Anti-Wrinkle Treatments

A woman receiving anti-wrinkle injections from Natural Face Aesthetics in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Here at Natural Face Aesthetics in Malmesbury, Wiltshire we believe in a less is more approach to Botox treatments. Botulinum toxin Type A or Botox as it’s most commonly referred to has been used in medicine for many years. It is a well-researched drug and considered very safe. It has been used in cosmetic treatments for more than 25 years now and it is extremely rare for serious side effects to occur. It works by temporarily weakening the muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles, resulting in a dramatically smoother, younger looking appearance. Anti-wrinkle injections are not just for line correction they are ideal for line prevention.

​Our most popular
anti-wrinkle treatments:

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunny/nose lines
  • Smokers lines
  • Sad mouth
  • Pebble chin
  • Jaw grinding (masseter muscle)
  • Nefertiti Neck Lift

Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?

In the right hands, Botox® or anti-wrinkle injections are very safe and effective. One rare side effect of Botox® treatment is a ptosis. This means a drooping or falling of the upper eyelid. Even if this occurs, it can usually be rectified and in cases where it can’t, the duration of effect of the product means that the effect is not permanent and only lasts a few weeks. Occasionally a headache may occur after treatment but this is temporary and rare. As Botox® involves needles there is also a risk of some minor bruising or redness at the injection site.

​What’s involved?

Botulinum Type A is a PAO (prescription only medication) so you will need to have a thorough medical consultation and a prescription from a medical professional prior to your first treatment. The actual procedure takes between 10-20 minutes and it’s generally not considered painful as the needles used are very fine.

We DO NOT recommend that you have Botox® if

  • You have any muscle weakness disorders, such as myasthenia gravis
  • You have a known history of hypersensitivity /allergic reactions to any ingredient in Botox®
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding

FAQs – anti-wrinkle injections

Is there any down time?

You can return to work or normal duties straight away. Some small bumps may be present initially but these subside after 30 minutes or so. There is always a risk of some minor bruising at the site due to the use of a needle. We always recommend planning ahead for anti-wrinkle injection treatments – especially if you have to attend a special event. We recommend treatment at least 4 weeks in advance to allow for any tweaking or top ups.

Botox aftercare (within the first 6 hours)
  • Gently exercise the treatment areas by frowning, smiling, squinting and lifting the eyebrows occasionally – this will optimise your result
  • Do not rub or massage the treatment areas – this may increase the risk of complications by spreading the product
  • Avoid alcohol, aspirin and ibuprofen for 24 hours which can increase the risk of bruising and swelling
  • Avoid lying flat or bending down excessively
  • Avoid very strenuous physical activity
How long will it take?

Usually 15-30 minutes

Can I fly after treatment?
Yes – after 12 hours
Can I go to the gym after treatment?

No – we recommend a break of 24 hrs before returning to the gym 

Can I drink alcohol after treatment?

No – it’s recommended you wait 12 hrs

Does it hurt?
Some patients may experience a mild stinging or burning sensation.
How long will the effects last?

Treatment results last between 3-5 months, depending on a variety of factors such as area injected, degree of correction, age, skin type and lifestyle.

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