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This treatment is carried out to soften existing expression lines and wrinkles and prevent them from deepening.

It is becoming increasingly popular due to its anti-ageing benefits, and our dentists always aim to provide natural-looking results, leaving you looking refreshed.

What areas can be treated using anti-wrinkle treatments?

  • Forehead Lines
    (the lines on the forehead)
  • Frown Lines
    (the lines between eyebrows)
  • Crow’s Feet Lines
    (the lines around the eyes which are more prominent when smiling or laughing)
  • Bunny Lines
    (the lines on the side of the nose when scrunching nose or smiling)
  • Dimpled Chin
    (the pebbly appearance on the chin)
  • Smokers’ Lines
    (the barcode lines on the white of the upper lip)
  • Gummy Smile
    (excessive gum showing when smiling)
  • Downturned Corners of the Mouth
    (droopy corners of the mouth)
  • Brow Lift
    (hooded eyes/eyebrows)
  • Enlarged Jaw Muscles
    (due to excessive clenching/grinding known as Bruxism)
  • Neck Bands
    (commonly known as the ‘Nefertiti neck lift’ to tighten skin around the neck)
  • Excessive Sweating
    (this is also known as “hyperhidrosis.”)

FAQs

How does anti-wrinkle treatment work?

Botulinum Toxin, a neurotoxin, is injected into the desired areas and this causes muscle relaxation (weakness or paralysis of the muscle) and supresses sweating by temporarily disrupting the nerve activity to muscles and sweat glands.

The treatment can cause your facial expression lines or wrinkles to be less noticeable or disappear resulting in a smoother more youthful appearance.

The product is injected into the muscles with a very thin needle. It is almost painless, but patients may feel a slight burning sensation while the solution is being injected. There is no downtime required and patients can return to work immediately.

The results begin to become apparent after 2-3 days with peak effect being reached at 10-14 days. Results usually last up to 3-6 months (this varies widely between individuals). The procedure can be repeated after 3 months.

What should I expect after the treatments?

Once the treatment is complete your dentist will go through the aftercare instructions such as avoiding extreme facial expressions, alcohol and make up for 12 hours.

Also avoid extreme sun exposure, UV light, freezing temperatures and saunas for 2 weeks. You will be invited back for a 2 week review appointment.

Are there any side effects?

Anti-wrinkle treatments are relatively safe with minimal side effects, but before undergoing any treatment, it is important to understand the possible risks.

No invasive procedure is completely risk free. This includes possible swelling or bruising, transient headaches and redness, which all usually resolves within 7 days.

Bruxism / Jaw Slimming

Enlarged jaw muscles may occur due to an overactive masseter muscle caused by excessive clenching or grinding. Administering muscle relaxing toxin to these targeted areas will weaken these muscles, reducing bruxism, resulting in a slimmer jaw and a more softened appearance.

There are noticeable improvements after one treatment, but results will improve further following repeated treatments.

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Often people with hyperhidrosis sweat excessively from their palms, feet, underarms or head. If you are unable to manage your sweating with antiperspirants, then muscle relaxing treatments may be a good option for you.

Using a fine needle muscle relaxing toxin is injected to the area. This blocks the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands and therefore reduces sweating.

Topical anaesthetic can be used to reduce discomfort for the treatment.

Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is when 3-4mm of gum tissue becomes visible when you smile or laugh.

This may occur due to:

  • An overactive upper lip muscle
  • The shape and size of your lips
  • The shape and size of your teeth
  • An enlarged upper jaw

A small amount of Botulinum toxin is administered between the nose and mouth fold relaxing the muscle responsible for elevating the upper lip.

This results in more gum tissue being covered when you smile.

For more information regarding this treatment
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