What are anti-wrinkle treatments?

Anti-wrinkle treatments with botulinum toxin (such as Botox) blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The treated muscle can no longer contract, thereby allowing relaxing of the lines and wrinkles.

Anti-wrinkle treatments are administered using very fine, sterile disposable syringes. This ensures minimal discomfort during treatment.

Treatments generally take just minutes per area around the face, and other than mild redness, there are generally no give away signs that treatment has been performed, so you can go about your day as normal after treatment.

Results generally take 10 days – 2 weeks to take effect, and a complimentary review is offered 2 weeks after treatment.

Are anti-wrinkle treatments safe?

When anti-wrinkle treatments are administered by a medially trained practitioner, there are no serious risks, and most patients experience no side-effects whatsoever. Occasionally, a small bruise may occur at the site of the injection which disappears within days, and mild headaches lasting a few hours in very few cases. In rare cases, a reversible condition known as ptosis, heaviness of the eyelids may occur. However proper regard to dosages and location of injection in susceptible muscles should avoid this condition.

Where can anti-wrinkle treatments be used?

Anti-wrinkle treatments can be used anywhere there is an undesirable pull on the skin of the face or neck, such as:

  • Forehead and frown lines
  • Eyebrow lift
  • The “bunny lines” around the nose
  • Crow’s feet/sift lines around the eye area
  • Vertical lip lines around the mouth “smoker’s lines”
  • Indentation of the chin caused by activity of the mentalis muscle
  • Neck lines (neck lift)
  • Smile lift
  • Jowls around the jaw line
  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)