Is Toxin The Right Treatment For Me?
If you have wrinkles that you wish to reduce, then this treatment is likely to be suitable for you. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to call us for a consultation with one of our highly qualified nurse who will be happy to talk to you about concerns or questions you may have.
What Can I Expect During My Treatment?
Every client presents slightly different skin types and required goals, so each client is treated to a free consultation with our specialised clinic Nurse.
During the consultation the Doctor/Nurse will discuss any problem areas, the desired improvements, the options available and the expected outcomes.
Toxin comes in a powder form and is mixed with saline solution to prepare this for injection, the injections are painless and therefore requires no anaesthetic or cold ice packs.
Toxin usually takes approximetly up to 2 weeks to take the full effect and so as part of our service, we have offer a 2 week review to ensure that the desired result has been achieved, if not then an additional top up can be given at this time.
How Does The Treatment Work?
Toxin binds to the muscle fibres and reduces the transmission of signals to the muscles when attempting to frown for example. The muscles are unable to contract, the lines which they cause on the face soften, and can eventually disappear with ongoing treatments. Everyones anatomy if different so the results can differ.
Does The Treatment Hurt?
The treatment uses very fine needles and although there is an initial sharp pinch, the majority of clients do not have a problem. On more than one occasion we’ve had clients say “was that it?... I hardly felt a thing”. With any injectables treatment there is a small risk of Redness, bruising, bleeding, swelling and infection. We aim to reduce these risks with thorough cleansing of the skin beforehand and careful placement of each of the injections.
What Are The Possible Side Effects?
There are very minimal side effects, potentially some patients may experience mild bruising, but generally paitents can resume normal activity 4-6 hours after treatment. Rare side effects that may occur are flue like symptoms, headace, skin irritation or eyelid/ eyebrow droop (which will subside in 4-6 weeks). The toxin is not permanent so it wont last forever.
What Happens After My Treatment?
With toxin there is no real downtime, often clients book to have this treatment in their lunch break and return straight back to work. The toxin usually take around 4-7 days to start to take effect and up to 2 weeks for the full effect, so it’s a gradual process and nobody should notice.
Things to avoid after treatment are; do not touch the area for at least 4-6 hours post injections, heavy exercise for 24 hours after, heavy drinking 48 hours after, and facial massages for up to 2 weeks until the toxin has fully bound to the muscle fibres.
We want you to be entirely happy with your toxin treatment so before you leave the clinic at the end of your treatment, we will offer you a complementary check-up 2 weeks later, so that we can review the results of your treatment once it has taken full effect.
It is also recommended that after your treatment you make sure you maintain your overall skin health by using a cosmecutical skincare regime to protect your skin from further ageing factors such as free radical and sun damage. Additionally if you have any bruising you can use topical creams which can be purchased over the counter at any pharmacy to reduce the effects of bruising or swelling.