Anti-Wrinkle (Bot*x )

Why do we get wrinkles?

As we smile, laugh, frown and raise our eyebrows, the muscles in our face contract – these repeated facial expressions cause the skin to contract and lines and wrinkles to appear.

Types of wrinkles:

Dynamic Wrinkles are lines that appear on facial movement e.g. when frowning and raising eyebrows – they are not visible when your face is at rest. By injecting specific facial muscles with Botulinum Toxin (muscle relaxant) movement is temporarily reduced. This in turn prevents the formation of lines/wrinkles and subsequently static lines.

Static Wrinkles are lines that are visible when your face is at rest. These lines are deeply engrained. It is important to recognise that these lines will not disappear – they will soften and treatment will help to prevent them from becoming more prominent. Botulinum Toxin is a muscle relaxant and therefore does not fill out static lines/wrinkles.

What is the best treatment?

The best treatment for fine lines and wrinkles is an Anti-wrinkle Injections

Low doses of the neurotoxin Botulinum Toxin Type A are administered via a series of small injections directly into specific facial muscles. This temporarily relaxes the muscle and reduces its movement which prevents dynamic lines appearing. This creates a softer facial expression, reversing signs of ageing. The overlying skin is left smooth and unable to create lines as muscular activity is reduced.

How does it work?

Chemical messages are sent between the nerves and muscles causing facial muscles to contract. Repeat contractions cause lines and wrinkles to become engrained. Treatment will block the signals between the nerves and muscles, causing the muscle to temporarily relax and stay at its resting state. On average recovery of these ‘messengers’ takes approximately 12 weeks.

Are there any side-effects?

Common side effects occur immediately after treatment and consist of redness, swelling and bruising at the site of injection. These are normal and generally resolve within a couple of days.

More serious side effects are exceptionally rare – treatment will only be carried out following a thorough medical consultation with our Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Independent Prescriber. This allows for more serious side effects to be discussed in detail before treatment is commenced.

Which areas can be treated?

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines (in-between the eyebrows)
  • Crows feet lines (sides of the eyes)
  • Cheek lines (extended crows feet lines into the cheeks)
  • Lip lines (top of lip area – not lips)
  • Eyebrow lifting
  • Neck bands
  • Chin Dimpling

When will I see results?

The effects are gradual. Improvements are often noticeable within 2-3 days and by 2 weeks the full effects of the treatment are visible.

How long will the treatment last?

On average results last up to 12 weeks and are dependent upon individual characteristics. We recommend that you have further treatments approximately 3-4 times per year to ensure your desired results are maintained,

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure will take up to 30 minutes.

Price per treatment

1 Area = from £140

2 Areas from £160

3 Areas from £190