Lines & wrinkles
In Dublin, wrinkle injection refers to a injection of wrinkles with the muscle relaxant medicine botulinum neurotoxin. When the muscle relaxing botulinum toxin is injected into specific facial muscles of expression, lines and wrinkles are reduced or even smoothened with the added advantage of preventing new lines from forming.
The medicine used is a prescription only medicine (POM). Cosmetic clinics are governed by the Health Products Regulatory Authority, HPRA, formerly known as Irish Medicines Board. HPRA prohibits using product brand names like Bocouture, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin to describe the treatment!
If you are looking for an experienced wrinkle injection cosmetic doctor in Castleknock, Blanchardstown and Clonsilla in Dublin 15, then come to us in Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin, where we only use the most tested and trusted brand of the medicine for all our line and wrinkle treatments. Our treatments are administered by qualified and Irish and UK registered cosmetic doctor.
Dr Kahlout shares his personal views and medical experience about wrinkle injections in a series of clinic blogs. To find out more please click one of the links below:
The muscle relaxing medicine we use has been administered cosmetically since the early 1980’s for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65. Almost 4.2 million procedures in the USA were performed in 2015 compared to 2.5 million treatments in 2008. The toxin’s popularity is testimony to its efficacy and safety.
The same anti-wrinkle injection neurotoxin used for cosmetic purposes is also used to in the treatment of neurological disorder like torticollis and cerebral palsy in children. It is also used to treat squinted eyes and muscle spasms by ophthalmologists and for treatment of migraine.
In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better a month after treatment.
Results usually last between 3 to 6 months, the average being 4 and a half months. For regular users, subsequent treatments results may last longer.
The medicine we use is also used to treat and reduce sweating. Here we have seen the results make a significant difference to patient’s day to day lives. A gummy smile can also be treated with Botulinum Toxin type A.
Mode of action
The lines and wrinkles injection treatment work by relaxing overactive muscles of expression reducing the existing lines and wrinkles while preventing future lines and wrinkles from forming.
The more treatments you receive, the less treatments you are likely to require, for example, your first treatment may last up to 3-4 months, your second treatment up to 4-5 months. However it is important to remember that as we are all individuals, results do vary.
Research revealed that use of botox may have anti-stress effects!
At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin we use an ultra fine needle, nearly all patients who have wrinkle injections do not require numbing cream applied to the area being treated. If you have any questions regarding injection discomfort your concerns can be discussed at consultation stage.
During your no obligation consultation we assess your presentation and go through with treatment. With any new treatment that you are considering at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic, the doctor will discuss your requirements with you and ensure all your questions are answered prior to the procedure taking place.
At the consultation Dr Kahlout will:
- Tailor the treatment to suit your individual needs
- Discuss costs
- Discuss the use of local anaesthetic (if required)
- Discuss the risks of treatment
- Discuss any medical concerns you may have
- Highlight expected results
The treatment takes around 20 minutes and we see an increased number of busy city workers, both male and female, visit our clinic in their lunch break to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. As the results are not instant, and there is no swelling involved, patients are able to return to their daily activity after treatment.
Results will be visible gradually over 5-10 days, lasting for about 4 months before lines slowly begin to return.
We strongly recommend if you are preparing for a special event such as a wedding or work function that you have treatment 21 days prior to the event.
Many people are concerned about the possibility of that dreaded frozen ‘Hollywood look’. This is entirely dependent on how much of the medicine is used and the expertise of the doctor as to where to inject. Dr Kahlout is an experienced doctor who understands which muscles should be targeted to relax specific wrinkles and reshape problem areas. Wrinkle injections treatment can be subtle yet refreshing, after all it’s about natural expression.
At consultation, Dr Kahlout will tailor the treatment plan to your needs, administering the amount of required for the result you desire.