As we age there are changes to the skin.
In areas where the dermis or sub dermis (or both) can no longer support the skin, there is a formation of a wrinkle, skin fold or tissue atrophy. These will result in a patient looking tired and older.
Age, smoking sun worshipping and genetics all play a role in ageing. The first areas for wrinkles to appear would usually be the glabella (in between the eyebrows) and forehead lines. Wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet may then appear). Most patients will start noticing these lines in their early 30’s when the body’s natural collagen started to deteriorate. The first signs of wrinkling can be very easily treated with good skin care, superficial chemical peels and sometimes anti wrinkle injections.
As we get older there is fat pad descent in the mid-face. Patients will start to notice deeper nasolabial folds, sunken cheeks and possible jowling around the jaw line. These would be treated with soft tissue augmentation (dermal fillers), radiofrequency and a deeper type of chemical peel (TCA). Anti wrinkle injections in the lower face can also be used if appropriate
The much older face with deep wrinkling and criss-cross lines on the cheeks is best treated with either surgery or phenol peeling.
The neck will also suffer from ageing. Deep treatments are not possible on the neck because of a risk of scarring and failure to heal. However there are many treatments that improve the neck skin greatly. Our doctors will be happy to advise on same.
What are Anti-wrinkle injections? Anti wrinkle injections are a purified protein which is injected into specific muscles in the face to temporarily relax them, softening facial expressions and helping to reverse the signs of ageing. Anti Wrinkle Injections have been used cosmetically for more than ten years and have also been used to treat certain medical conditions in the UK for over 20 years.
How much will it cost?
We charge €9 per unit. Generally a full face will require 50 units.
There is a minimum spend of €100 for anti-wrinkle injections at The Adare Clinic
For further information on prices, please contact our Dublin and Adare Clinics.
Seeing the benefits: Initial results can be seen within 5 days with full results at two weeks. Anti Wrinkle Injections can reduce the severity of frown lines and upper face wrinkles for up to 6 months. If you start early enough with Anti Wrinkle Injections e.g. early 30’s and get it done regularly over a few years the results last longer. In the lower face fewer units are used for safety so the results will not last as long. For the treatment of axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), the results can be expected to last between 4 and 10 months.
Patient Expectations: Anti Wrinkle Injections usually gives a huge improvement in the treatment of wrinkles. It also improves skin condition closing pores and improving texture. It is very safe, you can go back to work immediately and generally patients are extremely pleased with results. We only use Botox / Vistabel in our clinics.