The ageing process plays a big part in forming wrinkles. Over time, shrinkage of facial bone structure, loss of collagen, skin elasticity and gravity equal wrinkles. Contributing factors to this process include sun exposure, smoking, genetics and skin type. Anti-wrinkle injections can significantly reduce these forehead and frown lines without surgery, and the treatments can be carried out in Bristol, Bath and a range of clinics in the South West.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What exactly are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

    Anti-Wrinkle injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of dynamic muscles (the muscles of facial expression). Anti-Wrinkle injections use a purified protein that works by blocking overactive nerve impulses that trigger excessive muscle contractions and the results can last up to 3-4 months.
  • How do Anti-Wrinkle injections work?

    They block impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines and relaxes the muscles so they do not contract.

    After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion. Anti-Wrinkle injections are, without doubt the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world and the numbers of people wanting treatment are increasing.
  • Who Can Inject?

    Only professionally trained and regulated people should perform the injections who include, Doctors, Dentists and Nurse Prescribers who have a prescribing qualification. Julie is a registered and ethical nurse based in Bristol and Bath.
  • What training has JBCOSMETIC had for injecting?

    Julie has had a strong mix of theoretical and practical training for Anti-Wrinkle injections in Bristol. She first was taught in Harley Street, London in 2004.

    When she moved to Bristol she worked with Mr Robert Warr and Mr Anthony MacQuillan who are both consultant plastic and cosmetic surgeons.

    She has completed theoretical training with the cosmetic training company Medic’s Direct, who train doctors, dentists and nurses all over the country.

    Julie keeps up to date and attends conferences and study days throughout the year. There are certificates on show in her clinics and you are welcome to see the originals on request.
  • Will I look frozen if I have Injections

    No. It all depends how you want to look. As JBCOSMETIC is an expert, she knows how to ensure a subtle look or look that has not much movement at all. Your treatment is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it. The injection treatment relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of your facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.
  • What are the side effects of Anti-Wrinkle injections?

    Although Anti-Wrinkle injections use a toxin, there have been no serious side effects associated with its use.

    Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. You may have heard of the injection “migrating” (going to other muscle areas) and cause the temporary weakness of nearby muscles. In rare cases, there can be a drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of facial expression.

    As Julie is an experienced injector, the risk is of this happening is very rare. To reassure you, the effects of Anti-Wrinkle injections are completely reversible and any side effects are temporary, lasting only a few weeks.
  • Can Injections be used as an anti-ageing measure?

    Yes, they are being used as a preventative treatment for wrinkles. The question of when to start having them is more complicated. It depends on your facial structure and your predisposition for wrinkling.

    Many of my patients wait for the first signs of wrinkles to occur before treatment. Anti-Wrinkle injections are very effective for treating dynamic wrinkles but once the skin has in-depth wrinkles it is hard to completely treat them.

    JBCOSMETIC does not recommend that you start having treatments if there are no lines to treat. You are very welcome to come and see Julie for a chat to discuss your concerns as she is also a skin expert and can advise on an effective skin routine for you.
  • Do Anti-Wrinkle injections help with migraines

    Yes this is correct. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox injection in 2010 to prevent headaches in adult patients with chronic migraine.

    Patients with chronic migraine experience a headache more than 14 days of the month. This condition can greatly affect family, work, and social life, so it is important to have a variety of effective treatment options available.
  • Where on the face can I have injections?

    As shown in the diagram above, injections are most commonly used to treat the wrinkles between the eyebrows (the glabella), the crow’s feet (“smile lines”) around the eyes, and the lines on the forehead.

    As Julie is an experienced injector, she can inject to target the muscles on other areas of the face and neck. treatments can be used to diminish the lines around the mouth (aka smoker’s lines), reverse the downturn at the corners of the mouth, raise drooping eyebrows and decrease the appearance of the bands of the neck. It can also be used to treat hyperactive muscles of the face that lead to facial asymmetry. Anti-Wrinkle injections in Bristol and Bath are Julies Speciality.
  • What else can Anti-Wrinkle injections be used for?

    There are a number therapeutic uses for Anti-Wrinkle injections, here are just some of them:

    • Blepharospasm - uncontrollable blinking and generally affects both eyes
    • Cervical Dystonia - a chronic, often painful neurological movement disorder
    • Strabismus (“crossed eyes”) - a visual defect that results when the eyes do not properly align with each other
  • How long does a treatment take?

    The procedure is quick, simple, and there is no downtime. Following the discussion about your desired outcome in a Bristol or Bath clinic, the procedure itself only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to perform. Julie will inject very precisely into the muscle being treated using a very fine needle.
  • How long does a treatment last?

    On average treatments last 3-4 months.
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