Wrinkles often appear around the eyes, nose, mouth, and forehead, and can make people feel that they look older than their actual age. Although age is often the main cause of facial signs of ageing, factors such as sun damage, genetics, and frequent facial expressions can also have an impact.
Anti-wrinkle injections aim to smooth the facial skin and restore a youthful look. They relax the facial muscles in order to reduce lines and wrinkles whilst maintaining your natural features. Speak to Dr Jeremy Richardson to discover the benefits of anti-wrinkle treatments.
Anti-wrinkle injections are a minimally invasive treatment that works to reduce signs of ageing on the face. The treatment contains a small amount of a naturally occurring protein that works to relax the muscles beneath the facial skin. When these muscles are relaxed, this smooths the skin in the area, giving patients smoother and softer-looking skin. The treatment also stimulates collagen and elastin in order to make the skin stronger and more pliable. The treatment can address skin concerns such as:
We will target your specific areas of concern, giving you a youthful and revived appearance.
In order to develop a tailored treatment plan, you will need to consult with Dr Richardson before your procedure. During this meeting, you should discuss your medical history including any health issues or medications. You can also express your skin concerns, areas you wish to target, as well as the outcomes you expect from treatment. Once we have gathered all the relevant details about your needs and goals, we can begin outlining a plan for your anti-wrinkle treatment.
Afterwards, you should have a clear picture of what the process entails and what anti-wrinkle injections can do for you. If you have further questions about the treatment, Dr Richardson will be happy to provide answers during this initial meeting.
The procedure for anti-wrinkle injections can be slightly different for every patient, based on the treatment plan discussed during their consultation. Generally, a single treatment session lasts for 15-30 minutes and involves using a tiny needle to inject small amounts of muscle relaxant into the muscles beneath your skin. Dr Richardson will administer these injections at precise depths in order to create the desired anti-ageing effects.
The substance relaxes the muscles, giving the face a smoother and firmer appearance, whilst still looking natural. This process is comfortable for most people, but a topical numbing agent can be applied if need be. Results typically last for around three to four months. However, patients have the option to pursue top-up treatments to maintain their results.
When thinking about having anti-wrinkle treatment, it is important to consider not only what the procedure entails but the costs involved. The cost of treatment can vary, depending on your needs, how many treatments you undergo, as well as how many units you require for your treatment area. We will be able to provide more information about fees after we have discussed your procedure in detail.
Your personal consultation is the first step to finding the right procedure for you. Dr Jeremy Richardson is a highly skilled clinician, dedicated to providing quality results and a positive patient experience.
Since anti-wrinkle injections are a non-invasive treatment, recovery times are quick. Some patients may have slight redness, swelling, or headaches, but these side effects should fade in a couple of days. Dr Richardson will give you advice to follow, such as avoiding rubbing your treatment area during the healing process. It is also a good idea to:
Most patients can expect to:
Adhering to these instructions will encourage your treated area to heal quickly and help you attain a pleasing end result. Due to the increase in collagen, you should see a gradual improvement in the days and weeks after your treatment.
Since this is considered a low-risk treatment, most patients do not have any severe adverse effects. However, there are still risks involved, and patients should be aware of these risks before going ahead with their procedure.
For example, risks can include: