In the world of cosmetic enhancements, anti-wrinkle Botox injections have rapidly taken centre stage as a popular choice for creating radiant, more youthful appearances.
If you’re in search of a non-invasive treatment to fight the signs of ageing, look no further. From benefits and aftercare to FAQs to pre-consultation steps, discover everything you need to know about anti-wrinkle injections at Evolve Medical.
How Do Botox Injections Work?
Botox, short for Botulinum Toxin, is a protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. While the term “toxin” might sound alarming, in controlled medical settings, it has proven to be a safe and effective cosmetic treatment.
Botox injections work by temporarily paralysing or weakening specific muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines. When injected into targeted areas, it can smoothen out existing wrinkles and prevent the formation of new ones, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
What Are the Benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Botox has numerous benefits for those seeking a non-surgical method to combat ageing, including:
- Reduced Wrinkles: Botox injections can visibly reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and other facial creases.
- Quick Procedure Times: Botox treatments are typically quick, often taking less than 30 minutes, making them a great option for busy individuals.
- Minimal Downtime: Unlike surgical procedures, Botox injections require little to no downtime, allowing you to return to your daily activities almost immediately.
- Natural-Looking Results: When administered by a skilled professional, Botox can provide subtle yet significant improvements while preserving your natural expressions.
What Areas Can Botox Target?
Botox injections can be used for those who are unhappy with their physical appearance due to fine lines and those who want to prevent wrinkles. This treatment can be used to treat the following facial areas:
- Glabellar Lines (also known as “frown lines” between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s Feet (the lines that appear at the corners of the eyes)
- Bunny Lines (wrinkles that form when you scrunch your nose)
- Lip lines
- Gummy smile
- Mentalis lines (wrinkles that appear around the chin)
- Platysma band (lines that appear on the neck)
How Long Does a Botox Appointment Take?
The treatment itself takes only a few minutes, most patients are surprised at how quickly this is over.
Anti-Wrinkle Pre-Treatment Consultation
Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to have a thorough pre-consultation with one of our qualified practitioners. During this session, your medical history and aesthetic goals will be discussed.
Allowing us to assess what approach to take to suit your specific requirements.
This is an opportunity to ask questions and gain a clear understanding of the treatment process and expected outcomes. It is also a chance for you to discuss what areas you wish to target and how natural you would like your results to be.
While some patients still like a good amount of movement to remain, others may wish for a more frozen effect to prevent further fine lines from developing.
The choice is entirely yours and we can ensure we tailor our approach accordingly for you.
Anti-Wrinkle Botox Aftercare
After receiving Botox injections, there are a few steps to follow to ensure optimal results and minimize any potential side effects:
- Refrain from touching or massaging the treated areas for at least 24 hours to prevent the spread of the toxin.
- Keep your head elevated for a few hours after the treatment to prevent the Botox from spreading to unintended areas.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for the remainder of the day to reduce the risk of complications.
We will arrange a follow-up appointment approximately two to three weeks after the treatment so that the nurse can monitor your progress and advise if a top-up treatment is needed.
Discover more about Botox injections with our most frequently asked questions below.
Which products do Evolve Medical use for Botox?
The Botox we use is approved by the FDA and is licensed for use in aesthetic medicine.
Are there any side effects of Botox?
Side effects are often extremely minimal and can include mild redness and possible light bruising at the points of injection.
Is Anti-Wrinkle Botox painful?
While Botox injections are considered to be pain-free, they may cause slight discomfort as the injections are administered.
How long does Botox last?
The effects of Botox typically last around 3 to 6 months. Regular maintenance sessions can help prolong the results.
How do I prepare for my Botox treatment?
Before your appointment, avoid alcohol, blood-thinning medications, and excessive sun exposure. You must also arrive with a clean face, free of makeup.
Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Prices
Consultation £25 (deducted from treatment if booked)
One area £180
Two areas £210
Three areas £230
Additional areas – price on consultation