Wrinkle Relaxation

Wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process. As the facial muscles contract, the skin overlying these muscles will wrinkle and fold.

With increasing age and also with increased exposure to sunlight, the skin will wrinkle to a greater extent. This is due to a decrease in elasticity in the skin and a reduction in tissue volume so the skin appears thinner.

This reduction in elasticity and volume can cause lines and wrinkles which would normally disappear during facial expression, to become permanent.

Our aim is to reduce the appearance of these permanent lines with Botox® by ‘softening’ their appearance, enhancing what you already have and preserving your facial expression.

How does Botox® work?

Botox® is a neuro-toxin. This means that it works against nerves to block the electrical signals that are transmitted through the nerve fibre.

To reduce wrinkles, a small amount of Botox® liquid is placed under the skin and into the muscle. This acts on the nerves of that muscle and blocks the nerve signals causing a reduction in the ability of the muscle to contract. As a consequence of this reduced ability to contract, the skin over the muscle will move less and therefore any wrinkles will appear smoothed. Botox® treatment gives the skin a more youthful appearance.

Are Wrinkle Relaxation Injectables safe?

Wrinkle relaxation injections with Botox® is an FDA-approved treatment for both medical and cosmetic procedures. It has had approval for over 20 years and there are no known serious adverse effects. Like most cosmetic treatments, side effects can occur. Reported side effects can be mild bruising at the injection site or very occasionally, a sore head for 24 hours.

Can I still move my face?

Definitely! The “mask-like” appearance sometimes associated with Botox® treatment is only caused when too much Botox® is placed into one area.

We only target the small specific muscles that cause the unwanted lines and wrinkles. This means that normal facial expression such as smiling, frowning or looking surprised will be maintained.

It is our aim to give a subtle effect so that no-one need know your anti-wrinkle secret!

Which areas can be treated?

Botox® is used to reduce wrinkles in the upper section of the face.  Forehead lines, “Crow’s feet” lines at the corner of your eyes and the vertical folds between your eyebrows caused by frowning are the three regions that can be treated.

Does Anti-Wrinkle Treatment prevent ageing?

It has been reported that if used regularly, Botox® can delay the signs of ageing.

As we stated previously, facial movements such as squinting and frowning, along with exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause wrinkles and lines.

Botox® restricts the movement of the facial muscles which means the signs of ageing can be prevented, giving your skin a softer, more youthful appearance.

What happens after treatment?

You can carry on with your day as normal however we would advise avoiding any strenuous activity such as heavy lifting or going to the gym for 24 hours.

The full effects of your Botox® therapy will occur after 2 to 14 days. The effects will begin to wear off between 3 to 6 months later and are usually all gone after 6 to 9 months.

How much does Botox® treatment cost?

The initial consultation is free of charge. We will assess your needs and prescribe an appropriate treatment plan.

The face is divided into 3 areas; ‘Crow’s feet’, vertical frown lines and horizontal forehead lines.

The cost per area is shown below;

Treatment Area Cost
1 area £150
2 areas £200
3 areas £250

How do I arrange a consultation?

If you wish to discuss Botox®, an assessment appointment can be arranged.  At this appointment, we will discuss what is possible, the areas which can be treated, take relevant photographs and formulate a treatment plan.  If you wish to have Botox® placed, an appointment to do this will be arranged.  A review appointment would be arranged for approximately 2 weeks following Botox® therapy.  Photographs would again be taken. 

For a consultation, please ask at reception or call 01241 874263 for our Arbroath practice or 01382 477350 for our Broughty Ferry practice.