Our facial rejuvenation therapy at the Perfect Smile Clinic Ltd involves anti-wrinkle injections. These are commonly referred to as “Botox”, which is short for Botulinum toxin. This is a naturally occurring protein that causes the muscles of the face to relax and in turn this results in smoothing out wrinkles. It is one of the UK’s most popular cosmetic treatments for the removal of wrinkles. *
*results vary, depending on the individual person
Facial rejuvenation injections work by blocking the nerve signals to certain muscles. The muscles then become more relaxed, which in turn reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin.
They are the treatment choice for people who have forehead lines, frown lines or wrinkles around their eyes which they wish to reduce.
The treatment will involve a series of small injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take several minutes. Dr Sanaz Namazy’s choice is Botox®.
The procedure is largely pain free, with the exception of mild discomfort which is experienced due to the small needle injection involved. This can be minimised by the application of a topical anaesthetic cream. You may notice some soreness in the injection site directly after the treatment, but this should subside quickly.
Botulinum toxin has been in medical use for more than four decades and it is administered in such a way that it only affects your muscles and sweat glands – it does not reach any other part of the body. As long as it is administered by a qualified medical professional, the risks are extremely minimal.
Anti-wrinkle injections are most effective when used to reduce the signs of ageing in the following places:
The results usually last for around 4 months, after which you may wish to return for another treatment.* This is known as a “top up”.
The effect starts to work in about 4-5 days, with the greatest effect being seen after about 2-3 weeks.
Most side effects are short-lived and mild with the most common being mild bruising to the site of the injection. Some patients also report mild headaches shortly after the treatment, but these usually subside within 24 hours.
You should not have this treatment if:
Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at your consultation.
It is advised not to consume any alcohol or pain medication immediately after the facial rejuvenation procedure, and avoid air travel for 48 hours.