Wrinkle Smoothing Injections

Wrinkle Smoothing Injections

What product is used?

At the Mid Yorkshire Skin Clinic we use the original genuine brand of toxin ‘Botox®’ by Allergan. Botox® (Botulinum Toxin A) is a purified protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The medicinal form is manufactured in a stringent and controlled environment and is used for medical purposes in very tiny, innocuous amounts.

How do wrinkle smoothing injections work?

Botox® is a neurotoxin which blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. Some fibres of the muscles are temporarily paralysed and unable to contract, consequently relaxing the muscle and softening the wrinkles. As the muscle is unable to contract as much it can prevent wrinkles from forming, improves wrinkles and prevents existing wrinkles becoming deeper lines/folds.

How popular is this treatment?

Over 61 million vials of Botox® have been distributed during the 25 years of manufacturing. Botox® has been used in the UK for over 10 years. Today, Botox® is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world. Botox® is not tested on animals and supported with more than 12 years of safety and efficiency data.

What areas can be treated?

  • Brow lift
  • Bunny lines on the nose
  • Chin (Dimples/lines)
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Frown/glabellar lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Gummy smile
  • Marionette lines from the corners of the mouth
  • Masseters/Bruxism (Slim jawline/grinding teeth)
  • Neck lines/lift
  • Nose (to lift downturned nose)
  • Vertical lines around the lips (Perioral)

What happens during my consultation?

Botox® is a prescription only medicine (POM). It is prescribed and administered by a medical professional holding the relevant prescribing qualification ONLY after a face to face consultation/assessment. During your consultation a detailed medical history will be taken, helping the medical specialist to determine whether Botox® is an appropriate medicine for you to receive and whether it will help you achieve the results that you are looking for. This will also reduce the risk of any unwanted side effects from Botox®. During this consultation the potential risks and aftercare recommendations are discussed, helping you determine whether this form of injectable treatment is really right for you.

What happens during my treatment appointment?

step 1

Preparation

Local anaesthetic topical cream can be applied to the areas to be injected prior to the treatment if necessary, the skin is cleaned with alcohol.

step 2

Treatment

the Botox® is mixed with a small amount of sodium chloride and injected using a syringe with a tiny needle. The Botox is injected into muscle/just underneath the skin. Some patients describe this as a pinch.

What’s the aftercare advice?

You will be given verbal and written advice. Changes may occur for some people 24 hours after treatment, but this is usually at around 5 days after treatment. A review appointment will be made to check the results between 2-3 weeks after your treatment, in some cases a second treatment is required (this is free of charge).

You will be advised not to touch the treated areas, lay down or do any exercise or heavy cleaning for 4 hours.

How long do the results last?

Around 3-4 months. This can be longer depending on the individual and lifestyle choices.

Who is not suitable for this treatment?

  • Anyone allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox Cosmetic® (Botulinum Toxin A, Human Albumin, Sodium Chloride)
  • Skin infection at the injection site
  • Anyone who has disease affecting your muscles and nerves (i.e. Lambert-Eaton Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding (It is not known if Botox can be harmful to your unborn child or if this passes through breast milk, unable to research this)
  • Also tell us if you are taking any medicines including herbal as some may be contraindicated, such as of you have recently had an injection of an intravenous antibiotic or taking muscle relaxants.

Before and after wrinkle smoothing injections

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    After-Wrinkle smoothing injections - before and after
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Treatment frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How long does the anti-wrinkle treatment last?
Will I look ‘frozen’ or lack expression?
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