What are anti-wrinkle injections?
We are pleased to offer anti-wrinkle and wrinkle relaxing injection treatments at our CQC registered medical grade clinic in Poole.
The injections work to help eliminate wrinkles and provide a proven anti ageing & anti-wrinkle solution. Anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox, BOCOUTURE (Merz), Dysport and Azzalure target the specific muscles which cause wrinkles due to repeated dynamic movements and facial expressions.
Anti-wrinkle injections help to rejuvenate the skin and combat wrinkles, the injections strengthen the skin and smooth away lines and folds. They primarily work by causing temporary muscle paralysis, resulting in a smooth and wrinkle-free appearance. The three most common areas are the glabella (the area between your eyebrows), the forehead (treating the horizontal lines) and the ‘smilies’ or ‘crows feet’ (the lines around and at the side of the eyes. We also offer the treatment of a gummy smile, downturned smile, hyperhydrosis (sweat reduction) and teeth grinding (bruxism).
Dr Rory Boud offers anti-wrinkle treatments using the brand BOCOUTURE, which is an alternative to Botox. Patients have the opportunity to discuss their individual needs when visiting our clinic in Poole where best suited treatments will be talked through, side effects of Botox explained and any medical conditions and current medication will be discussed in depth during your consultation.
Which areas can be treated?
- Smile lines around the eyes, also known as ‘smilies’ or ‘crows feet’
- Dimpled chin
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines / between the eyebrows (glabella)
- Teeth grinding (Bruxism)
- Sweat reduction (Hyperhydrosis)
- Downturned smile
- Platysma Bands (Neck)
What does the treatment involve?
By injecting precisely into specific muscles, the nerve impulse traveling to the muscle is blocked. This blockage prevents contraction, therefore relaxing the muscles. Typically, you will see an improvement in the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles 7-10 days following treatment, the maximum effect being observed 5 to 6 weeks after injection.
What can’t you do after the treatment and for how long?
- Exercise should be avoided for 4 hours after treatment, and the area should not be massaged for three days.
- You should remain in an upright position for 4 hours following treatment to limit the spread of substance at the injection site.
- There is particular risk of eye lid or eyebrow complications should you have pressure on the area treated such as placing your face in the breathing hole on a physio or massage couch. This should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.
How long does the treatment last for?
Approximate longevity is 3 months, however this varies between individuals due to genetics and lifestyle factors.
How often should you have the treatment?
Every 3-4 months however this varies between individuals.
Who cannot have the treatment?
- Those with an allergy to botulinum toxin type A, Human albumin, or sodium chloride (salt)
- Infection at site of injection
- If you are pregnant, or breastfeeding
- Have ever suffered from a disease which affects your muscles or nervous system, or have any other known muscular or neuromuscular issues
- Those with inflammation in the muscle or skin to be injected