Anti Wrinkle Injections
Anti-wrinkle injections ease frown lines, and other wrinkles by relaxing key muscle fibres for months at a time, leaving you with a smoother rested appearance. These neuromodulators can also be used to block nerve impulses that cause excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in the underarms, scalp, hands and feet. These injections can also be used to soften and slim facial contours. Another benefit of this product is the ability to ease and prevent migraines and TMJ (jaw pain).
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly referred to as ‘BOTOX®’, short for Botulinum toxin.
BOTOX® is one of the most extensively researched cosmetics in the world, and has continued to gain in popularity with both men and women. This prescription only product is FDA approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It works by limiting the motion of specific facial muscles – those that are continually contracting, eventually creating visible creases and lines. It has a beautiful smoothing effect that leaves you looking refreshed.
In addition to the treatment of cosmetic treatments such as frown lines and wrinkles, BOTOX® is also used to treat migraines, headaches and Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). The approved brands of Botulinum Toxin available in the UK include Botox®, Vistabel®, Xeomin®, Dysport® and Azzalure®. They all share similarities, but also have differences that mean one or more of these products can be best for the treatment of certain areas. Knowing the difference between them can give you a better understanding of how the skin professionals at Nassif MedSpa can help you achieve the look you envision.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
BOTOX® is one of the most extensively researched cosmetics in the world, and has continued to gain in popularity with both men and women. The product is FDA-approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet. It works by limiting the motion of specific facial muscles – those that are continually contracting, eventually creating visible creases and lines. It has a beautiful smoothing effect that leaves you looking refreshed, younger, and more attractive.
Results will start to show after 3-10 days, reaching the maximum improvement at about day 30. You can carry on with your day as normal, although we advise that you avoid strenuous activity/saunas/other facial treatments for up to 24 hours
Typical results of the treatment will last for about three months or longer. When the treated muscles once again begin to contract, you can return for your next treatment. Many people make BOTOX® treatments a standard part of a standard beauty regimen. Hyperhidrosis (anti-sweating) effects can last up to 6 months.
Relax lines on the forehead or between the eyebrows that are caused by frowning
Reduce lines from the outer corner of the eyes, smile wrinkles
Top lip lines
Smooth lines on the upper lip
Jaw spasm and Jawline smoothing
Reduce the appearance of an ‘apple’ chin, smooth chin lines and contour the chin for a more defined look
Smooth vertical lines between the eyebrows
Relax the muscles that pull the brow line down
Smooth horizontal lines on the bridge of the nose
Achieve a smoother smile by reducing the vertical lines around the mouth
Necklines Remove ‘banding’ in the neck
Masseters jaw slimming
Dramatically reduce sweating in the armpit
Painful teeth grinding and jaw spasm
Migraines & Headaches
Facial Asymmetry (due to trauma, scarring, surgery, infections etc)
There is an initial detailed consultation with a doctor, who will listen to what effect you are trying to achieve and advise accordingly. As every patient is different and wants different results, a bespoke treatment of Botox® will be administered. Depending on the areas of treatment a doctor will make a small number of injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take several minutes. A full list of cautions and contraindications discussed during the assessment.
BOTOX® is one of the most extensively researched (and used) cosmetics in the world. First FDA approved in 2002, it has been used millions of times on millions of patients across the globe. Side effects are extremely rare, and it is considered to be a very safe product when used correctly. In fact, the uses of BOTOX® have expanded, and it is now approved to treat more conditions, including migraines and sweating. Side effects are typically very minor, such as bruising or selling at the injection site, which quickly fade. Some patients also report mild headaches shortly after the treatment, but these usually subside within 24 hours. Always have your treatments from a reputable clinic where every treatment is overseen by a skilled plastic surgeon.
Once treatment is complete, the results last for three to six months, depending on how the products are used and your metabolism. You will be able to resume your normal activities immediately after treatments.
Keeping your facial muscles active after the procedure will help the treatment to take effect. Try to avoid any unnecessary touching of your face during the 24 hour period directly after your treatment
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