10 – 15 minutes
Facial injections to look younger have become one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic procedures in the UK. This is due to their ability to smooth wrinkles that appear around the eyes, across the brow and on the forehead.
Wimpole Aesthetics offers anti-wrinkle injections to smooth wrinkles around the eyes and brow. Facial wrinkle injections target the upper face and eye area to reduce bags under the eyes and restore volume.
- Perfect for treating crow’s feet and frown lines and other wrinkles around the eyes and forehead.
- Makes skin appear smoother and well-rested.
- Very safe and highly effective procedure.
- Lifts parts of your face and balances asymmetrical features.
What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Facial aesthetics injections are one of the world’s most popular non-surgical aesthetic procedures thanks to their anti-ageing benefits. Cosmetic treatments are often used to treat dynamic wrinkles. More specifically, lines above the nose or upper third of the face, particularly crows’ feet and frown lines. These are often the first signs of the ageing process.
Facial injections for wrinkles are commonly referred to as Botox injections as they use a chemical produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria. This neurotoxic protein works by temporarily ‘freezing’ the nerves that stimulate the muscles you use when making facial expressions. These block neuromuscular transmission, inhibiting chemical messages from nerves to muscles and effectively ceasing muscle function.
Over time, anti-wrinkle treatments cause the inactivation of muscles which results in smoother skin. This “inactivity” of the muscles results in a softer appearance of wrinkles and lines.
Anti-wrinkle care effectively reduces the appearance of dark circles and fine lines when applied to popular treatment areas like the eyes and forehead. When applied to these anti-wrinkle injection areas patients notice an overall improvement in the skin’s appearance.
In 1992, an ophthalmologist treating patients with severe eye spasms noticed that the botulinum toxin was also smoothing the skin surrounding the eye. This sparked the usage of this product as an aesthetic, anti-ageing treatment. Since then, anti-wrinkle injections and Botox treatment have undergone rigorous clinical testing. This treatment has been verified as a safe and highly effective procedure.
Board-certified dermatologists now know that targeting muscle movement that is causing our skin to become creased and lined. This is the natural process where collagen and elastin production slows down with age. This is what has created the need for dermal fillers and other injectable treatments.
Areas Where Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Can Be Applied
Anti-wrinkle injections can be administered across many areas of the face and body. It should also be noted that anti-wrinkle injections can be used to prevent wrinkles in problem areas before they appear such as:
- Crow’s Feet
- Crow’s feet are wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes, caused by muscle movements like squinting or smiling. Anti-wrinkle injections relax these muscles, while dermal fillers or laser treatments can also help depending on their severity.
- Eye wrinkles
- The delicate skin around the eyes is prone to wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal fillers add volume to the under-eye area, reducing wrinkles and dark circles, while laser treatments improve texture and tone.
- Under-eye wrinkles can result from ageing, genetics and/or sun damage. Chemical peels and anti-wrinkle injections are effective treatments to resurface the skin, reduce wrinkles, and add volume. Eye creams with retinol or vitamin C may also help.
- Forehead furrows
- Forehead furrows, also known as forehead wrinkles, worry lines or frown lines, are caused by repeated muscle movements, such as frowning or squinting, that lead to the formation of lines or wrinkles on the forehead.
- When the anti-wrinkle treatment is administered, it blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles that cause the wrinkles. As a result, the muscle activity is reduced, and the wrinkles and lines on the forehead become less noticeable.
- Top of the Nose
- The creases on top of the nose, often referred to as “bunny lines” can also be smoothed with anti-wrinkle intervention.
- Corner’s of the Mouth
- These creases are lines that extend from the corners of the mouth towards the jaw that can make it appear that the mouth is drooping. Anti-wrinkle treatments can give them a much needed lift.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections have been safely administered for over 30 years. They treat a wide range of medical conditions. This includes one of its first medical uses, the treatment of eye muscle disorders or strabismus.
Benefits of Anti-wrinkle Treatment
Anti-wrinkle treatments obviously reduce wrinkles but are also used for the treatment of:
- Hyperhidrosis – Excessive Sweating
- Bladder Dysfunction – Incontinence and Over Active Bladders
- Chronic Migraines
- Cervical Dystonia – Severe Neck Spasms
- Muscle Pain
- Eye Twitching and Lazy Eye
The most notable benefits of anti-wrinkle treatment for cosmetic purposes are:
- Immediate Results
- Long-Lasting Effect
How Long Does Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Last?
