Anti-wrinkle injections are used to soften lines and wrinkles in between the eyebrows, around the eyes and across the forehead caused by overactive muscles. Botox® temporarily relaxes the muscle responsible for wrinkles. At DestinationSkin, we only use injectables from the world’s leading supplier, Allergan, meaning that you can be sure you’re in safe hands.
No of treatmentsfrom 1, dependant on area
Treatment Time30 - 45 mins
How does it work?
The role of Botox® is to block the release of acetylcholine temporarily. This is a chemical substance released by our nerve endings that sends signals to our muscles to enable them to contract. The anti-wrinkle injections block this signal to stop the contraction of targeted muscles. This stops the muscles from being over active and subsequently prevents the formation of lines and wrinkles.
Botox® is injected directly into the muscles responsible for contraction. We use an ultra-fine needle which is virtually painless, so you won’t need anaesthetic. For example, in the glabellar region between the eyebrows, the strong corrugator muscles are injected to prevent the appearance of frown lines and deep wrinkles. The anti-wrinkle injection tends to take no more than 10-15 minutes. The onset of the effects of Botox® takes no more than seven to ten days and can last up to three to four months depending on the individual. Repeat treatments are recommended three to four times per year.
It’s ideal for worry lines on the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes and frown lines between the eyes. We are specialists in advanced procedures including the lower face and neck and in the correction of asymmetry. Excessive sweating, also known as Hyperhidrosis is also treated with Botox®, with results lasting from 6-12 months.
Botox® and fillers are ideal treatments to correct asymmetry on the face such as uneven eyebrows, lip imbalance, hair lip and scars. Crooked or misshapen noses can be straightened and softened by a simple non-invasive filler procedure. This is often referred to as non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Why should I have this treatment?
- Frown lines and crow’s feet will be heavily reduced or disappear completely.
- You will see subtle natural looking results.
- This treatment is meticulously clinically tested.
- It promotes a tauter, more youthful look.
- This treatment can be used as a preventative for lines deepening as you age.
Will it work for my skin type?
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used on all skin types, however we pride ourselves on being ethical in the treatments that we perform, and upon consultation it will be decided if this treatment is suitable for you.
What areas of my body can be treated?
What results can I expect?
Our clinical team are all experts at achieving gentle, natural looking results – helping you age the way you want to. During the consultation, your practitioner will discuss realistic treatment results with you. The treatment can take up to 2 weeks to take affect after the initial placement.
We invite you to come back to the clinic 2 weeks after the initial treatment to check your results and that you are happy with your experience with us. Common results include the reduction in static lines as well as smoother looking skin.
You can’t drink any alcohol during the 24 hours before this treatment. We also advise that you avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs a couple of days before your treatment (unless they are taken for a chronic medical condition). Avoiding these medications will reduce your risk of bruising at the point of injection. Ask your medical practitioner if you have any concerns.
Before and afters
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Annual Botox packages are available, please ask for details.
A £50 deposit is required to secure your booking and is redeemable against your injectable treatment.
*An area refers to either forehead, crow’s feet or frown lines
How many treatments will I need?
Botox® usually lasts for approximately 3 – 4 months and we recommend that you have ongoing treatments to maintain the results. This is due to the natural re-connection of the signal between the muscles and nerve endings. If you are using this treatment for preventative measures, you are training your muscles to contract less, and therefore you allow the skin to prevent wrinkles from forming.
You can have Botox® treatment and continue with your day to day activities. However, we do advice you avoid wearing makeup, except for Youngblood mineral make up, which we can apply in clinic after your treatment.
We also recommend that you do not go to the gym, sauna’s, steam-rooms or swimming on the same day as treatment; and avoid touching the injection site.
Q: How much downtime is there after treatments?
A: With any injectable treatment there is a small risk of bruising, localised bleeding and swelling. However, this will all subside after the coming hours after treatment.
Q: How do I know if I’m suitable?
A: You shouldn’t have Botox® injections if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, since the effects on the baby aren’t known.
Q: Is this treatment safe?
A: We are rigorous in our commitment to safety. That means every time you visit us, you can be certain that you’re in safe hands. For example, we only use genuine Toxin from Allergan, our internationally-recognised partner. Toxin is a registered prescription drug. The reason we only use genuine Toxin is because Allergan rigorously tests the product against stringent guidelines. They produce clinical tests to confirm its safety and suitability for this treatment. Read more about why we are the injectable specialists, here.
Q: What happens during the treatment?
A: Your treatment will take place in one of our private treatment rooms. The medical injector will cleanse the area being treated and perform the injections.
Q: Do anti-wrinkle injections hurt?
A: The injections are relatively painless. A numbing cream can be applied if needed.
What our clients say
I have just booked my second treatment at the Bristol Branch. The staff are very friendly and approachable and will spend time discussing products and treatments. I saw Marie for my Botox treatment and I was very pleased with the results and felt that I was in experienced hands. The ladies on the front counter will share their thoughts and experiences having used a lot of the products so you get valuable input to help you decide what is right for you. I will happily return again and book different treatments.