How long does it take?
15 -20 mins
What type of anaesthetic is used?
Nil, topical gel if necessary
Informed consent, ‘prepped’ skin, video-photography
Scarring & impact on skin
Small ‘bleb’ under skin.
Back to work/socially presentable
Back to exercise
Routine skin health, avoid massage 4-6 hours
From £350; depending on treatment plan
4-6 months for sustained consistency
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
The perfect result is reliant on the skill of the practitioner with the exact placement, dose and dilution of the prescription only product Botulinum Toxin type A, into target dynamic muscles of the face and neck to create a smooth, line free and natural rejuvenation.
Commonly used to treat lines and wrinkles in the upper face including the crow’s feet around the eyes, frown and forehead lines, advanced techniques can be used to treat a range of other areas of the face: drooping corners of the mouth, lax neck, and facial asymmetry.
Natural beautification is our aesthetic goal This is achieved by technical skill, anatomical precision, and knowledge of our patients’ aims. Consistently good results require accuracy with the medication, accuracy with the dynamic anatomy, and empathy to the emotional arms.
Whether it be a single treatment or in combination with other medical aesthetics treatments or surgical procedures, we take the time to achieve a result that brings out the best version of you.
I work intuitively to design a treatment that is entirely bespoke for my patients. It really is an art form. My aim is for maximum natural outcome with minimum downtime from these non-invasive procedures – ‘to get the most from the least’.
Why would you consider antiwrinkle treatments?
Botulinum Toxin Type A has been used for over 20 years to treat lines and wrinkles and to slow down the ageing process. It has an excellent safety and efficacy profile and there are many indications for its use. Most of the treatments using Botox ® are for lines and wrinkles in the upper part of the face but in the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon and team it can be used to treat a range of facial asymmetries, facial palsy, as well as ageing concerns:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Bunny lines
- Nasal descent
- Mouth frown
- Smokers lines
- Asymmetrical smile
- Neck Bands
- Nefertiti lift
- Excessive sweating
The clinical effect is limited to the muscle.
Botulinum Toxin has no negative systemic side effects beyond the injection site.
Facial muscles are intimately connected with the overlying skin. Repeated expressions create facial character lines which lead to the development of permanent lines. For example, repeated frowning, will, over time, leave a deep groove at the root of the nose. Careful targeting of the corrugator and procerus muscles that are involved in this weakens the muscle allowing the lines to relax and reducing their permanency.
After this period of time the muscles will regain their ability to move. Many factors are at play; such as age, habitual habits, lifestyle and skin quality. The effects can last three to four months before treatment can be repeated.
Side effects are limited to the risk of unbalanced or altered facial expression which would be temporary and self-limiting.
As with all discretionary medical treatments and procedures, It is advisable for patients to seek experienced medical professionals, avoiding unlicensed sources of the Botulinum Toxin A.
profile. It is a deeply personal, cultural, and emotional decision to request anti-wrinkle treatment. We all know our faces, and the wrinkles and blemishes that we like and find unique, and those that we would rather not have!
For those patients considering treatment for facial ageing then the treatment can be both preventative i.e. start before lines develop, as well as reactive i.e. when lines start appearing.
‘When to start’ will not be solely dependent on age but include habitual habits, lifestyle and skin quality. At the Jonathan Britto Clinic we will consider all these factors before making a treatment plan that is ethical, affordable, clinically reasonable, and has both longevity and safety.
In the hands of a skilled injector it should not. As with all injectables, injection technique plays a big part in the comfort of this treatment along with using the highest quality super-fine needles.
In very particular circumstances where the anticipated doses might be particularly greater in an individual this would be advised beforehand.
At their best, injectable antiwrinkle treatments provide both smooth contour in facial repose, and natural dynamic movement of the face. The junction between the “aesthetic units” of the youthful face is maintained in balance, and the uniqueness of individual facial expression is preserved. Ultimately, antiwrinkle treatments should be the discrete reserve of the clinic room, and not evident in the dining salon or on Harley Street! Effective, safe, natural and balanced – quick, easy, comfortable, and affordable. These are the principles of injectable anti-wrinkle treatments at the Jonathan Britto clinic.
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