Your comfort levels and expectations are important factors which are considered in your consultation. Pain is considered to be minimal and no anaesthesia is usually needed.
The procedure requires several tiny injections in the areas you would like improving placed through a fine sterile needle into the facial muscle of expression.
Treatment can cause mild discomfort over a few seconds.
Effects can be seen within 3 days and the complete effect in 2 weeks.
Treatment lasts for 2-6 months. The effects last longer with progressive treatments.
Anti-wrinkle treatments are effective in the treatment of the following areas:
- Frown/Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet around the eyes.
- Neck bands
- Dimply chins
- To create a youthful eyebrow lift
- Marionette lines
- Slim the face
- Nasal ‘Bunny’ lines
- In the treatment of jaw clenching
- Excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Side-effects are very rare, and minimal if they do happen. Some clients experience a tenderness or mild bruising at the injection site. Ptosis or drooping of the eyelid is very rare, much less so with an experienced doctor.
Treatment is not to be performed if pregnant or breastfeeding, as we have no research to prove it is safe for your foetus or child.
Care must be taken if you are diagnosed with neurological or bleeding disorders, currently suffering with a skin infection or allergy or taking particular medication. Dr Hancock will be able to advise you further.
Please discuss any current medication with the doctor, especially if you are taking aspirin on ibuprofen. Medication may need to be stopped before treatment.
For at least 4 hours after treatment:
Keep upright – Do not bend excessively
For 12 hours after treatment:
Avoid wearing makeup (mineral make-up is fine)
Avoid excessive exercise and swimming
For 2 days after treatment:
Do not rub or massage treated area – gently pat dry with a soft towel after washing
For 2 weeks after treatment:
Avoid strong sunlight
Your final results depend on your skin condition in the treatment area, any pre-existing medical conditions, your desired results, the general condition of your skin and healing capability.