If you’ve received anti wrinkle injections at Pure Perfection, you’ll know that we don’t treat this procedure lightly. Before we inject any of our patients with a reputable botulinum toxin-based product, they undergo a thorough consultation process to ensure that they get the chance to ask our team any questions prior to treatment. Sadly, not all practitioners are as careful and thoughtful as those at Pure Perfection. Anti Wrinkle Injections – What Is Botulinum Toxin? The botulinum toxin molecule (BoNT) is what forms the basis of the anti wrinkle treatments we know and love. Botulinum toxin is a purified substance that is derived from bacteria. These days, we know that it can be used to smooth wrinkles, relieve headaches and reduce excessive sweating. These procedures often referred to as Botox®, have become a common feature of our lives, even if you’re not an aesthetics buff. If you’re not, you may not know that Botox® is actually a registered trademark of Allergan Inc., a global pharmaceutical company! It was thanks to Jean Carruthers an ophthalmologist from Vancouver, Canada, that the wrinkling relaxing capabilities of this substance became known! Jean was using BoNT to help her patients to control their eye spasms and suddenly, several of her patients told her that their frown lines had softened! She soon began to treat herself and the rest, as they say, is history. Botox In The UK Botulinum toxin-based products have been a popular feature of the UK aesthetics industry since 1997 when it was first introduced. It’s estimated that well over one million people receive treatment with Botox and other similar brands each year, with an increasing number of men choosing it as an option to boost their self-confidence too. In 2021, the government made it illegal for those under 18 to receive any form of injectable aesthetic treatment and as of May 2022, there is now a ban on adverts for cosmetic procedures targeting under 18s. In order to get anti wrinkle injections with us, you don’t just need to be over 18, you also need to be able to benefit from the procedure, which is something we always take into consideration when carrying out pre-treatment consultations. Anti Wrinkle Treatments And More At Pure Perfection As you can imagine, there’s no way we would pay so much attention to your patient’s treatment journeys without ensuring we also use only the finest, most reputable brands in our wrinkle relaxing treatments. It’s important to note that only the following brands have been licensed for anti wrinkle procedures in the UK: Botox®, Azzalure®, Dysport®, Bocouture® and Xeomin. If you ever see another brand name, then the product should not be used and your practitioner is most likely not to be trusted either! There has been a rise in counterfeit medication since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is why we always try to remind our patients that there are several reasons they should choose us, as opposed to other ‘practitioners’ who offer lower prices. At Pure Perfection, you’ll benefit from our team’s experience, our superior treatment options and a relaxing environment, just to name a few things! With results that could last for several months following a brief, non-invasive procedure, we highly suggest visiting Pure Perfection for your consultation today! Contact Us For Anti Wrinkle Injections To find out more about our anti wrinkle injections or to ask our team how they can help you with other concerns using a botulinum toxin-based product, get in touch with us by calling 01244 917259 or emailing [email protected]. You can also follow us on our Instagram and Facebook profiles to keep up with all the latest news and offers from Pure Perfection!