Anti-Wrinkle Injections

SMOOTHING DYNAMIC WRINKLES

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Botulinum toxin is a protein which temporarily blocks the nerve signal to the muscle so stopping the muscle from contracting.

Years of muscle contraction squeezes the skin causing wrinkles so by pausing this action wrinkles will reduce. Botox is just one particular brand of this protein but has become a well-recognised way of describing the treatment.

AT A GLANCE

The Procedure

Procedure time

15 – 30 mins

Full recovery

Immediate

Results duration

12 weeks

Pain

Mild discomfort

Risks

Bruising, incomplete result, drooping

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What areas can be treated?

Most patients request up to three areas of their face. These commonly are the horizontal lines on the forehead, the vertical lines between the eyebrows and finally crow’s feet around the eyes.

More specialised areas can also be treated such as the masseter muscle which is the muscle we use to chew. Some people who clench or grind their teeth may find this muscle is enlarged and can give the lower face a wider look.

Toxin can be injected into the lower face to relax the muscles which pull the mouth into a downturned position and it can also be used to treat a gummy smile.

The Nefertiti neck lift is a treatment which involves injecting toxin into the bands in the neck and along the jawline so as to smooth out the neck.

Using the finest needle on the market very small amounts of a dilute solution are injected into specific points in the muscle. The injections are virtually painless. The risk of bleeding or bruising is minimal.

Side effects are uncommon and temporary if they do occur. You may experience bruising or tenderness at the injection site. Some patients report a mild headache which settles with paracetamol.

Very rarely, some people find that it doesn’t work as they are immune to Botox.

There is a chance of asymmetry of the brows following treatment but this is easily corrected at the two week review.

Injecting close to the eye can sometimes cause a dropping of the upper eyelid. If this does occur, drops can be used to lessen the effect until it wears off naturally.

For 6 hours after treatment it is advisable not to touch the injection sites or apply make up to reduce the risk of infection.

For 24 hours after treatment we advise you not to exercise or drink alcohol and to avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen.

Wrinkles normally begin to disappear after two to three days and full results are usually seen after 10 days.

All patients are offered a follow up appointment at 2 weeks and if the result is not satisfactory we will gladly add more, free of charge.

BESPOKE TREATMENTS TAILORED TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

Price List

Female

1 facial area£200.00
2 facial areas£250.00
3 facial areas£300.00

Male

1 facial area£250.00
2 facial areas
£300.00
3 facial areas
£350.00
Dr Claudia Petillon

MEET

Dr Claudia Petillon

There is increasing pressure on us these days to appear ‘ageless’ and conform to celebrity ideals and this in turn can lead to confidence issues which I all too often see as a doctor.

I truly believe in a ‘less is more’ philosophy and want to work with my clients to achieve a more youthful version of themselves whilst retaining their full range of expression and not giving them a mask like look. I want your friends to comment on how well you are looking but not be able to tell that you have had a cosmetic treatment (that’s a secret that you can choose to keep to yourself)!

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