Anti Wrinkle, Line Relaxing Treatments

AREAS COMMONLY TREATED WITH BOTULINUM TOXIN.

  • Forehead
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Peri Orbital lines (Crows Feet)
  • Bunny lines

 

Advanced Injection procedures also treated:

  • Gummy Smile
  • Dimpled Chin
  • Peri-Oral Lipstick Lines
  • Down-turned Mouth
  • Masseter (facial slimming)
  • Neck Lines and Bands (Nefertiti lift)

HOW BOTULINUM TOXIN TREATMENT WORKS

In normal operation within the human body, in order to make a muscle contract, a neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine is released by the nerve cell. Acetylcholine vesicles must be able to bind to the nerve membrane in order to release  acetylcholine and transmit a signal to the muscle. Once released, acetylcholine triggers the muscle to contract.  This repeated muscle contraction causes facial lines and wrinkles to form. Once botulinum toxin is injected into the treatment area, the toxin enters the nerve and blocks a special protein along the nerve membrane that is necessary for the acetylcholine to bind properly. As a result, acetylcholine cannot bind to the nerve membrane and is not released. Without the release of this neurotransmitter, muscles are not able contract and are temporarily paralysed, giving the face a smooth, less wrinkled appearance.

BENEFITS OF TREATMENT

  • Botulinum toxin is a purified protein that prevents fine lines and deep wrinkles from appearing by relaxing the targeted muscles.
  • Overtime the treatment re-educates the muscle so it is used less and time between needed treatments will increase
  • Untreated areas of the face are not affected,  you will still smile and express etc, but the skin on the treated areas won’t wrinkle as much as usual.
  • Botox treatments are minimally-invasive with virtually no recovery time necessary; you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.
  • Not permanent.
  • The product was originally used to treat eye spasms and central nervous system disorders.
  • Treatment  can also be used to reduce excess perspiration ‘Hyperhidrosis.
  • FDA approved for cosmetic use.
  • While lines and wrinkles are inevitable as we age, they can be prevented and reduced.

IS BOTULINUM TOXIN RIGHT FOR MEN?

This is an effective treatment for men by reducing forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. Men are excellent candidates.  Procedures 3 to 4 times per year will help prevent wrinkles. An experienced practitioners approach is vital in retaining natural expressions and preventing an over-arched eyebrow.

Men require more toxin because generally their facial muscles are stronger. Here at Skin IQ we have the necessary experience and understanding of the amount of Botox required for specific male muscles. Some men may choose a lower dose injection with more movement and receive injections more often.

WRINKLE RELAXING CONSULTATION

It is essential that you attend a Consultation at Skin IQ prior to your treatment. This will be a quick 15 minute appointment. During your consultation you will be given a completely free health check with a Registered Nurse Prescriber so that a tailor made treatment programme can be started. Your Nurse will be able to advise you on a treatment plan which is most suitable for you to achieve your desired results and run through all of this information in thorough detail with you to assess your suitability for this treatment.

Additional Benefits

May Reduce Migraines

Botulinum has been shown in several medical papers, if used correctly, to reduce and even treat migraines. Ask more about this in your consultation.

Prevents Future Wrinkles

When treatment is started early, muscle relaxation can result in fewer wrinkles developing with age. This can also allow a more naturally youthful appearance.

Decreases Excessive Sweating

Botulinum can be injected into the skin to reduce symptoms of severe underarm sweating. This is especially useful when topical treatments do not work.

Frequently asked questions

Anti – wrinkle injections are most effective when used to reduce the signs of ageing in the following places:
  • Forehead/brow
  • Between the eyes
  • Sides of the eyes
The treatment will involve your practitioner making a series of small injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take several minutes.
You can carry on with your day as normal, although we advise that you avoid strenuous activity/saunas/other facial treatments for up to 24 hours. After 4-14 days you will notice an improvement in your lines/wrinkles, at this point you are asked to come back to the clinic for a review and you may be given a top up if needed.
Botox provides a natural look that is undetectable, leaving you with a refreshed, rested appearance. The procedure should reduce the wrinkles and lines in your face, giving you a more youthful look.
The results Botox injections usually last for around four months, after which you may wish to return for another treatment.
Most side effects are short-lived and mild, the most common being mild bruising to the site of the injection. Some patients also report mild headaches shortly after the treatment, but these usually subside within 24 hours.
You should not have this treatment if:
  • The injection site is infected
  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis).