Facial Aesthetics

The first signs of the aging process are usually noticeable in the face. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and lines begin to form. Wrinkles often occur in areas of the face where expression lines are the strongest. Botox® (Botulinum Toxin) is a safe and proven treatment to effectively rejuvenate the face.

 

Facial aesthetics are non-surgical, cosmetic procedures that are also known as anti-wrinkle treatments.

Lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of the ageing process. That’s because as you age, the production of elastin and collagen in your body slows down, which causes wrinkles. These can be particularly noticeable around the eyes, mouth and forehead. Other factors can cause them too, such as sun exposure and smoking. We are able to offer a range of treatment options that have proven to be both safe and effective, this includes injections to temporarily soften the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet.

Other options include dermal fillers designed to increase the volume and improve the appearance of the skin, fillers can be used to temporally improve the definition of certain facial features including lips, cheek and chin. 

The aim is to look fresher and more youthful, perhaps “well rested”. Often in the case of facial aesthetics the aim is to look natural, so that it will not be obvious that you have had a helping hand!

What is Botox (Botulinum Toxin)?

Botox® is a medicine that acts as a muscle relaxing injection and is used by millions around the world to improve the appearance of facial lines associated with movement. Botox® is the brand name for Botulinum Toxin, a protein that is produced by the clostridium botulinum bacterium. 

This popular cosmetic injection effectively smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, restoring a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Botox® has been used for many years in the medical and cosmetic industries and is proven to be both safe and effective.


FAQs

Botox is a very effective treatment for lines that appear on movement especially in the upper half of the face. It can still work for permanent lines (at rest) but is less effective for this. For lines in the bottom half of the face, other treatments including dermal fillers, radiofrequency and 1 stitch facelift are generally more effective.

Although treatments are offered by many clinics, we take pride and special measures to ensuring that our Botox treatments are painless, and our results are tailored to the client. Whilst most clinics use insulin needles, we use even smaller needles to ensure a comfortable experience. Unlike other clinics we also use more than one needle during the course of your treatment ensuring it stays sharp and therefore pain free. “Is that it?” is the typical response we receive on completion of the treatment which typically takes less than 60 seconds to complete. To date, we have not had anyone not book for a second treatment due to pain.

Botox can be used for many other conditions apart from wrinkles such as;

Migraine/ Headaches

Smokers lines

Neckbands

Excessive underarm sweating

Jawline reduction (masseter muscle)

Teeth grinding

We only have highly experienced locally trained medical staff who work at this full time. This means you can rest assured you are in safe hands.

The Botox treatments will take less than a minute. The consultation is the part that takes longer and a 30 minute appointment will be set aside for new clients.

 
 

Immediately after Botox treatment there may be some redness and lumps and bumps – similar to an insect bite which completely resolves in around 20 minutes. Once these subside there is no sign that you have had any treatments. This is why many clients come on their lunch hour for treatments.

When the Botox has kicked in, patients who opt for a standard dose, look fresher and less tired. They will still have some movement but have a good improvement in wrinkles.  Some clients opt for the “frozen look” and will have very little movement. Your highly experienced Doctor will advise and guide you and tailor your treatment to your specific needs

The onset of results varies between individuals but many clients tend to notice a difference within the first few days. Full results are generally seen at 2 weeks which is why our treatment reviews are conducted at this time.

This varies from individual to individual but generally Botox lasts around 3-6 months before going back to baseline. The results tend to wear off gradually and don’t disappear overnight.  You can expect to receive longer lasting results with an increased dose (“frozen look”), and/or with regular repeated treatments.

We are probably Scotland’s busiest clinic and have never came across this. In fact we have never heard of anyone having an allergy to any of the main Botox brands. We do have

Doctors on site and the equipment necessary to start to counteract any allergies.

For at least 4 hours after treatment:

  • Keep upright
  • Do not bend excessively

For 12 hours after treatment:

  • Avoid extreme facial expressions
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
  • Avoid wearing make-up (although this is not strictly followed by most)

For 2 days after treatment:

  • Do not rub or massage the treated area, this may cause the injected solution to spread to nearby muscles
  • After washing, pat skin dry very gently with a soft towel
  • Avoid gym activity

For 2 weeks after treatment:

  • Avoid exposure to strong sunlight, very cold temperatures and saunas
  • Do not have any beauty treatments on your face e.g. facials, facial massage, threading, waxing.