Frequently Asked Questions
What are wrinkle relaxing injections and how do they work?
The use of facial muscles repeatedly throughout your life causes the skin to crease in the areas of most action – this is usually on the forehead and around the eyes. As the skin gets older, we produce less collagen, so these areas are prone to damage, making the lines more visible.
Commonly known as Botox, botulinum toxin blocks the chemical messages from the nerve to the muscle. The muscle becomes less active, stopping the skin creasing which allows time for recovery and results in much smoother skin. It takes four to ten days to take effect and will last around three to four months.
With repeated treatment, the muscles re-educate themselves and the treatment generally become less frequent.
Is it safe?
Botulinum toxin has been used since the 1970’s for many medical reasons. It’s effects on the body is well understood as it is vigorously tested. Aesthetically, minute doses are considered safe. Some side effects can occur and can include bruising, excessive or uneven results and localised infection. Advice on how to reduce the risk of these is discussed after your treatment.
What happens during treatment?
The procedure itself takes only a few minutes. You will be asked to use certain muscles on your face, so it can be observed how they function. The area is then cleaned, and a fine, short needle is used to administer the treatment under the skin. This may cause some mild and brief discomfort. There may be some small swelling and redness that will settle after a matter of minutes. Arnica gel will be used after your treatment to minimise any bruising. Time will then be spent to go through your after care, and you will be able to return to everyday activities as normal.
“I have visited Kelly twice now and like to say that the experience was outstanding. Being needle phobic, having this treatment wasn’t a decision that I took lightly. However, Kelly took the time to talk the procedure over with me to ensure I was relaxed and at ease. The atmosphere is friendly yet professional and I am absolutely thrilled with the results and will not hesitate to recommend her to others” – Mrs C, Lancing.