Botox Treatments in Hampshire for Crow’s Feet, Forehead & Frown Lines

What are Crow’s Feet?

Also known as laughter lines, crow’s feet are a collection of small lines or wrinkles branching from the outer corner of the eye.  But why do people develop crow’s feet?

What are Forehead Lines?

Forehead lines are the horizontal lines which appear on your forehead when you raise your eyebrows. Over years of raising your eyebrows along with perhaps some basic skin neglect, these lines will develop and deepen as we get older.

What are Frown Lines?

Frown lines or ‘Glabella Lines’ as they are known medically, are the vertical lines which appear between your eyebrows. Often taking the form of the number ‘11’, the appearance of these lines tends to increase with age and the degradation of collagen.
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Causes of Wrinkle Formation & Skin Damage

By nature our skin is elastic, but unfortunately as we get older our body’s production of collagen and elastin reduces resulting in a reduction in elasticity. For this reason lines and wrinkles are formed more easily and your eyes and upper face are often the first areas where this becomes apparent.

A reduced ability to retain moisture is another naturally occurring trait our skin displays as we age. As you can imagine reduced moisture retention inherently accelerates the development of lines and wrinkles.

Exposure to the sun and damage caused by harmful UV rays has a significant effect on the condition of your skin generally. Ultraviolet radiation damages naturally occurring collagen in the skin and as this is replaced by the body time and again, lines and wrinkles are formed.

Smoking is not only bad for your health but your skin is at risk too and smokers tend to suffer more than most with the formation of lines and wrinkles. The habit of smoking reduces the production of naturally occurring collagen and therefore its ability to repair skin is diminished significantly.

Pro-active Ways to Protect Your Skin

Wear a hat when outdoors on sunny days
Wear good quality sunglasses to protect your eye and reduce squinting – Read more
Apply good quality sunscreen with an SPF factor of at least 15 – Read more
Avoid tanning beds – Read more
Use a good quality moisturiser after you shower, bath or shave – this is when dead skin cells are removed and the best time to moisturise – Read more
The production of collagen in smokers is reduced and therefore their ability to repair skin is diminished significantly. STOP SMOKING
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Reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles with Botox treatments

All Oris Medical treatments follow a detailed pre-treatment consultation. Your consultation starts with a discussion with Dr  Jess about your goals and the look you wish to achieve. She will be able to advise you which treatments will be most effective at helping you reach your objectives. If you decide to proceed Dr Jess will make a detailed recording of your medical history and conduct a careful examination of your face.

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Effective Treatments

Our doctors use Botox to effectively treat all the areas describer above. Botox is one of many brand names for muscle relaxing products. Injected in tiny amounts, diluted Botox is commonly used in cosmetic medicine to reduce the strength of muscles in a controlled fashion, in turn reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox treatments also work as a preventative measure. If the skin is unable to crease, wrinkles are not able to develop. Over time the benefits of this treatment become more impressive.

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How is Botox administered?

Botox treatments only take a few minutes to perform and are often pain free. Your Oris Medical doctor will provide you with a complete consultation during which time you can discuss your desires and goals. The doctor will clearly explain whether these are achievable and will be able to provide you with an experienced opinion about the results you should expect.
If you wish to continue and receive treatment, the actual procedure only takes a few minutes. Using ultra-fine needles the doctor will make a series of a few small injections to pinpoint the muscles necessary to achieve the desired results. Due to the size of the needle there is no need for anaesthetic and client commonly don’t feel a thing.

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Client treated with Botox and her progression of results over 120 days. In each photo she was asked to scowl to pull together her frown.
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How does Botox work?

Botox works by reducing the contraction of targeted muscles by blocking the nerve impulses. The result is that the muscles demonstrate a reduction in contraction and therefore wrinkles relax and soften. The treatment takes 10-14 days to show full effect and the results can be enjoyed for 4 – 6 months. With repeat treatments, returning clients often see a long term reduction in facial lines and wrinkles as the muscles get used to their relaxed state and longevity of the treatment increases.

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Are Botox injections safe?

Botox injections have been used in medical treatments for over 30 years. It was originally used in the treatment of squints, often in children, and other medical conditions. Since the late 1980′s, Botox has successfully been used for anti-ageing / anti-wrinkle treatments, revolutionising the cosmetic industry. Remarkable results combined with very few risks and no recovery time has made it the world’s most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. Botox is very safe in the right hands and all results are temporary.

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What are the side effects?

The most common side effect of Botox is temporary bruising but the chance of this is reduced with skilled practitioners. Other side effects of the treatment are rare if administered correctly. It is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available. In rare cases however, the treatment can be dispersed into an adjacent muscle which can cause a temporary weakness resulting in a drooping eyelid. This effect is temporary, lasting a few weeks at most.

Frequently Asked Questions about Botox Treatments

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I hear about Botox everywhere, but what is Botox?

Botox is a brand name for one of many anti-wrinkle injection products. It is the original and market leader when it comes to botulinum toxin and is produced by AllerganYou may find medical aesthetics clinic using other botulinum type ‘A’ drugs but referring to them as Botox.

Botox is a prescription drug and as such should always be prescribed and administered by a medical prescriber.

What is involved in a Botox treatment?

The treatment is very straight forward and only takes a few minutes.

A series of precise injections is made into muscles using an extremely thin needle. Very little discomfort is experienced and often client don’t even realise the treatments has been completed. No anaesthetic is required and there is no down time.

