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What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections can help tackle the signs of ageing by reducing overactive facial muscles that pull and tug on the skin – this helps your skin look smoother and tighter. The break the skin gets from the muscles continually moving, allows the skin to smooth out, giving it a fresher look and can make you look years younger.
The treatment is gentle lasting from 3-6 months and prevents those annoying fine lines developing, which give our age away – no more caking your makeup in those lines. Regular treatments 2/3 times a year can make you feel more confident and rejuvenated.
Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used for treating medical conditions, such as – excessive armpit sweating (Hyperhidrosis), teeth grinding (Bruxism)and headaches (Migraines).
Procedure duration 20 minutes
Recommended treatments 2-3 times a year
Type of anaesthetic N/A
Side effects Possible bruising, localised swelling and very rarely infection
Results Vibrant smoother skin
Return to work Straight away
Full recovery Results seen within 2 week
Duration of results 4-6 months
What conditions can be treated with Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Frown lines are deep lines in-between your eyebrows often formed when concentrating or angry. If these are not treated, over time, a permanent line can appear called the ‘11’s’ lines.
The frown lines appear as a result of 2 different muscle groups contracting called the procerus and the corrugators.
Frown lines can make people look permanently cross. They can even appear in your early 20’s due to genetic causes, so if your parents developed them at a young age, you are more likely to see them appearing over the years.
By treating with an anti-wrinkle relaxant, as soon as the fine lines appear, you can prevent deep grooves from forming and becoming permanent.
Anti-wrinkle injections even twice yearly will dramatically decrease line formation and can clear fine lines permanently in this area. It can also help relieve any tension that is held in this area due to the muscle contracting so often, which can ease headaches.
These horizontal lines appear on the upper forehead when you elevate your eyebrows. They can become deeper and more prominent in people who have a lot of expressions when talking or surprised. As the forehead is often the first area on the face we can see, these fine lines can be ageing and can also affect the way your makeup sits.
A very light treatment in this area can dramatically smooth out these lines without looking fake or affecting the level of your eyebrows. The forehead is a very delicate area to treat, and over-treatment can result in a heavy hooded look. We are particularly cautious in this area and have years of experience in treating the frontalis (forehead muscle). We take the conservative approach, but if you feel you need more, you can come back after two weeks for a free top-up.
These fine lines appear around the eyes when you smile. Unfortunately, these lines can frame the eye, making you look older, and your eyes appear smaller.
Having this area treated will help you feel more rested and brighter in the area. It won’t change the way you smile or how your face looks when you smile – it will just clear the ageing lines that have appeared over time. No one will guess you have had the treatment, but everyone will notice the fresh new you.
Treating this large muscle on either side of the jaw can cause it to relax and is fantastic for patients suffering from jaw clenching (Bruxism).
Jaw clenching causes grinding damage on the teeth and a tight masseter muscle which creates tension headaches radiating from the neck up to the temple area.
These chew muscles can significantly enlarge, giving a square/box face. Injecting into each muscle, can relax the area and reduce headaches. The injections will also protect the teeth and give a more feminine contouring of the lower face.
These are little wrinkles that appear around the bridge of your nose when you laugh. Two simple small injections into the contracting muscle can smooth the area. It will ensure no deeper lines appear around the nasal bridge that could emphasis the nose more.
As your mentalis muscle ages, it becomes more ridged around the chin. This muscle then pulls on your chin creating a protuberant pointy look that is less attractive. If you suffer from an ‘orange peel skin effect on your chin two simple injections can release this tight look and make your chin both smoother and less prominent.
As we age the muscles around our mouth called the depressor anguli oris can become tighter and stiff. This pulls on the corners of our mouth, giving us a sad look which can be ageing. Two simple small injections in a particular area can help soften this pull and give you a happier, less grumpy look. Please note all lower face anti-wrinkle injections must be given by a highly trained expert as there is a lot of skill involved – we’ve been administering these treatments for over a decade.
The neck can give away your age. Muscles that pop out from the base of the neck to either side of your neck when you strain or talk energetically are called the platysmal bands. They can be softened with treatment. When these tight stringy muscles are relaxed, it can give you a smoother, more youthful neck. This rejuvenating neck treatment takes 10 minutes and is virtually painless.
If you suffer from excessive sweating in the armpits which causes embarrassing dark patches on your shirts and blouses, then this is the treatment for you. The product is injected just beneath the skin and is virtually painless. It starts working within 3-5 days and can last 6-9 months. It reduces the over-activity of sweat glands and keeps you dry through those summer months or at stressful work situation.
What are the benefits of anti-wrinkle injections?
- A fast and effective way to smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Your skin will look fresher and it can take years off your face
- Offering far better results than any over-the-counter skin creams
- Results lasting for up to 6 months
- Safe and natural results administered by doctors with decades of experience
- A great rejuvenating treatment for both men and women
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Botulism Toxin is a naturally occurring bacteria in the environment. This is the main ingredient in anti-wrinkle injections. When botulism toxin is injected into the muscle, it causes a block between the nerve and the muscle. Once injected, the nerve sends signals to the muscle to contract, but as we get older, the muscle will no longer respond. After treatment, the wrinkles do not appear on the skin, and you have a smoother look.
Over time this block breaks down, and the nerve communicates with the muscle again causing contractions. The treatment will start to work gradually within a few days but can take up to 2 weeks to take full effect. It’s then naturally broken down and slowly wears off over in 3-6 months.
The toxin breaks down in the muscle but is not passed anywhere else in the body so entirely safe.
We aim to get the dose right for you to give you a very natural look which lasts at least four months. The majority of our clients return to us around the 4-6 month mark. A lot of our male clients only need to visit us twice a year; however, it depends on how much muscle movement you are happy with on the upper face.
