Ashgrove Healthcare

Facial Wrinkles

We use Botulinum toxin (Botox) for facial lines which is a safe, fast and effective treatment.

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Where on the face is it used?

This is mainly used for upper face frown lines.  For example forehead lines/ lines between eyebrows and lines around the eyes (crow’s feet). 

For lines in the lower face we would normally recommend dermal fillers and the lines are mainly caused by a loss of volume in the face

How Does Botox work for Wrinkles?

It blocks the chemical messages sent from the nerve endings to the facial muscles, which relaxes the muscles that cause the fine lines on the skin, leaving a smoother younger looking skin.

What are the benefits?

Botox injections offer a safe, approved and non-surgical solution to the treatment of wrinkles. Botox is a temporary solution and its effects are fully reversible as when it wears off gradually your lines return. 

Does it hurt?

No. Many patients have little or no reaction.  For some patients it feels like a small pin-prick into the skin.  This is very quick and the procedure itself lasts only a few minutes.

Is there any “down time” after the procedure?

No. Patients leave and can return to normal activities and appointments or return to work.

How Long Does it take to work?

Results become effective from 2-3 days after treatment, but its full benefit may not be seen for up to 2 weeks after treatment.

How long does it last?

All patients are different but it normally lasts 3-4 months. 

Do I have to keep having it?

No, this is down to personal choice.  Some patients want to maintain the smoother younger look and have regular treatments but others may only want to have it done for a special occasion for example a holiday or Wedding.