Wansford Health provides cosmetic injections in a medical setting. We aim to restore, maintain and enhance natural good looks without resorting to surgery
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Wrinkles and lines on the face
The wrinkles and lines on our faces are the result of ageing, lifestyle, sun damage, genetics and use or overuse of facial muscles. Smoking, hormones and stress can make wrinkles worse and lead to premature wrinkling
Wrinkles which occur with ageing are caused by a variety of reasons and the treatment is assessed based on the cause. We assess these factors during your initial consultation and offer advice on ways to maintain your skin in the best possible way. However you cannot influence all these factors. This is where we can help with muscle relaxing injections to relax those muscles responsible for producing facial wrinkles.
The injection of a purified neurotoxin has a local effect of reducing muscle action and relaxing the muscle smoothing out the skin. The injection treatment has been used for over 20 years on thousands of patients to treat many neurological and eye disorders as well as reduction of wrinkles.
The injections are prescription drugs which should only be used under medical supervision. We only prescribe after a face to face consultation as recommended by GMC
The injection works by blocking nerve transmission between the nerve endings and the muscle fibres around the injection site to relax the muscle so that they don’t contract. The untreated facial muscles contract in the normal way, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected. The aim is to break the habit of frowning. Over a year or two the excessive frowning habit can be broken. The commonly affected areas include forehead lines, frown lines between the eye brows and crows feet at the corners of the eyes.
Treatment does not take very long – usually about 20 minutes using a very fine needle in precise locations on the face . The first effects start after about 3 days and the complete effect is visible in 2 weeks. The effects of the treatment last 3-4 months. Clinical studies indicate that treatments last longer over time so that you should require fewer injections in the future. However, this varies from patient to patient.
Many wrinkles and lines are caused by making the same expression thousands of times and eventually a crease forms in the skin. Common sites for expression lines are found between the brows, across the forehead and at the corners of the eyes. These lines in the upper part of the face are best treated with a muscle relaxant. The aim is to restore, maintain or enhance your natural looks while retaining your natural expressions Cosmetic injections Peterborough
You can book a consultation to discuss treatment options by calling 01780 407642 or text 07554018747
What areas can be treated with wrinkle relaxing injections?
Frown Lines: above the bridge of the nose
Forehead lines: Horizontal lines between the hairline and eyebrows.
Crows feet: Lines radiating outwards from the corners of the eyes.
Bunny lines: Those that appear along the side of the nose.
Lower Jaw definition: Reducing the jowl look under the lower jaw.
Necklines: Those lines produced by the platysma muscle radiating from the lower jaw along the front of the neck and décolleté. Sometimes referred to as ‘turkey neck’ these lines are either horizontal ‘necklace lines’ or the vertical bands that are prominent when you clench your teeth.
Gummy Smile. Sometimes the lip line is high exposing a large amount of gum above the upper teeth - ‘The Esther Rantzen Smile’ Discrete treatment of the muscles that position the upper lip ( levator labii superioris alaeque nasi) can lower the lip line to produce a less ‘gummy’ smile.
Other Areas: softening ‘smokers lines’ around the lips,
Raising the corners of the mouth, raising the tip of the nose and softening fine cheek lines.
Who can benefit from treatment?
Anyone concerned about facial lines and wrinkles. Treatment produces a fresher more relaxed look while still allowing facial expression. It is sensible to treat developing lines early before they become too deep set. However clients of all ages can benefit from treatment. Your expectations will be discussed at your first consultation
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, the medication has been used for medical procedures for over thirty years without any known long-term problems. Potential rare short-term side effects will be discussed fully at your consultation and ways to minimize these occurrences will be fully explained.
How dose the medication work?
The medication temporarily interferes with the transmission of messages between muscles and the nerves that control them. Normal function returns to the muscle after several months. At this point more treatment is desirable to maintain the enhanced facial appearance.
Who should not be treated?
Clients who are pregnant or breast-feeding or who have Lambert Eaton syndrome or Myasthenia gravis (serious muscle wasting conditions) Clients who are taking blood-thinning medicines such as Warfarin or high dose of aspirin may be treated but are more likely to experience temporary bruising.
Is the treatment painful?
No. The medication is injected in very small doses with an ultra fine needle. It is mildly uncomfortable and doesn’t need any anaesthetic. However some clients ask us to use a surface skin anaesthetic such as LMX4 cream
How long does the treatment take?
The initial consultation usually takes about half an hour. The actual treatment often takes less than ten minutes.
What improvement will I see after treatment?
You will see the lines and wrinkles in the treated areas looking softer and less obvious. Your face will look younger and more relaxed. The improvement in appearance takes about five days to start and it reaches its optimum after about a fortnight. Click here to view our image gallery
Is there anything that I should or shouldn’t do after treatment?
• Do not rub or massage treated area
• Do not apply makeup for up to 4 hours after treatment
• Do not perform any strenuous exercise for up to 6 hours
• Do not drink alcohol for 6 hours
• Do not lie down for 4 hours after treatment
• If you have any bruises you may apply Arnica gel to area
• Avoid having a facial for 24 hours
• Do not take any long haul flights for 24 hours
When will I see a difference?
After about five days. The full effect is seen after two weeks.
How long does the improvement last?
Between 3 to 5 months depending on your individual response. Subsequent treatments tend to last longer.
Will it leave my face frozen and without expression?
No. We assess the optimum dose to produce a relaxed soft appearance but you will still have facial expression.
Are there any after effects?
Generally no. Some people may experience slight bruising or swelling immediately after treatment. We will discuss this in detail with you at the time of your consultation.
Can I combine this with filler treatments?
Yes. You can have an integrated treatment plan combining wrinkle relaxing injections with dermal fillers
How much does treatment cost?
This is assessed on an individual basis. As the initial consultation is free you will be given full information before you are committed to nay private treatment costs. Guide prices are shown below :
Wrinkle relaxing injections price for:
1 Area £200 e.g. crows feet only
2 Areas £275 eg frown lines plus forehead lines ( full foreehad treatment)
3 Areas £295 (frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet at the corners of the eyes)
Prices cover a full course of treatment which involves an initial consultation, the actual injection procedure and a review of results at two weeks where a top up dose can be given if needed.
Remember that if you are comparing prices with other providers that we do not charge any extra consultation fees and do not charge for further treatment if needed at two weeks. We also source our injections and materials direct from manufacturers or accredited UK distributors to ensure the quality of the materials.
We have been providing injection treatment for lines and wrinkles including dermal filler treatments to patients from Stamford Peterborough Oundle Kettering Uppingham Market Deeping Huntingdon Wisbech Bourne and surrounding areas.
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PE8 6PL, UK
(Counties of Cambridgeshire Northamptonshire Lincolnshire Rutland and Leicestershire )