Preparing For Your Anti-Wrinkle Injection

Before your appointment, it is vital you read this page to ensure you get the most out of your anti-wrinkle injections.

Anti-wrinkle injections are contraindicated in patients who:
  • Have neuromuscular disorders such as Myasthenia Gravis or Eaton-Lambert Syndrome
  • Are allergic to anti-wrinkle injections
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have glaucoma (precaution advised)

Before your appointment:
  • Do not get sun burnt.
  • If you have active coldsores, cellulitis, or infection in the treatment area 24h prior, please reschedule your appointment.
  • If you require topical anaesthetic cream, you should apply the cream 30 minutes prior to your appointment. Numit or Emla cream is recommended and can be bought over the counter at the chemist.

After your appointment:
  • You are free to gently apply make-up directly after your treatment.
  • After that, do not touch your face for the next 4 hours. Rubbing your face can spread the injectables to nearby muscles, causing unwanted effects.
  • You may notice localised areas of swelling where the injections were done. These will disappear in 5 to 10 minutes.
  • You are able to drive and return to work straight away, if it is not a physically demanding role.
  • Avoid exercise for the rest of the day. 
  • If you require pain killers, take paracetamol only. 
  • Avoid any type of facial, micro-dermabrasion or massage on the face for a few days.

Anti-wrinkle injections will take approximately 3 to 5 days to take effect. The full effects are noticed from 14 days. The effects of anti-wrinkle injections are temporary, lasting 3 to 5 months. Remember not to keep checking yourself in the mirror and activating the treated muscles, as this will strengthen those muscles.

Top up appointment:
  • Top up injections may be needed if you want more paralysis than you currently have at the 2 week mark. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this guide. Now that you are prepared for your treatment, feel free to book online or call us on 07 55388811.

Anti-wrinkle injections