Wrinkles appear on the face for a number of reasons, including enviromnmental, smoking, exposure to the sun, and diet and lifestyle. Botulinum toxin (which is only available by prescription) is effective at treating these wrinkles, and works by blocking the nerve signals in the treated areas and allowing the muscles to relax. This smooths out the wrinkles in your face. We use Botox, provided by Allergan, because we believe this is the best and most reliable botulinum toxin on the market, with reproducible results.
We provide Botox treatment for the following conditions - Wrinkles affecting the forehead, in the brow above the nose (frown lines), "bunny" lines, and "Crow's feet" around the eyes - Brow Lift - Gummy Smile - Downturned Mouth - Hypertrophy of the cheek (masseter) muscles - Excessive armpit sweating (Axillary hyperhidrosis) - "Nefertiti" Neck Lift
Anti-wrinkle injections are a very popular way treating signs of premature aging. The injections consist of small amounts of botulinum toxin - we use Botox from Allergan because in our opinion this is the best on the market and gives reliable and consistent results from one treatment to the next. Botox injections have been in use for many years and provide a safe way of treating active wrinkles.The toxin works by blocking the conduction of nerve impulses to the muscles of the treated area. This blockade is temporary which is why the muscle action gradually returns over (normally) a 3-month period. The procedure normally takes 15-30 minutes in total, depending on the number of areas treated. The procuedure is virtually painless and so local anaesthetic is not required. However please ask us if you would like us to use some local anaesthetic cream, because we aim to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.There is only minimal "downtime" after this treatment and so it can be given whenever is convenient to you.We offer a free review consultation two weeks after your treatment.
A Botox brow lift is a very similar procedure to the treatment for facial wrinkles, but in this procedure the aim is to relax the frown lines between your brows. It also elevates the height of your eyebrows with Botox (botulinum toxin) injections.
A gummy smile is one where too much of the upper gum is visible during smiling. Using two small injections of botulinum toxin the upper lip is relaxed so that less gum is visible during smiling.The procedure only takes a few minutes and the results normally last up to 3 months.
Clients with this problem often complain that they look permanently sad or miserable. The problem can be remedied by injection into the depressor muscle beneath the angle of each lip. This temporarily paralyses the muscle, allowing the angle of the mouth to rise on each side and giving a more natural look.
The masseter muscle is a powerful muscle whose main action is to close the mouth. Some patients are prone to teeth grinding, and others clench their jaw muscles on a regular basis. This can lead to overdevelopment (hypertrophy) of the masseter muscle leading to pain in the cheek and around the ear (tempero mandibular joint) and headaches. Injections into the base of the masseter muscle on each side are effective in relaxing this muscle and alleviating these symptoms.
This is a distressing complaint which often affects young people from puberty up to the age of 25. It is characterised by excessive sweating from both armpits which may affect their work and social activity and cause them to wear dark clothing and change their clothing several times a day.Botulinum injections given superficially into the skin of each armpit significantly reduces the action of the sweat glands and usually lasts for about 8-10 weeks.
Legend has it that Egyptian Queen Nefertiti had the perfect jawline and neckline! - She has also given her name to this technique for improving the contours of the neck and jaw. With the aging process the smooth neck and the crisply defined jawline of youth is replaced by the sagging of the jowls and the begining of the so called "turkey neck".The Nefertiti neck lift is a non surgical lift to the neckline and jaw line and results in tightening and smoothing the areas of the neck and jaw by using Botox injections to relax the depressor muscles of the neck and jaw, allowing the elevator muscles to work without opposition.