Botox- Anti-Wrinkle Injections
The most common form of anti wrinkle injections comes under the widely used name of 'Botox'. This is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
Not all facial wrinkles benefit from anti-wrinkle injections. Anti-wrinkle injection won't reverse wrinkles caused by sun damage. Also, it's less desirable to treat the lines around your mouth because muscles in this area are needed for eating and talking.
There are many ways to potentially treat lines and wrinkles. To establish which treatment is right one, patient should first have a consultation with a cosmetic doctor. Botox is one of our most popular methods of treating lines and wrinkles, to chemical peels and microdermabrasion (which may reduce the depth of lines), or dermal fillers for deeper wrinkles to help add lost volume to the affected areas.
What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botox (a prescription only medicine), is particularly useful for softening frown lines and crow's feet.
Injectable anti wrinkle treatments are a quick and convenient way to smooth out those lines on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth without any need for surgery.We offer different forms of injectable anti-wrinkle treatments, and we can help to decide which one is right for our patients.
The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved Anti-wrinkle injections Botox as a temporary treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, frown wrinkles, forehead wrinkles and eye wrinkles (Crow's Feet).
How is Botulinum Toxin used for Lines and Wrinkles?
The Botulinum toxin reversibly weakens the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles which are lines that appear when someone animates the face.
There are three main types of dynamic facial wrinkles that can be treated with Botulinum Toxin:
" Frown lines between the eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose " Crow's-feet at the corners of the eyes " Forehead creases
Frown wrinkles (Glabella wrinkles)
Are most commonly seen in patients with excessive sun exposure and those who have over activity of these muscles often associated with frowning. Frown wrinkles are vertical lines and can be successfully treated with Botulinum Toxin.
Appear in horizontal lines in the area between the eyebrows and the hairline. These wrinkles are formed during facial expression to convey emotions such as surprise or empathy.
Eye Wrinkles (Crow's Feet)
Are in the outer corner of the eyes and appear more prominent when laughing or smiling. Crow's Feet Wrinkles can result from excessive sun exposure combined with the skin becoming less elastic with age.
Not all facial wrinkles benefit from anti-wrinkle injections. Anti-wrinkle injection won't reverse wrinkles caused by sun damage. Also, it's less desirable to treat the lines around your mouth because muscles in this area are needed for eating and talking.The skin type, skin thickness and degree of wrinkling all play a role in determining whether these injections are effective or not.
How Long Will The Result Last?
The effects of anti-wrinkle injection usually last between five to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles might need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles usually appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Recommendation is to schedule treatments about every 6 months to help maintain a consistent appearance in the first year. From then on treatment can be delayed by a few months each time as your wrinkles have become less apparent.
At our clinic at the end of the Botox treatment, we book our patients in for a free check-up 2 weeks later, so that we can review the results of Botox treatment once it has taken full effect. We can also book the next appointment in 5-6 months times.
Other indications to use Botulinum Toxin
Botox is the UK’s most popular cosmetic procedure, because it is suitable for almost everyone.Botox injections are the most widely used medical aesthetic anti-ageing treatment, which improve many areas of the face, they are very effective in:
- Removing Lines & Wrinkles – The muscle relaxing effect of Botox is particularly effective for around the eyes and forehead, as well as the frown lines between the eyebrows.
- Migraine Treatment – Up to 90% of Migraine sufferers will have no or markedly reduced attacks for 3-4 months after injections with Botox in the trigger points that start the attack. This treatment is a ridiculously well kept secret and more people should know about it.
- Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) – Too much sweating from the armpits can be acutely embarrassing and the treatment will last 4-6 months or more. Botox injections are also employed in order to control hyperactive sweat glands, hyperhidrosis excessive sweating, so it may be an effective treatment for excess sweating under armpits.
For more information about Anti-wrinkle Injections or to book a consultation
please call London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic at 1 Harley Street
on 0208 342 1100 or email info@Lmaclinic.com