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Non-Surgical Procedure

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections involve the use of the product known as BTA. Due to regulations regarding certain brand names we cannot use the brand name but have abbreviated it to BTA. Dr Rory uses product because of its long history of safety and extensive scientific evidence supporting its use in specific dosing patterns.

This product is also used for an enormous variety of treatments for other medical and aesthetic conditions around the globe every year.

Interestingly, it is the most popular non-surgical injectable skin rejuvenation treatment worldwide and is used to relax wrinkles in well over six million patients annually and has been used as an aesthetic treatment for over twenty years.

Dr Rory treats over a hundred and fifty patients a month with BTA for a variety of aesthetic indications. This number is increasing as the treatment continues to grow in popularity year on year.

BTA is known as a neurotoxin. It was the first of this type of neurotoxin to be approved by the Federal Drugs Adminstration (FDA) in the USA in 1989 and is derived from a bacteria known as Clostridium Botulinum.

The medical preparation of this toxin has tiny amounts of the active agent (in the form of a purified protein derived from the bacteria) that strategically block nerve signals to muscles, thereby relaxing treated muscle groups. The result being fewer movement wrinkles and therefore a natural, more refreshed, youthful appearance.

Non-Surgical Procedure

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections involve the use of the product known as BTA. Due to regulations regarding certain brand names we cannot use the brand name but have abbreviated it to BTA. Dr Rory uses product because of its long history of safety and extensive scientific evidence supporting its use in specific dosing patterns.

This product is also used for an enormous variety of treatments for other medical and aesthetic conditions around the globe every year.

Interestingly, it is the most popular non-surgical injectable skin rejuvenation treatment worldwide and is used to relax wrinkles in well over six million patients annually and has been used as an aesthetic treatment for over twenty years.

Dr Rory treats over a hundred and fifty patients a month with BTA for a variety of aesthetic indications. This number is increasing as the treatment continues to grow in popularity year on year.

BTA is known as a neurotoxin. It was the first of this type of neurotoxin to be approved by the Federal Drugs Adminstration (FDA) in the USA in 1989 and is derived from a bacteria known as Clostridium Botulinum.

The medical preparation of this toxin has tiny amounts of the active agent (in the form of a purified protein derived from the bacteria) that strategically block nerve signals to muscles, thereby relaxing treated muscle groups. The result being fewer movement wrinkles and therefore a natural, more refreshed, youthful appearance.

In the upper face, it can be used to treat unwanted movement wrinkles which include forehead lines, frown lines (elevens), crows feet and bunny lines. In addition, it can help elevate eyebrow position and shape the brow through its actions on muscle balance.

In the lower face, it can slim the jawline, reduce a gummy smile, correct downturned corners of the mouth, reduce dimpling of the chin and reduce neck lines and bands.

Other uses include the treatment of bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), the reduction of muscle bulk and therefore slimming the jaw, calf and shoulder. Interestingly, it can also act to reduce excess sweating (as the neurotoxin also can block messages to sweat glands) and can act to balance subtle facial asymmetries.

Dr Rory is an international key opinion leader (KOL) for Allergan and as such is an expert and global trainer in the use of anti-wrinkle injections and Juvederm dermal filler treatments using the MD codes.

This section will now however concentrate only on anti-wrinkle injections uses only.

The Experience

Your suitability for this treatment will be determined during a full face assessment no-commitment consultation with Dr Rory and he will provide all the necessary details for your particular case.

All treatments are performed in the luxurious state of the art treatment rooms within the clinic either on the day of consultation or after a period of reflection following consultation. The choice is entirely yours.

No formal anaesthesia is required but you may choose to have some topical anaesthesia (numbing cream applied). Dr Rory has a number of other techniques to make your anti-wrinkle injection experience as comfortable as possible.

Many patients have their treatment and return to work or normal activities that same day with no downtime.

Frequently
Asked
Questions

What is the aim of anti-wrinkle injection treatment?

This is very variable and depends on the conditions being treated, however the primary aim is to reduce the actions of muscle groups to reduce facial and neck movement wrinkles.

There is an element of prevention when it comes to anti-wrinkle injections also. This is because reduced movement wrinkles will inevitably reduce the ‘etching in’ of these lines to permanent ‘static’ wrinkles over time.

How many anti wrinkles injections do I need?

This is very variable and is determined during your full face assessment consultation with Dr Rory. It depends on the muscle groups being treated and the desired effect and also differs between men and women.

The number and also the dose of anti-wrinkle injections are tailored to each patient for a bespoke treatment with an emphasis on natural results.

There is research evidence to suggest a dose-length of duration relationship with anti-wrinkle injections and this will be explained and needs to be considered during your consultation.

Typical ranges for evidence based doses for anti-wrinkle injections in the upper face are:

  • Forehead lines 10-20 units
  • Frown lines (elevens) 20-30 units
  • Crows feet lines 8-16 units

How long will the results last?

The neurotoxin known as BTA acts to block specialised receptors on muscles that receive the nerve signals. This accounts for the muscle relaxing effect.

