Anti Wrinkle Treatments
The wrinkle treatment that I offer is derived from a purified protein toxin called Botulinum Toxin. It is injected into individual facial muscles blocking the nerve impulses that are used for muscle contraction. Once the muscle is temporally relaxed it cannot be contracted and wrinkle. Through regular treatments the muscle weakens, the lines in the skin soften, reduce and often disappear leading to a younger fresher look.
Wrinkles and lines are a natural part of ageing, they form over time as a result of the contraction of facial muscles performing expressions like frowning, squinting or smiling. By softening the appearance of the lines around the eyes and forehead, we can take away a tired, angry or anxious look replacing it with a fresher more rejuvenated one.
Anti wrinkle injections can last from 3 to 6 months depending on area of the face treated and volume used. There is no downtime to the treatment although there may be a small amount of bleeding, bruising and redness at the site of the injection. The process takes as little as 20 minutes to complete, 2 or 3 days to start to work and optimal results seen after 10 to14 days. I provide a consultation after two weeks to discuss the results and provide a top up if necessary. Anti wrinkle injections can’t immediately improve static lines these can be further treated by adding volume with dermal fillers.
These are also known as worry lines and are the horizontal wrinkles that are caused by constant animated facial expressions often whilst talking. Anti wrinkle injections can be very effective in this area. However in some cases this area can’t be treated without also treating the Glabella area and if necessary this will be discussed at the initial consultation.
These are also known as frown lines and are the vertical lines between the eyebrows at the top of the nose towards the forehead. Caused by movement of the eyebrows when squinting or concentrating these lines can result in an involuntary angry facial expression.
As we age our brows can start to look heavy, closing the space in the eye socket giving the eyes a ‘hooded’ appearance. Treatment to specific muscles above the eye socket effectively open up the eye area making us look brighter and friendlier.
Crow's feet are the wrinkles around the sides of the eyes. Contributory factors are laughing, squinting and smiling. Anti wrinkle injections work well to reduce the appearance of these lines.
Are the small lines in the middle of the nose that you can see when you make the ‘snarl’ face. This treatment is often requested with the Glabella treatment for a complete result.
Over time the chin can become dimpled or have a ‘orange peel’ appearance. Treatment can be used to relax the muscle, smooth out the skin and soften fine wrinkles.
By injecting directly into the Masseter muscle involuntary grinding and clenching of the teeth and jaw can be prevented. It relaxes the muscle and so reduces the wear and tear on the teeth and the pain and headaches associated with clenching.
Anti wrinkle treatment can also be used to help stop excessive sweating, small amounts placed directly into the arm pits can help reduce the amount of perspiration in the area.