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How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Anti wrinkle injections contain Botulinum Toxin A which acts by relaxing muscle and therefore reducing the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles.
What about dermal fillers?
There are various dermal fillers on the market, however we mostly use fillers containing hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, which acts to plump and hydrate skin tissue to reduce appearance of wrinkles and give the skin a more youthful appearance. The production of naturally occurring Hyaluronic acid decreases as we age, so fillers act by replacing that deficiency. It’s plumping property also gives it use in augmentation of facial features such as lip or cheek augmentation.
Are they safe?
Botulinum Toxin A is safe in the quantities used for anti-wrinkle treatments. As dermal fillers contain a naturally occurring substance, there is virtually no risk of allergic reaction.
How long do they last for?
Anti-wrinkle injections take 1-2 weeks to work and last for 3-4 months.
Dermal fillers work immediately and can last up to 12 months.
Will all of my wrinkles disappear?
Most wrinkles can be treated with a combination of anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers
Your practitioner will suggest an individualised treatment plan particular to you.
What to expect from your consultation
Dr Natalie will address your concerns and explore your ideas about what you would like to change. A thorough assessment and analysis of your skin and facial muscles will help her to decide what treatment is best for you.
Dr Natalie provides a range of safe, low risk and high quality aesthetic procedures.