Anti Wrinkle Injection
In Dublin, wrinkle injection refers to a injection of wrinkles with the muscle relaxant medicine botulinum neurotoxin. Muscle relaxing botulinum toxin is injected into specific facial muscles of expression. This result in wrinkles being reduced substantially and with added advantage of preventing new lines from forming.
The medicine used is a prescription only medicine. Cosmetic clinics are governed by the Health Products Regulatory Authority, HPRA. There are many approved wrinkle treatment medicines in Ireland. However, 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 Dublin, then come to us in Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin. We only use the most trusted brand of the toxin medicines for 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:
Wrinkle Injection Safety
The muscle relaxing medicines we use has been administered safely since the early 1980’s. They result in correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles in people ages 18 to 65. According to ultimate guide for botox 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 in muscle spasm relief in children with cerebral palsy.
Botulinum Toxin injections are also used to treat squinted eyes. Furthermore it is very effective in treating muscle spasms. Initial use for botox was by ophthalmologists to treat muscle spasms around the eyes. It has a very positive effect on migraine and tension headaches. Botox injections are an effective treatment for excessive sweating, a condition known as hyperhidrosis.
Wrinkle Injection Results
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 will be visible gradually over 5-10 days, Correction usually last between 3 to 6 months. Treatment benefit lasts on average being 4 and a half months. For regular users, subsequent treatments results may last longer.
How Wrinkle Relaxing Injections Work
Lines and wrinkles injection treatment work by relaxing overactive muscles of expression. The toxin reduce existing lines and wrinkles while preventing future lines and wrinkles from forming.
The more treatments you receive, the less treatments you are likely to nedd. 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.
Lines and Wrinkles Injection Procedure
At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin we use an ultra fine needle. These are special 32 gauge botox needles. They are so comfortable that nearly all patients getting wrinkle injections with us do not need any numbing cream applied to the area being treated. On some occasions our experienced doctor may choose to mark a couple of injection sites on your forehead. If you have any questions regarding injection discomfort your concerns can be discussed at consultation stage.
Wrinkle Injection Consultation
What if you’re not sure if this is the right treatment for you? We offer no obligation consultations. During the botox consultation we assess your presentation and treatment suitability. As with any new treatment you are considering at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic, the doctor will discuss your requirements with you. He’ll ensure all your questions are answered prior to the procedure taking place.
Tailor the treatment to suit your individual needs. Not everyone is the same. Wrinkles are graded by a scale from I-IV. Its called the Glauga’s Scale. People do best with grades I-II.
Discuss the risks of treatment. Anti wrinkle injection toxin is a licensed medication. It has adverse effects profile considered every time you get your injections
Explore pre-existing medical concerns you may have. There are a number of conditions where caution should be taken. On the other hand, wrinkle injections are contraindicated for a number of medical reasons.
When getting anti-wrinkle injections you’re paying for the service rather than the product. Our prices are competitive and reflect the high standard of training and results.
Highlight expected results. Everyone comes with unique set of expectation. Some like to be frozen with botox while the majority of people like a medium hold. We see the occasional person who want mild softening of lines and lots of residual movement. It’s your choice!
Discuss the use of local anaesthetic (if required). The injections are pain-free, however pain is subjective. The doctor can use various methods to alleviate discomfort.
How long is a BOTOX appointment
The treatment takes around 20 minutes. We see a large number of busy working people – both male and female -visit our clinic at their lunch break. They look to soften the appearance of their lines and wrinkles. Treatment results are not immediate. It takes a few days for the results to show. After getting the injections and there should be no swelling or bruising. Patients resume to their daily activity straight away.
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 plan your treatment at least 14 days in advance.
The Dreaded Frozen Look
Many people are concerned about the possibility of that dreaded frozen ‘Hollywood look’. This result is dependent on how much of the medicine is used and where its injected. One crucial factor is the expertise of the doctor knowing how much as well as 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 should be subtle yet refreshing, after all it’s about natural expression.