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Botox & Injectables

Anti wrinkle (botulinum neuromodulator) injections involve a series of small injections that weaken the selected muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. The injection usually takes effect within 2 to 3 days after the injection, and can take 1 to 2 weeks for the full effect to be seen.

This treatment is most often used on

  • Forehead lines,
  • Crow’s feet (lines around the eye)
  • Frown lines

Frown lines and forehead or eyes usually <> 25 units

Frown lines, forehead and eyes usually <> 50 units

Please note the units stated above is an estimate, you may require more or less that the above – our aesthetic physician will however consult with you prior to treatment

Fillers

A filler is hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds. Hylaronic acid is a naturally occurring compound that is found in the human body, which serves to deliver nutrients to the skin, hydrate the skin by holding water and act as a cushioning agent.

Fillers can be injected into areas of the facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur.

Risks

Every procedure involves a certain amount of risk so it is important you understand these and then make your choice. Should you wish to book an appointment, our aesthetic physician will go through all risks with you in detail.  Base your choice to undergo a procedure on a comparison of the risk versus potential benefit. Although few patients experience the complications listed below, discuss each of them with our aesthetic physician to make sure you understand the potential risks and potential consequences of anti-wrinkle and filler injections.

  • Within the first 24 hours after injections
  • avoid strenuous exercise,
  • extensive sun or heat exposure
  • Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling and/or itching at the injection site
  • Some patients may experience headaches – inform your treating aesthetic physician if you develop headaches that are severe
 

Botox & Injectables

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