Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox®Injections)
Anti-wrinkle injections, commonly known as Botox® injections can be used to reduce the appearance of lines on your face including frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
What are Botox® Injections?
Botox® is a type of protein called botulinum toxin type A. This protein, when injected in small doses, stops the nerve impulses that tell muscles to contract. As you age, repeated contraction of facial muscles causes lines and wrinkles to appear on the face, a small injection of Botox® into these muscles relaxes them, which softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What can be treated with Botox® Injections?
Botox® injections are most commonly used in 3 areas in the upper face.
Frown Lines: small doses of Botox® into the area around the bridge of the nose can create a fresher appearance.
Crow’s Feet: the delicate area around the corner of the eyes can be injected to minimise the fine lines that appear here when you smile.
Horizontal Forehead Lines: Botox® injections across the forehead reduces the appearance of the horizontal lines that occur when you raise your eyebrows.
What does Botox® treatment involve?
Botox is very safe however its not suitable for everyone. At your initial consultation I will take your medical history and assess if it is appropriate for you and if so, which areas of your face could be treated based on the results you want to achieve. If you decide that you would like to go ahead with this treatment I will use a small, thin needle to inject the Botox® in the most accurate and pain-free way. It is normal to feel a mild discomfort that quickly subsides after injection. If you are having your upper face treated you are likely to have around 16 injections in total.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment with Botox® injections takes around 20 - 30 minutes to complete.
How long will the results last?
In general, it takes a few days to start seeing the effects of the Botox® injections and up to 2 weeks for the full effect. These results generally last up to 3 months, however this differs between each individual. If you have repeat treatments of Botox®, the results from each subsequent treatment will last slightly longer as your muscles become used to remaining in a ‘relaxed’ state.
If you stop having Botox® injections your wrinkles will gradually go back to how they were prior to your initial treatment. They will not appear in a worse condition than when you began the treatments.