Frequently Asked Questions

What are wrinkle relaxers?

Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) is a natural, purified protein which has been used safely for over 20 years in a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. It must be prescribed by a doctor. It is a simple and quick procedure which will start working within a few days to help dramatically improve facial lines and wrinkles

How are wrinkles formed?

There are many factors which affect our skin and the onset of wrinkles. As we age, the amount of collagen in our skin reduces, we are also exposed to sunlight and gravity, all of which increase the formation of lines. Our facial expressions cause the skin to crease and as the elasticity reduces in our skin, these creases can become deeper lines. Botox relaxes the muscles by temporarily blocking the nerve conduction to the muscles whcih cause them to contract. If these muscles are not contracting, the overlying skin becomes smoother.

Where can be treated and how is it done?

For wrinkle relaxation, almost anywhere in the face can be treated (crow's feet, forehead lines, frown lines, bunny lines, sad smiles, smoker lip lines etc). Using knowledge of the anatomy of the face & its muscles, the botox can be injected safely into these muscles to reduce or eliminate facial lines. The injections are simple & do not take long, using a very fine needle. No anaesthetic is required, but a topical anaesthetic can be provided if preferred.

What can I expect?

Occasionally after the injections, there is some slight bruising which will disappear within a couple of days. THere is no down time and you can usually return to your normal daily activities straight away. 

The effects of the treatments are noticable after 3-5 days, but it takes about 2 weeks to be fully effective. Most tretments last 3-4 months. Our aim is to have you looking as natural as possible, just more youthful and fresher! 

What about dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are simple quick injections using very small needles. Anaesthetic cream is available prior to the injections if needed. 

After consultation, a treatment package is designed specifically for you and only the best quality products are used. The effects can be seen imediately and they can be as subtle or as dramatic as you want! Your skin will continue to improve over the next few weeks as the product continues to absorb water to plump out further.