Surgery can seem a step too far for those wanting to soften wrinkles and so facial rejuvenation with Botox® offers a fast and safe option that can gently erase signs of ageing and give a well-rested look.
Lines caused by the repetitive movement of muscles such as frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet can be effectively treated with injections that take 20 minutes or less and are no more painful than an insect bite or pinprick. In fact the use of Botox® can help prevent these lines developing so preserving and maintaining your youthful look.
How does it work?
Botox® works by blocking signals from nerves to facial muscles so movement reduces and creases gradually diminish. It is a prescription only medicine that can be given following a consultation for facial wrinkles at Arden House; as experts in facial injections and facial anatomy, our practitioners are well suited to deliver this kind of facial rejuvenation, and your treatment will always be performed to the highest level of clinical standards.
Can I go straight back to work?
Normal activity can be resumed immediately, but avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours.
How long does it last?
It can take up to two weeks to see the full results and the effects last for three to four months, although with repeated treatments can last longer.
What can Botox® be used for?
- forehead wrinkles
- wrinkles between the eyebrows (glabella lines)
- crow’s feet
- gummy smile
Will my face appear frozen?
No. It’s our job to help people who want to soften or eradicate their wrinkles. Our experienced practitioner has an in depth knowledge of the facial muscles and anatomy so, where appropriate, we can target the unattractive lines, while enhancing the natural features of the face.
What kind of results can I expect?
Botox® helps reduce wrinkles that appear as a result of movement; it can therefore widen the eye and give a well-rested look. You won’t look 20 years younger, but you may find you look more natural and relaxed or less sad and cross.
Does it hurt?
The injections are no more painful than an insect bite or pinprick. There may be mild temporary bruising, numbness, or redness around the injection sites.
What are the possible side effects?
In rare cases patients may experience one or more of the following: headache, temporary blurred vision, temporary eye-lid droop, nausea, pain, redness at the site of injection, muscle weakness.
Is Botox® suitable for everyone?
No. A consultation is required and it is just one of many possible treatments that may be recommended. It is not suitable for Under 18's, Pregnant and lactating, (breast feeding) women and cannot be used in conjunction with some other medications.