For six hours after treatment we advise that you avoid exercise, hot baths or alcohol as these can increase blood flow and dilute the effect. It is important to avoid touching the area injected, including applying make-up, as this may actually push the product beyond the intended area. We do encourage you to actively use the treated muscles (e.g. frown or squint) frequently during this initial period as this may enhance the effect.
Wrinkles normally begin to disappear after two or three days, and full results are usually seen within ten to fourteen days. On average the effects last three to four months, but with repeated treatments the results may last longer.
We always offer our clients a follow-up appointment two weeks after their treatment and if we haven’t got the perfect result, we will gladly top-up for free!
There may be some temporary after-effects of the injections. Most commonly these are bruising, tenderness, swelling and occasionally a headache or mild flu-like symptoms. The latter two may last two to three days, the others usually resolve within a couple of hours.
Occasionally a mild drooping of the eyelid can occur but this is very rare. In the unlikely event that it does happen, please contact the clinic so that we can make an assessment.
Following the injections it is important to use the treated muscles as much as possible (i.e. frown, squint or raise the eyebrows depending on the area treated) for the next few hours. This helps to maximise the effect of treatment.
For 6 hours after the injections you should avoid heavy exercise and alcohol as these can increase blood flow and may dilute the effect. You should also avoid rubbing the area or applying pressure and do not use make-up for the same period of time.
Wrinkles usually begin to disappear after three or four days but may take up to ten to fourteen days for the full effects to become apparent.
On average the results last three to four months after the first injections but repeat treatments often lead to longer-lasting effects.
We normally ask you to come back for a review with the practitioner following the injections. We tend to use the optimum amount likely to be beneficial the first time you are injected but sometimes a top-up is needed at this review. There are no additional costs if a top-up is required within the first three weeks following treatment.