Karen Johnson RGN. NIP. Ad Dip Nut. Med (Rus)
Aesthetic Consultant, Sclerotherapist, Advanced Electrolygist

Aesthetic, Coolsculpting, Vascular, Dermatology & Minor Surgery

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Anti Wrinkle Injections

Anti Wrinkle Injections (Botulinum Toxin)

Areas that can be treated with anti wrinkle injections

Karen is an advanced trained Botox®, Dysport and Azzalure consultant and on a daily basis she performs anti wrinkle injection treatments. If you want to achieve a maximum result with perfect symmetry then Karen is the consultant for you.

Due to Karen's skills and experience, she offers a correction service to people who have had a poor anti wrinkle treatment performed elsewhere. If you are not happy with the balance and symmetry of your face, please don't despair Karen can correct you.

Karen performs treatments to the following areas:

  • Forehead
  • Crowsfeet
  • In-between the eyebrows
  • Under eyes
  • Top lip lines
  • Reducing visible top gum - gummy smile
  • Braxism - teeth grinding
  • Dimple chin
  • Bunny lines on the nose
  • Platysmal neck bands - protruding neck muscles
  • Redefining the jaw line
  • Excessive underarm sweating - hyperhydrosis
  • Migrane headaches

What are anti wrinkle injections?

Botulinum toxin is a chemical produced by the botulinum bacteria. It is a safe protein derived from the toxin, which when injected into a muscle causes it to relax and become inactive.

It stops the muscle from functioning by blocking the chemical messages from the nerve to the muscle. By reducing the movement of the muscle the skin stops being creased and the lines will soften and fade away.

Is this treatment safe?

Botulinum toxin is injected in tiny amounts very precisely in specific areas of the face. It has been in use for cosmetic purposes in the UK for decades, and has proved to be extremely safe with minimum side effects. Botulinum toxin is licensed in the UK for cosmetic use.

Your treatment:

All new clients will receive a telephone consultation with Karen prior to coming into the clinic. An initial 1 hour consultation with Karen will help you to decide on what are your requirement and expectations, areas to be treated and Karen will provide you with comprehensive information about the procedure, what to expect following your treatment, side effects and after care.

Karen will show you before and after photography and videos of some of her clients to prove the standard of her work and allow you to see what you can achieve.

(All photography used are from clients who have given permission).

Your photography will be taken and given to you, so that you can monitor the full effect of your treatment. A tiny micro needle is used for minimum discomfort and no anaesthetic is required. The procedure will take approximately 5 minutes. There may be slight redness and swelling of the injected sites which will resolve within an hour. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after your treatment.

It may take up to 14 days to see the full effects. A follow up consultation with Karen two to three weeks after your treatment will give you the opportunity to have any free top up treatment if required to achieve optimum satisfaction.

According to manufacturers, Botulinum toxin will last for three to four months but the majority of our clients treatment results last much longer.

Correction service

Karen is trained and highly skilled in anti wrinkle and dermal filler correction treatments. If you have had an injectable treatment performed elsewhere and you are not happy with the balance and symmetry of your face, Karen can correct you.

Gummy smile

Botulinum toxin is a suitable treatment for a "gummy smile". This happens when the top lip elevates too much exposing excessive amount of the top gum. Botulinum toxin relaxes the muscle above the top lip. Lowering the lip will hide the gums when you smile.

Top lip effects last for approximately 3 to 4 months and gives high patient satisfaction, confidence and a more attractive smile. As demonstrated in the photographs below, the ladies have had corrective Botox® treatment and what a very pleasing result they have had.

Bruxism or Teeth Grinding

Bruxism is a medical term that describes the act of clenching of the teeth and teeth grinding. This is a conditon that mainly affects the sufferer at night. Regular and persistant automatic and rhythmical teeth grinding can result in an aching jaw, headaches, disturbed sleep, worn down teeth, breaking of the teeth, muscle and facial pain and receding gums.

Teeth grinding is usually associated with contributing factors such as stress and anxiety. Some people suffer short term but sadly in some people it can be a life long problem and frequently requires expensive dentistry repairs. Traditional treatment methods ranging from mouth guards, sleeping tablets and muscle relaxing exercises each have poor results.

However, Botulinum toxin is an excellent temporary remedy, effects lasing from 3 to 4 months and in some cases longer. Botulinum toxin is a muscle relaxant medicine and is injected directly into the culprit muslces stopping the jaw muscles contracting back and forth while you sleep. Treating these muscles will not affect your speech, smile, eating or drinking.

Karen has great success with treating this problem and her regular Bruxism clients are now happy sleepers !

Bunny lines

Bunny lines are troublesome little wrinkles at the top of the nose and sometimes appear when we smile or frown. These wrinkles and scrunched up appearance are caused by contractions of the underlying muscle. Botulinim toxin is an ideal remedy and will significantly reduce the appearance of these wrinkles.

Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating)

Botulinum toxin is an extremely effective temporary cure for excessive underarm sweating. The effects can be seen within one week and last for 4 to 9 months, and in some cases longer. You can avoid this embarrassing condition and the nuisance of having to restrict your wardrobe and having several clothing changes every day.

 

Horizontal forehead lines

 
 
 
 
 

Crows feet at the side of the eyes

 
 
 
 

Gummy smile

 
 
 

Glabellar lines in between the eyebrows

 
 
 
 
 

Dimple chin

 
 
 

Correction service

 
 
 
 

Platysmal bands

 
 
 

To see treatment videos performed by Karen please see our before and after treatment video gallery page.

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