When injected into the muscle,it blocks a chemical message from the nerve ending to the muscle. This causes temporary paralysis of the treated muscle, which stops movement and hence reduces or stops wrinkles forming. Approximately 3-4 months later the nerve ending re-establishes itself which allows the signal to get through and the muscle moves again, causing wrinkles to re appear.
A small number of injections using very fine needles.
Discomfort is minimal and no local anaesthetic is needed.
Approximately 3-5 days to notice wrinkle reduction, but full results appear in 2-4 weeks.
Studies show that results last around 3-4 months.
Consultation is approximately 20-30 mins and the injections itself between 5-10 mins. The whole session is usually completed between 30-45 mins from start to finish.
Common problems - headache, eyelid ptosis (droop), redness, swelling, localised muscle weakness, bruising Uncommon problems - infection, dizziness, visual disturbances / double vision.
Any person with: - a known history of hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the product - anyone on blood thinning medication (e.g. warfarin, aspirin - treatment with caution) - anyone on certain chemotherapy medications - any bleeding / bruising disorders - pregnant or breastfeeding women - any neurological disorder (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Myasthenia Gravis).