Treatments - Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

Facial Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Areas:

  • Glabellar Lines (Frown)
  • Crow’s Feet Lines
  • Infra-periorbital lines (Extension of Crow’s Feet)
  • Brow Lift (using Glabella and Crow’s Feet combined)
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Gummy Smile (currently unlicensed)
  • Sad lip corners (currently unlicensed)
  • Jaw muscle reduction (currently unlicensed)
  • Bruxism (currently unlicensed)
  • Droopy nose tip (currently unlicensed)
  • Dimpled chin (currently unlicensed)
  • Platysmal bands (currently unlicensed)
  • Bunny lines (horizontal lines on the nose) (currently unlicensed)

What types of wrinkles are there?

Wrinkles on the forehead most commonly appear in two ways: As vertical lines just above the nose, often referred to as “the elevens”; or horizontal rows across the forehead. The “elevens”, or glabellar lines, result from squinting, scowling, worrying or just plain thinking.

The horizontal lines may result from normal animation while talking, or from holding the brows up with the primary muscle of the forehead (the frontalis) during times of stress, or just naturally. These lines are primarily the result of continual muscle contraction and can become very deep over time.

How do I prepare for Anti-Wrinkle (e.g. Botox) Treatment?

Do nothing differently, just go about your normal activities as you would normally.

Who can have Anti-Wrinkle Treatment?

Botox Treatment can be used for treating wrinkles in men and women, however men often need slightly higher doses than women.

Who should not have Botox?

  • People with infection at the proposed injection site.
  • People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
  • People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles, such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton Lambert syndrome.
  • Children under the age of 18 years.
  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding.

How does Botox work?

This anti-ageing treatment, commonly known as Botox (Botulinum Toxin), is often prescribed by doctors to eliminate wrinkles in the upper third of the face. This includes forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows and crows’ feet around the eyes. Very fine needles are used so there is very little discomfort and you can resume most of your usual activities immediately after treatment.

How many Botox treatment sessions will I need?

Botox works within a few days but can take as long as 14-21 days for the full paralysing effects to show through. Botox anti-wrinkle injections are not permanent, so we recommend repeat treatments at 3-6 monthly intervals to maintain the effects.

Thousands of these treatments are performed every year – noticeable from 2-14 days afterwards and lasting several months. To complement the lasting results of the treatment, we recommend the use of SPF30 sun protection cream, available at all pharmacists.

Over time, with regular botox treatments, the muscles will get thinner and weaken, which means they are less able to create the wrinkles in the first place. This side effect is particularly useful for treating overactive muscles that have become too bulky over time such as in the jaw area. It is also why botox is used in the medical profession to treat muscle spasticities and over-active trigger points such as in chronic muscular pain and headaches & migraines.

Are there side effects of Botox?

The pain associated with injections is mild and no local anaesthetic is required. The needles used are very fine and approximately the same diameter as coarse human hair.

You will be able to drive and engage in all of your usual daily activities immediately after your injections. You may develop slight bruising at the injection sites, but otherwise there will be no visible signs of your skincare treatment.

In rare cases, the botox can migrate to nearby muscles, causing some weakness, such as drooping of the upper eyelid. This is a temporary side effect, lasting for a few weeks at most.

Botox injections may on occasions be prescribed for the management of excess sweating; in a small number of cases, there is no discernible effect; unfortunately this is impossible to predict before treatment commences.

What are Dermal Fillers?

As we age, our skin begins to show signs of wear in the form of wrinkles, creases and sagging. While some of these facial features can be the result of positive experiences like smiling, it doesn't make them any more welcome for many people.

A dermal filler is a non-surgical, minimally invasive, medical treatment that is injected into the skin to correct creases, wrinkles and folds associated with aging. They also add volume and definition by altering contours to regain a more youthful appearance.

Dermal fillers are intended for men and women who want to enhance facial features such as lips, cheeks or chin. They can also be used to reduce the signs of aging on the face caused by fat loss, collagen and elastin depletion, and sagging skin. They're also an ideal solution for those who prefer not to undergo plastic surgery.

