Anti-Wrinkle Injections Q&A with Dr. Michelle Rockingham
What exactly are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti – Wrinkle injections are a non-invasive beauty treatment. The treatment involves injecting botulinum toxin A, to eliminate or soften the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.
Is it sore?
Not at all, you will feel a slight pinch but the treatment is no more painful than a blood test.
How do the injections work?
The anti-wrinkle injection works by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscle that has been injected. This stops the muscle contracting which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften, leaving you with a smooth surface of skin
Who is suitable for this treatment?
Everyone! Anyone who is concerned about the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles will see a great difference from these treatments.
When should I start getting anti-wrinkle injections?
This will differ completely depending on the individual. The earlier you start getting the treatment the better the results will be. The treatment will be as much a preventative measure if you begin getting them before deep lines have developed.
However, if you begin getting the anti-wrinkle injections later in life you will also see a significant reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Where on the face can I have injections?
The injections are used to treat 3 main areas of the upper face: frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet around the eyes
How often should I have anti-wrinkle injections?
Again this is case by case and depends on many lifestyle and age factors of the client.
Injections can last up to 4 months, but may last longer depending on your age, extent of lines/ wrinkles and strength of the muscles of your face. For the best results a course of 3 treatments per year for the first year is recommended
Are there any risks?
As with any medical procedure there are always risks attached and the possibility of side effects. However, with anti-wrinkle injections these are low.
In the case of side effects they can range from bruising or bleeding at the injection site to headaches, drooping eyelid, tenderness and tightness, and very rarely, anaphylactic reaction. All of these would be discussed in great detail and explained in full at the consultation stage to identify any risk factors on an individual basis.
Is there anyone whom this treatment would not suit?
Of course, like all treatments this will not suit everyone. All patients will be assessed for suitability during the consultation. Typically if you fall into any of the below categories you would not be eligible for the treatment.
Patients with a known allergy to botulinum toxin A
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
Patients with Myasthenia gravis or Eaton Lambert Syndrome
Patients with an infection at the proposed injection site
This was my third time going to the salon, but my first experience with Dr. Rockingham. As always, it was wonderful! Dr. Rockingham is so lovely and incredibly talented, she really put me at ease and explained everything very well. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to get Botox/filler. Looking forward to my next appointment in a few months!
As always it was a pleasure. Really professional service along with chats and laughs
Fab place, friendly staff and most importantly knew what they were talking about. 10/10 couldn’t rate it any higher! Thank you
I am so happy with the results of my anti-wrinkle injections. I was really nervous and didn’t know what to expect but Michelle was so lovely and answered all my questions in the consultation and made me feel completely at ease. The results were exactly what I wanted and I would highly recommend her if you are considering botox.
*If your not sure whether this treatment is for you, or you are considering having the procedure and have some unanswered questions, book in with Michelle for a completely complimentary consultation.