Wrinkle Reduction

Wrinkles and facial lines result from ageing, muscle activity and your genetic predisposition.

In addition, excessive sun exposure,alcohol consumtion, smoking, emotional and hormonal influences can also increase the likelihood of wrinkles. We all develop some wrinkles as we age. This practice can offer professional consultations and treatments to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.

Our practitioners have knowledge of head and neck anatomy and physiology together with training in the use of cosmetic treatments, which can subtly enhance your appearance to make you look younger.

Botulinum is a substance that is produced by a bacteria: it is then highly refined, purified, diluted and used in therapeutic doses.

Botulinum is administered by injecting into a specific facial muscle where it acts as a muscle relaxant. Anyone can benefit from Botulinum toxin, both men and women. Butulinum is most effective in improving lines and wrinkles due to facial expressions, for example, worry lines or frown lines on the forehead between the eyebrows.You should not have Botulinum if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from a neurological condition.

The treatment takes between 10-20 minutes. Effects will begin to appear within 48-72 hours, although the full extent of the treatment may not be visible for ten days. Very tiny needles are used and only small amounts are administered. As a result any discomfort is minimal and short lived, that is why there is no need for local anaesthesia.

The treatment will generally last for 3-4 months. In a small number of cases there may be some localised bruising, slight swelling or redness at the site of the injection. This usually disappears very quickly and can respond to the application of a cool pack to the area. A temporary drooping eyelid has occured in some patients.

Botulinum has been used in thousands of patients over the last fifteen years and has an excellent safety profile in wrinkle reduction