Possibly one of the best-known cosmetic treatments for lines and wrinkles, Botox™ injections or anti-wrinkle injections, can help to soften your appearance and reduce the lines and wrinkles that result from repetitive facial expression. At The Skin to Love Clinic this procedure is performed only by medical practitioners.
This treatment works by softening the tone of your treated muscles and intensity of your muscle contractions which create lines and wrinkles. This is done by treating the desired area with a naturally found protein, Botulinum Toxin. Following treatment, you will still have mobility of your facial muscles, however the treated areas won’t have the intensity and strength of movement that they had prior to treatment.
The results we offer are natural and not the ‘frozen’ look; you can expect existing lines and wrinkles can become softer and new lines can be prevented from forming or worsening in the treated area.
Forehead frown lines and crows feet around the eyes are very popular treatment areas. Other treatments have evolved to allow for the more complex treatment of facial muscles such as improving the appearance of neck bands, also known as the platysmal bands, and helping to soften the masseter muscles which can help your jaw to look less bulky. Furthermore, Botulinum Toxin has been used to help control excessive sweating.
Depending on the strength of your muscles in the treatment area it may take more than one treatment to achieve your optimal results.
Indications that wrinkle relaxing injections may be right for you:
Are there any side effects?
In the quantities used for cosmetic or aesthetic practices, botulinum toxin has been proven to have a great safety profile.
Consultations are an important part of the treatment process in allowing you to understand the treatment and to establish if the benefits of the treatment are outweighed by any possible side effects. During a consultation your characteristics, such as brow position and muscle activity, will be assessed. Your medical practitioner will be able to discuss whether this treatment is appropriate for you, as well as any suitable alternative treatments.
Your practitioner will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have and any aftercare you should adhere to prior to you having treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
The wrinkle relaxing treatment has a very low level of discomfort associated with it. Our patients tolerate the treatment very well and liken the sensation to a small scratch from the needle in the treatment site.
How will I look after the treatment?
Most patients find that they look no different immediately after this treatment. You may have small pink marks at the site of the injections however this does not usually last more than 30 minutes in our experience.
You should not expect to start seeing results of your treatment for a few days. It can take two weeks to see your full results.
What is a ‘top up’ treatment?
It can take up to two weeks to see the full results of your treatment. We will have invited you to make an appointment to return to the clinic at this time so that we can assess your results and if necessary your practitioner can ‘top up’ your treatment if any small tweeks are required. There is no extra fee for this service.
How many injections will I have?
There is no set amount of injections per treatment or per area. You may not even require the same number or pattern of injections at each treatment as your muscle movement may be influenced from your previous treatment.
Each treatment is as unique as the individual patient. It is important to note that as we age our requirements and results from this treatment may change, even in those patients who have had this treatment for a long time.
How long does the treatment last?
The average patient finds that treatment lasts approximately 3 months. Some patients notice longer lasting results the longer they maintain the treatment.
Factors that can reduce the duration of results include metabolic rate, high levels of physical activity, smoking and stress. It is important to note that as we age our requirements and results from this treatment may change, even in those patients who have had this treatment for a long time.
Will I look ‘frozen’ after the treatment?
We prefer to offer you natural-looking results which soften the appearance of your lines and wrinkles whilst allowing you to continue making facial expressions.
Our experienced practitioners are cautious not to over treat you to avoid the ‘frozen’ look that so many people wish to avoid.
Do I have to keep having this treatment?
No. If you decide that you don’t want to maintain your results you do not have to continue having treatment. The results will gradually wear off and you will look the same as you did before the treatment; you will have had the benefit of the lines not deepening for the duration of your treatment however.
“Most pleasing results I have had over 10 years of having visited a number of local aestheticians since I began treatment for fillers and botox. Natural looking results that have really made a visible difference without being at all obvious. Thank you Skin to love!” Denise
“Dr Sharon was really knowledgeable and helpful in the consultation. She is an excellent and gentle injector. No bruising and perfect results. I’ll definitely return.” Sinead
“Professional experts offering detailed and excellent advice. All at a fair price – service is superb! Staff are warm, friendly and very helpful. Treatments exceeded my expectations and I will be recommending you to all of my friends.” Sophie
“What a fantastic clinic! Both procedures went extremely well, having had Botox and fillers elsewhere I have found skin to love far superior. Knowledgeable staff who give you plenty of time.“ Sharon
“Would never go anywhere else for my Botox now. Really lovely friendly and professional service. Some places are cheaper but I’d rather pay extra for a service I can trust performed by a qualified doctor” Sophie
“I went to the Skin to Love Clinic after I’d had treatment for Breast Cancer. Although inside I felt very positive about everything, I looked anxious and drawn after 6 months of chemo, surgery and radiotherapy. Over time they have eased some of the more intense worry lines and my confidence has soared. They’re warm and friendly, and they are experts at what they do. I look forward to my visits to the clinic to see them and greatly value the positive impact those visits have had on how I feel about myself.” Amy
Prices start from £200.
No. of treatments
Up to 30 minutes depending on the areas treated
Usually 2 weeks
Duration of results
Usually 3 months on average, this may become longer with regular treatment.
Resume usual activities
We ask that you do not exercise or schedule a treatment or procedure where you’re required to touch or lay on the treatment area, such as a facial or massage, for 24 hours’ post treatment. Full aftercare will be provided prior to treatment.
Consultation needed prior
*Disclaimer: We are all individuals therefore results from treatments may vary from person to person, because each person responds differently. Results will last a different amount of time from person to person depending on variables such as the individual’s metabolism, lifestyle and area of treatment; this may even vary between treatments for an individual. Results, down time and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, genders and is based on an average patient experience.
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