Botox® injections work by introducing a small amount of
muscle-relaxing solution underneath the layers of the skin,
into individual muscles. The solution prevents the muscles
from contracting and making unnecessary facial expressions
(the cause of wrinkles).
These repairing injections do not change the way you look
and they do not interfere with your facial expressions. They
just soften the areas of concern and make you appear younger and more refreshed.
injections have been used for medical purposes for more than
30 years now. During this time they have become extremely safe, both from the point of view of the anti wrinkle solution that is used and from the point of view of the procedure.
Frown lines, or glabellar lines, are vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows. These wrinkles can appear over time from the effects of age, sun exposure and habitual frowning, whether while awake or during sleep, due to tension. As a person ages, the skin becomes less elastic and the glabellar lines become more pronounced. In some cases, they stay permanently in the face, making it appear that the person is always frowning or angry. You may feel that in addition to being ageing, these lines make you appear tired or grumpy when you're nothing of the sort! Because of this, glabellar line treatments can make a difference to your self-perception, emotional wellbeing, and how others perceive you on first impression.
Our experienced practitioners treat these lines with a specific pattern of injections designed to relax the facial muscles that cause your frown lines to appear. These muscles are called the corrugator and procerus, and our practitioners will select precise injection points shown to give the best results. We can also treat deeper lines with injections of dermal fillers (see below).
Large studies have shown the effectiveness of wrinkle-relaxing treatments in reducing the appearance of glabellar lines, with improvements lasting longer with each subsequent treatment. The side effects of treatment are usually very mild, and may include temporary swelling, tenderness, or a headache. In general, side effects are reduced with each repeat treatment. The majority of people who have wrinkle-relaxing injections for glabellar lines are very satisfied with their treatment.
As with all of our procedures, the non surgical clinic is committed to achieving the best aesthetic result, tailored to your individual needs and requirements, in our glabellar line wrinkle-relaxing treatments.