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Anti-wrinkle Injections

ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS

For the last 30 years neurotoxins have been used for a wide range of ailments, from Cerebral Palsy in children to twitching eyes and strabismus. It was from treating strabismus in the eye area that Medical pioneers, Dr. Jean and Alistair Carruthers, discovered that a side effect of the drug was elimination of wrinkles. What a discovery!

ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS

For the last 30 years neurotoxins have been used for a wide range of ailments, from Cerebral Palsy in children to twitching eyes and strabismus. It was from treating strabismus in the eye area that Medical pioneers, Dr. Jean and Alistair Carruthers, discovered that a side effect of the drug was elimination of wrinkles. What a discovery!

Neurotoxins are now the gold standard treatment in elimination of wrinkles caused from excessive and repeated facial expressions and muscle movement. It is a safe and effective treatment with no downtime used by millions of people worldwide.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking nerve impulses needed for muscle contraction. Once the muscle is relaxed, the muscle cannot be contracted and the undesirable facial expression is reduced or eliminated.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WORK?

Normally takes 2-3 days to work with optimal results seen after 7-10 days. It usually lasts between 3 – 4 months.

WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

For the treatment of wrinkles, the most common areas to treat on the face are the frown lines (between the eyes), the crows feet (around the eyes) and the horizontal lines on the brow.

Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used in the lower face. These areas include:

CHIN: Occasionally the chin is quite bulky or can have an orange peel appearance. This is caused by overactive muscle in this area. Neurotoxins can be used to relax the muscle, smooth out the skin and lessen a prominent chin.

JAW: A square jaw on a female can appear very masculine, this bulky appearance of the masseter muscle on either side of the jaw can be due to genetics or teeth grinding. By using a neurotoxin in this area, the face can be slimmed down and a more oval face shape can be achieved. For patients who are chronic teeth grinders, it is a good treatment to avoid wearing away the teeth and avoid headaches due to excessive grinding.

DOWNWARD SLOPING MOUTH: As we age the muscles around the mouth can cause the mouth to be pulled down at the edges making for a sad looking face. By using neurotoxin in this area we can relax these overactive muscles and create a more youthful looking mouth.

UPPER LIP: Vertical lines on the top lip (smokers lines) are most common in women and can be very ageing. Talking, smoking and drinking all cause us to purse our lips contributing to the upper lip lines or lipstick bleeds. Neurotoxins can be used in this area to alleviate this problem.

NECK: The platysmal muscle covers the neck. As we age, vertical bands can appear on the neck either at rest or as we talk. Relaxing this muscle can help with jowling in the lower face and make the platysmal bands disappear.

WILL IT BE PAINFUL?

The injections are relatively painless and are over very quickly. Most people can tolerate the injections comfortably. A very fine needle is used to ensure maximal comfort. Ice can be used if the patient prefers.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

There are side effects as with any medical treatment, however they are minimal. There is a risk of bruising, infection, headache, double vision and eyelid and brow ptosis (all of these are very rare and temporary).

I DON'T WANT TO HAVE THE FROZEN LOOK,
I JUST WANT TO BE REJUVENATED? IS THAT POSSIBLE?

Yes definitely. The aim of our treatment is to give you the most natural look possible. We want your friends and family to say you look refreshed not overdone! This is why at Privée we formulate a specialised treatment plan tailored to you, taking into consideration the look you want to achieve.

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