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As we age, fine lines and wrinkles can develop. These are due to expressive movement in the muscles under the surface of the skin. Initially, they are dynamic – only present when moving your face – but with time they will progress to become static lines or wrinkles. When used on small muscles on the upper face, it smoothes out wrinkles, frown lines and crows’ feet.
Botulinum toxin (which is, in fact, a neurotoxic protein) has become a household name as an anti-ageing treatment. Anti-wrinkle injections are a relatively non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment, which is less harsh than many cosmetic surgery procedures.
How to choose an injector?
Botox is a widely available treatment. However, Botox is a prescription-only medicine so only specialists with suitable training and experience can administer it. The many unwanted side effects of botulinum toxin treatment, such as a frozen appearance, heavy eyelids or a shocked expression, are usually the result of novice application so choosing an experienced practitioner is crucial.
What to expect?
The toxin is administered using microneedle; you may feel a very slight scratch as the injections take place to the areas you want to target. Local anaesthetic can be applied to the areas to be treated, which means the process is usually painless.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime, but you may experience slight bruising at the injection site. The results can be seen in a matter of days, and take an average of two weeks to be fully apparent.
How safe is the treatment?
The treatment is extremely safe while having been studied for use in people for over 100 years and has been the subject of over 2000 peer-reviewed studies and research papers. The results achieved are dependent on the skill of the injector, not the product itself.
- Botulinum Toxin is a naturally occurring protein which causes muscles to relax, resulting in a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
- It softens existing lines by relaxing underlying muscles.
- The effects can last from 3-6 months. The muscles are no longer able to flex, preventing new lines forming on the injected area.
I have now visited Dr Alexandrides 3 times and I must say that each time I see him, I am more pleased! He is exceptionally experienced and skilled! I have been to many Harley Street doctors, and he is the only one I have been happy with the results.
Written by: Monica
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Migraines are headaches that can often be debilitating. Botulinum Toxin can help treat chronic migraines. The results can last up to three months.
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Many of us in London especially lead busy lives, and after a while, that pressure starts to show; ever-increasing numbers of people now seek these anti-wrinkle injections as a way of turning back the clock and removing the signs of premature ageing. The treatment is quick and convenient and affordable, most noteworthy that it is very safe in the hands of specialists.
1 Area – £190
2 Areas – £275
3 Areas – £350
Full Face – £400
Masseter – £450
1 Area – £350
2 Areas – £425
3 Areas – £500
Full Face – £600
Masseter – £650
Migraines – £400