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Injections have been used successfully for the treatment of wrinkles since the 1990s and now is the most common cosmetic procedure in the world.
All of the materials that we use or our anti-wrinkle injections have undergone extensive clinical trials and are licensed for cosmetic use in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Note that these treatments are classed as prescribed medicine - hence you must see a Doctor or Nurse before you can obtain a prescription.
Our fillers can be used to smooth the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines around the face, and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles in these areas. They can also be used preventatively, to delay the signs of ageing. See above for some before and after pictures relating to the use of injections into the forehead.
Injections can also treat some other conditions like excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), a gummy smile or grinding teeth and severe migraines.
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Who is the treatment suitable for?
One of our doctors or nurses will carry out a full consultation beforehand we recommend the most suitable treatment. They will need to know details about your medical history; for example, if you have any allergies.
It may be necessary to avoid certain injections if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, unless it is absolutely necessary for medical reasons. If you’re pregnant, or there’s a chance that you may be, please let your doctor or nurse know before the procedure.
What happens during the procedure?
To begin with, your skin will be cleaned and any makeup will be removed.
When used to treat wrinkles, you will be injected into the muscles with a fine needle. If it’s used for migraines, it’s injected into the muscles in the head or neck as well. When treating excessive sweating, it’s injected into the skin of the armpit.
Best of all, it shouldn’t hurt if it’s administered correctly by a trained professional but you may feel some slight discomfort. A session typically takes no more than 10 minutes and you can get back to normal activities afterwards.
What are the side effects or risks?
Side effects are rare but some people may experience some redness or mild bruising at the site of the injection, and very occasionally the area might temporarily ache.
What results can I typically expect?
We’ll aim to give you a natural looking appearance, so you won’t look plastic or surprised like you can from some treatments. You’ll also still be able to look expressive.
You’ll start to see the results after about 5 days and the full results will be visible after a week or two. The effects typically last about four to six months but may last up to a year when used to treat excessive sweating. You can return for a further course of treatment once the results start fading.
The results will vary depending on how deep your wrinkles are. Minor creases may disappear but deeper ones may need more invasive cosmetic procedures.
Before your procedure
Like with any medical procedure, it’s important to think carefully about why you want the treatment and what you expect to get out of it. We can discuss this at your consultation. On the day of your treatment, please limit drinking alcohol beforehand.
How much does it cost?
Our treatments start from £169 upwards, but this will dependent on your specific needs. You will discuss your treatment and the costs in greater detail during your initial free consultation at Zenith. After your treatment, you will also receive a free review and top up 2 weeks later if it is required.
You can return to normal activities afterwards but avoid rubbing the treated area, carrying out strenuous physical activities, or drinking alcohol. As part of our aftercare service offering, we also include a free review and top up (if required) 2 weeks later, so that both us and you are confident and pleased with the results of the treatment.
*we will take a £30 deposit for the consultation which is redeemable against the cost of the treatment.
Treatments available for fine lines & wrinkles:
Frequently Asked Questions
Why not use a Dermal Filler?
The action of our preferred anti-wrinkle injection is to weaken muscles, therefore it reduces lines caused by these muscles such as crows feet, frown lines and forehead lines. Dermal fillers give support to the skin where it needs it but do not affect wrinkles caused by muscles.
How long has the toxin been used for wrinkles?
The effect of our anti-wrinkle toxin was first discovered in the early 1990’s by Drs Jean and Alistair Caruthers. It has now been used by millions of patients throughout the world. The toxin itself has been used for 20 years or so medically.
I am pregnant – can I have the toxin?
No doctor or nurse will inject pregnant women with the toxin – if you think you might be, please tell the doctor or nurse carrying out your treatment. Obviously the doses used are very small and one would not envisage ANY harm from inadvertent use in early pregnancy, however it is conventional not to go ahead with any treatment in this situation.
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