Advanced Botulinum Toxin Treatments
Over time, repeated muscle movement causes permanent, deep creases to form in the skin. Facial muscles also get stronger which can lead to an aged, sad or angry appearance.
Anti-wrinkle injections to relax these muscles using Botulinum Toxin (commonly known as Botox) will reduce these lines and wrinkles, and can also refine and enhance your features.
All of my Botox treatments are carried out with a superfine needle, making them virtually painless and greatly lowering the risk of telltale bruising!
Over time the brows can drop leaving you looking tired and older than you feel. Strategic injections with precise doses of Botox can be used to open up the eyes so you look refreshed.
These treat common lines and furrows between the brows, along the forehead and around the eyes. Treating this area with Botox leads to a smoother, happier, fresher appearance.
I believe there is an art to creating a perfect balance using my skilled technique of anti-wrinkle injections. I carefully assess the muscles beforehand to ensure that you are not “frozen”. The muscles are relaxed rather than paralysed, so your skin is noticeably smoother while still retaining natural movement.
As the muscle around the mouth contracts it acts like a purse string to draw the lips inward and create vertical creases in the skin. Gently relaxing this muscle with Botox softens the appearance of these lines and can subtly flip out the upper lip so more of it is visible.
Overactive muscles can pull down the mouth corners while pushing up the chin to give a “witch-like” appearance. A more open and less “grumpy” appearance is achieved when these muscles are relaxed with Botox. Treating the chin with Botox also reduces chin dimpling.
Overdeveloped chewing muscles can give the appearance of a square jaw. This is often due to habits such a jaw clenching or grinding your teeth. Relaxing these muscles with Botox will soften and slim the face, and can often provide relief from bruxism and associated symptoms.
Excessive underarm sweating can be an embarrassing condition that is not easily treated by anti-perspirants. Treatment of this area with Botox injections is a quick and painless procedure which drastically reduces sweating for up to a year.
Nefertiti Neck Lift
Strong neck bands can be very ageing as they pull downward on the jawline which leads to lost definition and exacerbates jowls. Relaxing these muscles with Botox can release this downward pull leading to an lift in the jawline and jowl.
How does Botulinum Toxin work?
Botulinum Toxin blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles so they can no longer contract. So anti-wrinkle injections using Botox ensures these muscles can no longer pull the overlying skin into a wrinkle. It is not a skin treatment therefore cannot remove permanent wrinkles that are seen at rest, however these should soften over time with repeated treatments.
How soon will I see the effects of my anti-wrinkle injections?
Botox treatment begins to take effect after 3/4 days and slowly continues to work until the final result can be seen at 2/3 weeks. I always follow up my patients after this time, whereupon I am happy to review and adjust the dose if I feel it is clinically necessary. If you are having Botox before a big event, you should schedule it at least 1 month in advance to allow for any necessary adjustments.
Will I look frozen?
No. The aim of my Botox treatment is to cleverly maintain natural movement while reducing wrinkles. The objective is not to paralyse/freeze your muscles, just tone down overactivity for a naturally refreshed look.
How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?
Everyone is different however the effects of Botox last for an average of 3-5 months.
Are there any side effects from anti-wrinkle injections?
Side effects such as bruising are uncommon as I use superfine needles and skilful technique.
Rarer complications from Botox like brow or eyelid drop are possible, but as an experienced practitioner, I can further minimise these risks by careful dosing and injection technique.
Most side effects such as arched brows can be corrected by an adjustment, however it’s reassuring to know that any complications from anti-wrinkle injections will wear off naturally over time.