At Portmore we treat facial wrinkles with Botox injections, which may be provided following a consultation for lines and wrinkles. If you are unhappy with lines and wrinkles on your forehead, between your eyebrows or your crow’s feet, book a consultation with Andre.
We also use Botox to treat gummy smiles because when it’s injected into the upper lip muscles the medicine can reduce the amount of gum that’s visible when smiling.
General Medical Council guidelines recommend that doctors can delegate anti-wrinkle injections to less qualified staff, but at Portmore you will always be treated personally by Andre, a qualified GP who has carried out non surgical facial aesthetics since 2000.
Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin type A, a substance that is administered by a tiny injection to stop your nerves from sending messages to activate the muscle.
Treatment can be repeated three or four times a year and after multiple treatments the effects may last for up to six months. In your consultation we’ll assess your medical history, make an examination of your facial muscles, take photographs and discuss your expectations.
The injections take 10 to 20 minutes to administer and are no more painful than an insect bite or pinprick. Normal activity can be resumed immediately, although strenuous activity should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment.
It can take several days to see the full benefits of the treatment, but the effects last three to four months. With repeated treatments three or four times a year the effects of each treatment may start to last longer, in some cases for up to six months.
Side effects may include mild temporary bruising, numbness, or redness around the injection sites. In rare cases patients may experience one or more of the following: headache, temporary blurred vision, temporary eye-lid droop, nausea, pain, redness at the spot of injection, muscle weakness.
Anti wrinkle therapy can be used for:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Wrinkles between the eyebrows (glabella lines)
- Crow’s feet
- Gummy smile
Benefits of anti wrinkle therapy
- Soften or eradicate wrinkles by targeting unattractive lines
- Enhance the natural features of your face
- Widen the eyes for a well rested look
- Look less sad and angry
- Quick and relatively painless