Smooth away lines with anti-wrinkle injections……..

Lines and wrinkles show character but as we age, these expression lines become deeper and more pronounced. Muscle relaxing therapy, or anti wrinkle injections, is a popular and effective solution for dynamic facial wrinkles. While some lines are part of the normal ageing process, certain areas prone to creasing – such as the crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines – can make the face appear much older than it is or even affect expressions, making an individual look constantly tired, sad or depressed.

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly referred to as ‘botox’, short for botulinum toxin which is a purified protein; anti wrinkle injections have been used widely in aesthetics since the 1980s. By blocking the signals between the nerves and muscles, muscle contraction is reduced softening the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

The effects are not permanent and will last, on average, around three to six months, the appointment takes around 20 minutes and you can generally return to their normal activities immediately. The effects will start to take place within a few days and by two weeks, you are left with a smoother, more youthful appearance; a result of continuous treatment is that over time, patients generally find they require treatments less frequently as the effects start to last longer.

During your consultation Dr Catharine with work with you to understand your expectations as we charge “per area” that is injected; one area starts from £220.

Before and After Treatment

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What will the treatment involve & will it hurt? 
The treatment will involve Dr Catharine making a series of small injections into the muscles of your face, the injection process itself will only take several minutes. The procedure is largely pain free, with the exception of mild discomfort which is experienced due to the small needle injection involved; you may notice some soreness in the injection site directly after the treatment, but this should subside quickly. 

Are anti-wrinkle injections safe? 
Botulinum toxin has been in medical use for more than four decades, and it is administered in such a way that it only affects your muscles and sweat glands – it does not reach any other part of the body. As long as it is administered by a qualified medical professional, the risks are extremely minimal. 

What happens after treatment? 
You can carry on with your day as normal, although we advise that you avoid strenuous activity/saunas/other facial treatments for up to 24 hours. After 4-10 days you will notice an improvement in your lines/wrinkles, and this result will last approximately 3-4 months.