Anti-wrinkle injections relax facial muscles and reduce wrinkles using botulinum toxin: a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

It’s the same toxin that causes botulism, a life-threatening form of food poisoning. So, it’s understandable that some patients might worry about its safety.

Fortunately, when botulinum toxin is used in small quantities to smooth wrinkles, it’s very safe.

What are the risks?

Before you have any injectable treatment, it’s essential to find an experienced, qualified provider. Dr. Jackie Clune has undergone dedicated training to provide anti-ageing injections safely. As a dentist and specialist orthodontist, she has an in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy.

Choosing an experienced practitioner is vital for achieving a great result and reducing the risk of side effects, which can include:

  • Bruising around the site of your injections
  • Pain and inflammation
  • A headache or flu-like symptoms

If botulinum toxin is injected into the wrong areas, it can cause asymmetry, for example, a drooping eyelid or a crooked smile. Thanks to Jackie’s expertise, none of our patients have experienced this unwanted outcome.

Jackie will go through all the potential risks and side effects with you in detail before your treatment. You’ll also receive comprehensive aftercare advice and emergency contact details.

Who should avoid anti-wrinkle injections?

You should avoid anti-wrinkle injections if:

  • You’re pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You’re allergic to botulinum toxin
  • You have a neuromuscular condition
  • You’re taking certain medications
  • You have a skin infection
  • You’re unwell in any way

Dr. Jackie Clune will check that you’re suitable for anti-wrinkle injections at your first appointment. If they’re not right for you, we also offer a wide range of professional skin treatments to help minimise wrinkles.

Questions to ask your doctor

We provide complimentary skin assessments, so you can find out more about anti-wrinkle injections before committing. Meet Dr. Jackie Clune and ask us all your questions about anti-ageing treatments.

We recommend asking potential providers about:

  • Their training and experience
  • The brands and products they use
  • Risks and possible side effects
  • Their insurance cover
  • Who to contact in an emergency

Our priority is your comfort and safety. The vast majority of our patients achieve fantastic results and enjoy a trouble-free experience.

To arrange a free face-to-face or video consultation, please contact our friendly team.