The body will start to rebuild these receptors and the speed with which this happens obviously depends on the dose of the anti-wrinkle injection but also the muscle and nerve biology of each individual. This can take anytime from two to six months but on average is between three to four months in most people.

Furthermore, there is research evidence to suggest a dose-length of duration relationship with anti-wrinkle injections and this will be explained and must be considered during your consultation.

Therefore, there are specific doses (measured in units) with a known duration of three to four months in most patients. This means most individuals can expect movement returning slowly at about the three month mark and repeat treatments before four months have elapsed is recommended if you want to maintain the effect.

What happens on the day of consultation ?

On the day of consultation Dr Rory will obtain a full medical history assessing your suitability for the treatment and perform a full facial assessment and explain which areas of your face can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections and why.

It is important to appreciate antiwrinkle injections are not suitable for all patients. They are considered unsafe if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, suffer from certain neurological diseases, have an allergy to human albumin and also if certain medications are being taken. This will be explained during the consultation process.

If you are suitable, he will then run through the process of consent and injection techniques with you if you are having injections for the first time.

You can choose to have your anti-wrinkle injections that same day or choose to think about your options and return another day.

If you do choose to go ahead, clinical photographs will be taken and you will be checked in by a nurse to the treatment room and given consent information to read and sign. All your details will be confirmed with you. Your makeup is removed and numbing cream may be applied if you wish and after a period of time this is cleaned off and your skin is further prepared.

The anti-wrinkle injections themselves take no more than five minutes and a number of techniques are employed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. You are then given post injection instructions and can be discharged when you are feeling comfortable and ready to go.

How long will the treatment take?

If done in isolation, the antiwrinkle injections take just five minutes.

This does not include anaesthesia time. In total, the whole procedure may last longer if numbing cream is used.

Will the procedure be painful?

No, one of the primary aims of any procedure performed by Dr Rory is to create a pain free experience and you have the option of having numbing cream.

Other techniques are also employed to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

In terms of recovery, there may be some very mild tenderness in the injection areas on the day but this is minimized by applying a cold compress after the treatment.

What is the recovery period?

This is essentially a lunchtime treatment and there is no recovery period.

There is always a theoretical risk of bruising as a very small guage needle is being introduced to the skin.

The golden rule is no leaning forward for any length of time or massage around the eyebrows (such as a facial) for the four hours following injections.

This is to prevent the precise antiwrinkle injections from theroretically migrating to areas where the muscle relaxing effects are unwanted. These areas are into the muscles that keep your eyelids open or eyebrows up and will result in a droopy eyelid (called eyelid ptosis) or eyebrow (called eyebrow or brow ptosis) respectively.

These effects can last as long as the anti-wrinkle injections themselves but these avoidable complications are very rare if the golden rules are adhered to.

What should I consider when recovering from the procedure?

The golden rule is no leaning forward for any length of time or massage around the eyebrows (such as a facial) for the four hours following injections to prevent migration to other areas as discussed above.

Also, care should be taken not to partake in vigorous exercise, rubbing or washing the injection areas the same day for the same reasons.

First time treatments can cause a mild headache which can be treated as a normal headache with simple pain killers.

The effects of the treatment will start to be apparent from day three onwards and the maximum effect is at approximately two weeks. This is when your review appointment will be conducted.

Any judgements on the treatment outcome should be left until this time and any adjustments can be made at this important clinic appointment.

If you are entirely happy and are very experienced with anti-wrinkle treatments, then there is no need to attend this review appointment and just book your repeat treatment at your normal interval.

What is the cost of the treatment?

The cost of the treatment is based on the number of units used. Each unit is priced at 50 AED (excluding VAT).

Therfore, as an example, if 50 units are used the price is 2,500 AED (excluding VAT).

The final cost is determined on a case by case basis dependent on complexity and additional procedures. Combination treatments may lower the price of individual treatments if done together.

A full face no-commitment consultation with Dr Rory will provide all the necessary details for your particular case.

What are the risks of the treatment?

These include some discomfort, infection, risk of bleeding, bruising, temporary headache and rarely eyelid or eyebrow drooping (known as ptosis).

Anything in particularly important I should know about the treatment?

It’s a quick and simple procedure requiring no downtime with very high satisfaction rates and Dr Rory will tailor your treatment to your needs.

The golden rule is no leaning forward for any length of time or massage around the eyebrows (such as a facial) for the four hours following injections.

It is the most popular non-surgical treatment worldwide and is most commonly performed in conjunction with other procedures over time.

What is the follow up after the treatment?

Typically it involves seeing Dr Rory approximately two weeks following your anti-wrinkle injection for review.

If you are entirely happy and are very experienced with anti-wrinkle treatments, then there is no need to attend this review appointment and just book your repeat treatment at your normal interval

Who is involved in my care?

Dr Rory is the primary physician in charge of all your care. He performs all procedures himself and is meticulous about every aspect of your care.

Once he has performed a procedure on you he is available for you as your on-call doctor.

He will provide you with contact details and will be available for you. If you have any questions or concerns at any time he is available to support you.

He has trained his team around him to an exceptionally high standard from his aesthetic coordinators to aesthetic nurses.

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