Can relax overactive muscles which cause chin dimples, frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, lip/smokers lines and neck lines.
Results give a smoother, fresher and more youthful appearance.
Frown lines. Forehead lines. Crow’s feet lines. Bunny lines. Chin dimples. Nose to mouth lines (marionette lines). Gummy smiles.
Skincare. SkinPen Microneedling. Dermal Fillers
With age, the elasticity of the skin reduces leading to lines and wrinkles developing around areas of muscle activity such as the forehead, eyes and mouth.
Frown lines, or ’11’ lines often develop between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles become more visible at rest and crow’s feet lines develop around the eyes. It’s also common for lines to develop around the mouth, or more specifically the upper lip. These are commonly termed ‘smokers lines’ – despite often the patient not having a history of smoking!
Anti-wrinkle Injections target muscles which are over-used, overactive or frequently used and result in lines and wrinkles developing. Anti-wrinkle injections or muscle relaxing injections use botulinum toxin type A. They are often confused with other injectable anti-ageing treatments such as dermal fillers, however botulinum toxin works by relaxing muscles whereas filler treatments, strengthen the skin or volumize.
Botulinum toxin type A injections have been approved by the Food and Drug Agency (FDA) for lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. However, it is a prescription only medicine which means you must see a medical practitioner for a consultation prior to treatment.
Treatments with botulinum toxin, or more commonly termed Botox® injections will prevent overactive muscles which cause lines and wrinkles, but will also prevent established lines and wrinkles deepening.
It is important to note that other treatments may be more suitable to address your anti-ageing concerns which is why having an anti-wrinkle consultation before any treatment is essential.
Botulinum toxin (type A) is the trade name for other brands such as botox®, azzalure, bocouture, dysport and vistabel. Historically botox® has been used loosely and incorrectly as a treatment term and not as its brand name.
Patients wanting a fresher, subtle anti-ageing treatment often opt for this treatment as the results are gradual over 5-14 days. There is also little downtime after the treatment and we can deliver the results so that you aren’t frozen and even those closest to you are often unaware of what treatment you have had.
Results typically last between 4-6 months but may vary from patient to patient. Repeating treatments at appropriate intervals will mean that the muscle is not allowed to regain its full size and strength and therefore treatment won’t need to be repeated as frequently.