How do Botox injections work?

Botox injections work by temporarily reducing the contraction of muscles therefore reducing their movement. This in turn reduces the creasing of the skin and so smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The treatment work only on the specific muscles injected, leaving surrounding muscles to function as usual therefore maintaining normal facial expression.

Botox also works as a preventative treatment. If the skin is unable to crease, wrinkles are unable able to develop. Over time the benefits of this treatment become more impressive and longer lasting.

Are Botox injections safe?

You may have heard reports of Botox treatments going bad, but in the right hands it is actually a very safe treatment. Botox has been used in medical procedures for over 30 years. Since the late 1980s, Botox has successfully been used for cosmetic treatments with few complications.

With treatments of the forehead there is about a 1% chance of developing a drooping eyelid or eyebrow but the effects of the treatment are never permanent and any unwanted effects usually last a few days to a few weeks only. Because of it’s low risk, Botox is the most popular aesthetic treatment in the world.

Note: Ensure you find a good, well qualified practitioner to keep your risks as low as possible.

How long does Botox treatment take?

The actual Botox injections only take around 10-15 minutes, but any good practitioner will spend around 45 minutes to 1 hour with a new client providing a thorough consultation. During this time they will ask about your medical history and discuss you desires and expectations with reference to cosmetic treatments.

What is the recovery time following treatment?

Following the treatment there may be minimal redness and bruising is uncommon but may occasionally occur. Most clients continue with their normal day without anybody noticing.

It is important not to massage or rub the areas after treatment so we advise you not to have a facial or do vigorous exercise the same day. We also recommend that you remain upright for 3-4 hours after your treatment.

Do Botox injections hurt?

The needles used for the treatment are extremely fine and therefore Botox injections really do not hurt at all, many clients don’t even realise they have received some of the injections.

What facial areas can be treated with Botox?

The upper half of the face is most commonly treated withBotox – around 95% of all Botox aesthetic treatments are administered here. Forehead lines, frown lines between the eyes and crow’s feet are the most popularly treated areas to reduce the signs of ageing.

Botox can be used in other areas such as the chin, to reduced ‘orange peel skin’, ‘gummy smiles and the armpits to reduce sweeting, to name but a few. Ask your Oris doctor about other treatments.

What are Glabella lines?

‘Glabella lines’ is the medical name for frown lines between the eyes. The muscles which pull your eyebrows together often cause deep lines, sometimes appearing as the number ’11′. This area is one which can be easily treated with Botox injections.

Can people of any age receive Botox treatments?

Oris Medical will only treat clients over the age of 18. You are safe to have Botox at any age so long as you don’t have certain medical conditions. Your aesthetics practitioner should take a full medical history before treating you to ensure it is safe. However, Botox works best as a preventative treatment.

The ideal time to start Botox is when you start to develop dynamic lines (these are lines that are visible when you make an expression such as frowning) but before you have developed static lines (lines that are visible when your face is relaxed).

How effective are Botox treatments?

The effectiveness of Botox treatments will vary from person to person, that is why your treatment should be tailored specifically for you. A skilled practitioner should be able to adjust your treatment to produce the results you desire.

In clinical trials by Allergan (the manufacturer of Botox), nearly 90% of clients surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better one month after treatment.

How quickly will I see the effects of my Botox treatment?

While some clients report an almost instant improvement, we recommend that there should be a noticeable improvement to the lines on your face within 5-14 days.

How long will the treatment be effective for?

Again, the longevity of the treatment will vary for each individual. Many factors influence this including;

  • personal muscle structure
  • which area of your face has been treated
  • the quality of the Botox injected
  • the skill level of the practitioner

Our clients commonly see an effective treatment last for 3-5 months, at which time the treatment begins to slowly wear off.

Will I have a frozen look to my face?

We believe in creating natural looking results with all of our treatments. We steer away from those which result in the ‘frozen’ look you sometimes see on certain celebrities, this in our opinion is a poor treatment. The best treatments are ones where the client simply looks well and refreshed with great looking skin.

You will still be able to show normal facial expressions as you did before treatment.

Are there any side effects with Botox treatments?

Clients experiencing side effects following Botox treatments are rare, it is one of the safest non-surgical treatments available.

There is a 1%  possibility, however, of the Botox being dispersed into an adjacent muscle which may cause a temporary weakness such as drooping of an eyelid. If experienced, these treatments would be temporary and only last a few weeks at most.

Who regulates Botox and Botox clinics?

Unfortunately the UK medical aesthetics industry is unregulated, which means that anybody can administer Botox treatments. As you can imagine this results in a wide variety of skill levels, safety and quality of treatments.

There are currently no regulatory bodies governing Botox clinics, but you will see bodies such as IHAS who claim to be regulators. This is not strictly true as they simply charge practitioners an annual fee to appear on a register, creating the illusion of superior qualification or skill level. They do not regulate the medical background, training or skill level of those practitioners. BE WARNED!

Prices for Botox seem to vary tremendously, why?

It comes to the old saying, “You get what you pay for”

Due to the lack of regulation, skill levels and qualifications of practitioners vary tremendously, therefore so do prices.

WORD OF WARNING – Never be tempted to choose your Botox clinic due to their low prices or the special deals they offer. These practitioners will often under-skilled and usually use inferior quality or more diluted botulinum toxin.

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