Botox and Xeomin can be used to soften lines of expression like frown and forehead lines and lines around the eyes.
What is Xeomin and Botox?
Botox and Xeomin (anti wrinkle injections) are made from a product called Botulinum toxin type A. When injected into specific muscles they temporarily reduce their ability to contract leading to a softening of fines lines and wrinkles.
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Deep wrinkles can create an angry, upset or sad appearance. Anti-wrinkle injections work to relax the facial muscles that cause these negative expressions (like the lines between our eyebrows). This results in a rejuvenated more youthful appearance.
More importantly, research indicates the majority of those who undertake cosmetic procedures experience an improvement in self-esteem. However, it is essential that individuals have realistic expectations when choosing to undergo antiwrinkle treatments.
What is the treatment procedure like?
Firstly, anti-wrinkle injections are a relatively quick procedure, that usually requires little recovery time. After the procedure, you can resume all the usual activities. For aftercare advice see below. To ensure maximum comfort I will also discuss pain control options during your consultation.
Am I suitable?
During the consultation, we will discuss your medical history and any medication you may be taking. Cosmetic treatments are not recommended in some circumstances, for example during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Additionally, it is not recommended if you have inflammation or infection at the site of injection, or a generalized disorder of muscle weakness like myasthenia gravis.
Are botulinum toxin (Botox and Xeomin) injections safe?
Yes, botulinum toxin A anti-wrinkle injections have been used in the cosmetic industry for 20 years. They are classified as a low-risk procedure when performed by a Registered Nurse or Doctor.
How soon can I see results?
This varies between individuals. The effects generally start appearing between days 2-5. Botulinum toxin reaches its full effect at 2 weeks.
How long does the effect of the treatment last?
Individual results vary but in general anti-wrinkle injections last about 3 to 6 months.
Sarah, a very experienced injector also offers specialised treatments to help with excessive sweating, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, TMJ pain and headaches.
Pre - Treatment Information
- Do not consume alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment to help reduce your risk of bruising.
- Avoid medications and supplements that may thin the blood including, aspirin, ibuprofen, and fish oil.
- Avoid intense exercise 24 hours prior to treatment, again to avoid bruising
After Care Advice
- Do not rub the site of injection for 3 days
- Do not lie down for 4 hours after the treatment.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post-procedure
- You can use paracetamol if you have any discomfort post-procedure. Avoid ibuprofen and aspirin.
- No Make-up four hours post procedure
- If you have any concerns contact Sarah for further advice