Wrinkle Reduction

Wrinkle Reducing Injections

Botulinum toxin type A ( Botox) injections are now the UK's first choice of treatment to remove facial lines and wrinkles, proven to reduce the visible signs of ageing, treatments are safe, quick and straightforward.

The treatment relaxes the dynamic facial muscles responsible for the creation of wrinkles, and is specifically targeted at the frown, eye and forehead areas. Following treatment  you can carry on with your everyday tasks, seeing the wrinkles soften within a few days. Your new fresh, relaxed appearance will remain for 3 to 6 months following wrinkle reduction treatment.

Botulinum Toxin Type A –FAQs

What is Botulinum Toxin Type –A?

Botulinum is a substance that is produced by a bacteria; it is then highly refined, purified, diluted and used in therapeutic doses. Botulinum is administered by injecting it into a specific facial muscle where it acts as a muscle relaxant.

What is a Botulinum Type-A wrinkle smoothing treatment?

Taking brow lines as an example:  movement of the muscles causes the skin to crease.  Over time the skin becomes less elastic and repeated frowning creates lines and wrinkles between the brows.

A Botulinum Toxin treatment is a simple non-surgical procedure that relaxes the muscles and smoothes the deep, persistent lines between your brows that develop over time.  One treatment relaxes the muscles that cause the lines to form and keeps them relaxed for up to 4 months. The muscle relaxing effects of the treatment are apparent within days and are maximal at one week.  The lines can continue to soften over several months.

How is the treatment administered?

The treatment consists of a series of tiny injections into the muscles of the forehead. No anaesthesia is required – most patients compare the sensation to a small scratch.  The procedure takes only a few minutes to perform.  Michele will decide exactly where to administer the injections to achieve the desired results.  It is unlikely that you will experience any significant side-effects, although some people may experience some temporary redness, tenderness or light bruising at the injection site.  This can easily be covered with make-up.

Who would benefit from this treatment?

Anyone can benefit from botulinum toxin, both men and women. Botulinum is most effective in improving lines or wrinkles due to facial expressions; for example, worry lines or frown lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows. This is because these lines are usually caused by overactive muscles and the treatment stops these muscles from contracting and causing the wrinkles.

You should not have treatment with botulinum if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, have a neurological disease or a known hypersensitivity to it.

If you are interested in talking about wrinkle reducing treatments, please book a consultation appointment. Several staff members at the practice have had treatments and will be happy to talk with you or answer any questions.

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