At Evolve Skin Clinic in Bolton we perform a professional and safe Anti – Wrinkle Treatment, read our information below and if interested contact us today.
How does Anti-Wrinkle Treatment work?
In relation to cosmetic treatment, the protein reversibly weakens the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles which appear when you animate or move your face.
What areas can I have treated?
This is a very important and relevant question, that needs to be asked before any procedure as the products used in facial aesthetics are very much area specific. Muscle relaxants tend to be used predominantly to treat the upper third of the face. There are three main areas (groups of muscle) that can be treated, they are as follows.
Frown wrinkles (11′s wrinkles between your brow)
This is the most common area for muscle relaxant treatments to be administered. Frown wrinkles are vertical lines that often appear when concentrating, it tends to be a negative looking expression,that is associated with anger or frustration.
These wrinkles appear as horizontal lines in the area between the eyebrows and the hairline. These wrinkles are formed during facial movements and expression to convey emotions such as surprise or empathy. With advancing years, these wrinkles continue to remain even when the facial muscles are relaxed.
Crow’s feet wrinkles
These wrinkles are in the outer corner of the eyes and appear more apparent when laughing or smiling. They can also result from excessive sun exposure combined with the skin becoming less elastic with age.
At Evolve we treat a multitude of areas that could also be treated with muscle relaxant products, beyond the scope of this FAQ section, dependant on the treatment desired and practitioner experience.
Does the Anti – Wrinkle Treatment hurt?
This is variable, depending on each individual’s pain threshold. A very fine needle is used so it is generally far less uncomfortable than having eyebrows plucked, but this again is area specific. Around some areas you will feel very little, whilst in other areas you may feel a slight pinching sensation. Topical anaesthetic cream is seldom required though, and In our experience at Evolve the treatment is carried out very gently.
Is it safe?
Yes, all the products listed and used at Evolve have undergone a very strict and rigorous manufacturing process and we at Evolve follow the strict guidelines for such. Botulinum as a muscle relaxant has an excellent safety record and a long record of use in medicine. and has become one of the most popular and frequently used cosmetic treatments. There are certain side effects that may occur but these are area specific and something the practitioner will go through during consultation.
How will it look/ I don’t want to look frozen?
This is dependant both on what area is treated and how strong a result is required, we talk you through the desired effect on consultation. If one or two areas are treated then the look can be very natural. There is a compromise though, the more pronounced the effect required, the less movement there will be in that area.
For the glabella region, lack of movement is never an issue. The forehead covers a larger area so this may be more apparent, particularly with a stronger result. Again, these aspects are always discussed and a treatment that is right for each individual client adopted.