Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Botulinum Toxin is a prescription only medicine used to temporarily reduce lines and wrinkles.

A naturally occurring purified protein that is injected into the muscles to relax them. Muscles in the face contract and over time, this causes wrinkles and lines to form. These injections temporarily stop these muscles from contracting.

It is a quick, safe, and non-invasive injectable treatment that smooths wrinkles, rebalances facial features, and creates a younger, more refreshed look.

It’s an ideal treatment for when you want to look less tired or make subtle and effective changes to your appearance.

Did you know these injections can also be used to help with excess sweating, migraines, and shoulder tension.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections Introduction

One of the key benefits of anti-wrinkle injections is their non-invasive nature compared to other options. It offers quick results with very minimal downtime, making it an attractive option for individuals seeking to refresh their appearance without undergoing more invasive procedures.

Our belief and goal of any aesthetic medical treatment at The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic is a natural-looking outcome.

The result is a subtle reduction in lines and wrinkles in the treated area, without the appearance of having had treatment at all. When you are treated at The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic with anti-wrinkle injections you are in the best experienced medical hands and the treatment is only carried out by either a doctor or nurse.

We administer this using an INVISIBLE NEEDLE™  which makes the treatment almost pain free. The injections take from a few days to 3 weeks to work and the treatments can be repeated every 3-4 months, but no sooner than 12 weeks.

The procedure takes just a few minutes and you can immediately return to your daily activities.

Conditions Treated With Anti-Wrinkle Injections

At our clinic, we specialise in anti-wrinkle injections for 

  • Forehead lines relaxing the muscles responsible for horizontal lines.
  • Frown lines reducing the appearance of static grooves between the brows. 
  • Eyes / crows feet softening the look of fine lines around the corners of the eyes.
  • Gummy smile reduces the amount of gum showing when smiling 
  • Bunny lines treating the small lines that form either side of the bridge of the nose.
  • Traptox shoulder tension/slimming of the shoulders 
  • Hyperhydrosis Under arms, hands and feet sweating 
  • Migraine relief of headaches and tension 
  • Brow lift to relax the frown muscles and lift the weight that
    pushes the brow downward.
  • Teeth grinding reduces the clenching of the jaw and the ability to grind the teeth.
  • Jawline reshaping (Masseter Botulinum Toxin), using Botulinum Toxin to slim a square jaw caused by an overactive masseter muscle.
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Anti-Wrinkle Injections Process

This entails a detailed examination and discussion of what you are trying to achieve, as well as taking a medical history.

This begins with an initial consultation.

Your practitioner will assess your skin type and facial muscle activity. Your practitioner will take your medical history, discuss your skin concerns and goals, and create a bespoke treatment plan for you, outlining your anticipated results.

During the initial treatment, your skin will be cleaned, you may have the areas being injected marked up by your practitioner, and taking just a few minutes the botulinum toxin is injected into specific facial muscles. 

Patient satisfaction is our key concern. We would only treat you with Botulinum Toxin if we were confident it was an appropriate treatment for your goals but it’s important to understand that results can vary from person to person.

Bro-Tox For Men

‘Bro-tox’ a playful term coined for anti-wrinkle treatments targeted towards men, has gained significant popularity in recent years. 

Botulinum Toxin is increasingly being embraced by men as a means to combat signs of ageing and enhance their appearance. The appeal of Bro-Tox lies in its ability to deliver subtle yet noticeable results with minimal downtime, appealing to men seeking to maintain a competitive edge in both personal and professional spheres. 

As societal attitudes towards male grooming and self-care continue to evolve, Bro-Tox has emerged as a widely accepted and sought-after medical aesthetic treatment among men looking to put their best face forward.

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Anti-Wrinkle Injections before and after

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Bro-Tox - Forehead

In the “before” image, you can see the visible signs of aging on the forehead. Fine lines and deeper wrinkles are evident, giving the face a tired and aged appearance. These wrinkles can affect self-confidence and how others perceive you, making you look older than you feel.

The “after” image showcases the remarkable transformation following the anti-wrinkle treatment. The forehead appears smooth, youthful, and refreshed. The reduction in fine lines and wrinkles enhances overall facial harmony, providing a rejuvenated and vibrant look. This treatment not only improves aesthetic appeal but also boosts self-esteem, helping you feel more confident and happier in your appearance.

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What Brands Do We Use And Why?

