There are many ways in which we can delay the course of ageing. But although they can help with our overall health and well-being, they can’t tackle the one element that affects the way we look facially: fine lines and wrinkles.
We can use all the creams, lotions and potions under the sun. We can eat healthily and drink gallons of water. Somehow, though, the onset of those naughty little lines around the forehead and eyes can creep up on us and just will not budge.
Fortunately, there is a tried, tested, non-surgical and now very common way to eradicate static lines around the upper face. Most of us have heard of this treatment.
How does the treatment work?
The treatment involves injecting under the skin, which paralyses (relaxes or ‘freezes’) certain facial muscles to give a smoother, more youthful appearance to the skin.
Is it safe?
As with any injectable procedure, wrinkle-smoothing injections should only be practiced in a sterile environment by a fully-qualified medical professional. It is important not to be tempted to take cheap, ‘quick fix’ injections by unqualified practitioners, however accessible or seemingly reasonable the price.
At Dr MediSpa, this popular procedure is extremely safe because it is only administered in the clinic by a medical professional.
How do I know if I qualify for wrinkle-smoothing injections?
Before any treatment, your practitioner will consult with you about your needs, desires. We will manage your expectations, and advise if wrinkle-smoothing injections is the route to take.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes around 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how many injection sites are needed. Your practitioner will allow around 15 to 20 minutes for the appointment.
How long does it take to achieve results?
The complete results can take up to 7 days. A good practitioner will always suggest that you return for a ‘top-up’ about a fortnight after treatment, if needed.
How long do the effects last?
The longevity varies, but usually the results last between 3 and 6 months.
What do I do for aftercare?
Following the treatment, we recommend you avoid:
- rubbing your face
- bending forward, or
- strenuous physical exercise
for at least 24 hours.
Any of these might cause the injected product to spread to unwanted areas, or lead to a ‘drooping’ effect in the eyelid. In the unlikely event that this does occur, we can supply drops that should rectify the problem.
Anti-wrinkle treatment prices
|Area - either forehead, glabellar (frown lines) or crows feet.||Price|
|Masseters and 'square jaw' softening. (Note: up to 3 treatments may be needed for the desired effect.)||£400|