Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Btx)
Anti-Wrinkle Injections have actually revolutionised the procedure of ageing skin & is one of the most prevalent non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in Ireland today. It is designed to relax various muscles that cause wrinkles to appear on the face. Used for over 20 years, Anti-Wrinkle Injections are both effective & safe & are unparalleled for the operation of upper facial wrinkles such as crow’s feet, frown lines & lines on forehead.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections are administered by our highly experienced Doctors at The Skin Nurse Clinic. The treatment takes approx. 15 minutes to complete & the effect can be seen from 3 to 14 days after treatment resulting in a fresher, younger-looking appearance which lasts for up to 3-6 months.
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Botulinum toxin is actually an FDA-approved medicine; it is a naturally purified protein that works as a muscle relaxant. It can be prescribed by doctor, dentist or nurse prescriber in Ireland to treat lines on the forehead and sides of the eyes (crows feet).
How long does it last?
You may necessitate repeating treatment approximately every 3-4 months over a 12-month time period to advance your fresh & natural appearance. Clinical trials state that some patients who’ve had treatment over 12 months only require further treatments once or twice the following year.
How long does it take to work?
It normally takes 5- 10 days to work, brow freezing, or crow’s feet freezing treatments to work. At The Skin Nurse Clinic, we believe in helping you look great for your age in a completely natural and subtle way.
Is there any downtime?
Treatment usually takes around 20 minutes. If there’s a little bruising, you can generally camouflage it with the makeup. There is no downtime, & you can resume normal activities right away.
You read so many bad stories in the press – how do I know everything will be OK?
We all have seen the photos of well-known celebs with all-too smooth, arched brows or an expressionless, blank face.
If you’re worried about frown lines or crow’s feet, it’s important to put yourself in the safest possible hands. To ensure the most effective yet natural differences. Less is more, the idea is to not freeze & to leave some movement in this area to look natural. We will describe everything in detail & will make you feel at ease & relaxed on the day of your procedure, knowing you’re in safe, expert & medically qualified hands.
Is it safe?
It has an excellent safety profile with over 2.5 million users to date across the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland & Germany. The doses are very small, & the risks are minimal. If any do occur, they’re short & just mild to moderate.
Does it hurt?
Many people find their procedure at The Skin Nurse Clinic more comfortable than expected. The procedure is simple to perform. Some people may experience slight bruising from the anti-wrinkle injections, but this will go away.
How does it work?
As we grow older, it’s quite natural for wrinkles, forehead lines & brow furrows to appear. This can often be due to weakened collagen in the skin because of too much sun exposure, natural gravity or because of excess facial movement & genetic predisposition.
It can be used to treat facial lines caused by the action of these muscles on the skin through wrinkle injections. It reversibly eases facial muscles to soften those unwanted wrinkles & stop deeper lines forming.
When done correctly, brow relaxing & crow’s feet relaxing never lead to a frozen, ‘caught-in-the-headlights’ look.
These treatment can help by:
Treating excessive sweating (known as ‘Hyperhidrosis’). Injecting into sweat glands in the armpits, feet or hands has had safe, dramatic & life-changing outcomes for many of our clients.
Where does it come from?
It is a drug made from Clostridium botulinum bacterium. The injections is a purified protein derived from the toxin and is used in both medical and cosmetic procedures to treat conditions such as:
- Chronic migraine
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Overactive bladder
- Smoothing of wrinkles
The injections work by blocking the interaction between the muscles and the nerve endings. It is FDA approved for the improvement of fine lines and wrinkles.
Is it vegan?
It does not contain any animal products. However, like most pharmaceuticals, there is a short period of (animal testing) to ensure the treatment is safe for human use.
*DISCLAIMER Patient experience & results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age & medical history.