Our anti-wrinkle treatments use a natural purified protein produced by the Clostridium Botulinum Bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause lines to form over time. When injected into a muscle, it temporarily blocks the chemical signals that make the muscle contract. Only minute quantities are injected and only the injected muscle is affected. It works by temporarily reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause permanent lines, to create a smoother appearance.
Anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat facial lines caused primarily by facial muscles. These are often the creases that occur between the eyebrows, crow’s feet wrinkles and forehead lines. The appearance of these lines can be dramatically softened with the use of anti-wrinkle treatments. They can also be used in the treatment of excessive sweating, where it is injected into the underarm to stop problem perspiration.
Anti-wrinkle injections take just a few minutes. You’ll see an improvement in the appearance of your skin within days and the results can last up to 3-5 months. In your consultation, your aesthetician will assess your muscle movement by asking you to frown or smile. This will determine the precise injection site to achieve the best results for you. The anti-wrinkle treatment is then administered by several tiny injections. No anaesthetic is required and you can return to work or normal activities immediately.
Anti-wrinkle injections have an excellent safety record and have been actively used for over ten years in tens of thousands of patients worldwide. It has US FDA and European approval (including France and Switzerland). It is also now called VISTABEL.
Usually on day two, although it will take up to 14 days for the full results to be visible.
To complement your treatment, you may also consider the use of dermal fillers, which add plumpness to laughter lines, smile lines, crow’s feet or deep creases. You may also consider a surgical approach to anti-ageing such as a facelift or brow lift.
Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the tiny dynamic muscles that cause frown lines. Dermal fillers smooth away that deep facial lines you can see when your face is still and those that have lost volume through sun damage, smoking, and ageing.
We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with treatment, so we offer a private consultation free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with an aesthetician to discuss the facial treatment options available and whether anti-wrinkle treatment is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the treatment, from the areas that can be treated to aftercare and the results you can expect. Your aesthetician will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale and our treatment facilities.
At your consultation, you can book your treatment if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic treatment is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you an information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require customers to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about THG’s cosmetic treatment expertise and inspiring stories from some of our customers. Our aestheticians are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.
On the day of your treatment, your clinic team will make your experience as comfortable as possible. The treatment takes just a few minutes and involves small injections. No anaesthetic is required. Wrinkle treatment can be used on different areas of the face, including the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eye, around the mouth, neck and décolletage.
All THG clinics are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and customer comfort and we’ll be here to help you recuperate quickly. Following wrinkle treatment, you’ll be able to leave our clinic as soon as the procedure is completed.