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
- 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.