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6 – 9 MONTHS
How do wrinkle reduction injections (known as Botox) work?
Our facial expressions change as we contract or relax our muscles. This is caused by the brain sending a signal to our muscles via our nerve endings. Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When a highly diluted dose of Botulinum toxin is injected by a fine needle into a specific muscle it blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle, inhibiting the movement of that muscle. This inhibition is not permanent and requires maintenance treatments to sustain the result.
After treatment the skin in and around the area will look more smooth and the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines will be reduced. The rest of your face will not be affected, and you will still be able to laugh, smile and frown but with less wrinkling of the skin in the areas treated.
What areas can be treated by wrinkle reduction injections?
As well as treatment of frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet and wrinkles, wrinkle reduction injections (or Botox) is useful for the treatment of platysmal bands (‘turkey neck’) as well as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
What should I expect after the wrinkle reduction treatment?
Successful therapy is indicated by muscle weakness that begins between 48 and 72 hours after treatment, and peaking at 14 days. Minor reactions may include brief pain or a mild headache. The affected area may look a little red for up to 6 hours after treatment. After 6 hours, makeup may be applied. (Mineral make up may be applied straight away). Bruising may occur, but can be minimised by avoiding Aspirin, Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medications within 5 days of treatment, avoiding excessive alcohol intake, avoiding strenuous exercise and air travel for 2 days.
Am I am able to have wrinkle reduction injections in my underarm?
Yes, this is a common practice to help reduce hyperhidrosis (excessive) sweating. Our medical practitioner will be able to advise you.
Restore your youth with wrinkle reduction injections (known as Botox) from our Deansgate, Manchester or Harley Street, London branches.
Our other facial services include:
- Laser teeth whitening
- Lip fillers
- Lip line treatment
- 30 minute nose job
- Cheek enhancement
- Chin reshaping
- Dermal fillers