Anti Wrinkle Treatments London
- What is Botulinum Toxin Treatment?
- Am I suitable for Botulinum Toxin Treatment?
- How is the treatment performed?
- Will the treatment be painful/cause bruising?
- When will the results be seen?
- How long will the results last?
- What are the risks of Botulinum Toxin treatment?
Treatment of Active Facial Lines, Non-Surgical Facial Line and Wrinkle Relaxing Injections, Botulinum Toxin Injections
Overactive facial muscles, especially between the eyebrows, forehead and around the eyes can often contribute to the formation of active facial lines and wrinkles. With the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin with aging, or as a result of sun damage, these lines become increasingly apparent and permanent. The use of a Botulinum toxin (BOTOX or Xeomin) to relax the underlying muscles is an effective method to improve these lines and wrinkles. In some individuals, the use of dermal filler injections in combination with botulinum toxin treatments will be necessary to achieve the optimum rejuvenation. Skin rejuvenation programmes using products and lasers are also available enhance overall improvements.
A: Botulinum toxin blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the specific treated muscle(s) and therefore induces relaxation of the muscle in a dose dependent manner. Botulinum toxin also blocks nerve impulses to sweat glands and can subsequently be used to treat excessive sweating – Hyperhidrosis of the underarms (axilla), face, hands and feet. Because receptors that are blocked by the botulinum toxin are continually being replaced, the effects are never permanent, but typically last 3–4 months in muscles and 6–12 months in sweat glands.
A: If you are particularly concerned about the appearance of facial lines or wrinkles in areas with over-active muscles, such as the frown lines or crow’s feet, then treatment with botulinum toxin to the underlying muscles will have a beneficial effect on these concerns. It should be noted that deep lines may not disappear with muscle relaxing injections alone, but may require an injectable dermal filler product, such as Belotero or Ellanse, in order to further soften these areas. Botulinum toxin treatments should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
A: An initial consultation will be carried out to determine the goals for your treatment, make note of any associated asymmetries/abnormalities, and a treatment plan will be determined in order to achieve the ideal result for each individual. Photos will be taken before your treatment in order to document your concerns efficiently. The treatment is carried out in an outpatient setting, taking approximately 15-20 minutes. Facial mapping will be completed, and a cold pack applied to the treatment areas. Botulinum toxin will then be injected with a fine needle into each specific treatment area, with only minor discomfort experienced.
A: The use of skin cooling with a cold pack or, occasionally, a topical local anaesthetic cream will ensure minimal discomfort during the treatment. Very minimal to no bruising should occur due to the careful, experienced techniques and fine needles used; however, please be aware that any breach of the skin may result in small bruises.
A: Botulinum toxin starts becomes effective in 5–7 days and reaches its peak at 14 days. Most patients notice a softening of lines and wrinkles at approximately 2 weeks, and a further improvement in deeper lines or wrinkles at 4–6 weeks.
A: Most improvements seen will last for approximately 3 months after initial treatment. In order to achieve an optimal result, it is recommended to repeat the treatment every 3 to 4 months for longer term effects to be noted.
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Aftercare Instructions: Treatment of Active Facial Lines
Please do not massage or rub the treated areas following your procedure for the first 24 hours
A localised redness (known as erythema) may be present in the treatment areas, usually lasting 1-2 hours – this is a normal reaction
Cooling the treated areas with a cold pack at home will aid in reducing any initial discomfort or swelling
Please avoid bending over or lowering your head for the first 4-6 hours following your treatment
Please avoid any strenuous activity or vigorous exercise for the first 24 hours following your treatment
Please avoid any alcohol intake for the first 24 hours following your treatment
Please avoid any excessive heat or hot environments for the first 24 hours following your treatment
Following your botulinum toxin injections, a 2 week follow-up appointment with your practitioner is advised. At this time, a ‘touch up’ treatment may be completed if necessary, which is included as part of your initial treatment costs. However; after this 2 week period, any additional treatment will be chargeable. It is your responsibility to attend your follow-up appointment.
For any queries or concerns following your treatment
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