Anti-wrinkle Injections are the most popular injectable treatment at Amara. Highly effective, our doctors are skilled at providing subtle, natural results that last.
Our medical director has refined the clinics approach to anti-wrinkle injections over 12 years and all of our doctors are trained to give patients subtle, natural results that last – this is The Amara Way.
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are a doctor led treatment used to treat dynamic lines. They are sometimes called anti-ageing or muscle relaxing injections.
Dynamic lines form when our facial muscles move. So whenever we talk, smile, squint at a computer screen or phone, or make a facial expression like a frown, dynamic lines appear.
Why are people concerned with dynamic lines?
Dynamic lines can age us greatly and make us look different to how we feel – this is the main reason why most people come to us to address them.
Importantly, if left unaddressed, dynamic lines develop into permanent wrinkles over time. These are often referred to as ‘static lines’ and while anti-wrinkle treatment will soften them, a dermal filler treatment is more likely required to correct them.
Unfortunately, as we age, involuntary muscle hyperactivity also causes dynamic lines so they are unavoidable.
Types of dynamic lines
The following is a list of the main types of dynamic lines we treat daily at Amara:
|The lines formed by the brow, especially those at the bridge of the nose that look like the number 11|
|The lines that form when you smile or laugh|
|The lines that form horizontally across your forehead when you look surprised|
Crow’s Feet Lines
|The lines that form outside your eyes when you squint at a screen, laugh or smile|
How do anti-wrinkle injections work and how long does it last?
Anti-wrinkle injections work by temporarily preventing the muscles injected from moving at full strength – hence ‘muscle-relaxing’ injections.
A good treatment will mean the muscles have restricted movement for 3-4 months. This temporary restriction of movement means the appearance of dynamic lines is greatly reduced giving your face a smoother, fresher appearance.
As the effect of the product wears off, movement returns to normal.
Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?
We use the formulation of anti-wrinkle product made by Allergan, right here in Ireland. It’s the brand synonymous with this treatment and is the most studied of its kind. (We’re not allowed use it’s name because its a pharmaceutical product but it begins with ‘B’ and ends in ‘otox’)
It has one of the best safety profiles of any pharmaceutical product available. Doses far higher than what we use in a facial treatment are used to treat infants with nervous system disorders very safely.
What can I expect at my anti-wrinkle consultation in Amara?
At your consultation, our doctors will have an honest discussion about your concerns and what you would like to achieve with the treatment. It’s important we understand the reasons why you’ve come to us.
As part of your consultation we will take some photos and your doctor will show you where they plan to inject and how this will address your concerns. The exact treatment plan will be based on how your muscles work. This means every treatment at Amara is tailor made for you.
What happens after my consultation?
If you wish to be treated on the day, we can do this. If you want time to think about it, you can go away and come back another day. You will never be pressured into treatment at Amara.
The anti-wrinkle procedure itself will take only a few minutes once a treatment plan has been decided upon. It’s virtually pain free aside from a few small pricks, and the down time is minimal with the redness at injection points normally resolving within 30 mins.
For your first treatment with us, the doctor will not treat at full strength. This is to avoid the frozen look as your face will be new to us.
Review and top-up ‘tweakments’ – Avoiding the frozen look
Between 2 and 4 weeks after your initial treatment, you will be brought back for a review consultation. Here you and the doctor will discuss your results and if you need a top-up, it will be administered free of charge. This ‘tweakment’ process allows our doctors to get to know your face and how best to treat you to get the results you want. It also helps us avoid the ‘done’ and ‘frozen’ looks.The offer of a free review remains open to all patients as they see fit because we are a results based clinic subtle, natural results are what we want to deliver you.
Who can have an anti-wrinkle treatment at Amara?
There are very few medical reasons why someone might not be suitable for treatment so anti-wrinkle injections are open to most people.
Unfortunately, treatments with anti-wrinkle injections are not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
People currently taking Roaccutane for acne or other reasons are treated on a case by case basis – some people may not be suitable for treatment.