Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
We can’t stop the clock on aging, but we have the power to slow it down. Anti-wrinkle injections are on the frontline of anti-ageing treatments. When injected in small doses into targeted areas, anti-wrinkle injections block the signals between the nerves and the muscles, causing the muscles to relax. They reduce the appearance of lines to produce a look that is fresh, more youthful and, most importantly, natural.
Licensed brands of botulinum toxin type A include,’ Botox®, Azzalure®, Bocouture®, Xeomin®, and Dysport®. All botulinum toxins are prescription only medicines (POM) and can only be prescribed after a consultation to assess your suitability.
Frequently asked questions
Is the treatment safe?
Botox is a relatively safe treatment, but it should always be undertaken by a qualified medical professional to ensure that you are getting the correct amount in the right area safely and with minimal risks of complications.
Visiting someone without the correct qualifications and experience could lead to asymmetrical results, muscle drooping, frozen expressions as well as various other dangerous consequences.
Is the treatment painful?
You can expect very mild and brief discomfort. Although for more nervous patients we can offer a numbing cream at no extra cost, though this is usually unnecessary. Most of our patients say the discomfort is no more than a little pinch. You should feel no more than just a very mild scratch that lasts seconds, whilst the product is being injected.
How long does it take?
The treatment usually take 5-10 min but we allow 30 min for your appointment to go through in detail all the pre-op and post op advice.
Is there any downtime?
After the treatment you can just go back to work. Some patients may experience slight bruising from the injections, but this will go away and can easily be covered up with make-up.
Following your free consultation, we will provide you a written instruction as to what activities to avoid on the day and in the first 24 h after your treatment to minimising risks of complications. You can download the Pre- Treatment Advice here.
If I have this treatment once will It mean I will have to have it done again every 4-6 months?
Absolutely you will not! Your face will never get worse if you stop using Toxin or when it wears off. Toxin “stops/slows” the ageing process. When you stop having treatments, the “ageing clock” resumes like normal. At the very minimum, you will simply return to where you started..
Am I a good candidate?
The Botox muscle relaxing injections are best for treatment of:
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Deep & stubborn lines often in combination with HA dermal fillers
- Brow asymmetry
Botox should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s)- active acne, sunburned skin etc. Botox is NOT recommended for:
- Persons allergic to human albumin (typically found in eggs) or botulinum toxin;
- Pregnant or breast-feeding women;
- Persons with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome.
- Persons under 18 years of age
Our suitability to have the treatment will be assessed following a thorough medical history assessment at your complimentary appointment.
Will I experience any side effects?
The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop, infection and mild headache. Th migraine / headache is usually experienced by patients who are first timers to the Botox procedure.
These side effects are very rare and never permanent.
The more common side effects to expect are: Localized very mild pain at injection site , inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection.
How long do the effects of the treatment last?
Treatment with Toxin lasts approximately 3-6 months however this varies from patient to patient and result duration are varied. The effects largely depend on your lifestyle and factors such as smoking, alcohol, physical activity can reduce its longevity.
I do not want to look frozen/ fake like some of the celebrities. Will it look natural?
Although the results are noticeable treatment with Toxin will not radically change your appearance. The aim is to rejuvenate and enhance your best features and make you look relaxed and refreshed.Dr Obryk focuses on achieving natural results. The goal is for everyone to comment how good you look without making it obvious you had “something done” . the purpose of the complimentary consultation is also to discuss your personal desires for treatment result before proceeding.
How quickly after treatment can I Expect the results?
Typically, after 4-10 days you will notice an improvement in your lines/wrinkles. If any top ups are required these are usually scheduled no earlier that after 14 days from the initial treatment and this result will last approximately 3-6 months.