What to expect from my treatment?
We offer a free consultation where you will have a face to face assessment with your doctor or nurse. They will spend time going through the exact science behind anti-wrinkle products explaining how it works. We will then review your past medical history to ensure you are suitable and safe for the treatment.
If you have had previous treatments in other clinics, we’ll discuss your experience and results, both good and bad. This helps us understand your face better to tailor a bespoke treatment that will be perfect for you.
The team will answer any questions you have and only when you are comfortable and ready, will your treatment start. The treatment area will be cleansed, and the product administered with a microfine needle placed no more than 3mm into the skin. Some patients barely even feel this while some will feel a small sting of the needle at the injection site that clears within seconds.
We use microfine needles to reduce any discomfort. This is different from other clinics that may use the old-style larger insulin needles.
We use only the best equipment and products to make sure your visit is as pleasant as possible. If you are particularly sensitive, we will also offer numbing cream before the treatment, which makes the injections virtually painless.
There may be small bumps where the product has been injected but these typically clear within 10 minutes (or by the time you have walked back to the tube). The treatment only takes 15 minutes, and there is no downtime so you can come to the clinic on your lunch break – no one needs to know.
We advise no exercise for 24 hours as in theory you could ‘sweat’ out the treatment with vigorous activity and no lying down for 4 hours (which is not a problem with the hectic London lifestyle).
There is a chance of a small bruise with these fine needles. If this occurs then concealer can be used, and the bruising should clear in 3-5 days.
We welcome you back to the clinic for a free top-up at the 2-week mark if you feel you have more movement than expected. We like to review our patients again as it means we can get the dose perfect for future treatments.
How much do the injections cost?
1 area £205
2 areas £295 (£147.50 per area)
3 areas £375 (£125 per area)
Vertical Neck Lines £385
Underarm – Hyperhidrosis £495
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How safe are anti-wrinkle injections?
Botulinum toxin treatments have been used for over 30 years. The product has been given in much higher doses (5-6 times the amount) in people who have neurological conditions and painful muscles spasm to ease the over-activity. It is even used in children at these higher doses. As such, it is perfectly safe in the minute doses that are placed in the muscles for anti-ageing treatments in the face. The product does not spread elsewhere in the body.
There have been no reported long-term adverse effects from any anti-wrinkle injections, and the product is naturally broken down and cleared out of the muscles within 3-6 months of the treatment. It is safe to have on-going treatments, and the results can continue to improve with repeated treatments.
We want to avoid the frozen look and aim to give you a subtle natural outcome that will tackle the onset and progression of wrinkles. We’re very good with first-timers offering ‘baby tox’ in much lower doses to ensure you are comfortable with the treatment and gentle changes. We always offer a free 2-week review where we can top-up the treatment if needed once we have assessed your body’s responsiveness.
Why choose Look Lovely London for your anti-wrinkle treatments?
- Our clinic is Doctor-led with over a decade of experience in injectable treatments
- The clinic trains doctors and nurses in advanced aesthetics
- There have been no complications to-date with high client satisfaction and retention rates
- We have second to none follow-up care
- We are fully insured and professional with our advanced skincare treatments
- We pride ourselves in being friendly, professional and approachable
- Finance options available
Although only in my 30’s I noticed my upper forehead lines were really deep. They would appear whenever I elevated my brows in an animated conversation. I then noticed these fine lines were there all the time despite spending so much money on face creams. My makeup couldn’t hide them and actually caked into the lines. When I looked in the mirror I felt older than my age. I was frustrated about how deep and quickly the lines had appeared.
This lovely patient has a very small dose of anti-wrinkle injections into the upper forehead that were virtually painless. At the clinic we always make sure we balance the dose correctly, giving a natural smooth appearance – no heavy brows in our clinic. We’d rather start off with a gentle dose and then get you back for a free-top up if needed.
2 Weeks later
Smooth skin with fine lines eliminated
Brows still elevated naturally
Younger looking fresher face
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My forehead is now line free! I can still move my eyebrows, but there is no excessive wrinkling. My make-up glides on my face, wish I’d done this sooner.
Anti Wrinkle Injections FAQs
Anti-wrinkle injections quite simply block signals from the nerve to the muscle. The muscles in your face can become more active over time and create a lot of movement. This movement then pulls and creases the skin creating wrinkles. These wrinkles and fine lines become deeper over time.
If there is a gentle block between the nerve and an overactive muscle, the muscles stop contracting so excessively. The treatment is only temporary and this block breaks down naturally over time. Having regular treatments can result in a smooth long-lasting look with fewer wrinkles forming.
We offer anti-wrinkle treatments that last at least 4-6 months. Our decades of experience means we can assess your skin properly and also the strength of your muscles and then work out the correct dosage for you. This will give you a smooth long-lasting look.
Our clients only need to come back 2/3 times a year. The length of treatment can also depend on how expressive you are, if you have a fast metabolism, and if you smoke or drink.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be almost painless if carried out delicately by an experienced practitioner. We use micro-fine needles which makes it a comfortable procedure. We like to spend a bit more on our needles to ensure our patients feel little to no discomfort. We are different to a lot of clinics that use the old insulin needles, which are larger and can cause more pain and bruising.
We can also offer numbing cream for more nervous patients. When you book in simple tell us you’d like the cream and we can offer this to you on arrival.
There have been no clinical trials testing the safety around anti-wrinkle injections during pregnancy. Therefore, we have no information about this.
We always recommend patients have treatments after their pregnancy and when they have finished breastfeeding.
Your skin will be naturally glowing through your pregnancy so enjoy your healthy look and come and see us once your baby has finally moved to the bottle.