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What are facial aesthetic treatments

31 August 2021

With age, hyaluronic acid content and elasticity of skin reduces, resulting in wrinkles and loss of facial volume and definition. Use of botulinum toxin or dermal fillers, or a combination, may be used to address these changes, therefore rejuvenating skin, and giving a more youthful appearance. Treatments can also enhance beauty through increasing volume of lips for example.

What is botulinum toxin treatment?

Botulinum toxin is injected into the facial muscles using very fine needles; nerve impulses within the muscles are blocked, which prevents contraction of the muscles. Relaxation of the facial muscles reduces the formation of wrinkles and rejuvenates the appearance of the skin. Injections are delivered carefully to smooth the face whilst avoiding a ‘frozen’ unnatural appearance. Treatment results begin to show after several days, but it may take up to two weeks to see the complete result. Areas commonly treated with botulinum toxin are forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. ‘Gummy smiles’ can also be managed.

What are dermal fillers:

Dermal fillers replenish the hyaluronic acid within the skin, reducing the appearance of deeper wrinkle lines and adding youthful volume to the skin. Additionally, facial features may be enhanced, for example definition and volume of lips. Fillers are delivered through very fine needles or cannulas.

Results are visible immediately after treatment.

Am I suitable for anti-wrinkle injections and fillers?

It is recommended that facial aesthetic treatments are avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Your medical history and medications will be reviewed during your consultation to confirm your suitability.

Does treatment hurt?

To increase treatment comfort, you may choose to have numbing cream applied to your skin or it may be appropriate to have local anaesthetic delivered.

How long do results last?

Duration of treatment outcomes vary between individuals. Effects of botulinum toxin commonly last 3 months, but duration may increase with repeated use. Dermal fillers may last from approximately 6-12 months depending upon the area treated.

To find out more, please contact us to arrange your facial aesthetics consultation during which we will assess your treatment options. Your consultation fee is redeemable against your treatment.

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