The skin changes as we age and this can start to take effect from as early as age 30. For some of us, it can become a battle to improve the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles that make us look tired and less youthful. Shop-bought wrinkle creams can only go so far as they will only penetrate the very upper layer of the skin and many just sit on the surface of the skin, making it look ‘dewy’. Luckily, there is a far more effective, temporary, injectable treatment, readily available here at ELZ Aesthetics in Hale to reduce unsightly expression lines without risk and expense of invasive surgery.
Here at our Hale Clinic, Dr. Ahmed performs anti-wrinkle injections using Botox (Botulinum Toxin A), a widely-used, naturally derived muscle relaxing injectable toxin. Botox injections can temporarily smooth facial expression lines, which are usually found in the upper facial areas such as …
• Glabella lines (furrows between the eyebrows)
• Bunny lines (sides of the nose)
• Crow’s feet around the eyes
• Forehead wrinkles
In a no-obligation pre-treatment consultation, Dr. Ahmed will talk with you about your individual concerns and will examine your facial structure to determine how to treat you. In most cases, following this consultation, Dr. Ahmed can perform wrinkle-smoothing injections on the same day, but if you would like some time to consider the treatment this is also fine.
During treatment, a small amount of Botox is injected under the skin, relaxing the facial muscles that cause expression lines. The product works as it is taken up by nerve endings within the muscles which causes them to relax and hinder movement (though Dr. Ahmed ensures that you will still be able to form expression and will offer you a natural look). After a few months, these nerve endings are replaced and repaired, leading to muscle movement fully returning, making anti-wrinkle injections a temporary treatment. Repeat treatments are typically needed every three to six months and if performed regularly can prevent further wrinkles from forming. The treatment is considered extremely safe, is not painful and has been in use for wrinkle-smoothing for over 20 years with very few adverse reactions.
There is no down with anti-wrinkle injections and you can continue with your day as normal after being seen by Dr. Ahmed, here at ELZ Aesthetics, Hale. However, there are some after-care instructions that you will be given such as to not rub or touch the area and not to bend forward or exert yourself (excessive physical exercise) for 24 hours afterwards. Results are typically seen between 24 hours and 2 weeks following the treatment and you may need to return after this time for a “touch up” which is free of charge here at ELZ Aesthetics. This method is used by Dr. Ahmed to avoid injecting too much of the toxin in one session and giving that “frozen” look; leaving you with the most natural result possible. There are very minimal side effects to Botox anti-wrinkle treatments but you may experience a slight bruising, itching or redness at the injection site which is a natural response.
Anti-wrinkle injections are now one of the most common and popular ways to treat upper facial expression lines and Dr. Ahmed is fully-qualified and highly-experienced in administering this treatment for superb, natural results.
For more information on anti-wrinkle injections at ELZ Aesthetics in Hale & Warrington, contact us on 07786 987209