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Botox Wrinkle Smoothing
Botox Wrinkle Smoothing
Botox Wrinkle Smoothing
Botox Wrinkle Smoothing
Botox Wrinkle Smoothing
Botox Wrinkle Smoothing

Botox Wrinkle Smoothing

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Duration Duration
Around 20 mins
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia
None
Hospital stay Contraindications
Neurologic or muscle disorders such as Bel’s Palsy, Myasthenia gravis, Multiple sclerosis
Downtime Downtime
No downtime. No exercise however for 24 hrs
Results Final Result
Smooth skin, decrease in lines, slight lift in some cases. A more youthful appearance
Suitable for Suitable for
Smoothing out of lines and creases in forehead and crows feet area. Also useful for reducing neck bands
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Botox® (botulinum toxin type A) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles by a fully qualified nurse prescriber or doctor.

Botox® is used to temporarily improve both early signs of aging but also further aged and mature skins to achieve a smoother more youthful appearance, reduce the presence of crow's feet (around the eyes) and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. Botulinum toxin can also be used to prevent sweating commonly unarms and to relieve strong jaw muscles which alter the face shape.

Top 5 FAQs for Botox Wrinkle Smoothing

What types of Toxin are available?
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There are several different types of Botulinum toxins (A, B, C, E, F). The Botulinum Toxin used for cosmetic purposes is the Type A Botulinum or BTX-A. Botulinum Toxin of type A is marketed under the names of Botox®, Botox-Cosmetic (USA) and Vistabel® (Europe) by Allergan Laboratories and under the name of Dysport® by the Ipsen-Biotech Laboratory. Botox® and Dysport® are the specialities used in medical indications (ophthalmology, neurology, and otorhinolaryngology). Vistabel® and Botox-Cosmetic are the specialities of the Allergan laboratory which obtained the marketing authorization (A.M.M and FDA approvals) for wrinkle correction but their action is exactly identical to that of Botox®.

Am I suitable for Wrinkle Smoothing?
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Obviously only a consultation will be able to establish this. Generally speaking if you have lines around the face which are due to muscle contraction, i.e. in the frown area between your eyebrows, then Botox will help smooth this. Depending on how deep the line is, Botox will undoubtedly help and most times smooth it away. However if the line is very deep, sometimes further treatment with an injectable skin filler is required in order to get total smoothing of the skin. It is important to understand that whilst Botox is well tolerated by most people, patients who are pregnant or have neurologic or muscle disease should not be treated.

I am worried I'll get a 'frozen' look - Will this happen?
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At our clinic we are acutely aware of the ability that Botox has to 'freeze' ones face and erase all expression. Which is why experience has taught us that in fact less is more. This is to say that our aim is not to freeze or immobilise all your facial muscles, because doing so would make you look extremely strange. What we want to do is selectively address the problem areas, whilst allowing other facial muscles to still operate. Basically our philosophy is to soften the lines while maintaining normal movements to a degree. In fact we like to call our treatments 'Soft Botox', because it doesn't lead to that harsh or stiff frozen look.

How does Wrinkle Smoothing work?
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When injected into a given area Botox, which is the trade name of Botulinum toxin type A, reversibly blocks the impulses from the nerves to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. By doing this, the muscles cannot contract or move well enough and therefore tend to relax. When muscles relax, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles continue to contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.

What areas can be treated by Wrinkle Smoothing?
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Any muscle activity on the body can be targeted with botox. However it is most commonly performed in the upper face. The most common areas requested are the forehead lines, vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, and crows feet or laughter lines radiating away from the eyes. Whilst it does work around the mouth, chin and neck area, the benefits must always outweigh any possible weakness of the mouth muscles. This of course will be discussed with you prior to any treatment. Smile lines are usually best dealt with either by injectable fillers, or laser resurfacing.

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From £260

Tips from the Top

  • Karolina

    SENIOR NURSE PRACTITIONER KAROLINA SAYS...

    "If you're having a facial treatment consultation, pop some concealer or mineral make-up and a spot of blusher in your bag for after the treatment as your make-up may be removed."

    Karolina

    SENIOR NURSE PRACTITIONER KAROLINA SAYS...

    If you're having a facial treatment consultation, pop some concealer or mineral make-up and a spot of blusher in your bag for after the treatment as your make-up may be removed.

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I have my Botox with Karolina. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and advises me on what would look good and not so good on my face. She is a person I can trust!

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