Anti Wrinkle Treatments
reduce your wrinkles to reduce your signs of ageing
We are a practice that specialises in the preventative approach to facial aesthetics. We try to persuade patients to have what they should rather than what they think they want.
The first approach, before any use of fillers, should be the use of more minimally invasive, preventative treatments like upper face Botox & lower face Profhilo treatments possibly by themselves or in combination with superficial skin treatments/chemical peels & dermal abrasion. With these we can in general create a relaxation of existing facial wrinkles and/or prevention of further wrinkles. Profhilo is a concentrated hyaluronic acid that stimulates the skin to tighten by causing it to produce elastin(increase in elasticity) & collagen(increase in youthfull texture)
What is BTX?
It is a purified protein extract from a bacterium. It relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles and helps to create a smoothed, rejuvenated appearance.
When injected into a muscle: It temporarily blocks the chemical signals that make the muscle contract.
Only tiny quantities of BTX are injected and only the injected muscle will be affected.
Is it safe?
BTX has an excellent safety profile. It has been used in a variety of therapeutic areas for over 30 years, including treatment of squints, facial spasms, migraine, severe sweating, and cerebral palsy, to name but a few.
How does BTX work?
A tiny amount of BTX is injected into the facial muscles using sterile disposable needles. These reduce the signals from the nerve fibres to the facial muscles. BTX blocks the nerve impulse from reaching these muscles. The muscle then cannot contract as much as usual, and the overlying skin smoothes out. This effect generally lasts 3-6 months.
What happens during a BTX treatment?
It only takes approximately fifteen minutes. Your Doctor will ask you to frown or smile to assess your muscle movement. Then they will determine the injection site to achieve the best results for you.
BTX is then administered by several tiny injections. The sensation feels like a pin prick. No anesthetic is required and you can return to work or day to day activities immediately.
When will BTX start to work?
From Day 2 in some patients through to 14 days to see the full effect.
How long will my BTX treatment last?
Results can last from 3 to 4 months following initial treatment. Subsequent BTX treatments can last much longer.
Will BTX work for me?
The vast majority of patients treated by an experienced injector are satisfied with the result of their BTX treatment.We offer a free review consultation two weeks after your treatment, and a free top-up treatment in the areas treated, if necessary.
Will my lines look worse if I do not continue my treatment?
Should you discontinue treatment, your lines will gradually revert to their pretreatment appearance.
Will BTX affect my whole face?
BTX only relaxes the muscle it is injected into. It is used in miniscule quantities to treat facial lines. Appropriate injections of BTX will ensure you still have natural facial expression.
Are there any side effects
from a BTX treatment?
If they do occur, they are generally mild and temporary.
Your doctor will go through all of these prior to your treatment:
- Temporary mild swelling around the injections points
- Slight bruising from the injection
- Rarely, temporary drooping of the eyelid
A BTX Treatment Summary
- Is simple
- Is non‐surgical
- Smoothes out lines
- Takes approximately 15 minutes
- Involves a few tiny pin prick injections
- Relaxes the overactive muscle, reducing lines and wrinkles
- Results are visible within days
- Lasts 3 to 4 months or longer