More commonly known as botox, these injections instantly lift and tighten the skin – creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look. At Skin Philosophy, we work carefully and precisely to create a natural and even finish – avoiding any excessive or overuse of the treatment.
Botox contains the B toxin which when injected into the skin stops neuromuscular transmission, which causes the muscle to become more relaxed.
Before starting any patient on a course of botox, our medical specialist will carry out a thorough skin analysis – helping advise as well as reassure.
Immediately after anti wrinkle injections you may be left with mild redness which will calm down after a few hours. It will take around a fortnight for the full effects to show, and each treatment lasts 2-6 months depending on your skin type.
Why use it?
We use our facial muscles numerous times, every day. The skin creases in areas of greatest use. Over time, these areas of over-use become weaker, and permanent lines can form. If we can reduce the use of these muscles, the skin is creased less and allowed more time to recover, therefore, softening the appearance of lines. In time, fine lines may even fade away. Muscles treated with it are temporarily (and reversibly) relaxed, allowing you time to break the habit of muscle overuse.
How often do I need a treatment?
Initially, frequent treatments are required to gain maximum benefit, as the muscles are powerful. Over time, the frequency of treatments reduces.
What happens during treatment?
Your Doctor will go through an in-depth consultation to ensure you are achieving the results you desire first. The actual treatment takes 30 minutes. We use extremely fine needles, therefore, decreasing the pain of the injections; but you may feel a little discomfort. Maximum effect is seen in 5-15 days and treatment will last 2-6 months.