This month we’re speaking to Krishna, our facial aesthetics practitioner, about anti – wrinkle treatment – the latest set of treatments we’re now offering!
|What is anti-wrinkle treatment?
Anti-wrinkle treatment uses a natural purified protein. It is injected into muscles of the face to temporarily relax them and therefore reduce the appearance of tired and stressed-looking lines and wrinkles, providing a more youthful appearance. It can also prevent lines from forming in areas of the face where there is excessive muscle activity. It is a quick, effective and safe way to produce beautiful, but subtle and natural-looking changes.
What does the treatment consist of?
The treatment involves injection of the protein into muscles of the face. The treatment is relatively quick and easy and the effects of it can be seen from about 2-3 days although the maximum effects are seen after about 14 days. The treatment lasts for about 3-4 months, after which the muscles start to regain their normal activity.
Does it hurt?
The treatment is relatively painless. Ultra-fine needles are used; the type that diabetic patients used to inject insulin into themselves daily.
Are there any side effects?
Common side effects include some temporary redness, irritation or discomfort around the areas of injection. Headaches are also a temporary side effect. There is also a 1% risk of swelling or drooping of the eyelid. However, there is relatively little downtime and most people are able to get on with their day-to-day activities straight after treatment.
Will i need more than one session?
Two weeks after the treatment is done, you are booked in for a review appointment to assess the effect of the treatment and compare it to before photos. Since everybody’s muscles and responses can be slightly different, if any adjustments or additional doses need to be done, they are done at this appointment free of charge.
The treatment lasts 3-4 months therefore after this time lines and wrinkles may start to slowly re-appear, and treatment would need to be repeated around every 3-4 months to maintain the results.