2. Treatment for forehead lines - Horizontal lines on the forehead. (Please
note this area can only be treated in conjunction with the frown area).
lines on the outside of the eye
(otherwise referred to as Crow’s Feet) .
Lines that are visible in the
skin at rest will remain after treatment. Some patients will report a softening
of the lines but this cannot be predicted.
Other Treatment areas
Many other areas of the face and neck can be treated including:
- Axillary Hyperhidrosis ( excess sweating under the arms)
- Reduction in smokers lines
- Bunny lines ( wrinkles on the nose when smiling
- Brow Lifts
- Increased definition of the jaw line.
- Puckered Chins
- Bruxism ( Grinding the teeth)
- Under eye wrinkles
- Neck lifts
Does it cause a ‘frozen
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?
Complications are rare. The most common side effects of
injections include a short term headache, tenderness, swelling, redness, dry eyes, and mild
bruising which are very short lasting.
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
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 30
minutes. The results are seen usually after three
days, with maximum results achieved after fourteen days.
What happens after the
To increase the effectiveness of
the treatment you should try to use the muscles that 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 should not 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. You can
return to work immediately.
For further details see the "After Treatment" section.
Is it a dangerous
Tiny doses are used for cosmetic
purposes, it has been clinically proven to be safe when properly administered. Botulinum toxin has been used safely in medicine for decades.
Are creams that contain
Botulinum Toxin like substances as effective?
No. It is best delivered by
injection which ensures that it reaches the target muscles.
How long will the
Your results should last about
three to six months, and the effects of subsequent injections could last
You cannot be treated
You are under 18.
You are pregnant or planning to
become pregnant soon
You are breastfeeding.
You have a known allergy to the
constituents of Botulinum toxin
Had any side effect from any Botulinum toxin product in the past
· If you have an infection at the
· If you have a disease that
affects your muscles and nerves (such as
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or
Lou Gehrig's disease],
Myasthenia Gravis or Eaton-Lambert syndrome).
If you have or have had swallowing
If you have or have had bleeding
problems or taking anti-coagulant
If you have plans to have surgery
If you had surgery on your face
· If you have weakness of your forehead
muscles, such as trouble
raising your eyebrows
If you have drooping eyelids
If you have any other change in the
way your face normally looks
If you are taking certain types of
Please note that Botulinum Toxin
Type A injections are available only by prescription in Ireland and must only
be administered by medically qualiﬁed clinicians such as Doctors and Dentists.Dr Gormley provides treatment for deep frown lines, treatment for forehead lines, wrinkles around eyes and treatment for crows feet and other anti wrinkle treatments.