Research: Long Term Cosmetic Injections

Patients Feel they Look Younger with Longer Use of Cosmetic Injections

juvederm fillers syringeA review of over 5,000 treatments has shown that the longer patients have cosmetic injections for, the younger they perceive themselves to be.

The research was based on retrospective review of BOTOX treatments by Alastair Carruthers, FRCPC, a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. 194 patient cases were reviewed. All had at least 5 years continuous use of BOTOX while some had been having treatment for up to 16 years.

Researchers looked a variety of areas:

  • Facial areas treated, number of treatments and dosage
  • Use of other facial aesthetic treatments and any Botox-related adverse events

The researchers also interviewed patients, as Carruthers explained:

“Self-perception of age is a very simple way of judging results

“We found that the longer patients were treated, the younger they perceived themselves to look.”

Researchers also found that dosage had reduced over the years, as techniques improved. Carruthers added:

“Over the years, we’ve learned to make our treatments better and more effective.”

However, with the market expanding, Carruthers stressed the importance of seeking a suitably qualified practitioner for BOTOX treatment, saying:

“We say in our office, ‘Shop for your shoes, not for your face.’ This is where you live.” Medical procedures such as facial injectables are too important to trust to anyone but a trained expert.”

See more information and report on the website American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

About Quinn Clinics

Advanced Skin Treatment Clinic, Bristol

Quinn Clinics based in Clifton, Bristol, was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments. As well as anti-ageing injections, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL laser and CO2 fractional laser and the new M22 multiple skin technology platform (IPL, ResurFX™ – fractional non-ablative, ND:YAG).

Dr Quinn is a qualified aesthetic doctor with specific expertise in dermal fillers and BOTOX®, based at his own clinic, Quinn Clinics in Clifton, Bristol.

Call 0117 924 4592 or email for further information.


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Established in 2006 by Dr John Quinn, Quinn Clinics (also known as Q Clinics) is Bristol’s only independent Doctor-led skin clinic registered with the CQC.

Skin treatments include the full range of anti-ageing, cosmetic and medical skin procedures, to tackle everything from sun damage and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation, thread veins or excessive sweating.

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