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?

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.

Which areas can I get Anti-Wrinkle Treatment for?

Crow’s feet around eyes

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

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.

Smoker 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.

Vertical Neck Bands

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.

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.

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.

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

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.
Treatment
The Anti-Wrinkle treatment is a relatively quick procedure, typically taking no longer than 10-15mins to administer. The clinician will first assess the areas of the face that will require injecting. Tiny needles are used to inject a reconstituted solution of the treatment into the muscle that is responsible for the line or wrinkle in that area. This procedure does not normally require local anaesthetic, however, a topical anaesthetic may be applied upon request. The injections are often described as feeling similar to a pinch. There is little or no downtime after performing the procedure
Aftercare
Anti-Wrinkle treatment is a solution that is injected into the muscle. The solution may accidentally spread into the adjacent muscles, which could result in undesired results. For this reason, we recommend that you reduce or avoid the following activities:

(1) Lying flat. Ideally, avoid lying flat completely for 4 hours post-surgery
(2) Rubbing or pressing on the injected area
(3) Exercise, especially vigorous exercise
(4) Other facial beauty treatments
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Anti-Wrinkle Treatment FAQs

At Wandsworth Dental Centre, we have some of the most competitive prices of Anti-Wrinkle treatment in London, starting at £150 per area.

Yes, all our treatments at Wandsworth Dental Centre are available with zero interest payment plans.

The most effective way to extend the effect of the treatment is to have maintenance or top-up treatments before the effects aware off. Over time, the repeated treatments may re-train the targeted muscles to respond to the treatment for longer periods.

Typically, the effects last 3-4 months.
However, this can vary according to your lifestylea and gereral metabolism. New patients whose muscles have not been relaxed with Anti-Wrinkle treatment previously might experience the effects wearing off slightly quicker.

The results of the treatment are not immediate. It takes 2-5 days for the muscles to begin relaxing, whilst the full effect may take up to two weeks.

Avoid exercise and hot baths immediately after treatment, This should prevent the sweating out of Botulinum toxin.

 

Also for 48 hours, do not rub or massage the muscles that have been injected with the Botulinum toxin as this may increase the possibility of the spreading to the nearby muscles.
The treatment is not permanent. The effects typically last for 3-4 months. The effect of Botulinum toxin may increase in time with repeated treatments.
Treatment should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding women. Similarly, if you have an active skin infection in the area of the injection the Botulinum toxin treatment would not be recommended.

For patients with newromuscular disorders such as Lamber-Eaton syndrome. Myasthenia Gravis and ALS, the treatment may exacerbate the condition and should, therefore, be avoided.
For best long-term results, we recommend re-treatment every 3-4 months. As your targeted muscles are re-trained, this period may increase to 6-12 months.
The injected area might swell a little and it is advised not to rub the injected area. Also, these areas should not be massaged or exposed to hot water for at least 24 hours after the procedure. it is advisable to avoid alcohol for 24 hours after the completion of treatment.
One of the factors that may affect the duration of the Anti-Wrinkle treatment is your metabolism. People of a higher metabolism are likely to break down the Botulinum toxin at a quicker rate.

Also, the facial expressions made during exercise that make your mucscles contract may cause the effects to wear off slightly quicker.
This is a common myth associated with Anti-Wrinkle treatment and has no evidence to support it. Your lines and wrinkles will reappear the same as they were before once the effect of Anti-Wrinkle treatment wears off.
Anti-Wrinkle treatment is a safe and effective treatment with predictable results when performed by a trained and experienced practitioner. Therefore, when properly administered, Anti-Wrinkle should not lose your ability to show facial expressions and smile. The frozen apperance of the face occurs when Anti-Wrinkle is inadequately administered.
When performed by a trained healthcare professional, anti-wrinkle treatment is relatively safe. There are some possible side effects such as swelling, bruising, and pain at the injection sites. Flu-like symptoms can also occur. Most of these side effects are associated with unqualified proctitioners.
Many of our patients would describe anti-wrinkle injection to feel similar to an insect bite. Although we normally do not require to administer anaesthesia, we are happy to apply numbing cream upon the patient’s request.