Botox Cosmetic injections relax facial muscles to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Botox usually treats:
Existing facial lines caused by repetitive muscle movement
Botox also prevents new lines from forming
Common injection sites for addressing wrinkles and lines are: gla-bella (region between eyebrows); forehead; outer corners of eyes (crow’s feet); sides of mid-chin (for down-turned mouth); neck (for neck bands or visible cords)
Botox can also treat:
Facial asymmetry or other facial conditions that result from muscle action; this is called “facial shaping”
Hyper-hidrosis (excessive perspiration or sweating); common injection sites are underarms, palms, scalp and soles of feet
Results from Botox typically last four to six months.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTABLE SAFE?
Anti-wrinkle injectable are made from a drug made called Botulinus Toxin which has been FDA approved and used for both medical and cosmetic purposes for over 20 years with no known adverse effects. Like most cosmetic treatments, side effects can occur, some clients report mild bruising whilst very occasionally- approximately 1-3% – experience a ‘droopy eyelid’ both, however, can be corrected or will fade in time. To reduce the risk of complications it is important that anti-wrinkle injectable are administered by highly qualified practitioners in a safe and medical environment.
WILL I BE ABLE TO MOVE MY FACE?
Of course! The ‘frozen’ look many of us associate with anti-wrinkle injectable is only caused when too much toxin is administered into one area. Skin practitioners target small specific muscles that are responsible for unwanted lines and wrinkles only. This means normal facial expressions such as smiling, frowning or looking surprised will be unaffected. During your consultation, your practitioner will talk you through how the treatment can be used for subtle effects so no one need know your secret.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When you concentrate, squint or frown, the muscles in your face contract. After years of frequent contraction combined with other environmental and lifestyle factors, lines and wrinkles will form and eventually become permanent. When the muscles in our face move, a message is sent from the brain via nerves to the muscles, instructing them to contract. Anti-wrinkle injectable are a natural protein that works by interrupting this process, leaving those muscles unable to crease the skin.
DO ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTABLE REALLY PREVENT AGING?
It has been reported that, if used regularly, anti-wrinkle injectable can delay and prevent the signs of aging. As we know facial movement such as squinting and frowning can cause lines and wrinkles. Botulinus toxin restricts facial muscle movement which means signs of aging can be prevented.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTABLES?
Anti-wrinkles injectable are mainly used for the face. Forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet lines around the eyes, and the “11 lines” between the eyebrows are the most popular areas however other uses include lifting eyebrows, decreasing the “orange peel” appearance of the chin and lifting the corners of the mouth.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?
You can carry on with your day as normal immediately after leaving the clinic, although it’s important to avoid anything strenuous for 24 hours such as going to the gym. Side effects are rare, but occasionally some clients experience bruising, but this usually fades quickly.
Before you leave the clinic at the end of your treatment, we will book you in for a free check-up 2 weeks later, so that we can review the results of your treatment once it has taken full effect. We can also book your next appointment in 3-4 months times to ensure you maintain your new look! Using high SPF sun cream to protect your skin from sun damage can keep your skin looking younger for longer.