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Wrinkle Reduction

An ultra-fine needle is used to precisely deliver small amounts of a purified protein. This protein prevents certain facial muscles from contracting and stops the skin from creasing and is an ideal treatment for dynamic wrinkles, particularly in the upper part of the face, such as crow’s feet and forehead lines.

Treatment takes around 10-15 minutes and effects will show in a couple of days. There is no need for a recovery period following the procedure.

What is Botulinum Toxin and how does it work?

Botulinum toxin was approved by the FDA in 1980 and has been safely used in patients since then.  In the cosmetic industry the toxin is used to help relax and smooth wrinkles by blocking the movement of the muscles which cause them.  Small injections are made into the area of concern and after 5-7 days the effects start to show, lasting for 3-6 months before returning to normal.

Which areas can be treated?

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These are some of the common treatment requests

The Brow Lift –

Always looking tired?

Having a brow lift using Botulinum Toxin will give lateral fullness of the upper eyelid and the lower brow, giving a younger fresher wide-eyed look.

Crow’s feet (smile lines) –

A very common concern is the lines moving outwards from the outer corners of the eyes. Smiling and squinting can lead to these lines forming over time, using Botulinum Toxin we can inject around the eye corners to reduce the appearance of these lines.

Forehead and Glabellar (frown lines) –

A common area to get wrinkles that can often make us look angry or stressed. These sites are very easy to treat and often give excellent results leading to a more youthful look.
Please book in for a consult for further information about the above sites and other sites that we can treat with Botulinum Toxin.

What should I expect from the treatment?

It is important to have a full consultation before your treatment takes place. After you have been identified as a good candidate for anti wrinkle treatment you can expect to have very fine multiple injections into the area of your concern. After 5-7 days the muscles will relax and the skin will appear smoother and refreshed with less wrinkles.  Treatment effects will last from 3-6 months after which the area treated will return to its pre-treatment state.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Some patients report minor immediate after effects such as a mild flu like feeling or headache which quickly subsides. There may also be mild swelling or bruising at the injection sites. There is a small risk of uneven result or drooping of the eyes/brow, some of which can be improved by additional injections and others need time for the treatment to wear off. In this case the clinician will advise the best option for you.​

Contraindicated for:

Pregnancy, Breast feeding, Bleeding conditions, muscular or nerve disease, cancers, vision problems, lung conditions, allergy to Botulinum Toxin.