Wrinkle relaxing injections

& Fillers

The line between wrinkle relaxing injections and fillers can sometimes seem blurred and somewhat confusing, so here is some information on exactly how they differ.


What are Wrinkle relaxing injections and how do they work?
Botulinum toxin, is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. it can also be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Wrinkle relaxing injections are the original and best-known brand name and the most tested on the market (however some brands suit individuals better than others). They are the result of many decades of studies and has been used extensively in medicine. it is the safest product, and it is certified in the medical and cosmetic field.

What does the treatment involve?
While there is no real downtime associated with this treatment, it is important to note that you may encounter some slight bruising and swelling directly after treatment, due to the needle. There are no long-term side effects of having wrinkle injections, meaning patients can resume their usual activities straight away.

What results does the treatment aim to provide?
The treatment is used to soften the lines caused by facial expression and can be adjusted to ensure natural results. The duration of results is variable in between individuals but ranges from 3 to 6 months.

Who would this treatment suit?
This treatment can be used on a wide range of patients, and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) for a short period of time. it can also be injected into the area around the eyes to improve the look of moderate to severe crows feet lines, other facial and neck areas can be treated (our nurse practitioner will be happy to discuss this).

Who should avoid this treatment?
Those who have medical conditions, such as damaged nerves or muscle complaints, should disclose this information during consultation, to avoid any complications. Treatment is not given to those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. while there are no clinical studies to show that the injection is harmful to the baby or mother, your health and safety and that of any unborn baby is paramount and so we would always advise against treatment under these circumstances.

1 area £105.00
2 areas £145.00
3 areas £185.00


What are fillers and how do they work?
As we age, the natural collagen and elastin in the skin lessens, as the cells lose their ability toproduce more of their youthful component. The skin becomes dryer, thinner and less able to fix itself. When we are born, we have plentiful amounts of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in our body, but as we get older this store of HA diminishes, leaving the skin less well supported, and so lines and wrinkles develop. By lifting and smoothing targeted folds and wrinkles by adding subtle volume, dermal fillers can make a difference to a persons appearance, giving them a fresher look.
The treatment of wrinkles with dermal filler will usually involve injecting this naturally occurring product (HA) through a tiny needle. The discomfort is minimal as the treatment does not take long to perform. The aesthetic outcomes of treatments with dermal fillers are seen immediately after the treatment. Treating wrinkles with dermal filler is fast, leaving no scars. The Juvederm range of fillers contains a variety of products, which can be used to treat different areas, from fine lines on more delicate parts of the face to deep skin depressions.
You can also treat your lips with lip filler (juvederm smile) to add extra volume (lip augmentation). Todays sophisticated fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid (or HA), which is a substance that is found naturally in the body, making it much safer than previous procedures.

What does the treatment involve?
The procedure takes around 30-45 minutes and patients can expect to notice the effects for as long as 18 months after treatment. There is even precedence of results lasting up to 24 months in some cases, however, treatment with fillers is completely reversible. With any injectable treatment, there can be some slight swelling or bruising that accompanies it. This should not persist longer than a day.

What results does the treatment aim to provide?
The results should be subtle, leaving our friends and family believing that we are simply looking our best and great for our years. Treatments last 18-24 months but, naturally, towards the end of this period the effects begin to soften, we aim to 'top up' the treatment.

Who would this treatment suit?
Facial fillers can be used on a wide range of patients, and are primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of lines and wrinkles. Other suitable candidates are those seeking to add structure and volume to the face. Fillers can help to restore any volume loss that naturally begins to occur when we reach our late thirties, and in turn gives a fresher, brighter appearance.

Who should avoid this treatment?
There is no known risk to those pregnant or breastfeeding, but we would advise against having treatment under these circumstances.

Lip Augmentation (juvederm smile) £125.00 per 1ml
cheeks etc (juvederm 4) £185.00 per syringe