Anti Wrinkle Injections
What are Anti wrinkle Injections?
Commonly referred to as Botox® anti wrinkle injections are used to smooth lines and wrinkles for a younger, more rejuvenated look. Botulinum toxin, often referred to as Botox® is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract.
Botox®injections are a quick and convenient way to smooth out lines on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth without the intervention of surgery. Injectable treatments are often used to slow down the effects of ageing.
Botulinum toxin is sold commercially under the name Botox®, Dysport, Azzalure, and Bocouture. It is administered by injecting the toxin directly into the neuromuscular tissue. It takes up to 5 days for the toxin to take effect at smoothing out tissue. Botox-type treatments take around 10 minutes and can least anywhere from 3-6 months.
Where can Botox® be used?
'Crows feet' are wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes
Glabella lines are the vertical creases that appear between
The fines that appear on the forehead when your eyebrows
Bunny lines are fine wrinkles that appear when you scrunch up your nose, such as when you laugh or smile deeply
Gummy smile is when the upper lip elevates too far above their upper teeth, exposing gums and producing an unattractive smile
While a square jawline and enlargement of the masseter muscle is distinctly masculine, female patients desire a softer oval shaped feminized facial shape, with a gentle more graceful jawline.
Neck bands are most often formed by the Platysma muscle, which extends from the collarbone up the sides of the neck. Repeated muscle firing can result in the jaw tissue dropping and the formation of neck bands.
Dimpled chin is irregularities in the skins surface causing lines and dimples
Hyperhydrosis (Underarm Sweating)
Hyperhydrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It refers to any abnormal sweating, such as sweating when its not hot.
New patients require a consultation where the procedure is explained in full. Post treatment a 2 week review is advised and any top up necessary is included in the price.
What are the side effects?
Injections with Botulinum toxin are generally well tolerated and there are few side effects. These include, mild pain, local oedema or redness at the injection site, numbness, and headache.
Botox® cannot be used in pregnant or lactating women or by people who have had a previous allergic reaction to the drug.
Is Botox® safe?
Yes, the risks of Botox® injections are small if it is done correctly by a suitably qualified practitioner. You are more likely to experience adverse side effects if your injections are not prepared according to the correct guidelines.