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  • How Do Anti-Wrinkle Treatments Work?
    We usually discuss this in our complementary consultation where we go through the different treatment options available to you and the risks and benefits of each treatment.
  • Which Areas Can Anti-Wrinkle Treatments Be Used For?
    Anti-wrinkle treatments can be used to treat a number of upper and lower face problems associated with development of wrinkles and lines. These are discussed in detail during the consultation process to give you a good idea of what can be achieved with such treatments.
  • How often should I have the treatments?
    Having anti-wrinkle treatments more regularly than recommended can lead to muscle wasting, which may have an impact on the desired effect in the long term. Frequent treatment at an interval of less than three months is not recommended. Based on individual result, the frequency treatment may vary. A good way to tell when you are due for a top us is when the results have worn out. With repeated treatments the muscles also become weaker and treatments appear to lasts longer.
  • What Products Will We Use?
    Anti-wrinkle treatments contains Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is a prescription only medicine. It should only be used after a medical consultation has taken place, which can be conducted by our medically trained aesthetic pharmacist. There are several products available in the market and the choice depends on your budget and the desired outcome of the final treatment. All our products are sourced from UK licensed pharmaceutical wholesalers to ensure that they are genuine products and of the highest quality.
  • When Can I See The Results Once I Have Had Treatment?
    Anti-wrinkle treatments are not instant. It can take 4 to 21 days for the full effects to be seen and the effects and previous about 3 months. As part of our service, we always encourage follow-up appointments for the first few treatments to determine the need for a top-up and make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.
  • Who Should Not Have Anti-Wrinkle Treatments?
    Anti-wrinkle treatments should not be used: • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding • If you have a condition called Myasthenia Gravis • If you have any neurological conditions. • If you have had a previous allergic reaction to botulinum toxin treatment If you have an ongoing infection, breakout of acne or cold sores then it is best to reschedule treatment for when you are better. If you are on certain medications such as blood thinning medication such as aspirin, warfarin or steroids or Roaccutane then is best to seek medical advice from your doctor before planning such treatments.
  • What Should I Expect After My Treatment?
    Side -effects such as bruising, swelling and redness at the injection site are common and self-limiting and should subside within the next few hours of treatment. Arnica tablets/gel or Vitamin K oxide cream can be used if bruising is extensive and prolonged and can take up to 10-days to settle. Other common side-effects include the risk of infection, rash, headaches, flu-like symptoms.
  • Do's and don'ts after treatment
    Do remain upright for 4 hours after treatment. Do use the muscle that has been treated more often for the first hour as the toxin is attracted to active muscle. Do not apply make-up for the next 12 hours and keep skin clean with normal cleansing. Do not use cleansing wipes which may irritate skin. Avoid extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise, alcohol, rubbing or wearing tight hats or headgear for 48 hours. Avoid facial massages and electrical stimulation of face for next two weeks.
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