and therefore may not have a good response following treatment. If this happens we usually try an alternative botulinum toxin.
1 area £150
2 areas £200
3 areas £250