Strong repeated facial movements and expressions cause moderate to severe lines and wrinkles to appear, which can then become permanent as we age. The purpose of injectable anti-wrinkle treatments are to significantly reduce this kind of movement while maintaining a natural appearance. This, in turn, will help to reduce visible lines and prevent new ones from appearing. These lines and wrinkles are commonly found on the forehead, around the eyes, and in-between the eyebrows.
At Serenity, our team of registered nurse prescribers use their more than 15 years of advanced experience to safely and professionally improve the visible signs of ageing, so you can live with more confidence.
What Happens During My First Consultation and Treatment?
A face-to-face consultation with one of our nurse prescribers is a chance to discuss whether wrinkle relaxing treatment is suitable for you. We will talk you through the anticipated outcomes of any treatment and the possible side effects that can sometimes be experienced. Although these are rare, you need to be aware of all of the risks associated with wrinkle relaxing treatment so that you can make an informed decision before giving your consent to go ahead if medically suitable. We will need to have information about your current health, past medical history and any medications you may currently be taking. We also need to know about previous anti-wrinkle injection treatments with other practitioners, if any, and what product was used if you know this.
Following this consultation, and for each subsequent treatment with Serenity Aesthetics, we will ask you to read and sign a consent form. Photos of your face and the treatment areas will be taken and held on your file for future reference. Following any treatment, aftercare will be discussed with you and a review appointment will be booked for 2-3 weeks ahead, so that any adjustments can be made if necessary. Makeup needs to be removed and the treatment areas cleaned. We will then mark your face accordingly with white pencil, to ensure that any injections into the specific muscles are precise and will give you the best results. Injections take seconds and are generally not painful.
Following any injections, the treated areas will be cleaned once again, aftercare will be discussed with you and a review appointment will be booked for 2-3 weeks ahead, so that any adjustments can be made if necessary.
What Should I Do Before Treatment?
- Thoroughly remove any makeup to minimise risk of infection after treatment.
- Do not drink alcohol on the day before treatment as this can increase your risk of bleeding and bruising.
- Inform us of any medications you are taking, both prescription and over-the-counter.
- Inform us if you have had any other aesthetic procedures in the past week (eg. dermal fillers, chemical peels, microneedling, IPL/laser treatment)
- Inform us if you have taken anti-coagulant medication, such as Warfarin or aspirin recently.
- If you have taken Roaccutane within the past 6 months we will be unable to treat you.
What Should / Shouldn’t I Do After My Treatment?
Immediately following your anti-wrinkle injections you will be asked to refrain from touching the treated areas for 4 hours and to avoid sunbathing or using tanning beds for 30 minutes. That evening it will be all right to complete your skincare routine as normal. In the rare event that something doesn't feel as it should or you have any further questions or concerns, it is important to contact the clinic as soon as possible. The day after treatment you can go about your daily routine as normal.