Why do we get lines?

As we age, everyone’s skin loses elasticity and volume. The skin can then develop fine wrinkles from our facial expressions over time. This is of course normal but their absence can make us feel younger and healthier. Our non-invasive, anti-wrinkle injectable treatments reduce those lines, which in turn results in a smooth, more youthful, vibrant appearance.

What is ‘Botox’?

Botox is a brand name for Botulinum Toxin. We use Bocouture, another brand like Botox, that contains the same active ingredient but without complex proteins which is thought to allow for best results and longer lasting effects. This is very effective at improving dynamic and static lines or wrinkles of the face and neck. Treatment of lines stops these muscles from contracting and hence causing the wrinkles. In turn, it is thought that it can delay further lines developing or deepening. It will have no effect on your normal daily activities. The effects occur within two to three days, although the full extent is usually seen by ten to fourteen days. Treatment can last up to and beyond three months for the face.

It can also be used very effectively to treat excessive underarm sweating. The toxin blocks the chemical at the end of the nerves so that it cannot work on the sweat glands that would normally cause you to perspire. It’s effects can last 12 months.

Lastly, it can be used for chronic migraines too. Similar to the complexity surrounding how and why people get migraines, it is not yet fully understood how Botulinum Toxin helps. That said, there is a clear evidence base for its use. It is thought to block the release of chemicals involved in transmission of pain to the brain. This has been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of attacks. It lasts roughly 3 months.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a synthetic form of Hyaluronic Acid, which our actual skin naturally produces to retain moisture. This treatment can be used to volumise and define areas of the face, such as the lips, or smooth facial wrinkles. The effect is seen immediately and our treatments can last for up to six months as the body gradually breaks this product down. Places that respond well to this treatment include those lines between the nose, corners of the mouth and the chin, and of course, the lips.