Anti-wrinkle injections soften or eliminate the appearance of lines and wrinkles on various parts of the face, and prevent these worsening.
The substance effectively reduces the lines and wrinkles that occur because of muscle contraction but must be used with care and expertise to avoid excess muscle weakness which can present with complications such as drooping of the brow. You can see more in our FAQ section below.
Used regularly, these injections prevent or delay worsening deep wrinkles forming as the skin isn’t folded so much, preserving the smooth surface, and allowing collagen and elastin regeneration with other treatments.
Before treatment starts, Owen creates a precise treatment plan, marking the injection sites carefully, and in a distribution to preserve symmetry, and if appropriate for feminisation, give a slight lift to arch the brow.
This is a prescription-only medicine and is used following a detailed consultation if appropriate for the client and is therefore used safely. We only use pharmacy-supplied products for our treatments (beware of cheap beauty clinics using unlicensed and potentially dangerous versions), so you can be assured of safe and effective treatment.
Over the years, facial movements when talking, laughing or expressing emotions cause grooves that become deeper with age and eventually, the dynamic wrinkles become static (like a piece of paper being folded many, many times). As we all know, this looks ageing, but injections can slow the development or be preventative if started at an early age.
Aesthetic treatment by Owen, Advanced Aesthetic Doctor helps to empower both men and women to challenge their own ageing process, holding onto youthful radiance throughout life and feeling confident with a rejuvenated appearance.
Dr Owen will take a full medical history to assess the ideas and concerns of every patient. A full facial assessment leads to the formulation of a personalised treatment plan with bespoke outcomes for each individual patient.
For anti wrinkle injections, each area of the face can be approached differently with the correct dose. Many areas such as the glabellar and forehead benefit from a combined approach with anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.
Side effects from the relaxing injections are usually very mild, including transient headache in a minority of people and occasionally mild bruising. There are small lumps seen immediately after the injections but these fade in 5-10 minutes and many people go straight back to work or social activities. The maximum effect takes around 10 days, and lasts more than 3 months in most cases. You can find more information on our blog here
People often request the injections in the following areas of the face:
Injections can also be injected into the jaw muscles to help alleviate pain from teeth grinding or to slim the lower face.
Hyperhidrosis can also be treated effectively with the botulinum toxin injections if medically necessary as it blocks sweat gland formation.
These injections have been studied in trials over many years and approved by many medical regulatory bodies such as the FDA in America. If done properly, with dosages used in aesthetics, the likelihood of significant complications is very low.
Some medical conditions can mean that anti-wrinkle injections are unsuitable such as pregnancy/breastfeeding or myasthenia gravis. This will always be assessed in the medical consultation with Owen before treatment, and most people will benefit from targeted treatment as part of an overall aesthetic treatment programme.
Most people start to see some difference after 3-4 days, although it is around 10-14 days to see the maximum effect from muscle relaxing injections.
In most cases the effect lasts for around 3-4 months, sometimes longer.
Over time the nerves which have been blocked recover, but periodic maintenance treatments every 3-4 months maintain the therapeutic effect, and this can lengthen over time as the muscles become weaker.
Every person is different however, and these figures are a guide only.
Most patients find that they can continue with their normal activities on the same day after leaving the clinic. Any slight swelling around the injection site tends to settle over around 10 minutes.
Bruising can occasionally occur and cannot be prevented entirely, approximately 1 in 20 people having some visible bruising (which is usually mild).
About 5-20% of people can experience a mild transient headache but this is not typically limiting and fades away over an hour or so. Owen uses experts technique to prevent complications such as drooping of the brow with careful examination.
Drooping of the eyelid itself is a rare complication and is another reason to have treatment from a registered medical professional who has advanced training in using the injections.
Having too much injected in the wrong areas can make your face appear frozen or expressionless.
However, Dr Owen is very precise and accurate to avoid these issues, focusing on a natural result – leaving you looking only more youthful and refreshed!
The quantity of Botox® you need is determined by a few key variables. These include:
Dr Owen Thomas is a highly trained aesthetic physician with a level 7 qualification in injectable treatments.
He uses his passion and skill combined with a professional, ethical and safe approach, to enable his patients to feel rejuvenated, confident and ready for everything life has to offer.
Forehead and frown lines are an early sign of ageing as over time the skin loses its ordinary connective tissue support with decreasing levels of collagen and elastin.
Excessive sweating, otherwise known as hyperhidrosis, has an enormous impact on the daily life of those who suffer from the condition.
Deep nose to mouth lines (marionette lines) are due primarily to a loss of volume around the mouth in the bone and soft tissue, with ligament laxity.
As we age, various signs start to appear, and one that often causes concern is the dreaded “turkey neck.” Characterized by loose, sagging skin and vertical banding on the neck, turkey neck can affect our self-confidence and make us feel self-conscious about our appearance. Fortunately, there are ways to address this common aesthetic concern.
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