We use Bocouture® at The Grove Skin & Laser clinic for a number of reasons:

1 Purity: Bocouture® boasts a “naked” formula, free from complex proteins. This reduces the risk of allergic reactions and the formation of neutralising antibodies, which can lead to treatment resistance over time

2 Storage and handling: Unlike Botulinum Toxin, and other brands  Bocouture® can be stored at room temperature, making it more convenient to handle and reduces the risk of any reduction in effect due to temperature changes

3 It is known for its fast onset and reliability in delivering consistent results

4 It holds the license to treat most areas

Essentially, all brands do the same as it’s a prescription medicine, it’s like buying paracetamol it may be Tesco own or Asda own brand but it’s a paracetamol it’s going to do the same job. Our preference is Bocoture® due to the reasons above and the trust we have in the company that produce it and their clinical data.

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Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections Safe?

At The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic our esteemed nurses are highly skilled in performing anti-wrinkle treatments. In order to prioritise patient safety, our treatments are only carried out by our committed medical practitioners.

When administered by a qualified healthcare professional, anti-wrinkle injections are generally considered very safe. Through regular seminars, and continued professional development the team keep up-to-date on the safest and most effective techniques to ensure safe treatment.

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Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections Painful?

The treatment itself should be virtually painless, thanks to the skill and experience of all practitioners. We use the INVISIBLE NEEDLE™  which makes the treatment almost pain free, and the treatment is completed quickly. We describe the sensation of being injected with Botulinum Toxin as a slight scratch, lasting just a fraction of a second. It is extremely well tolerated by patients, and no local anaesthetic is required. There is no downtime after Botulinum Toxin treatment.

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How Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work?

Very tiny amounts of Botulinum Toxin are injected into the muscle, once in the muscle it works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles which prevent them from contracting , the result is reduced muscle movement therefore smoothing out the lines and wrinkles.

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Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Considerations?

While anti-wrinkle treatment is generally considered a safe and effective treatment for lines, individual responses may vary, like any medical procedure, there are potential mild risks and side effects associated with anti-wrinkle injections, talk to our medically qualified staff at the Grove Clinic for further information. Some patients may experience mild bruising or swelling at the injection site which may last from a few minutes to a couple of days of a small bruise occurs.

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Is There Any Aftercare?

After Botulinum Toxin treatment, you are advised to avoid touching or massaging the injected area for a few hours. You are also advised to avoid anything that causes excessive blood flow to the face, such as bending over excessively for long periods of time, engaging in strenuous exercise for four hours afterwards, or going to steam baths or saunas. This ensures best results and avoids any small potential risk of the product migrating from the treated area. You can clean the area, and wash but we advise against applying any makeup until 24 hours after treatment to avoid potentially irritating the injection site.

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How Long Does An Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Take?

The procedure takes just 15-20 minutes.

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When Will I See Results?

Results are usually seen after 3-7 days with the full effects often visible a few weeks after the procedure. Our goal is always to preserve sufficient facial movement for a natural look while relaxing the muscles enough to create a visibly smoother appearance. For this reason, we would always prefer to put in too little initially to treat facial lines than too much. If our patients feel they need a little more this can be done between weeks 3-4.

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How Long Does The Treatment Last?

On average, results typically last around 3 to 4 months, effectively reducing the depth of lines & wrinkles, during this period the muscles gradually begin to move. The longevity of the treatment varies from patient to patient.

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When Can I Drink Alcohol After Treatment ?

Alcohol does increase blood flow to the face, so patients are advised to avoid drinking after treatment. However, a small glass of wine in the evening after having treatment is unlikely to cause issues. Equally if alcohol is consumed before treatments it’s unlikely to cause any issues but increases the risk of bruising slightly.

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Is There Any Reason I Couldn’t Have Treatment ?

If you have a medical condition that can affect safety, such as damaged nerves or muscle issues, it is important for you to disclose this information during your consultation to avoid any complications. The Grove skin & Laser Clinic does not offer Botulinum Toxin treatment to patients who are pregnant or breast feeding.

While there are no clinical studies to show that it is harmful to the baby or mother, medical professionals would not treat patients in these circumstances. Beyond these circumstances, there are no medical reasons for exclusion. The most important thing is to see a qualified medical practitioner, and be properly assessed for suitability

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Is There A Good Age To Start Having Anti-Wrinkle Injections? 

There is no ‘right’ age. Some people in their 40s and 50s have very few expression lines, and some people already have deep expression lines in their mid to late 20s. We always look at the patient and their concerns, not their chronological age.

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How Do I Avoid Making My Forehead Shiny?

It is important to remember that results are dose-related. If a high amount of product is injected, expression will be blunted and the forehead and facial wrinkles may develop a smooth, shiny appearance. The vast majority of our patients want a very natural result, so we put in less product. This retains some expression, and avoids a shiny forehead

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How Much Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Cost?

Prices start from £150 per treatment area.

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