Want to look as young as you feel? … Sometimes nature needs a helpful hand … WE HAVE THE ANSWER …
These are the lines caused by your skin creasing and making expressions throughout your lifetime, formed where the muscle contracts. Unfortunately these lines can sometimes make you look older than you are. Smoothing out the lines can give the face a more harmonious youthful look.
- FROWN LINES
- FOREHEAD LINES
- CROWS FEET (lines at the corner of the eye)
These lines are usually treated with BOTULINUM TOXIN (BTX).
It is the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure with millions of treatments performed safely each year. It is a naturally occurring lab manufactured protein and has been used safely for over 25 years. It is injected into the muscle to make it weaker or less active, therefore softening / smoothing the lines. Most people see a difference after one treatment. How long it lasts depends on your muscle activity, although it is generally repeated every 4-6 months. Some people find they need treatment less and less after having several treatments. It is better to start before the lines get too bad, although its never too late to start!
Is It Painful?
There is an initial minor sting.
You may have a little redness, this can be covered with makeup. Occasionally bruising or swelling occurs though this is rare. After treatment the area may feel strange and you may experience a headache type sensation for a couple of days. This sensation gets less with subsequent treatments.
Botulinum Toxin can also treat Migraine, Grinding / Clenching or Excessive Sweating in many areas. Please phone us or email us if you are interested in any if these treatments.
These are used to replace volume in:
- MARIONETTE LINES
- NASOLABIALS (nose to mouth lines)
- SMOKERS LINES AND OTHER FINE LINES AROUND THE MOUTH
These areas are usually treated by injecting a gel like product into the skin. Young skin has large amount of hyaluronic acid. Dermal Fillers help hydrate your skin by using modified forms of hyaluronic acid. Essentially we are replacing natural product your skin can no longer produce in the same volume. They generally last 6-18 months. They are safe and very effective. Anaesthetic is used beforehand so the filler can be injected with minimal discomfort.
We can add volume for fuller lips. We aim to produce a natural looking lip by adding volume and contour.
Treatments provided by Dr. Fiona Crotty