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Book a free consultation (either remote - telephone, or an in clinic face-to-face appointment) to discuss your botox treatment. Full treatment details below.
YOUTHFUL, SMOOTHER SKIN
Botox is used to completely rejuvenate and refresh the upper part of the face, and is among one of our most popular treatments. Treatment areas include lines across the forehead, lines in between the eyebrows (frown lines, otherwise known as '11's'), and lines and wrinkles around the eyes (crows feet). Other areas that can be treated with botox include: bunny lines; brow lift; smokers lines; a downturned mouth; gummy smile; orange peel chin; eyebrow lift; the jowls and the neck (Nefertiti lift); jaw slimming; V shape face; and to treat teeth grinding and migraines.
We specialise in botox and baby botox treatments, so whether you are looking for a natural look, or wish to be 'frozen', we titrate the treatment to you.
CREATE THE PERFECT ARCH
Botox, injected strategically into the facial muscles, can create a beautiful eyebrow arch in less than five minutes. A botox brow lift will make you feel and appear more wide awake, and raise up 'heavy lids'.
NEFERTITI NECK LIFT
A Nefertiti lift is a botox treatment for neck cords (platysmas bands) and / or mild jowls. It is so called after the Egyptian Queen - Queen Nefertiti - who was renowned for her sharp jawline and elegant, youthful neck.
A Nefertiti lift is used to tighten mild jowls, soften the appearance of neck cords, and smooth horizontal neck lines - resulting in a smoother, tighter, and more contoured neck and jawline.
CREATE THE PERFECT V SHAPE FACE
A square, 'masculine' jaw shape is often the result of enlarged / strong masseter muscles (the muscles we use when we chew). Strategically injecting botox into the masseter muscle results in a slimmer, more feminine, more oval, V shaped face. Botox for a slimmer face, injected into the jaw, can also help with teeth grinding (bruxism).
Botox can enhance the appearance of the chin, resulting in a smoother, more contoured, youthful chin. As one ages, the muscle of the chin contracts, resulting in a 'dimpled, orange peel chin'. Chin botox relaxes this muscle, resulting in a smoother appearance.
GET RID OF UNDERARM SWEATING
Excessive sweating, otherwise known as hyperhidrosis, is a common problem that can have negative effects on ones confidence. Botox, injected in micro-injections into the underarm area can resolve the problem, preventing excessive sweating by blocking the glands that create the sweat.
GUMMY SMILE TREATMENT
When some people smile, they may feel they show too much of their gums– often described as a ‘gummy smile’. As this is often caused by a hyperactive muscle which is responsible for raising the upper lip, this is very quickly, simply, and effectively corrected by botox.
Occasionally, the gummy smile may be further enhanced by a thin upper lip, in which case lip fillers may also be helpful.
A lip flip involves placing a small amount of botox to effectively 'flip' the top lip and make it appear more visible. This is a very similar treatment to a gummy smile, and results in a subtle increase in volume of the top lip. The subtle, final result is not as long lasting or as noticeable as lip fillers.
Although a 'downturned mouth' is often caused by volume loss and shift of the tissues and therefore most commonly treated with dermal fillers, sometimes it can be caused by a strong muscle at the corners of the mouth, the depressor anguli oris (DAO). Botox injections into this muscle will raise the corners of the mouth into a more neutral position, but will not 'turn up' the corners of the mouth as dermal filler can. Botox in this area can also be used at the same time as marionette lines treatment
ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTION FAQ'S
WHAT ARE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS?
Anti-wrinkle injections are BOTOX (B0Tulinum TOXin TYPE A) injections.
WHAT BRAND DO YOU USE?
We use AZZALURE in clinic. This is botulinum toxin type A, manufactured by Galderma.
WHAT ARE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS USED FOR?
Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly used cosmetically to treat fine, moderate, and severe lines and wrinkles on the face. BOTOX is also used for many medical ailments, such as blepharospasm, migraines and excessive sweating. The most common cosmetic / medical aesthetic uses are to treat:
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crows Feet
With advanced uses treating:
- Gummy Smile
- Downturned mouth
- Creating a lip flip
- Orange-peel / dimpled chin
- Teeth Grinding
- Jaw slimming / V-shape face
- Nefertiti lift (neck cords and / or jowl area)
- Bunny lines
- Excessive Sweating
- Brow lift
HOW DO ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS WORK?
Essentially, the toxin stops the nerves from talking to the muscle, resulting in lesser movement and therefore smoothing and preventing lines and wrinkles.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
BOTOX typically starts to work within 3 - 10 days, with full results at 14 days.
HOW LONG DO THE EFFECTS OF ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS LAST?
The smoothing effects of anti-wrinkle injections typically last between 3-4 months. However, staying on top of your BOTOX injections helps to improve the skin and muscle tone, so over time many people find that they can go longer between treatments.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
Around 10 minutes.
IS THE PROCEDURE ITSELF PAINFUL?
Not at all.
ARE THE RESULTS INSTANT?
No. Anti-wrinkle injections start to work within 3-10, with full effects seen at 14 days.
WHERE IS THE TREATMENT PERFORMED?
We provide BOTOX injections in Cardiff.
HOW MANY 'AREAS' DO I NEED? WHAT IS AN 'AREA'?
Anti-wrinkle injections are typically used to treat 'areas': these are the frown lines (11's), expression lines (forehead), and crows feet (eye wrinkles). Each of these are 'one' area', and the most common amongst our clients are these typical three areas at once. However, which areas you have treated are completely up to you. Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to treat 'orange-peel' chin, 'bunny lines', and provide an eyebrow lift - amongst others.
IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD - OR SHOULDN'T DO - PRIOR TO THE TREATMENT?
We advise you not to drink alcohol or take Ibuprofen within the preceding 24hours of your appointment, as this can increase the risk of bruising.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY TREATMENT?
Not much! Immediately following injection, the treated areas may be slightly pink and / or 'bumpy' for 5 - 10 minutes. Then it's just a case of waiting for it all to kick in!
IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD OR SHOULDN'T DO AFTER HAVING BOTOX?
Do not touch the injected areas following your treatment. Do not massage the treated areas. Do not wear make-up for an hour (ideally six hours) following treatment. Keep moving the muscles that have been injected for around one hour after treatment as this helps the BOTOX to settle into the muscles (in other words, just move your face as normal!).
Anti-wrinkle injections really are a treatment you can have in your lunch break and return to work straight away, there really is no down time at all!
WHAT ABOUT ANY RISKS?
Anti-wrinkle injections are very safe when injected by experienced medical professionals (we have undertaken hundreds of anti-wrinkle injections and actually provide training to medical professionals - including doctors, nurses, midwives and pharmacists). The main risks associated with botox are associated with the injections themselves - that is, pinprick redness, pinprick bleeding (both of which resolve during the treatment), possible small transitory bumps immediately afterwards (which go within 5-10 minutes), and a small risk of pinprick bruising. There is a risk of dropping the eyebrow, raising the eyebrow, or dropping the eyelid - however, rest assured these are not only very rare when you are treated by a SKILLED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, but are also correctable.
ARE THERE ANY PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS?
You cannot have anti-wrinkle injections if:
You are pregnant
You are breastfeeding
You are taking certain antibiotics
You have any chronic muscle or nerve conditions, such as Eaton Lambert syndrome, myasthenia gravis, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
You have any sensitivity to any of the product excipients - human albumin or lactose monohydrate
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
Anti-wrinkle injections are prescription only, which means you if this is your first visit to us you MUST have a consultation at least a day before the anti-wrinkle injections. This can be done either remotely (over the telephone due to current COVID guidance and regulations) or face to face in clinic.This is to ensure product safety and suitability for YOU. Once you have been seen and treated with anti-wrinkle injections at least once, you are able to simply book and be treated without the need for any further, separate consultation.