FACIAL LINE SOFTENING
Facial Line Softening injections (also known as BOTOX®) is a simple, safe and effective way to improve fine lines and deep wrinkles in the upper part of the face. They work to relax facial muscles making lines and wrinkles, such as crow's feet and frown lines, less obvious. Anti-wrinkle injections can be used in conjunction with dermal fillers to create a non-surgical facelift. This procedure can have remarkable results in improving the wrinkles resulting from hyperactive facial muscles that occur when our skin loses its elasticity with age. It is used to treat frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines and ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes. Muscle relaxing injections using Botox, which can be completely tailored to your face, offer you an effective and far less invasive treatment choice to smooth away lines and wrinkles. The result is a softer, more relaxed and healthier appearance. The effect usually lasts up to 6 months and can be repeated when needed. Most patients require less frequent treatments over time as the muscles ‘retrain’ and weaken from disuse.
Areas that can be treated with Anti-wrinkle injections include:
Gummy smile – anti-wrinkle injections can be injected into a clients’ upper lip muscles, to decrease the amount of gum shown and prevent the so-called ‘gummy smile’.
Hyperhidrosis – (Botox can treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) by paralyzing the sweat glands. It can be used on the armpits, face, hands and feet)
Bruxism – Botox injections into the chewing muscles can block the signals that tell these muscles to contract, relieving troublesome teeth grinding and clenching.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
Results don’t show immediately, and you can expect to wait a few days for the treatment to take effect and up to 10 days – 2 weeks for the full effect to be seen. Results will also last for a period of up to 4 months, after which many clients return for further treatment.
For anyone considering this treatment, at Facetherapy NI, we offer free consultations. During a consultation, the problem area or the area to be enhanced would be discussed. Different options and the advantages of opting for anti-wrinkle injections would be highlighted, and what to expect in terms of any minor discomfort or slight bruising. Before and after photographs of previous clients will be shown and the customer would be reassured of the highest level of professional care and safety standards that are upheld at Facetherapy NI as well as benefiting from my years of professional experience and expertise.
The treatment will usually take around 30-40 minutes. Your skin is cleaned, and small amounts of Botulinum Toxin are injected into the muscles of the face to be treated. A thin needle is used to minimize discomfort. The number of injections needed depends on many factors, including the extent of the area being treated.