Botulinum Toxin Anti Wrinkle Injections in Warrington, Cheshire

Botulinum Toxin Anti Wrinkle Injections in Warrington, Cheshire

What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum Toxin is a naturally occurring protein obtained from the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria, popular brand names used in the UK are AZZALURE®, BOTOX®, DYSPORT® and VISTABEL®. Botulinum Toxin has been used for years to treat muscular problems including eye deviation, eyelid spasm and other muscular spasms that affect the neck and face. There are numerous other medical uses for botulinum toxin and current research is also focusing on using botulinum toxin to help in treating people with strokes and multiple sclerosis.

Ageing is associated with the development of wrinkles and furrows on the face. These lines may develop as a result of weakened dermal collagen from intrinsic ageing or UV exposure, effects of gravity, or may be due to muscle action on the skin. Frequently lines are due to a combination of these factors. Botulinum toxin reversibly freezes muscles. Therefore it may be used to treat facial lines caused primarily by the action of the muscles on the skin. The ideal areas to treat are those wrinkles caused by muscles that have no important function. Examples include: the deep crease between the eyebrows, ‘crows feet’ wrinkles and forehead lines.

Possible Side effects of Botulinum Toxin Anti Wrinkle Injections

Side effects of this treatment are rare. Occasionally drooping of the eyebrow or eyelid may occur, but only lasts a few weeks. In studies less than 1% of patients have experienced these complications. Rarely, a transient feeling of numbness may develop in the treated area. Allergic reactions and antibody formation, though theoretically possible, have not been documented.

Mild bruising may occur and, as with any injection, there is a small risk of local infection. If you are prone to cold sores at the injection site treatment may bring out another eruption. Finally if you are pregnant or breast feeding the treatment is not recommended.

Treatment is relatively painless and takes a few minutes. Improvement in the treated lines can be noted within a few days and usually lasts for four to six months, although some people experience longer duration of effect.

Aftercare for Botulinum Toxin Injections

Bruising – may occur following injections especially around the eyes. Application of ice at the time of injection and either arnica or vitamin K cream may help alleviate the unsightliness of a bruise, which will usually last for around a week.
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Asymmetry – this is usually evident on the forehead which is a large expanse to treat. Any differences between the two sides of the forehead can readily be corrected by means of a small top-up. In many instances this will not incur any charge.

Residual movement – sometimes a little movement remains in a treated muscle group eg a small degree of frowning may still be possible. This may be ideal for some people, acceptable to others and upsetting for a few. In such instances a small additional dose can resolve this situation.

Droops – two types of droop may occur. A brow droop is not uncommon and occurs following treatment to the forehead (horizontal) lines. The latter are caused by muscles that elevate the brow and hence such elevators need to be temporarily weakened in order to address these lines. In so doing the brow may flatten by a few millimetres. This can be upsetting for some people but in fact when the flattening spontaneously resolves (usually within a week or two) the end result is a very smooth forehead.

The other type of droop is the eyelid droop which arises very rarely following treatment to the frown complex (which causes the vertical lines between the brow). Whilst this is very uncommon indeed it is nonetheless upsetting for people who experience it. The affected eyelid may droop downwards by a few millimeters leaving it looking slightly closed. This always resolves spontaneously over a few weeks and causes no residual problems. Eye drops are available which may help to elevate the eyelid.

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