Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

 
 

Treatments are performed by our fully qualified General Practitioner, Dr Roisin O'Regan, who also has a diploma in Dermatology.

For further information regarding our anti-wrinkle treatment services, please contact us on 0207 235 3002 or email Dr O'Regan's secretary, [email protected].

 

Pricing

  • Initial Consultation - £50 (redeemable against treatment)
  • Injectable treatment - starting from £250
  • 2-3 week touch up – no charge
Patient Pack
 

FAQ'S

1) WHAT IS ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENT/HOW DOES IT WORK?

Anti-wrinkle treatment is botulinum toxin A that is injected into muscles. It temporarily relaxes the muscle by blocking nerve impulses. This means the muscle is temporarily unable to contract so that wrinkles do not form. This then causes this skin to appear smoother and have a more youthful appearance.

 

2) IS ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENT SAFE?

Anti-wrinkle treatment has been used in the field of medicine as a muscle relaxant for over 20 years and has a very good safety record. It has been used increasingly frequently over the last 15 years as a cosmetic muscle relaxing treatment and is now one of the most popular cosmetic treatments.

 

3) WHO IS COSMETIC ANTI-WRINKLE SUITABLE FOR?

Botulinum toxin type-A is used, and considered safe and appropriate for anti-wrinkle treatment for both women and men.

 

4) WHO IS COSMETIC ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENT NOT SUITABLE FOR?

 

  • Children (i.e. anyone under the age of 18).
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Anybody who has had a previous allergic reaction to anti-wrinkle treatment.
  • Anybody who has an infection in an area of the skin that they wish to receive treatment on.
  • Anybody with underlying medical conditions that can affect muscles or nerves, such as Eaton Lambert syndrome or Myaesthenia Gravis.
  • Anybody taking certain medications that can interact with Anti-wrinkle treatment such as some Alzheimer's disease drugs, certain antibiotics (e.g. Gentamicin) or blood thinners (e.g. warfarin). These should be discussed with your doctor prior to consideration of Anti-wrinkle treatment.

 

5) IS ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENT PAINFUL?

Anti-wrinkle treatment injections are delivered using a very fine needle. Anti-wrinkle treatment injections are largely considered as minimally painful and so do not require any anaesthetic. Treatment takes approximately 20-30 minutes to carry out and immediately after treatment people can go back to work and drive.

 

6) ARE THERE ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS?

For most people who receive Anti-wrinkle treatment, negative side effects are minimal. The most commonly reported side effect is short lasting mild pain and swelling in the areas treated immediately afterwards. These symptoms are typically abated in the first 48 hours. Occasionally there can be minimal bruising in areas treated, which again typically resolves within a few days. Allergic reaction to Anti-wrinkle treatment is incredibly rare.

Occasionally Anti-wrinkle treatment can relax muscle groups that were not intended to be treated. This can cause a temporary dropping of the eyelids or eyebrow which can last up to a few weeks. Thankfully, this is quite uncommon.

Anti-wrinkle treatment is not considered to cause any long-term side effects, however it is important to discuss Anti-wrinkle treatment with your doctor to be sure Anti-wrinkle treatment is suitable for you.

 

7) CAN I WEAR MAKE UP AFTER MY ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENT?

Yes, however it is advised to avoid putting make up on for the first hour after having received Anti-wrinkle treatment. After that it can be gently reapplied. Mineral based make up can, however, be applied immediately after Anti-wrinkle treatment.

 

8) HOW LONG DOES ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENT LAST FOR?

After receiving cosmetic Anti-wrinkle treatment, it can take up to two weeks to see the full effect. During that time, muscles groups that have been treated will slowly relax. We offer patients a free two-week review in order to assess the effectiveness of treatment and perform a top up if required. Each treatment lasts approximately 3-4 months, sometimes longer. As wrinkles start to reappear, people will then require continued treatment in order to maintain its effect. People who have regular Anti-wrinkle treatment treatments often find that wrinkles that do return tend to be less pronounced as a result of the loss of muscle contraction over time.

 

9) HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENT?

Once the effects of an anti-wrinkle treatment have worn off, wrinkles will go back to the way they looked before treatment. As the effect of Anti-wrinkle treatment typically wears off at 3-4 months, treatments are often repeat at a minimum of 3 monthly interludes. Some people find that with repeated treatments, the effects of each Anti-wrinkle treatment can last a bit longer.

 

10) AFTERCARE ADVICE THAT IS RECOMMENDED

  • Regular contracting of the treated muscle groups for the first 4 hours after treatment can ensure that the Anti-wrinkle treatment reaches all the areas of muscle fully that were injected. This can involve lifting the eyebrows and frowning.
  • Keep yourself in an upright position for the first 4 hours after treatment, as well as avoiding lying on your front.
  • Avoiding tight headwear.
  • Try to avoid vigorously rubbing or touching the areas that have been treated and avoid having any facials or massages for the first 48 hours. This is to ensure that the Anti-wrinkle treatment remains at the site it was intended to treat.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol and strenuous exercise for the first 48 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol-based products on the treated areas for the first 48 hours.
  • Arnica cream can be applied to any bruised areas.
  • Paracetamol can be used if there is any post procedural pain.

 

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