Temporarily relax locally injected muscles, smoothing out existing wrinkles and helping to prevent further lines from forming.
An initial consultation is required for all new clients, during which a medical history and clinical assessment will be undertaken. You will be provided with a full explanation of the procedure, it’s clinical/aesthetic benefits, the risks, aftercare, and the consent process and you can ask as many questions as you need to make an informed decision. I recommend that you go away and think carefully about the information you have been provided and conduct your own research before consenting to treatment.
After the initial consultation has taken place (or a review consultation for existing clients), the treatment time itself takes approximately 15 – 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas treated.
On the Day
You should arrive at the clinic ideally with a make up free face (but we can remove this for you if not) and having not drank any alcohol or taken any non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (eg. aspirin, ibuprofen) in the previous 24 hours.
You can return to your normal routine almost immediately. However, it is recommended that you don’t apply to make up, massage, or rub the injected area (to avoid migration of the neurotoxin to other areas) or engage in sports or physical activity which would promote sweating for 24 hours.
After the Treatment
It takes up to 2 weeks for the injections to achieve their full effect. The aesthetic result for each person will vary and depends on the severity of their lines and wrinkles before treatment and whether static lines were already in place. For deeper static lines, the softening of the line may be the best possible result.
The results last approximately 3 months, although every person is unique and people respond differently to the various brands on the market. Some clients state that they still have reduced movement up to 6 months after injection. For the best results, it is recommended that the treatment is repeated every 3 months.
A follow-up appointment is offered to all clients 2 weeks post-treatment to review the final result and ascertain if further dosing is required.