Anti- Wrinkle/Botulinum toxin
Here at Age Repair we not only use Botulinum toxin for aesthetic reason addressing fine lines and wrinkles but also for medical conditions such as excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis), Migraines and Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) treating the Masseters.
Procedure time: 15 minutes
Pain: Mild Discomfort
The most common and treated 3 Areas are:
- Frown lines/glabella (In between the eyebrows)
- Crow's feet (Corners of the eyes)
- Horizontal forehead lines
But these days lower face Botox is on the rise and areas such as smokers lines (Peri Oral), dimpling of the chin, sad smile (DAOs) and Bunnies (wrinkling of the nose) can be treated for an additional charge of between £15 - £30. A common issue we are also seeing at Age Repair is Bruxism, otherwise known as the unconscious clenching or grinding of the teeth. The exact cause of teeth grinding is not completely understood and there are numerous different theories such as sleep apnea, jaw posture positions, dental work, and an abnormal bite. By injecting small doses of botulinum toxin directly into the masseter muscle (the jaw). This weakens the muscle enough to stop habitual grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw. Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) It is normal to sweat when hot or during exercise, but when severe sweating interferes with your daily activities it can cause great emotional upset and embarrassment. Hyperhidrosis is a common condition that can affect the whole body, especially areas like the underarms, feet, hands, and scalp.
It is a purified protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.
Your brain sends electrochemical messages to your muscles to make them contract and move. These messages are transmitted from a nerve to the muscle by a substance called acetylcholine. When too much acetylcholine is released, muscles become overly active and spasm or tense up.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections block the nerve from releasing acetylcholine. As a result, the muscle spasms stop or are greatly reduced, providing relief from symptoms. Your healthcare provider will know how much Botox is needed to treat you effectively.
The Botox is injected with micro fine needles constituted with a solution of bacteriostatic saline which reduces the irritation and the treatment time is usually less than 15 minutes.
The effects of Botox usually last around three to four months but repeat treatments often lead to longer-lasting effects.
- Post treatment: Redness, swelling, tenderness and bruising may occur
- Occasionally a mild drooping of the eyelid can occur but this is very rare. In the unlikely event that it does happen, please contact the clinic so that we can get you booked in for a follow-up appointment.
- 30 minutes after having the injections do some gentle movement of the areas treated and keep your head upright and avoid heavy exercise for 4 hours.
- Avoid applying make-up for 12 hours post treatment
- For the following two weeks we advise to avoid extreme heat i.e. Saunas, sunbeds, and steam rooms.
- Wrinkles usually begin to disappear from day three on wards but may take up to fourteen days for the full effects to become apparent.