Our facial rejuvenation practitioner Dr. Audrey Dore – Geraghty trained in the technique of administering anti-wrinkle injections in both London and New York City.
She has been administering anti-wrinkle treatments in Dublin since 2008 in Molesworth Clinic where she is the co-owner and principal dental surgeon.
“a good reason patients prefer to come to see me for facial rejuvenation treatment rather than a regular cosmetic clinic is because they are attending a dental clinic, so no-one would be any wiser as to what treatment they are receiving”
The aim of anti-wrinkle treatment is to provide the patient with a more youthful look, where lines are reduced and sometimes eliminated.
There are 3 main areas which we treat with neurotoxin, these are: The Crows feet or laughter lines, the frown lines or number 11`s, and the horizontal lines in the forehead. Additional areas can also be treated such as; lips for gummy smiles and smokers lines, neck and chest for décolletage lines, sides of the nose for bunny lines, and into the eyebrows for a brow lift….Neurotoxin also has the effect of reducing sweating so it can be used in the underarm area for this benefit.
When you come to Molesworth Clinic for Facial Rejuvenation for your initial free consultation, Dr. Audrey will do a thorough assessment of your face and advise you which areas you will benefit most from with anti-wrinkle treatment.
We are located in the Dublin city centre area, a 2 minute walk from Grafton Street. In Dublin anti-wrinkle treatments are popular with all kinds of patients. The commonest age of our patients who attend for anti-wrinkle injections is 30-40year olds, however our patients age range extends from 21-70 .
Anti-wrinkle injections are a safe and effective way of reducing or eradicating facial lines without surgery and with very little side effects and recovery time. Anti-wrinkle treatments are a great way of slowing down the signs of skin aging and also at enhancing the skins appearance.
How does it work
Anti-wrinkle injections acts by temporarily blocking the neuro-muscular connection in the treated area, this has the effect of reducing the muscular movement in that area. we use a neurotoxin for this effect, and here in Molesworth clinic we exclusively use Botox for this treatment. When a muscles movement is limited the movement of the skin on the surface of that muscle is also reduced, resulting in smoothening of the skin surface, and hence an anti-wrinkle effect.
How long does it last
The effect of a anti-wrinkletreatment will be noticed 4 to 10 days after treatment. Some patients will start to see a reduction in muscular movement in the treated area within about 4 days, however the most profound effect should be noticed about 10 days post operatively. This effect will usually last for 3-4 months, then the effect of the neurotoxin will begin to wear away and you will then begin to see the muscular movement increase in the treated area. This will indicate when you are due to have your next anti wrinkle treatment.
How often will I need anti-wrinkle treatments
Most patients begin having treatments about 3 to 4 times per year. The repeated antiwrinkle injections usually have the effect of training the muscles that their movement is not necessary and so with time you can expect to need the anti-wrinkle treatments less frequently.
Will it get rid of all the wrinkles
The effect on anti-wrinkle treatment is dependent on the individual being treated. The most beneficial outcome will be seen on patients who are 1st beginning to notice wrinkle formations. This said, a huge improvement can be gained from anti-wrinkle treatment even in the most wrinkly of faces!
Is it painful?
The needles which are used for the anti-wrinkle injections are similar to those used by both children and adults suffering with type 1 diabetes who have to inject themselves with insulin multiples times per day. They are very small and superficially injected. The injection can only be described as a small sting. The actual treatment time is very fast and from start to finish can be carried out over a matter of minutes. There is very little down time after the treatment is complete.
What are the side effects of anti-wrinkle treatment?
Like any area that has received an injection, post-operative pain and bruising are the most likely side effects. Risk of pain after the treatment is complete is very low and bruising can be expected in 1 in 20 patients. Swelling in the area where the anti-wrinkle has been administered is likely, but this usually settles within an hour or 2 of treatment. A rare side effect of anti-wrinkle can be drooping of the eyelid, this is minimised with accurate positioning and depositing of the anti-wrinkle agent, and caution with dose, which both should be minimised with an experienced clinician.
What care do I need to take after my facial rejuvenation treatment?
It is advised that no sweating exercise is undertaken or alcohol consumed within the 1st 24 hours of receiving an anti-wrinkle treatment. It is also advisable not to touch the treated area and also not to apply any make up to the area for 6 hours after treatment.