Frequently Asked Questions on Anti-Wrinkle Injections

What exactly are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Anti-Wrinkle Injections contain a purified protein botulinum toxin A which causes muscles to relax, and wrinkles and lines to soften and smooth, giving a fresher, more relaxed and youthful appearance.

Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections safe?

Anti-Wrinkle Injections have been proven to be an effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions over the last 20 years and has been used cosmetically for more than 10 years and is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world, with an excellent safety record.

How Does it Work?

It works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles to prevent them moving therefore preventing dynamic wrinkles from forming.

What are Dynamic Lines/Wrinkles?

Dynamic wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to form facial expressions, namely frowning, raising your eyebrows and smiling. During these facial expressions your muscles contract and cause your skin to wrinkle.

Will Anti-Wrinkle Injections Remove all my Lines and Wrinkles?

Deeper lines which have been there for a long time may not be removed completely. Anti-Wrinkle Injections may be used to relax the muscles and soften the line , and then dermal filler may also be used to replace lost volume in certain cases.

What are the Possible Side Effects?

The most common side effect is bruising so avoid taking anti-inflammatory tablets such as ibuprofen or aspirin, or Vitamin E, 48 hours prior to treatment.

Other side effects are itching, tingling or headache, all of which are temporary.

Contraindications to Treatment

  • Allergy to Anti-Wrinkle Injections or eggs
  • Infection at the proposed injection site
  • Muscle disorders such as Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert Eaton Syndrome or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast feeding

Why not book your Anti-Wrinkle Injection appointment in Belfast with Facial Aesthetics Northern Ireland, by calling our confidential telephone number on 028 9038 0070 or email

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