Dr Niamh Gormley of "Wrinkle Free Me" comes to Revival on Thursday evenings. Wrinkle Free Me is a medical aesthetics service, which offers anti-wrinkle injections. Treatments areas include; crow's feet, frown lines, lines and wrinkles around the mouth (including smokers lines), lip enhancement and much more. Dr Gormley will assess and advise as to what treatments are suitable. All treatments are designed to enhance your natural beauty allowing you to look your best self. Take a look at Wrinkle Free Me's website www.wrinklefreeme.ie for more details of treatments offered.
If you would like to make an appointment with Dr Gormley please call: 086-8657900
What is Botulinum Toxin Type A?
One of the signs of ageing is dynamic wrinkles (i.e. wrinkles when smiling and frowning ) which appear after years of muscular activity in the face. One of the most clinically proven options to treat dynamic wrinkles is injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A. The toxin is administered to temporarily relax the muscles that produce moderate to severe lines, creating a subtle, more relaxed look.
How do wrinkle-relaxing treatments with botulinum toxin work?
During wrinkle-relaxing treatments, very low doses of botulinum toxin are injected into the small muscles that cause wrinkles. Each injection relaxes these muscles, smoothing the lines. Once these tiny muscles are relaxed, they no longer contract to form wrinkles.
When will I see results from my wrinkle-relaxing treatment?
The effect is usually noticed after two to five days however, it may take between two to three weeks after the treatment for the full effects to be seen. It should last from three to six months. The effects of subsequent injections may be apparent for slightly longer. The effect is completely reversible.
What areas of the face can it be used to treat?
Does it cause a 'frozen face' look?
Anti-wrinkle injections aim to affect only the tiny muscles being directly treated and not the surrounding muscles. This way, when you laugh or frown, the untreated muscles work normally so your expressions still look like you.
What are the potential complications and side effects?
The most common side effects of injections include headache soreness, swelling, redness, dry eyes, and mild bruising. In rare instances patients may experience a droopy eyebrow or eyelid: this side effect tends to be temporary and disappears when the effects of the injection wear off. Repeated injections do not cause any degenerative changes (muscle wasting), and muscle function after injection reverts to normal.
What happens during the treatment?
First you will be given a medical history and consent form to sign. We will then look at what you hope to achieve and agree on a treatment plan. Photographs will be taken. The treatment itself is quite quick and in total the session will usually take only 15 to 20 minutes. The results are seen usually after three days, with maximum results achieved after fourteen days.
What happens after the treatment?
To increase the effectiveness of the treatment you should try to use the muscles thay have been treated as much as possible for approximately 30 minutes after the injection. So lots of frowning, smiling and raising your eyebrows. You will be advised to abstain from touching massaging the area for 48 hours. If the area is washed, pat dry very gently with a soft towel You cannot lie down or bend excessively for 4 hours. Avoid wearing make-up for 12 hours after treatment for a further 2 weeks avoid facial treatments i.e. massage/ facials and exposure to strong sunlight. You can return to work immediately.
Is it a dangerous poison?
Tiny doses are used for cosmetic purposes, it has been clinically proven to be safe when properly administered.
Are creams that contain Botulinum Toxin Type A like substances effective?
No. It is best delivered by injection which ensures that it reaches the target muscles.
How long will the results last?
Your results should last about three to six months, and the effects of subsequent injections could last longer.
You cannot be treated if;