Crease lines and wrinkles are a natural process of ageing due to a combination of lifestyle factors, age related anatomical changes, sun damage, gravity and the muscle action of laughing, talking, frowning and crying.
Hyperactivity of the facial expression muscles often results in the development of deep frown lines, forehead lines and/or crow’s feet. Injecting botulinum toxin into the affected area temporarily relaxes the underlying muscles responsible for wrinkling, giving the face a more relaxed and pleasant appearance. The wrinkles become smoother or can disappear altogether.
How long does it take for Botulinum Toxin work?
The initial effects of treatment become visible within 48 to 72 hours. The maximum effect is reached in 1 to 2 weeks. A top up may be required at this stage to reach the required dose level.
Your facial expression will become more relaxed but by no means mask-like. The overall result is very natural.
How long does Botulinum Toxin last?
The effect of treatment generally lasts for 3 to 4 months. Re-treatment is then required and for an optimum effect treatment is recommended three to four times a year.
Botulinum toxin for Frown Lines
Between the eyebrows, the vertical frown lines result from overactive muscles. These muscles are also used when concentrating. By drawing the eyebrows inward, one expresses anger, confusion or anxiety. Repeated often enough, permanent skin creases develop and even when relaxed, these frown lines remain. Neutralization of these overactive brow muscles helps eliminate these negative appearances.
Botulinum Toxin for Crow’s Feet
Wrinkles radiating from the corner of the eyes caused by smiling, laughing or squinting are especially distressing to some individuals. Previously, no reasonable medical or surgical solution improved this problem due to the strong underlying muscles. Even with deepest chemical peels or laser resurfacing techniques, rapid recurrence of these lines around the eyes is inevitable. Now, Azzalureâ/Dysportâ/BOTOX®/Bocoutureâ, Xeominâ).has proved to be effective at preventing the recurrence of wrinkles by inhibiting the underlying muscles.
Botulinum Toxin for Horizontal Forehead Lines
Some individuals use different muscles for raising the brows; others “talk” with their forehead. Azzalureâ/Dysportâ/ BOTOXâ/Bocoutureâ, Xeominâ).are used to smooth the horizontal forehead lines.
3 classic areas for anti-wrinkle injections:
1. Frown lines.
2. Horizontal forehead lines.
3. Smile lines/ crows feet.
However we can also treat bunny lines, do eyebrow lifts, treat bruxism, overactive chin muscles (causing dimples), treat downturned mouths and gummy smiles. Book in with our GDC registered dentist for a complimentary 30 min consultation, 02890471471. Each treatment we do is bespoke and tailored to each clients needs.
1 area - £160
2 areas - £240
3 areas - £300