Eight things that you need to know about wrinkle injections (Botox)

medi cosmetic botox1. Who is the ideal candidate for Wrinkle Relaxing Injections?

The ideal candidate would really be somebody with light to moderate lines. This means they will get the best result from treatment. The deeper the lines, the more fixed they will be. Wrinkle Relaxing/Botox Injections will still help to soften a very deep line, but they wouldn’t get the same results.

2. How long does the treatment take?

It’s really a very quick procedure, the actual injection takes minutes. The Doctor will discuss your medical history to ensure suitability and also discuss realistic expectations of the treatment. Consultations are essential to ensure that the treatment will give the results that you are looking for and all aftercare is understood.

3. What age would you recommend people to start having treatment?

Regardless of age, when lines are beginning to form or become ‘fixed’, then this is when these injections will completely smooth the persons’ skin. While we wouldn’t recommend an eighteen year old to get it just for preventative reasons, I would also argue that a someone in their mid-twenties  can on occasion have deeper lines than a thirty year old. It really depends on age of the skin as to whether I would treat somebody. It is important to note that these injections are not a miracle cure and that this treatment is not effective or suitable for everyone.

4. Is it something that HAS to be maintained, or can it be a one off treatment?

It is a treatment that requires ongoing treatments to maintain the same result. However  it does not necessarily  have to be maintained if you wish not to have the procedure again. Anti-Wrinkle Injections are always temporary and will wear off, so too will the results. Should somebody want to keep up in continuing to smooth their skin or maintain the smoothness they achieve, then they will need repeat treatments. Otherwise, a one off session will smooth the skin temporarily and for a little while after the treatment has worn off.

5. What is the most common untrue perception of Wrinkle Relaxing Injections?

Botox treatments are actually very misunderstood. Anti-Wrinkle Injections will only prevent muscle contraction, so therefore will not change a way a person looks or stop them smiling. It is used mostly in the upper face to prevent frowning for example, this means that after having the injections, you just look like you, but when you’re not frowning! It will not freeze your face into a certain shape or stop you smiling. We are asked by many clients if you can fly following treatment or can you relax in the sun. The answer is YES to both, however we would always recommend a high SPF to protect your skin from the sun and ensure your results last longer.  Botulinum toxin is a very safe drug when used properly and by a trained and experienced practitioner.

6. How often should a person have treatment?

The effects will last on average four to six months, although as it sometimes can break the habit of using a certain muscle group, some find they can get slightly longer. How often you wish to have treatment is entirely up to you.

7. Are there any common side effects?

It is common to have a little redness and a slight raised bump following the injections which will subside within an hour after the treatment is finished. As with any injection, there is always a slight risk of bruising. If injected potentially into the wrong position, it can cause areas of muscle to relax where it shouldn’t, for example giving a droop to the eyebrows. It is important that all Wrinkle Relaxing injections such as Botox be administered by a highly experience and qualified Doctor as they will know the anatomy of the facial muscles.

8. When would you start to see the results?

Results can take up to 14 days to fully appear. A post-treatment consultation is recommended if it is your first treatment to ensure that the you have received the best result possible.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections should only be administered by a fully qualified and highly experienced Doctor. Botulinum Toxin is a prescribed drug and therefore, only a Doctor should carry out this procedure. If you are considering Botox Treatment, please ensure that the clinic that you visit is reputable and RQIA registered in Northern Ireland. Dr Michael Herron has over 16 years experience in cosmetic injections and uses advanced techniques to ensure the results of the treatments are to the clients satisfaction.

If you would like to book a free consultation for more information on Anti-Wrinkle Injections, contact the Medi-Cosmetic on 02890861186.

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