Toxin anti-wrinkle treatment is a safe and simple injectable treatment that allows us to hit the pause button on the visible signs of ageing.
A protein that is extracted from the bacterium Botulinum Toxin Type A (commonly known as ‘Botox’) helps to relax muscles that make our skin wrinkle. When the muscles are relaxed, the treated areas look smoother and fresher.
The most common areas treated with toxin are frown lines, forehead lines and crows’ feet. Depending on the age of the skin it is possible temporarily to erase wrinkles resulting in smooth, unlined skin. Other advanced areas such as jowls, necklines and smoker lines can also be treated. In addition to treating wrinkles, it also blocks the nerve connection to sweat glands and is an amazing treatment for excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis).
The results depend on the type of wrinkle that is treated. There are two types of wrinkles we treat:
Toxin treatment can erase visible dynamic lines. Static wrinkles are more engrained into the skin and so their depth determines the result to be expected. In cases when a better result is desired there are additional treatments that combine very well with toxin treatment.
20 - 30 minutes
Full result is visible in 2 weeks
Yes, you can return to work
after having this procedure.
The toxin is injected into the muscle, which causes the nerve connection to be impaired temporarily – this means that when you frown, smile or raise your eyebrows, the muscles don’t contract thus reducing wrinkles.
It is suitable for most people who want to prevent and treat wrinkles. It is the best prevention treatment for wrinkles, and even older people with static lines love the relaxed look it provides.
It is produced in albumen so is not suitable if you are vegan or have an allergy to eggs.
It also isn’t suitable if you have any neuro-muscular conditions or have ever suffered from Bells Palsy.
Dermal filler – this is often used in combination with the toxin. For deeper wrinkles to be corrected a filler can improve the wrinkle, and the toxin prevents it getting worse again.
Skin treatments – are usually indicated because as good as it is at preventing and reducing wrinkles, it works on the muscle and not the skin. The skin will look smoother, youthful and fresher. To actually improve the skin health, the skin cells need to be stimulated – we can do that with prescription homecare, peels, lasers and medical facials. See fresh skin to find out more.
Other treatments are usually required to wait two weeks after anti-wrinkle injections.
When the treatment is carried out in a HIS registered clinic by a medically qualified experienced injector, it is completely safe. It also uses a therapeutic dose of botulinum toxin, which is prescribed for your needs. In studies, it is deemed one of the safest non-surgical treatments available.
• It is possible to have a heavy feeling due to muscles not moving
• Some people report having a headache after treatment – this is often related to feeling nervous before treatment
• Bruising – there is always a risk of bruising with any injection, but they are usually quite small and usually cover with makeup
• Eyelid ptosis – this can happen on older skin or with people who have naturally heavy eyelids. When we prevent the horizontal lines across the forehead, it means that there are restrictions in raising the eyebrows – when you are older or have heavy lids this inability to raise eyebrows can make the eyes look hooded.
• Very rare but we have to warn you there is a risk of eyebrow ptosis – this is when too much product is injected into the forehead area and can result in the eyebrow falling low.
Immediately tiny red bumps where the skin was injected can appear, and they are massively reduced within 5-10 minutes. If your skin is sensitive, it may be longer. Usually, there is no trace of the injections within half an hour. This is a common lunchtime treatment.
Movement of the associated muscles.
Around ten contractions of the muscle.
Your practitioner will instruct you on this
1 area is £125
2 areas is £175
3 areas is £225
A deposit of £25 is required to secure the appointment. We also have our Fresh Face Membership Plan that allows you to benefit by paying monthly along with lots of other member benefits.