ChromaDerm Aesthetics offer anti-wrinkle treatments used to smooth lines and wrinkles for a younger, more rejuvenated look.
These are most often used to treat;
- Frown lines
- Worry lines
- Crow’s feet
Everyone is an individual, and as such the results will vary between individuals.
There may be only a partial reduction in movement and this very much depends on the amount of medication administered and location of product placement – This is not a one size fits all treatment and may be tailored to suit your individual requirements and expected treatment outcomes – discuss this with your Practitioner at the time of consultation.
Improvements in the lines and relaxing of the muscle will begin after 3 days but can take up to 14 days for the full effect. Results should be expected to last approximately 3-4 months. Movement will begin recovering from 8 weeks Frequent treatment at intervals of less than 3 months is NOT recommended. For more long-term results and to prevent any future development, 2-3 treatments per year is advised.
Does It Hurt?
Anti wrinkle treatments are delivered via injection using very small fine needles.
When the treatment wears off will my lines look more severe than before?
No. Established lines will return as they were pretreatment or possibly improved due to the length of time the muscle has spent not contracting.
Am I suitable for Treatment?
A practitioner will take a detailed medical history and an assessment of your needs and expectations to ensure this is an appropriate treatment for you.
For best results your skin should be in good condition and the target lines not too furrowed. Your practitioner will assess your suitability and advise.
- Anti wrinkle injection treatments cannot be given to pregnant or breast-feeding women.
- Not suitable for patients with certain neurological disorders.
- Not suitable if you are currently taking certain medicines.
- If you have previously experienced adverse reactions to any previous anti wrinkle injection treatment.
With any injectable treatment;
Treatment is not recommended if you are suffering from any skin infection in or near the treatment area or are unwell in any way (even a cold).
If you are taking any medicines which affect bleeding, such as aspirin or warfarin.
If you are currently or have recently completed a course of Roaccutane (acne treatment) in the last 6 months.
Is it Safe?
All treatments carry a degree of risk. All risks and complications will be discussed with you at consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed. Anti wrinkle treatments should only be administered by a healthcare professional with specialist training. Side effects include, but are not limited to;
- Swelling at injection sites
- Redness at injection sites
- Asymmetry of expression
- Drooping of the brow, or eyelid
- Headache or a sensation of ‘tightness’ or ‘heaviness’
Adverse events are uncommon, usually occur within a few days of treatment and are expected to be temporary, usually resolving spontaneously within weeks.
Your practitioner will provide aftercare advice designed to minimise risk and promote speedy recovery from any expected side effects.