Injectable Skin Treatments
By using facial muscles repeatedly throughout a lifetime, the skin becomes creased in the areas used most. The ageing process causes collagen and elastin production in the skin to slow down so that, as we age these areas of over-use become damaged and the lines become permanent. By reducing the movement of muscles in these areas, the skin is allowed to recover, causing the lines to soften or even fade away. In the areas treated, the muscles are temporarily (always reversibly) inactivated, during which time the patient can break the subconscious habit of overusing these muscles. Depending on each individual and the dose used, the response to treatment can vary from a relaxation of the muscles to an inability to move them.
What happens during treatment?
The practitioner will ask you to use certain muscles of the face to observe how they work. An extremely fine, short needle is used to inject into the appropriate area. This may cause some slight but brief discomfort.
What should I expect after my treatment?
The area may have some slight redness and swelling, which normally resolves within two or three hours. After treatment, you should not massage the injected area. You should not lie down for four hours after treatment. Also, do not apply make-up for up to 4 hours after treatment and do not perform any strenuous exercise for up to 6 hours. Do not drink alcohol for 6 hours and avoid having a facial for 24 hours. Do not take any long haul flights for 24 hours post treatment. The treatment normally starts to take effect after 4 to 14 days, but this may vary slightly with some individuals. The effects will normally last between 3 and 6 months.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects of this treatment are rare. Most people find that the injection causes only mild discomfort. Immediately after the injection there may be mild swelling which usually subsides in 48 hours. Other side effects are extremely rare, They are: Temporary drooping of the eyelid. This may last a few weeks, but will always resolve. In extremely rare cases, patients have developed an allergy to the treatment, while others have shown resistance, i.e. it causes little or no effect on the treated muscles.
If you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother; we will not be able to carry out the above treatment. Anyone undergoing a general anaesthetic cannot have a treatment 4 weeks prior to or 4 weeks after this procedure. Clients with active acne or rosacea, herpes, skin infections, warts or raised moles on the face will not be able to receive this treatment. Clients on anti-coagulant therapy; although only pin point bleeding is achieved, should have their coagulation status checked to confirm a normal clotting / bleeding profile as this can increase the potential for bruising. Clients taking Aspirin or similar medication have increased potential for bruising.
Other treatments we provide:
- C02 Fractional laser skin resurfacing
- Vaginal Rejuvenation
- Weight Loss Programme
- Cellulite Reduction
- HydraFacial Treatments
- Injectable Skin Treatments
- Dermal Fillers
- Cheek Enhancements
- Lip Augmentation and Enhancement
- Hand Treatments
- Skin Rejuvenation
- 3D Ultrasonic Liposuction
- 3D Ultrasonic skin tightening
- Permanent Hair Reduction
- IPL Thread Vein Removal
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
- Genuine Dermaroller Therapy
- Microsclerotherapy Vein removal
- Skin Peel Treatments
- Semi Permanent Makeup
- 3D SkinMed
- Plexr Plasma Soft Surgery
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