About Anti-Wrinkle Treatments
As we age and our skin starts to lose its elasticity, the lines and wrinkles of facial expression start to become more visible, by reducing the action of these muscles, the lines and wrinkles are reduced and even stopped from appearing altogether. Wrinkle reduction treatments, commonly referred to as a “Botox Treatment”, can be used to reduce this muscle action, thereby smoothing and softening the appearance of these lines and wrinkles, creating a fresher and more youthful appearance. Botox. is one brand of the medication Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified protein that when injected into a muscle causes the muscle to relax. It works by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscle, this temporarily reduces the muscle movement which in turn reduces the appearance of the wrinkles on the surface of the skin. They are used to by causing a temporary relaxation of the treated facial muscles. By altering the muscle movements, we can also create
effects such as lifted eyebrows or stop the corners of the mouth turning downwards. For some people even headaches can be reduced. This medication has been used medically for almost 50 years for many conditions, for example children with cerebral palsy have it regularly for muscle spasms. Botulinum Toxin Type a has been used cosmetically for over 35 years, being one of the UK’s most popular cosmetic treatment for the removal of wrinkles, with thousands of these treatments being carried out every year. It is a quick procedure with little or no downtime, with amazing results. By relaxing the facial muscles, wrinkles are made less visible; this results in a natural, rejuvenated look. The procedure is safe, pain free and is relatively quick to perform.
A full consultation is always carried out prior to your first treatment, including full medical history, to ensure suitability, and also to give you all the information you need and to allow you a chance to ask any questions, and to give you a cooling off period to give you time to think about the procedure before your first treatment. Once the treatment is carried out, it takes a few days for the results to start to show, with a gradual improvement before full effect is seen at 14-21 days. Any
review, if needed, will be carried out after 14 days. The results will last for 3-5 months, with a gradual return to normal movement. Some people worry that they will look “Frozen”, at Alchemy skin clinic we much prefer to encourage a more natural look, wanting you to just look refreshed and less tired, not frozen or obviously treated. Due to regulations in the UK, we are unable to show before and after photographs
Areas that can be treated are:
Forehead (frown lines).
Glabellar, between the eyebrows
Bunny lines at the top or side of the nose.
Crows Feet / Laughter lines around the eyes.
“Gummy” smile correction.
Excessive Teeth grinding (Bruxism).
Excessive Sweating under arm and hands (Hyperhydrosis).
Platysymal bands. (neck)
30 | 45 minutes
3 - 5 months
Back to work:
7 - 14 days
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