Anti-wrinkle treatments are often referred to as "Botox" due to their use of a naturally occurring protein called Botulinum Toxin. These injections have been used for over 20 years to relax the muscles in the face, smoothing out their appearance and reducing the further formation of wrinkles.
At North Lakes Aesthetics, we use Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is the longest lasting of toxin types, to ensure the effect of your treatment lasts as long as possible. Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking signals from nerves to muscles, so are used to prevent contraction of the muscles which is invaluable in disguising and delaying the effects of ageing.
The Botulinum Toxin is injected into the desired area with a very fine needle and most procedures take fewer than 30minutes. The result in a smoother more youthful appearance to the skin not a frozen face which is what many clients worry about. The sensation of movement will still occur, the muscles simply won’t move.
Frown lines, or glabellar lines, are the wrinkles that appear between the eyebrows that are exacerbated by frowning. Anti-wrinkle injections for frown lines relax the muscles responsible, reducing the prominence of the lines and help prevent worsening in future.
These are the lines that appear when you raise your eyebrows. As you age, you’ll find they become a more permanent feature of your face. Anti-wrinkle injections administered into this area relax the frontalis muscles, giving a reduction in the appearance of moderate lines.
The wrinkles that appear around the outside of your eyes and become more pronounced while squinting. Anti-wrinkle injections for eye wrinkles relax the muscles responsible for crows feet and help create a more youthful appearance.
A heavy brow or naturally low-hanging brows can make you look older or disrupt your face’s symmetry. With anti-wrinkle injections, muscles can be strategically injected to achieve the desired effect, whether that is eyebrow
levelling or arching.
'Bunny lines',or nose lines, are wrinkles that can pop up at the sides of the nose bridge, particularly prominent when laughing. These lines can become prominent even when the face is static due to the gradual breakdown of the skin’s elasticity. Injections into the nasalis muscle can eradicate these lines with 3-4 treatments per year.
'Gummy lines',or ‘gummy smiles’, can be caused by an overactive, dynamic upper lip muscle that pulls the lip too high when smiling, revealing the gums. This can be alleviated with anti-wrinkle injections, which force the muscle to relax.
'Smokers lines' - also known as ‘lip lines’ or ‘perioral lines’ - are lines that extend upwards from the top lip, which become more prominent with the pursing of the lips. These lines can become a permanent feature as we age, due to the lower elasticity of the skin. Injections at the point of the lines will temporarily eliminate them, after that you’ll only need 3-4 injections a year to keep them at bay.
Sometimes tightness of the triangularis muscle connecting the corners of the mouth to the lower jaw can cause drooping. In extreme cases, it may lead to a permanently sad-looking expression. Anti-wrinkle injections administered into the triangularis muscle can help alleviate this and restore your resting face to a less gloomy state.
Also known as ‘orange peel chin', this gives a bumpy and uneven appearance to the chin. Muscle contractions in the chin can contribute to this, so by administering anti-wrinkle injections into the relevant muscle it relaxes and minimises the bumpy appearance.
Non-surgical neck and jawline lift, named after ancient Egyptian queen, Nefertiti, whose depiction on the iconic bust features a smooth neck and well-defined jawline. Injections into the platysmal bands help create a smoother neck.
The masseter muscle can be responsible for a wide jaw or grinding of the teeth. In women, an overdeveloped masseter muscle can create a masculine-looking square jaw, which may not be desirable. In both wide jaw and teeth grinding instances, Cosmetic injections to the masseter muscle weaken the muscle and so prevent grinding and cause it to lose size and create a more feminine shape.
Sweating performs an important cooling function when the body gets too hot, however, if you suffer from hyperhidrosis, your body produces sweat at unnecessary times, which can be unpleasant and embarrassing. Underarm injections for hyperhidrosis act by blocking chemicals at the ends of nerves, effectively turning sweat glands off to relieve symptoms.
Our North Lakes Aesthetics practitioner Dr Florin Oprea has worked within the dental industry for over 15 years. He has advanced training in cosmetic aesthetics from a leading training provider within the UK, a qualification that complies with the HEE & GMC guidelines for aesthetic medicine with a strong focus on patient safety. His training and medical expertise has allowed him to further develop his skills in facial anatomy along with the science of ageing and beauty. As a dentist he also understands and is equipped to monitor both the aesthetic and medical aspects of the treatment, which should give you the assurance you are in safe hands.
Anti-wrinkle injections are an incredibly versatile tool that aren’t just for people who already have permanent wrinkles. Their ability to selectively weaken muscles makes them an excellent preventative measure if you’re concerned about developing wrinkles in future.Getting anti-wrinkle injections is not something you should just rush into, which is why we offer all clients a free no obligation consultation to discuss your facial aesthetic needs and decide upon a treatment option suitable for you. Get in touch to arrange your anti-wrinkle injection cosultation today.