Anti-wrinkle injections, otherwise known as Botox®, can be used for a number of conditions and those treated here at Queensway Skin Clinic are detailed below:
- to soften lines and wrinkles
- to lift brows and jowls
- to help with teeth clenching and grinding
- to relax the upper lip in the case of a high smile line or ‘gummy smile'
- to stop excess sweating (hyperhydrosis)
- to slim the lower face
- in conjunction with dermal fillers for a non-surgical face lift
Botox® has had a bad reputation in the past for giving the 'frozen face' look. Both Dr Uzma Olbrich and Dr Rebecca Hieronsare keen to avoid this unnatural look and does so by not over-treating and so maintaining some natural looking movement whilst softening lines. It should not be obvious to people that you have had treatment – only that you look rested, fresh and a better version of yourself.
How does it work?
Botox® works by reversibly targeting the small muscles of the face and damping down their contraction, thus softening lines and wrinkles.
When will it start working and how long does it last?
It takes two weeks to be fully effective, but you will notice the first changes after four to five days. The effects last three to four months depending on your response, but repeat treatments may last for longer. It is not immediately reversible but always gradually wears off.
Is everyone suitable for BTX treatment?
There are some groups of people who should not have BTX treatment. These include pregnant women, women who are currently breastfeeding and anyone with a neuromuscular disorder such as MS, myasthenia gravis or Eaton Lambert syndrome. In addition, people on certain medication may not be suitable for treatment. As part of your complimentary assessment, your facial aesthetic practitioner will ensure that treatment is both safe and suitable for you.
Does treatment hurt?
The treatment consists of a small number of tiny injections, given with a minimum of discomfort, which cause relaxation of the targeted muscles. There may be a small amount of swelling and redness afterwards but this generally settles very quickly.
Is it safe?
Yes, as long as you are medically suitable it is extremely safe.
For a complimentary skin analysis, book a free consultation at Queensway Skin today.
Botox® also has a number of other purposes and can help the following conditions:
Gummy smiles, excess sweating, tooth clenching and grinding – to find out more visit www.queenswayskinclinic.co.uk