Anti-wrinkle injections: A comprehensive guide by Dr. Rory Boud

RKB Aesthetics is pleased to offer in-person and online consultations to discuss anti-wrinkle injections. Your consultation and treatment, if appropriate, will be at our CQC registered medical grade clinic in Poole, Dorset.

What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Botox is the term popularly used when discussing anti-wrinkle injections. But, Botox is a brand of botulinum toxin injections, which is the clinical name. It is a prescription-only medication (POM) strictly available through consultation with a qualified medical practitioner.

RKB Aesthetics offers a range of anti-wrinkle injection brands, such as Botox, Bocouture (Merz), NUCEIVA, Dysport, and Azzalure.

How do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work?

These injections target specific muscles responsible for wrinkles caused by repetitive dynamic movements and facial expressions. By injecting precisely into specific muscles, the nerve impulse travelling to the muscle is blocked. This blockage prevents contraction which relaxes the muscle, which smooths away lines and folds.

Treatment process with Dr Rory

Before undergoing anti-wrinkle treatments, patients undergo a friendly and in-depth consultation at our Poole clinic. During this appointment your needs are discussed and treatment options are explored in detail. Dr Rory ensures patients are fully informed about the nature of any treatment; including potential side effects and common reactions to anti-wrinkle injections. Medical conditions, previous medical history, and current medications are also thoroughly reviewed.

Areas of treatment available to discuss at your consultation

  • Smile lines around the eyes (‘Crows feet’)
  • Forehead lines
  • Dimpled chin
  • Frown lines / between the eyebrows (Glabella)
  • Teeth grinding / Jaw clenching (Bruxism)
  • Sweat reduction (Hyperhidrosis)
  • Downturned smile (DAO’s)
  • Platysma Bands (Neck)
  • Gummy smile
  • Smile lines
  • Hyperhidrosis (Sweat reduction)
  • Teeth grinding/jaw clenching (Bruxism)

How long do Anti-Wrinkle Injections last?

Anti-wrinkle injections are not permanent. The treatment itself takes around 10 minutes. Visible improvement in fine lines and wrinkles typically occurs 7-10 days after treatment, and the peak effect is observed 5 to 6 weeks after injection. Results will last 3 months on average, however this varies between individuals and brands used. You can have this treatment again roughly every 3 – 4 months.

A review appointment within 2 weeks is included in your treatment plan at RKB to ensure safety and satisfaction.

Anti-wrinkle Injections aftercare

  • Do not lie down for 4-6 hours following treatment
  • Do not exercise for the remaining day following treatment
  • Do not massage the injected area for 3 days
  • Avoid extreme temperatures and exposure such as sauna and steam rooms for 3 days
  • Avoid massage tables that place pressure on the face for 2 weeks
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure
  • Wear SPF 50

Who should not have Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

  • Those with an allergy to botulinum toxin type A
  • Those with an allergy to human albumin
  • Those with an allergy to sodium chloride (salt)
  • Those pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Those with a history of diseases affecting muscles or the nervous system
  • Those with muscular or neuromuscular issues
  • Those with inflammation in the muscle or skin to be injected
  • Those with skin infections in the desired treatment area

Anti-wrinkle Injections Pricing

Includes your consultation at the clinic:

  • Botox 1 area £180
  • Botox 2 areas £230
  • Botox 3 areas £280
  • Lip Flip with toxin £95
  • Nefertiti Neck Lift/Platysma Bands £350
  • Bruxism (50 units) £350
  • Masseter Thinning (50 units) £350
  • Masseter Thinning (100 units) £499

There is an additional £50 charge for male anti-wrinkle injections

Book a consultation to explore your options to benefit from anti-wrinkle injections safely with Dr. Rory Boud.