Types of Dermal Fillers

Two primary types of dermal fillers are available: permanent and temporary.

  • Permanent Dermal Fillers - These are made from substances that are not absorbed by the body, which is why they last longer. However, results from permanent fillers often look artificial. Some common permanent dermal fillers include Sculptra, Artecoll /ArteFill, Silicone, and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
  • • Temporary Dermal Fillers - These usually contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. The hyaluronic acid breaks down over time, and is absorbed by the body. This eventual breakdown is what makes them temporary. Some common temporary dermal fillers include Restylane®, Teosyal®, JUVÉDERM® and Perlane®.

Common Dermal Filler Injection Areas

As we age, the amount of fat in our faces gradually diminishes. Although this may sound like a good thing for some of us, this fat is usually what makes us look more youthful, because it smooths out facial contours.

The first place we usually experience loss is around the eyes, followed by the middle of the upper cheek below the eye, and the cheekbones. Fat from the areas on the sides of the mouth and nasolabial lines go next, followed by the forehead. Last, but not least, are the sides of the face.

If you’re looking to replace lost facial fat and regain your youthful appearance, schedule a free consultation to learn more about dermal fillers.

Forehead Wrinkles: Whether dynamic (caused by facial movement) or non-dynamic, permanent horizontal creases on the forehead and permanent vertical frown lines can be filled out so that the forehead regains a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Under Eyes: Sunken and dark areas under your eyes can make you look tired and older than you actually are.

Fillers can camouflage dark circles, which are sometimes created by fat loss in the under-eye area.

Cheeks, Jawline and Chin: Pockets of fat evenly distributed in the face create a smooth facial contour.

However, age causes those fat pockets to diminish, and the skin to lose its suppleness, leaving the face sunken and gaunt with lax skin drooping past the jawline.

Dermal fillers can add volume to the cheeks and chin to replace lost volume, eliminating jowls and sunken areas. They may also be used to correct "marionette lines," creases that extend from the corners of the mouth downward toward the chin.

Scars Including Acne Scarring: If you suffer from acne scarring, injectable fillers can help fill in depressions and smooth out the texture of your skin.

Surgical scars that are sunken and depressed can also be treated.

Nasolabial Folds: When you smile, creases form at the corners of your mouth, extending upward to the outer edges of your nose. Known as nasolabial folds, these deep creases can be quite prominent.

An injectable filler can plump the fold, making it less pronounced without sacrificing the beauty of your natural smile.

Nose: Dermal fillers can address bumps or unevenness on the nose. This is often referred to as a non-surgical nose job.

It will not make the nose smaller, but it can camouflage bumps on the bridge of the nose.

Lips: Injectable fillers can plump up thin, flat lips.

Lip injections can reclaim volume lost due to aging, fill out vertical lines that run upwards toward the nose (smoker's wrinkles), and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing lip contour.

How are Dermal Filler Injections Performed?

The first step is to schedule a consultation with our professional anti wrinkle treatment provider, Dr. Maryam Pairovan. She is a registered Dentist with more than 15 years' experience administering injectable fillers. She'll discuss your health and medical history with you, ask about your goals, assess the areas you want to have treated, and will answer any questions you have.

We'll apply a numbing gel to the areas to be treated, to help minimize discomfort. Once this has taken effect, the treatment will begin. The filler is injected through a fine needle into the outer layer of your skin. At regular intervals, your provider will massage the treatment area until the desired effect is achieved. Your dermal filler treatment should take less than 30 minutes.

The newly injected hyaluronic acid will begin to bind water molecules to increase volume below the skin. You may have a tiny bit of bleeding, and you'll see some redness in the area, which will go away within the hour. You'll also see some swelling, but majority of it will be gone within three days.

You'll be able to return to your daily routine right away.

Facial Aesthetic Fees
Botox: 1 Area
Botox: 2 Areas
Botox: 3 Areas
+ £20.00
Fillers: Lips
Fillers: Nose
Fillers: Marionette

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