'BOTOX' - ANTi-wrinkle injections
At The Eden Medical Clinic we offer excellent treatments to address concerns such as lines, wrinkles and folds. The most common areas of concern include the forehead, the lines between the eyebrows (frown lines) and at the sides of the eyes (crows feat). All procedures are carried out by our highly experienced Dr. Emma Sheehan..
What are Causes?
The main causes are the movement of the muscles when you talk, smile, smoke or kiss can cause creases on your skin and over a long period of time these may become permanent. Lines and wrinkles can even be caused even when the underlying muscle are still. This happens because the aging process reduces the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. Sun can also degrade your skin so much that it loses it’s ability to snap back in to place.
‘Botox’ (botulinum toxin injections): ’Botox’ can reduce the movement of the muscles around the lip which causes smoking lines and the muscle that excessively pulls the mouth corner downward. Therefore, it helps improve smoker lines and a drooping mouth corner
During your medical consultation, the specialist doctor will carefully examine and advise you the best treatment options for you individually.
WHAT IS 'BOTOX?'
‘Botox’ (Botulinum toxin) is a protein produced by the the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It relaxes muscles by temporarily blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles. The cosmetic effect of ‘Botox’ was first documented as early as 1989 and was approved by the FDA in 2002. It is now regularly used by many, both male and female, as it is less intrusive and less artificial in appearance than the traditional form of treatment such as plastic surgery.
What type of ‘Botox’ is used ?
We use a variety of products , including ‘Botox’ and Azzalure, which are considered to be the best brand on the market.
Before the treatment :
A full medical consultation with the doctor will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. The doctor may examine your ability to move certain muscles to determine location, size and use of the muscles that create your wrinkles. Then, the treatment goal will be discussed and finalised and a customised treatment plan will be created for you
The treatment :
No anaesthesia is required. However, the doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anaesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. A few tiny injections of the anti wrinkle solution will be administered directly into the muscles that causes the lines. The treatment will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
After the treatment :
Avoid touching, rubbing or applying make up on the treated areas for 4 hours. Excessive exercise should also be avoided for 24 hours post treatment. The procedure will take around 15 minutes to complete. Specific after care instructions will be given to you on the day of your treatment by our Clinic Coordinator.
Please find the Dermal Filler and Anti Wrinkle Injection treatment video in our video section
Am I suitable for the ’Botox’ treatment?
Only you and your doctor can decide if the treatment is right for you and your concerns. During your medical consultation, our expert ‘Botox’ doctor will assess your medical history and make sure you are suitable for the treatment.
- Ensure to tell the doctor about all of your medical conditions, including:
- A disease that effects your muscles and nerves such as Myastenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome
- Allergies to any Botulinum toxin products
- Medication that you are currently taking
- Whether you have had any facial surgery or plan to have surgery
- If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or breast feeding
Who should NOT use ‘BOTOX’?
Not to be used if you are pregnant or breast feeding
Are there any side effects?
‘Botox’: Injection related side effects are minimal and temporary such as redness, swelling and bruising. Spreading of the ‘Botox’ to the muscles nearby can be easily prevented by avoiding rubbing or massaging the treated areas for 4 hours
After the treatment(s) some common injection-related reactions might occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve within 2 to 7 days
Mild bruising or a slight blush might appear at the injection site immediately following treatment and may last for 2-7 days
If you’ve previously had cold sores around the mouth (facial herpes simplex), the treatment might provoke an outbreak. Be sure you have a supply of the oral tablets (prescription) or topical cream such as Zovirax.
How do I avoid bruising?
To avoid swelling and bruising, you should:
Not take aspirin, ibuprofen, or advil for 1 week before and 2 days after treatment.
Ice the swollen area after treatment under swelling reduces.
Avoid exercise except for walking for 24 hours after the procedure
How long will the results last?
The ‘Botox’ results generally last 3 - 4 months. The lasting time of these products is variable and as we all have different metabolism rates and the product is broken down differently for everyone. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in accordance with what you desire at a particular point in time.
Why have the treatment at EDEN MEDICAL CLINIC?
- SPECIALIST DOCTOR: You will be treated by one of Ireland’s leading cosmetic doctors who are highly experienced in all procedures
- SERVICE & CARE: We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our staff will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible
- CLINIC LOCATION: The treatment is performed in a Therapy Rooms, Victoria Cross, located about 10 minutes from the city centre, which gives you that extra bit of privacy. We have our own beautiful private waiting room for your comfort and discretion.
- HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION: We have many Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional areas. We also have many patients who have referred their family and friends to the clinic.
- PREMIUM MEDICATION: We use only premium and FDA approved products for the treatment
- We are CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) registered and a SAFE FACE approved & regulated clinic. This ensures that we carry out treatments, hygiene and patient care to the highest of standards.
Standard price list
3 areas is €225
2 areas is €180
1 area is €130
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Glabella – Frown Lines
The Glabella is the area between your brows. Over time, some may find that there is a deep line that becomes quite prominent. The use of anti-wrinkle injections can not only relax the muscle to stop you overworking that area, it can also reduce the appearance of that static groove.
These are the horizontal lines that run across the forehead. Likewise, the forehead is an area that we tend to get both expressive and static lines. The use of anti-wrinkle injections relaxes the area to stop over-expression and to relax these lines, giving a much more youthful appearance.
corner of the eye
This is a concern many of our patients have. Many believe the eye area to be the most obvious sites for ageing. The lines that appear at the corners of our eyes and extend down on the face are a real depiction of ageing.
TOP OF THE NOSE
Bunny lines are mostly evident when smiling. They form on the bridge of the nose, near the tear duct of the eye. If in doubt, picture a bunny scrunching up its nose. While it might not be an obvious area to treat, it can be a problem area for those who do not like the way their smile appears in photos and so on.
lifting of the brow area
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to raise a drooping or flat brow, introducing the solution to key points, relaxing the muscles that tend to drag our brows downwards.
NEFERTITI NECK LIFT
By injecting anti-wrinkle injections around the jawline into a thin muscle called the Platysma, with relax the muscle, so that muscles on the upper face become stronger and they in this way perform a non surgical lift upwards. The procedure lasts only 4-5 minutes, it is painless, and there are no side-effects. The neck itself also sags, and takes on the appearance of the "turkey neck". Some women also notice wrinkles on the neck, the so called "necklace lines". With repeated and easy anti-wrinkle injection treatments to the platysma muscles in the neck, the lines disappear, the neck tightens and once again takes on a youthful appearance.