Anti-wrinkle injections harness the muscle relaxing properties of a protein called Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox® is simply a brand name for the substance; there are multiple brands available).
When expertly injected in to specific areas of the face, this neurotoxin temporarily blocks the nerve signals to the facial muscles which cause dynamic expression lines.
Once injected, the treatment takes between 48 hours and 2 weeks to take effect and the results typically last between 3 to 6 months at a time.
Brow lift – Botox® injections can actually help lift the brows, for a more refreshed and wide-awake appearance.
Bunny lines – when we smile, we may see vertical lines down the sides of the nose. Botox® can smooth these lines for several months at a time.
Gummy smile – when injected into the upper lip area, Botox® can correct a gummy smile. This treatment, teamed with dermal fillers can not only fix the gummy smile, but increase the volume and correct the shape of the lips.
Vertical lip lines – whether obtained due to lifestyle choices such as sunbathing or smoking, vertical lip lines can be incredibly ageing. Injecting small amounts of Botox® into this area can smooth and reduce lip lines, for a more pleasing lip appearance.
Chin dimpling (or cobbled chin) – seen mostly when speaking, a cobbled chin can give an ageing appearance to the face. Injecting specific areas of the chin with Botox® can considerably reduce this dimpling.
Jaw slimming – when injected in to the jaw muscles (masseters), Botox® can actually help to slim down a square-looking chin for a slimmer, more feminine facial shape.
Bruxism – teeth grinding can create over-stimulated masseter muscles, which can create a square appearance to the jaw, as well as potentially damaging the teeth and causing headaches. Botox® helps to relax the muscles in this area, reducing the ability to grind the teeth or clench the jaw, easing the symptoms of this condition whilst creating a more pleasing facial shape.
Nefertiti neck lift – if you are noticing that your lower face and neck is beginning to show the signs of ageing, with vertical lines and sagging skin; Botox® injections can smooth these lines, giving the appearance of a neck lift, without invasive surgery whilst improving jawline definition.
Downturned mouth corners – caused either by genetics or the ageing process, a downturned mouth can make us look permanently sad. This can be quickly and easily remedied with the use of Botox® injections, lifting the corners of the mouth.
Hyperhidrosis – Excessive sweating, medically referred to as ‘hyperhidrosis’, can profoundly affect self-consciousness. Botulinum toxin injections can help to control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating. When injected into the skin, Botox® works by blocking the chemical signals that stimulate the sweat glands. This can help reduce excessive sweating in the treated areas.
Before a treatment with Botox® can take place, here at Leicester MediSpa, we will ask that you attend a no obligation consultation with one of our medical practitioners. This meeting is your opportunity to discuss with your medical practitioner, your facial concerns and whether Botox® would be an appropriate solution.
Your medical practitioner will also check your medical history and fascial muscle activity, to ensure this treatment is safe for you.
Once it is confirmed that the treatment is not only going to be effective, but there are no contraindications which may restrict or prevent your Botox® treatment from going ahead, you may book your treatment appointment.
Anti-wrinkle injections are administered using extremely fine needles and do not go very deep, therefore, a topical anaesthetic is not generally required.
If you are particularly sensitive or worried about discomfort, speak with your Leicester MediSpa medical practitioner about the options available.
The treatment is completed quickly and extremely well tolerated by patients.
There are no serious side-effects when it comes to Botox® injections. However, as with any treatment using a needle, you may experience light swelling, bruising, tenderness, and redness at the injection sites.
You will be provided with aftercare instructions to follow post procedure. There is no real downtime following this procedure.
This all depends on you as an individual and how you respond to the substance. If you are someone who takes care of your skin, does not sunbathe in strong UV light, doesn’t smoke and eats a healthy diet, you may experience your results to last anything from 4 to 6 months.
However, your medical practitioner will discuss expected longevity of your results, in your initial consultation.
Our highly skilled medical practitioners have a crucial understanding of facial contours alongside facial anatomy. We pride ourselves on creating subtle yet effective results, enhancing your natural features.