Lines and Wrinkles
The most common concern for those visiting our clinic is lines and wrinkles. Many patients have moderate to severe frown lines between the eyes, horizontal forehead lines and crows feet.
A combination of factors causes lines and wrinkles. The normal ageing process results in cellular changes over time with a reduction of collagen, and damage caused by free radicals from the sun ,smoking and pollution. Secondly, by using our facial muscles to laugh, talk, frown or concentrate, the muscles between the brows can contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. Also when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract creating crow’s feet.
Ideally, our clients want to look like better versions of themselves, retaining the ability to show expression, but with less noticeable lines and crow’s feet.
The best way to achieve this is to have injections of botulinum toxin into the facial muscles to temporarily reduce muscle activity, resulting in a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows. Botulinum toxin is a prescription only medicine (POM) and treatment which may only be carried out after a full consultation with a doctor or another professional who is qualified in prescribing.
Botulinum toxin injections (widely known as Botox™, although there are other brands of this medicine) not only improve the look of lines and wrinkles, but they can also be used to enhance the appearance of the chin, nose, neck and jawline and can help with several medical conditions such as excessive sweating. Botulinum toxin softens lines, giving a more relaxed, refreshed appearance.