Anti-wrinkle injections provide an effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, using a protein called Botulinum Toxin of which BOTOX® is a trade name of a product made by Allergan.
BOTOX® treatment has been around for well over 20 years now and is well-known for being a super safe, quick and reliable solution for fine lines and wrinkles with virtually no downtime.
Static wrinkles, which are wrinkles that appear when the face is at rest are best to be improved with BOTOX® combined with soft tissue fillers containing hyaluronic acid, which rejuvenates ageing skin by increasing collagen production.
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There are typically three main areas that are treated with BOTOX® for wrinkles:
Frown lines (Glabellar lines) are one of the most common areas to be treated. These frown wrinkles are usually vertical lines and can be mistaken for emotional expressions such as anger, anxiety or fear. They are very successfully treated with BOTOX®.
Horizontal lines that appear between the eyebrows and hairline are formed during facial expressions to convey emotions such as surprise or empathy. These lines can easily be targeted and treated with anti-wrinkle injections such as BOTOX®.
Crow’s feet or laughter lines as they are most commonly known are in the outer corner of the eyes and are more prominent when laughing or smiling.
Other indications for BOTOX®
BOTOX® can also be used for:
Create an eyebrow lift
To stop the corners of the mouth from pulling down
To reduce gummy smiles
To reduce neck bands (platysmal bands)
To reduce muscle bulk in the lower face and therefore slim the face/ jawlines
To treat a ‘pebbly’ appearance of the chin
To treat excessive sweating in the armpits (hyperhydrosis)
To treat migraines
We offer a free consultation where there will be an opportunity for us to examine your areas of concern and advise on the best treatment for you. Wrinkle relaxing injections with BOTOX® are proven to be safe and effective. You will be provided with detailed consent and medical history forms which you will be asked to read and sign before treatment. Our doctors will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.
The results of the treatment usually begin to appear around day 5 after treatment. BOTOX® usually lasts around 3-4 months, however, the effects can last up to six months in some people. The average is 2-6 months. Repeated treatments progressively weaken the targeted muscles and can lead to more prolonged duration and less frequent treatments.
The Doctor will inject small amounts of Botulinum Toxin to the targeted muscles using an ultra-fine needle which is usually well tolerated. Mild swelling around the injection point usually settles within 30 mins.
You can resume normal activities immediately.
You are free to drive yourself home or return to work immediately after the treatment.
It is best to avoid exercise for 24 hours after the treatment.
Please note that the area should not be massaged after treatment.
BOTOX® injections cannot be administered to under 18’s and the treatment is not permitted to anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding.
We advise avoiding BOTOX® treatment within 2 weeks on either side of receiving a COVID19 vaccine.
You are advised to attend for a review 2-3 weeks after your first treatment to assess the result and to tweak it as necessary.
Follow ups are generally not needed for subsequent treatments.
Please do not make contact to discuss the result before 14 days as this is the minimum time frame for the BOTOX® to work.
Bruising and swelling is not uncommon and will settle spontaneously.
Heaviness in the eyebrows and/or upper eyelid is a well-described side effect of BOTOX® treatment and CAN occur. Please consult your doctor if you are concerned about this.
BOTOX® is completely reversible and therefore any unwanted issues will resolve with time therefore you can be reassured in most cases of unwanted effects.
You will be given a copy of the Consent Form to take home. Please read this before contacting us as the answer to your concern may well be addressed in that document.