‘Why the sad face?’
Ever had someone say to you, ‘Smile, it may never happen’?
…sometimes the involuntary contraction of certain muscles can create expressions that don’t match our mood.
We all tend to look healthier when we are relaxed and the same is true for our facial muscles.
By using very small amounts of muscle relaxants – which are often referred to by their brand names such as Botox, Azzalure or Boccuture – it is possible to soften or remove fine lines while maintaining a very natural appearance around the brow, forehead and areas around the eyes.
Botulinum toxin (Botox) has been used medically for over 30 years and has an incredible safety profile with highly predictable results.
It is a popular choice for those looking to try their first aesthetic treatment.
All treatments are preceded by a consultation with Dr Baines, involving a thorough assessment and detailed discussion. Consultations are free of charge with no obligation to proceed to treatment. The muscle relaxant is administered by extremely fine injection to muscles in the upper face. Ice is gently applied to the skin, providing a numbing effect which typically takes less than 5 minutes.
An improvement in your frown lines should be evident within 3 to 7 days. A follow-up appointment is made for 3 weeks by which time the effects of the muscle relaxant will be at their full. Occasionally further treatment is offered at this appointment ensuring that the client has achieved the desired effect. No additional charge is made for treatment provided at this stage
Brow lines are typically vertical, appearing between the eyebrows. They occur with frowning, something that many people do subconsciously whilst talking. Initially these lines only appear whist actively making facial expressions. Over time a crease may develop which is present even when the face is relaxed. Treatment with muscle relaxants or dermal filler can soften and remove lines present now & prevent the development of a crease in the future. An additional effect of this treatment is to lift the inner brow line, resulting in a subtly more fresh and awake appearance.
Creases around the eyes, sometimes referred to as laughter-lines or crows feet, can be reproduced by forcibly closing the eye. Lines are initially only present with facial movement but become visible in the relaxed face over time. These can be easily treated with muscle relaxant to achieve softening or removal. Repeated treatments can be used to minimise the development of creases in this area.
Forehead lines are horizontal, reproducible by forcibly looking upwards. Initially they are only present with active facial expression but with time remain visible when the face is relaxed. Treatment with muscle relaxant can soften and remove lines present now and minimise the future development creases in this area.