There has been a growing trend in anti-wrinkle injections in recent years.

Such injections are readily available from cosmetic surgery clinics, beauticians and tanning salons, ith some providers even offering to perform the treatment within a “lunchbreak”.

Anti-wrinkle injections are used to relax the muscles which allow wrinkles to disappear or prevent wrinkles from forming. The most common area that anti-wrinkle injections are used are in the brow, between the eyebrows for ‘scowl lines’ and for the ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes. Anti-wrinkle injections are also used to control hyperactive sweat glands, hyperhydrosis, headaches and blepharospasm or twitching of the eyes.

Anti-wrinkle injections involve a series of small injections into the muscle. The substance injected is a chemical produced by the bacteria clostridium Botulinum.  Such injections are given with no anaesthetic.

Weakening of the injected muscles begins to be apparent after 2-3 days with the peak effect being reached after 7 days.

Results typically last 4 and up to 7 months and then the treatment can be performed again if the client requires.

Common side effects of anti-wrinkle injections include:

  • Temporary bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Headaches
  • Mild flu-like symptoms

Less commonly, the following side effects can also occur:

  • Eyelid droop
  • Eye twitching
  • Facial pain
  • Weakness in surrounding muscles
  • Tiny bumps underneath the skins which is the filler – in some cases these bumps can be permanent
  • A bluish skin discoloration known as the Tyndall effect. The colour change can last for several months
  • Skin cells may die if the wrinkle fillers are not used properly

Any side effects that occur should only be temporary.

If you have had complications after an anti-wrinkle injection that may put the company or practitioner at fault for negligence then you may be entitled to claim for compensation. There is no need to feel embarrassed – our all-female specialist team of solicitors will be able to help you throughout your claim.

Contact us on 0800 083 6290.