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Reduce and treat the wrinkles that stem from repeated facial movements such as smiling and frowning
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As we age our production of collagen and elastin drops away, resulting in lost elasticity and volume in the skin. Combined with the adoption of repeated facial expressions such as smiling and frowning, the skin can no longer recover as well, leading to the development of lines and wrinkles.
The lines which descend from the outer edges of the nose to the corner of the mouth are known as laughter lines, or nasolabial lines. In some people they become deep and shadowed, ageing their appearance and segmenting the face.
Often referred to as ‘11s’, frown lines extend vertically between the eyes and over the nose. Like any dynamic facial line, they are stronger and deeper in some than in others, and can undermine a smooth and youthful complexion.
Crow’s feet are crinkles at the outer corners of the eye, radiating outwards. Though often associated with laughter, they can greatly age a person’s appearance, creating a matrix of fine lines in the skin. Treating crow’s feet early can hinder their future development and smooth out facial skin for a more youthful appearance.
Anti-wrinkle injections, also known as Botox, work by blocking the signals sent in the body that cause muscles to contract. Carefully placed injections target specific muscles or muscle groups, weakening their contraction and therefore stopping the repeated folding of the skin it causes.
The needles we use are exceptionally fine, but even so, we apply a topical numbing cream to the area prior to treatment, ensuring the experience is pain free.
Around 3 – 4 months, but with repeat treatments the muscles are ‘retrained’ towards a weaker contraction, meaning treatments can last longer and are only required every 5 – 6 months.
The most common side effect of anti-wrinkle injections is mild bruising at the injection sites, which passes swiftly and can be covered with concealer in the meantime. Some clients also report slight headaches shortly after treatment, but these tend to fade within 24 hours.
You should avoid this treatment if:
We will discuss your medical history and any other potential contraindications with you during your consultation.
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