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Botox treatment

Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

What is Anti-Wrinkle Treatments

Botulinum toxin is a drug that is used for anti-wrinkle treatments. It is a hugely popular cosmetic treatment administered all over the world with a wide range of uses. Wrinkles usually appear on our forehead, around our eyes and between the brows.
Botulinum toxin is a neuromuscular blocking drug which stops the transmission of chemical signals that affect the movement of our muscles.
When used on the facial muscles that can cause your face to wrinkles, a smooth flattened appearance shows on your skin, which makes your skin appear young and vibrant.

Causes of fine lines and Wrinkles

There are many reasons our faces lose elasticity and become less refined with time. These factors lead to wrinkles and lines appearing on our face.

These factors can be external factors such as:

  • Lifestyle choices like smoking, unhealthy diet, inadequate hydration, alcohol consumption and lack of exercise.

  • Excessive exposure to UV sun rays

  • Repetitive facial expressions (frowning, smiling)

How does Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Work?

Man having Botox treatment

Botulinum toxin primarily stops the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. By doing so, botulinum toxin blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscle. The muscle which Botulinum toxin is injected into can no longer contract. 

The skin overlying the muscle relaxes and soften, which results in the removal or reduction of wrinkles and lines. By preventing facial lines from being made, anti-wrinkle treatment can erase the line whilst also preventing from getting worse.

Botulinum toxin only affects the muscles that it has been injected into. Untreated facial muscles will, therefore, be able to contract normally allowing normal facial expressions to remain unaffected.

Glass Medicine Vials and botox, hualuron

Which areas can I get Anti-Wrinkle Treatment for?

Crow’s feet around eyes
Botox treatment for crow's feet

Crow’s feet are the wrinkles that appear in the corner of your eyes. These are most prominent when you smile or squint your eyes.

Forehead lines
Botox treatment for forehead lines

These are commonly referred to as worry lines. The forehead is the area most prone to this type of wrinkles. These lines are easily removed with botox treatment.

Smokers lines
Botox treatment for smokers lines

Despite their name, you don’t need to be a smoker to get smoker lines. These are vertical lines that appear on the upper lips, often as a result of ageing, but can be more pronounced with smokers as they spend more time with their lips puckered around a cigarette.

Chin dimpling
Botox for Chin dimpling

Your genes play a major role in chin dimpling. Other factors that exacerbate the chin dimpling appearance is loss of skin elasticity and skin thickness due to ageing. By injecting the mentalis muscle, the chin dimpling can be easily fixed.

Vertical neck bands
Botox treatment for neck lines

Excessive sun exposure is a common cause of vertical neckbands. As the skin dries, the neck skin begins to sag and forms vertical neckbands. These neck bands can be easily fixed by injecting the platysma muscle of your neck.

Eyebrow lift
Botox for Eyebrow lift

This non-surgical procedure improves the appearance of the forehead, the brow and the area around the eyes. This is carried out by raising the soft tissue and skin of the forehead and brow.

mid-age women benefit from Botox treatment

Benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

  • It is a safe and highly effective treatment. It has been carried out on millions of people worldwide and will continue to do so due to its safety and effectiveness.

  • Anti-Wrinkle treatment makes you appear and feel more youthful without the dangers and costs of traditional plastic surgery.

  • The result achieved will look natural. By reducing the fine lines and wrinkles, a smoother more youthful complexion appears.

  • The changes will last around 3-4 months, sometimes longer. Over time, the Anti-Wrinkle treatment re-educates the muscles and the changes will last for longer periods.

  • Results are not permanent, and the body will naturally reverse all the effects of Botox with time.

  • Has a wide range of uses. In addition to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face, it can be used to treat bruxists, patients with chronic migraine and to reduce excessive sweating.

  • Untreated areas of the face are unaffected, so you can still smile normally.

  • Anti-Wrinkle treatment is non-invasive and non-surgical with very little or no discomfort afterwards.

  • The treatment takes a short time and normally no anaesthesia is required.

Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Process

Dentist Appointment

Consultation

To determine your suitability for Anti-Wrinkle treatment at Wandsworth Dental Centre, we will arrange a consultation visit with one of our facial aesthetic clinicians. We will listen to your needs and desires to determine the overall goal of treatment. The clinician will examine your facial features and devise an individual treatment plan. With your consent, we’ll likely take some photos so we can later compare and see the great results you’ve achieved with the treatment. Our team wants to help you achieve your aesthetic goals so you can feel young and love the way you look.

  • What is the cost of lip filler treatment?
    Lip filler treatment starts from £150 per session. 0% finance payment options are available for all our cosmetic treatments at Wandsworth Dental Centre.
  • Does lip filler treatment hurt?
    There is useally some minor discomfort during the procedure. Many dermal fillers contain lidocaine, which is a local anaesthetic. Further measures can be taken to make the comsmetic procedure as comfortable as possible such as applying mumbing cream to the areas of treatment. A complete nerve block may be carried out similar to that of traditional dental procedures. This will completely remove all sensations during treatment. With the right highly trained clinician, lip filler treatment should be a fairly comfortable treatment to carry out.
  • How long does lip filler treatment takes?
    There is an initial consultation, where one of our highly trained clinicians will carry out a facial analysis and discuss what you'd like to achieve and your treatment options. Treatment appointment times typically take around 30 minutes.
  • What are the aftercare Instructions?
    Avoid using make-up and lip balms for a minimum of 2 hours. Aboid activities involving extreme heats such as sauna, steam rooms and sun beds until any swelling subsides. A cold pack or ice may be used to help reduce any initial swelling. A review appointment may be arranged after your first treatment to assess your progress.
  • How safe are dermal fillers?
    With the right highly trained cosmetic dentist, lip filler and lip augmentation procedures are a safe cosmetic procedure to carry out. For this reason it is important to ensure the treatment is carried out by an experienced and fully qualified professional with a high level of knowledge of facial anatomy. This will greatly minimise the risk of side effects and complications. This will be discussed in detail with the cosmetic dentist before any procedure is carried out.
  • What do Lip Filler injections contain?
    There are various different materials that are used for lip filler treatments. At Wandsworth Dental Centre, we only use hyaluronic acid lip fillers due to their many benefits. Hyaluronic acid is a smooth naturally occuring substance which adds volume and provides contour to your lips.
  • What are the expected results?
    Lip filler treatment will give an immediate result following the procedure. Some of the added volume in the first 24 hours is due to swelling which will quickly subside. Ice may be used to reduce this initial swelling. Within 2-3 days, lips will return to their injection volume and will then gradually soften further over 2-3 weeks to their matural, soft and full feel.
  • How long do results last?
    Results do vary with each individual, as your metabolism can affect the speed at which hyaluronic acid is broken down. A conservative estimate would be 4-6 months. Results do tend to last even longer with successive injections as it takes longer for the body to breakdown the hyaluronic acid.
  • Are there any side effects to the Lip Fillers?
    Side effects of hyaluronic lip filler cosmetic treatment are temporary and normally last 2-3 days. These include: Swelling of the lips Bleeding and tenderness at the injection sites Reactivation of cold sore at the lips
  • Will my lips go back to normal after lip filler injections?
    After a few days of possible swelling, your lips will go back to their new fuller more definced volume. And after around 6 months, your lips will go back to how they were before lip filler treatment was carried out.
  • How often can you get lip fillers?
    This can vary with every individual and should be discussed in further detail with your cosmetic dentist. As a general rule of thumb, lip fillers are often repeated every 6 months to maintain the desired shape and volume of lips. It is not uncommon that when using hyaluronic acid lip fillers that with every successive treatment, the effects last longer.
  • I have a big day coming up? When should I get lip filler treatment?
    It's all about the planning, If for example you have a wedding coming up and want to look your best, we would recommend having your cosmetic lip filler treatment at least 3 weeks before the big day. If its your first time having lip filler, we would advise having the treatment 4-6 weeks before.
  • Can I get other cosmetic treatments at the same time?
    Absolutely! It's very common for our patients to have Teeth Whitening and Botox treatments, both great ways of enhancing your natural beauty and giving you a more youthful look.
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