During the procedure, your face will be cleaned before injecting the anti wrinkle injection serum into the muscles within the chosen area using a very fine needle. This will then be repeated across a number of injection sites, which are decided by moving the muscles in your face during the treatment, before the procedure is completed and usually takes around 10-20 minutes to carry out.
You will be able to see a small change immediately but it can take around 3 days to see the proper results with the full results taking up to 2 weeks. We highly recommend avoiding the sun (where possible) and cleaning/rubbing your face for the first few days after your procedure.
The risks associated with anti wrinkle injections are relatively small, when performed by a suitably qualified practitioner, and it’s always important to speak to your aesthetic practitioner about the risks beforehand. Following your treatment, you may experience the following side effects;
- Headache and flu like symptoms for the first 24 hours
- Bruising, swelling and general redness in the injection sites on the skin
- A frozen look to the face – it’s possible that you may not be able to move your facial muscles very well if too much is injected
- Temporary weakness or droopiness in the face, for example, the eyelids or eyebrows dropping if the serum inadvertently moves into these areas
In extremely rare cases, more serious problems such as partially blurred or even double vision can occur if the area around the eyes is being treated.