Anti- Wrinkle injections (often referred to as Botox ) use a naturally occurring purified protein called botulinum toxin to relax specific facial muscles.
The treatment is excellent for treating and preventing fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes and mouth. BOTOX® Injections are administered by medical experts. We stock only established industry leading brands (Botox, Bocouture and Azzalure).
Our doctors are specialists with years of experience in the appropriate and safe use of these prescription-only medications. See our Blog page for more information..
After a full consultation with our medical specialists to decide on the best options for you, it may be decided that wrinkle relaxing injections are the best choice. Your normal facial expressions should remain unaffected. There is no downtime and any minor redness or tiny bruises can be covered with make-up straight away.
The treatment takes up to 2 weeks to take full effect. The benefits initially last 3-4 months, but after a few treatments they tend to last longer and the repeat treatment time can stretch out to every 6-8 months!
When used regularly, anti-wrinkle injectables can delay and prevent the signs of ageing and are mainly used for the face, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, lines around the eyes, and the “11 lines” between the eyebrows. However, there are other uses including treating headache and excess sweating.
Anti-wrinkle injections are made from a drug made called Botulinum Toxin. This has been FDA approved and used for both medical and cosmetic purposes for over 2 decades now with no known long-term adverse effects. Like any cosmetic treatments, side effects can occur with some clients report mild bruising or very occasionally- (approx 1%) experience a ‘droopy eyelid’. These can be corrected or will fade in time. To reduce the risk of complications it is important that anti-wrinkle treatments are only ever administered by highly qualified practitioners in a safe and medical environment and the aftercare instructions are followed.
Botulinum Toxin as a muscle relaxant has an excellent safety record and a long record of use in medicine. It has been used successfully in adults and children huge number of conditions over the last 20 years. It has been used cosmetically to treat facial wrinkles for about 15 years and has become one of the most popular and frequently used cosmetic treatments.
Absolutely! The ‘frozen’ look that many associate with Botox injections in the past should not be the aim. We want to target small specific muscles that are responsible for unwanted lines and wrinkles only.
Botox injection is a technique-sensitive treatment. The procedure will deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. So you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
Botulinum Toxin, when injected into a muscle, temporarily relaxes it by blocking nerve impulses. As the nerve impulses are blocked the muscle is temporarily unable to contract as much which means that active wrinkles are relaxed. This gives the overlying skin a softer, smoother appearance.
The most common sites to have Botox injections are between the brows where we get lines when we frown, the crow’s feet (laughter lines) and the horizontal lines across our forehead that get worse when we raise our eyebrows. Many practitioners stick to these ‘3 areas’ – they are so common that mostly you will see price lists putting these 3 areas down as standard treatments. When you have more experience and skill, however, the toxin can be used in many more interesting and pleasing ways to produce fantastic, but subtle, results.
The Botox can be placed precisely to achieve a brow lift when the eyebrows sit low over the eyes or you need brow shaping. Smoker’s lines around the mouth can be softened if the injector is experienced enough to avoid affecting the muscles involved in smiling. A downward turn of the corners of the mouth can be corrected with a gentle relaxation of a specific muscle to help with a ‘frowning’ look. Even a stringy-looking neck can be improved with Botox by treating those thick cord-like bands that can form arising from the platysma muscle. Treatment here can give us a subtle lift to the lower face as the muscle pulling downwards is relaxed.
This list is by no means exhaustive!
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