Anti wrinkle treatments using Botulinum Toxin (aka Botox)
Natural ageing of the face leads to some tell-tale signs. One of the most obvious is the development of wrinkles in several “key areas”; namely the forehead, in between the eyes, and around the corners of the eye (crows feet). Wrinkling of the skin occurs due to facial muscles “bunching up” the top layer of the skin, which becomes more obvious as skin loses its elasticity with age.
- Botox treatment can work to reduce this effect by essentially “relaxing the facial muscles” by treating certain specific sites on the face, the creasing effects of the muscles can be reduced therefore lessening or even removing wrinkles in these areas.
- Botox can even be used to create a “brow lift”effect – raising the upper eyebrow and opening the eyes.
- Botox treatment usually gives 3-5 months of relaxation of the muscles.
I don’t want to look strange, will I be able to move my face?
We make a full assessment of your facial tissues and your expressions at the first consultation. We would discuss your requirements so that we know exactly the effect you want to achieve and usually advise on a ‘natural look’, which enhances your features. Not all of the face is treated so that you retain natural movements and function.
Is it painfull?
We use a virtually pain free injection technique – combining Dr Taylor’s full training and 20 years experience of giving injections along with the smallest needles possible.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience a ‘heavy’ feeling of the forehead for a few days after their first treatment and occasionally a slight headache but this has usually gone after a week. There is sometimes a slight bruising at the injection site which will resolve spontaneously. There are no long term effects reported.