Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
Facial movements help us to express ourselves, but are also a factor in the development of facial lines and wrinkles. By relaxing the muscles of the face in the areas that are prone to wrinkle formation, these ageing lines can be reduced. The aim of treatment is to smooth the skin without entirely eliminating expressive movement, to give a natural but rejuvenated result Botox can also be used to prevent the wrinkles developing in the first place.
How does it work?
Botox acts on the nerve endings that take supply to the muscles. This temporarily reduces muscle activity. The effect lasts for about four months. Once the effect has worn off, muscle activity will return to normal. With repeated treatment, the effect may last longer.
Is it safe?
Botox has been used medically, in far higher doses than those used in cosmetic treatments, for many years.
It is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available, and this fact, combined with the remarkable results that can be achieved, has made it the world’s most popular non-surgical treatment.
Side effects of Botox® treatments are rare. There is a small possibility of the treatment being dispersed into an adjacent muscle, which can cause a temporary weakness such as drooping of the upper eyelid. These effects are temporary, lasting a few weeks at most.
What does Botox treatment involve?
All Arden Aesthetics treatments follow a detailed pre-treatment consultation during which Dr Lucy will ask questions about your medical history, discuss what improvements you would like achieve, and will assess you face and skin.
After cleansing the skin, the injections are administered to the areas which you have decided to have treated. The needle used is extremely fine and most clients experience only minimal discomfort.
Treatment with Botox® takes about 15 minutes. You will start to see the effects develop slowly over the following week resulting in the lines visibly decreasing.
Following the treatment there may be minimal redness. Bruising is uncommon. Most clients continue with their normal day without anybody noticing.
It is important not to massage or rub the areas after treatment so we advise you not to have a facial or do vigorous exercise. We also recommend that you remain upright for 3-4 hours after your treatment. Dr Lucy will arrange a review appointment after 2 weeks and provide a top up treatment at no additional cost if required.