Anti-wrinkle treatments can subtly enhance your appearance to give a more youthful look. They cause the facial muscles to relax, smoothening the appearance of wrinkles that occur naturally with age and help prevent further ageing of the skin.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Normal facial expressions cause the facial muscles to contract. Over time, this can create lines and wrinkles in the face. This process can be further accelerated by other factors such as stress, sun exposure, smoking, alcohol and hormonal influences.
Anti-wrinkle treatments contain Botulinum Toxin (Type A) which is a purified protein produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. This toxin works by temporarily disrupting nerve activity to muscles, causing them to relax. This results in less lines and wrinkles and a dramatically smoother and younger looking appearance.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
The treatment itself takes a matter of minutes to carry out and optimum results will be achieved between 7-14 days. The results typically last between 3-6 months and vary between individuals. As the effects wear off, the action of the muscle will gradually return, causing lines and wrinkles to reappear. Re-treatment is often then desired however with time, the lines and wrinkles will be less severe.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
As long as this treatment is carried out by a fully qualified medical professional, it is completely safe! There is always a risk of bruising with any injection, and some people get a headache right after treatment, however the majority of people experience little to no down time and return to work straight after the procedure. A full consultation will always be carried out prior to treatment and an aftercare leaflet will be provided with instructions on how to minimise the risk of any side effects. I will also provide you with emergency contact details in the unlikely event of any serious post-treatment problems.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
Prices vary depending on the areas being treated. View my PRICES page for a full list. For treatment plans over £250 you can also opt to spread the cost of your treatment with interest-free credit over 6, 10 or 12 months or 9.9% interest over longer periods.
WHERE CAN YOU TREAT?
The glabella (frown lines), forehead, crow's feet, bunny lines, upper lip lines, dimpled chin, neck/jowls and downturned mouth.