Face injections to look younger can last anywhere between 4 and 6 months. Patients who have received anti-wrinkle injections typically report reduced visibility of their wrinkles when compared to before treatment. This is especially true concerning the anti-wrinkle injections of the forehead and under the eyes.
What Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Cost?
The cost of anti-wrinkle injections is measured in units, as this is also the measurement used when administered. As anti-wrinkle injections have become increasingly affordable since their introduction, patients can now sustain the treatment indefinitely. In a nutshell, anti-wrinkle injections cost much less than they did 30 years ago. Meaning the cost of a session will depend on the units required.
The Wimpole Medical Team:
All anti-wrinkle treatments offered by Wimpole Aesthetics in London are sourced and administered by our team of Medical Professionals. Our Founder and Medical Director Dr Berkowitz along with Aesthetic Medicine Practitioner, Dr Hammer have over half a century of collective experience which is what makes the Wimpole Aesthetics’ no-risk policy successful.
The professionals at Wimpole Aesthetics will share exactly how many units will be required and how they will be administered.
What Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Cost?
|Botox ‘other areas’||From||£350|
|Massester Botox (jaw slimming) /Bruxism||£450|
|Nose wing botox||£200|
1. Get In Touch
If you’ve been considering getting anti-wrinkle (or Botox) injections, then the first step is to get in touch with the clinic to arrange a consultation with our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz or one of his team, depending on your requirements.
2. At The Clinic
The consultation is an essential part of your journey as it gives us the opportunity to discuss your objectives and the outcome you’re hoping to achieve with the anti-wrinkle injections. We will talk you through the procedure or treatment plan, clearly explain any possible risks and the results you can expect, as well as answer all your questions.
3. Your Treatment
Anti-wrinkle injections at Wimpole Aesthetics are carried out under the direction of our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz and his team. We aim to deliver practical, safe and effective medical aesthetic alternatives to cosmetic surgery whilst always respecting a patient’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
4. Post Treatment
Our care and support continue immediately after you leave the clinic. You are provided with comprehensive aftercare advice appropriate to the treatment you have received, and we welcome patients getting in touch if they have any questions regarding their experience and results.
Why Choose Wimpole Aesthetics
At Wimpole Aesthetics, we have provided medical treatments and non-surgical rejuvenating procedures in the heart of London for over 15 years. Our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz stays abreast of the latest developments in the anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine field, but always ensures that any treatment we offer can deliver safe and effective results.
We love to hear our patients tell us that we have the feel of a local clinic right in the heart of London’s medical district.
What happens during my anti-wrinkle injection treatment?
The process takes about 10 to 15 minutes. First, we will ask you to make various expressions to observe how your facial muscles work. Then the product is injected into various points in the target area using an extremely fine needle.
Are there any side effects to anti-wrinkle injections?
Immediately after your procedure, there may be slight swelling and redness at the injection sites, but this will usually resolve itself in two to four hours. More serious complications are rare, and this product has been well tested.
Occasionally, you may experience a temporary drooping of the eyelid, but this is very rare and will usually resolve itself within a few weeks. In extremely rare cases, patients can develop an allergy to the treatment, or some patients may not respond to the treatment. We will make sure to minimise any risk during the consultation phase.
Are the results of an anti-wrinkle injection treatment immediate?
Anti-wrinkle injections work by making the facial muscles weaker or inactive which causes the overlying skin to become smoother. Results may take a while, but you’ll see them in full in between seven and 14 days.
How long will my anti-wrinkle injections last?
Depending on the individual and the area treated, the results of your anti-wrinkle injections should last between three and four months before you require a top-up.
Will I look unnatural after anti-wrinkle injections?
The aim of any anti-ageing procedure is to subtly refresh your appearance without making you look drastically different or like you’ve had something done. Anti-wrinkle injections are technique dependent, so it is essential you choose an aesthetic practitioner who is skilled and experienced in creating a beautifully naturally rejuvenation that still allows you to be as expressive as normal.