What are anti wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly referred to as ‘Botox’, short for Botulinum toxin. This is a naturally occurring protein that causes the muscles of the face to relax, consequently smoothing out wrinkles. It is the UK’s most popular cosmetic treatment for the removal of wrinkles. At Whitecart Dental Care our anti wrinkle injections are carried out by Dr Carole McClure using Azzalure, a botulinum toxin type-A product, specifically designed for use in aesthetic treatments.
What areas do they treat?
Anti wrinkle injections not only smooth existing wrinkles, the can also prevent new ones from forming. They are effective in treating the following areas
Frown Lines (between the eyebrows)
Top of the nose (bunny lines)
Wrinkles around the eyes (crows feet)
Under the eyes (tear trough)
Lipstick lines (around the mouth)
Chin (to prevent dimpling)
Jawline and neck
Is the treatment painful?
The needle used to administer the injection is very small and thin, which coupled with Dr Carole McClure’s advanced injecting technique means pain is minimal.
How long before I see the results?
Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the nerves that contract the muscles, thereby softening the appearance of the line or wrinkle. The skin above the muscles becomes nice and smooth after a period of between three to 14 days. It takes this time for the product to settle, attached itself to the nerve endings and get to work.
How long will the results last?
Everyone is different, but you can expect results to last from 3 – 6 months.
Will I end up with a ‘frozen’ face?
Dr Carole McClure favours a more natural look for her patients, her objective is make them look rested, fresher and younger without freezing their natural facial expressions.
Is there any down time?
Immediately after treatment you may notice a little redness and swelling around the injection sites, this is completely normal and usually fades within 24 hours. We advise that you keep your head as upright as possible and avoid exercise for 24 hours.
For more information about anti wrinkles injections call the practice to arrange a consultation with Dr Carole McClure 0141 637 5081