BOTOX® is the market-leading brand name for botulinum toxin, which can be used cosmetically to relax wrinkles and temporarily lessen the appearance of lines on the face.
Wrinkle relaxing injections are suitable for almost anyone who has wrinkles or fine skin lines that they wish to reduce the appearance of. Lines and wrinkles are unfortunately just a natural sign of ageing but they can also develop through excessive exposure to the sun.
The role of Botox® is to block the release of acetylcholine temporarily. This is a chemical substance released by our nerve endings that sends signals to our muscles to enable them to contract. The anti-wrinkle injections block this signal to stop the contraction of targeted muscles. This stops the muscles from being over active and subsequently prevents the formation of lines and wrinkles.
Botox® is injected directly into the muscles responsible for contraction. We use an ultra-fine needle which is virtually painless, so you won’t need anaesthetic.
Botox® usually lasts for approximately 3 – 4 months and we recommend that you have ongoing treatments to maintain the results.
Areas we Cover With Anti-Wrinkle Injections...
What are Crow's Feet?
Crow's feet are wrinkles etched in the corner of the eye. Unlike wrinkles or expression lines on other areas of the face, crow's feet can appear deeper or more pronounced on the skin. Some of the leading causes of crow's feet include UV exposure and the loss of collagen and elasticity that come with age.
What are Glabellar Lines?
Glabellar is the skin between the eyebrows and above the nose. It also refers to the underlying bone which is slightly depressed, and joins the two brow ridges. It is a cephalometric landmark that is just superior to the nasion.
What are Forehead Lines?
Forehead lines are caused by frowning. These are lines in the skin which are formed by the movement of muscles due to expressions. Also, these lines could sometimes be genetic or due to ageing and overusing the muscles.