Anti Wrinkle FAQ’s

Q: What is botulinum toxin and How does it work?

Botulinum toxin, is known as a natural, purified protein,  used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.  The treatment involves a consultation with Doctor Clark, who will check and advise the best possible treatment and areas that will need down to get the desired results needed. This can vary between one to five areas, or fillers can be combined for effective and natural results. Botulinum toxin targets the muscles that cause movement in undesired areas resulting in wrinkles.

 

Q: Will botulinum toxin make me look like I’ve had work done?

Botulinum toxin is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your clinician about the results you want from treatment. Some people want the “frozen” look while others prefer to look more natural, your clinician will adjust the dosage to suit your requirements.

 

Q: Does botulinum toxin treatment hurt?

Some patients report that being injected with botulinum toxin feels like a pinch.  If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment. Please note as this takes up to 30 min to work you will be required to either pay £50 extra or get your teeth whitened for 30 min for £50 while you wait for the cream to take effect. Most people cope absolutely fine without needing to be numb.

 

Q: What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?

Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions.

 

Q: How long does the treatment take?

Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes and including consultation should be lass than an hour.

 

Q: What is the average treatment cost?

Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the Dentist who is specially trained and experienced in administering your treatment. botulinum toxin is a technique-sensitive treatment. At the White House Botulinum toxin Clinic our prices start at £100 but discounts are available when getting multiple treatment areas.

 

Q: When will I see results? You should begin to notice results within 3-4 days,

You should begin to notice results within 3-4 days, however the full effect may take up to 2 weeks with results lasting 4-6  months.

 

Q: How many injections will I receive?

This will vary depending on the areas treated…

For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the orbicularis oculi muscle on the other eye.

For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 6 injections into muscles in your forehead—1 in the procerus muscle and 5 in the corrugator muscles.

 

Q: How long is the recovery time after treatment?

After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your specialist will give you specific aftercare instructions. Usually swelling and redness at the injection sites settle within 30min. 

 

After Care Instructions

  • Avoid lying down for one hour. No constrictive head wear (tight hats, hairbands etc)
  • Do not do any strenuous exercise today
  • Avoid massaging the area that’s been injected
  • No facials or sunbeds for one week
  • You are likely to get a headache after treatment, however avoid aspirin or any medication which may increase risk of bruising. Ibuprofen and Paracetamol are safe to use
  • Gently remove make up that evening, only sterile mineral make-up should be used for the next 24hrs
  • You results will start to set in after 4 days and should be fully visible after 14 days. At this point you should come in for your review so that after photos can be taken and any top-up injections given if required

 

To maintain the results we recommended 6 monthly top-ups.

 

 

 

 

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