As we age, fine lines and wrinkles can develop due to repetitive movement in the muscles under the surface of the skin and a weakening of collagen and elastin. Initially, they are dynamic – only present when moving your face – but with time they progress to become static lines or wrinkles which are visible at rest. With precise injections, Botox can target dynamic lines.
The uses for Botox are continually evolving and becoming more versatile, with the ability to treat a wide range of cosmetic and physical concerns such as wrinkles (forehead lines, crow’s feet/lines around eyes), headaches, asymmetrical brows and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), chin dimpling, and even to reduce the size of the calves. Most commonly, Botox alleviates fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows and around the eyes.
Fillers can also be used to treat wrinkles in other areas where Botox may not be suitable, such as the nasolabial lines, and marionette lines. They work by filling the space with hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance that is found within the body.
You should always ensure you visit a reputable injector in London who understands the anatomy of the injected area and has plenty of experience.