Anti Wrinkle Treatments Best Practice & Advice

Dr. Mark Hamilton treats severe frown lines and deep wrinkles at his private clinics in Dublin, Galway & Belfast.

Mark is a full time specialist in facial aesthetics for 20 years and is completely trusted by his many patients.

This information page is intended to give honest and clear advice and does not promote any prescription products.

In order to help educate our readers about are their options when considering a non-surgical procedure, we’ve put together this information to explain what goes into bringing you a treatment you can trust.

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When to consider Anti Wrinkle Injections

It is normal and naturally beautiful to have fine lines when you smile or frown.

These lines usually vanish when your face is relaxed. When these wrinkles are still visible while your face is at rest…that’s the time to consider having a consultation with a medical expert as to which is the best preventative treatment to stop your wrinkles getting deeper.

Dr. Hamilton recommends that patients should only undergo these type of treatments when their wrinkles are very visible when their faces are at rest and only under advice from an experienced medical practitioner.

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Advice for First Timers

Wrinkles give us character. But…. if you’re bothered by them, it’s nice to know you’ve got options.

Anti Wrinkle Injections are probably one of the most well-known methods for preventing and treating wrinkles. When injected correctly, the results look naturally smooth and fresh.

But, before, you rush down the road of aesthetic treatments, it is very important that you have real expectations regarding the results from these type of injections.

Dr. Hamilton says, “Anti Wrinkle injections will NOT erase all of the lines on your face—they will temporally smooth away only your wrinkles that are made from your dynamic facial expressions”

Types of Products Used in our clinics

All products injected at our clinics are FDA approved and are registered trademark products of their respective owners.

Dr. Hamilton will personally take you through his Informed Consent Forms and explain the benefits and possible adverse side effects of these products prior to treatment

He will also discuss your range of options and your level of expectations as to what can be achieved on a budget.

Most importantly, he will give you an honest opinion as to the treatments you do or do NOT need.

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Anti Wrinkle Treatment Areas Explained

1 Area = Glabella / Frown Line between eyebrows and also just above each eyebrow

1 Area = Laugh Lines at sides of each eye + Bunny Lines at bridge of your nose

1 Area = Horizontal lines on forehead


The effects of wrinkle smoothing injections are temporary, which means you’ll need regular treatments in the future if you want to maintain the effect.

The effect routinely last from 3-4 months. The dosage used for each treatment is variable and based on the desired effect and the strength of the muscles being injected.

Rather than over- correcting, it’s better to be cautious when treating a new patient for the first time especially in the case of the forehead to avoid the risk of drooping.

It is for this reason that Dr. Hamilton offers reviews to his patients 2 weeks after their treatment. He can then access the results and make any adjustments if needed.

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The results can vary from patient to patient.

Anti Wrinkle injections for Laugh Lines around the eyes should typically last 3 months while treatment for the frown lines between your eyebrows and forehead lines can last between 4-5 months.

For some patients their wrinkle smoothing effect goes away more quickly than that, while for others it lasts much longer. This is because some patients break down the toxin more rapidly than others. How long the results last really can depend on the patient’s genetic makeup.

Factors which also effect the longevity of your results are the dosage injected, your metabolism and lifestyle.

Patients who spend long periods in front of computer screens, play outdoor sports, long distance drivers and golfers etc often experience less longevity for their Crows Feet treatments.

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Does Working Out Affect Longevity ?

There are no papers written to prove the subject.

We have observed over the past few years in our clinics that athletic exercise definitely does have the possibility of decreasing the duration of treatments.  This actually makes sense, as excessive exercise produces free radicals which have the ability to break down tissue in the body, as well as products that are injected.

Dr. Mark recommends to his patients who experience this, they can do one of two things

  • Ideally wait an extra month until you get more movement in your forehead +frown lines and have all 3 areas injected
  • Have the only eye areas injected after 3 months
  • Attend 2 weeks after your treatment to review your results and Dr. Hamilton top it up the dosage if needed.
  • Most of Dr. Hamilton’s patients maintain their wrinkle smoothing effect by having treatments every 4-5 months whilst other patients he may see only once per year. There is no hard and fast rule.

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Routinely there is no down time for anti-wrinkle treatments.

Dr. Mark recommends avoiding strenuous exercise or massaging the area for the first 4 hours after treatment.

Tiny needle marks and redness at the injection sites are normal and are only visible for a few hours. These can covered with concealer. To prevent the risk of infection please do not apply make up for several hours after your procedure.

Also avoid aspirin to reduce bruising. Take paracetamol instead. If you are taking blood-thinning medications, you might get a tiny bruise at the injection point. This will vanish after a few days. Do NOT stop taking your prescribed medication.

Botox Prices


Prices are based on the dosage needed for each area. Our patients are always delighted with their naturally refreshed look and longevity they get from their treatments.

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All  Medical Aesthetic Treatments Are Age Appropriate

Dr. Mark Hamilton is well known for his skillful and natural results when it comes to aesthetic injectables. He is highly regarded by his patients for being incredibly responsible when it comes to their care.

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Before every treatment, you will have a full medical assessment and consultation with Dr. Hamilton.

Discuss the results you want to achieve with Dr. Mark. He will advise you as what treatments you need but more importantly he will give you an honest opinion as to the treatments you do  NOT  need.

To book a consultation for your lines and wrinkles with Dr. Hamilton email