How does it work?
Probably the most popular cosmetic treatment in the UK today. Safe and extremely effective these treatments take away the years and give a smoother, more youthful appearance. It works by temporarily blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract which makes the wrinkles relax and soften.
Benefits of having this treatment with us:
- We are Fully Qualified medical practitioners
- We only work in the cosmetic industry and specialise in what we do
- We work closely with each client to make sure we get perfect results each time.
How is the procedure carried out?
It is a very quick and relatively painless procedure which doesn’t require any anaesthesia. The product is injected with tiny needles into specific muscles and begins to take effect around 3 to 7 days.
How long does an injection last?
They usually last for about 4 months, although it does depend on the individual (some people will get 6 months others 3 months). Muscle action will gradually return and you will need to be treated again. The lines and usually appear less severe over time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Are there side effects?
Common side effects are bruising, headaches, swelling all of which tend to normalize within 24 hours.
Sometimes a client may experience a temporary eyebrow droop or ptosis, this can last from 3 to 4 weeks but again will resolve. More serious side effects such as breathing difficulties and flu-like symptoms will be discussed with you at consultation but these are extremely rare and you are always given a 24-hour emergency number after your treatment which means you can contact your practitioner should you have any serious concerns.
Who should not receive this treatment?
Clients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or with any neurological disease, should not have this treatment. You will be asked to fill in a medical consultation form to flag up any potential contraindications before treatment.