Our clinics in Bristol, Cardiff and Coventry offer an effective crow’s feet treatment using Botulinum toxin. Crow’s feet, frown lines and Forehead lines are 3 areas that are commonly treated together although don’t need to be. Lines are created in these areas due to consistent muscle contraction and can create a tired and stressed look. Anti-wrinkle treatments can be used to both soften and improve their appearance but also prevent them from progressing and worsening.
Over time, movements such as squinting, laughing, and smiling causes lines and creases to form at the corners of the eyes. Because of the shape of these wrinkles we commonly refer to them as ‘crow’s-feet’.
In our younger days the wrinkles that form at the sides of the eyes disappear when we relax our eyes and face. As we get older, the body stops producing collagen (which keeps skin supple and firm) and elastin (which helps skin ‘bounce back’ after making facial expressions), causing these lines start to appear even when our face is relaxed and rested. This is when we start to show our age and years of hard work and stress around our eye area. Other causes include UV exposure, smoking and genetics.
Crows’ feet treatment using anti-ageing treatments, allow us to restore that youthful look and significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles at the corners of the eyes.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER
Repetitive facial expressions: Repeatedly frowning causes furrows between the brows, which can deepen over time can have a lasting effect on the skin.
UV exposure: Frequent exposure to the sun’s damaging rays can destroy collagen and elastin in the skin, two proteins that contribute towards elasticity. This makes skin more likely to sag and form wrinkles.
Ageing: A natural part of ageing is the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, as well as the loss of subcutaneous fat, which gives skin a plump and firm look. As these disappear, skin sags and wrinkles start appearing.
Genetics: Wrinkles around the eyes can be hereditary, generally passed down from father to son and mother to daughter, but only in regards to the point in life at which wrinkles start to appear.
The TREATMENT PROCESS
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UPPER FACE ANTI- WRINKLE TREATMENTS
Forehead, Frown Lines (Glabella) and Crows Feet (Around The Eyes
2-4 months longetivity
- 1 Area
- 2 Area
- 3 Area
- Additional small areas
- Surcharge for men
Our consultations for lines and wrinkles are available in Bristol, Cardiff and Coventry.
WRINKLE-RELAXING TREATMENTS CAN ALSO BE USED FOR:
OUR TREATMENT RESULTS
Benefits of having this treatment with us:
- We are Fully Qualified medical practitioners. Therefore, all practitioners undertaking treatments come from a medical background and have a university degree in pharmacy or medicine.
- Our team has years of experience in aesthetic treatments. We ensure all treatments are carried out to the highest standards, to achieve optimum results.
- We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our experienced team will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible
- We have very high patient satisfaction. Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional areas treated. We also have many that recommend friends and family to our clinics.
- We are committed to evidence-based practice and use premium products. We use FDA and CE approved products for the treatments.
- We are registered with Save Face. This government approved register is the highest level of recognition available for professionals working within aesthetic cosmetic medicine within the UK.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You’ll have the opportunity to ask your medical practitioner any questions as part of your consultation, but to start the ball rolling here are the answers to some that our patients most frequently asked questions.
Botulinum toxin, is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. Without these messages, the muscle stays in a resting state until the ‘messengers’ recover. This recovery takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks on average.
All botulinum toxins are prescription only medicines (POM) and can only be prescribed by doctors, dentists, prescribing nurses and pharmacists with a prescribing qualification, following a face to face assessment and consultation with the qualified prescriber.
After treatment it is expected that you will start to see an improvement within 2 or 3 days. The full result may be judged at 2 weeks. You may be invited to attend a review appointment after 2 weeks where the success of the treatment may be assessed and adjustments to your personal treatment plan made, if necessary.
You will be advised to keep the target muscles active for a few hours and to avoid extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise, lying down or leaning over for 4-6 hours.
It may not ‘completely freeze’ the expression, particularly if extreme effort is exerted to make an expression. Botulinum toxin is not suitable for lines present without expression (static lines), your medical clinician will advise you.
There may be only a partial reduction in movement this very much depends on the amount administered and location of product placement – This is not a one size fits all treatment and may be tailored to suit your individual requirements and expected treatment outcomes – discuss this with your clinician at the time of consultation.
Only you and your medical practitioner can decide if the treatment is right for you and your concerns. During your medical consultation, our expert medical practitioners will assess your medical history and make sure you are suitable for the treatment.
Ensure to tell the medical clinician about all of your medical conditions, including:
- A disease that effects your muscles and nerves such as Myastenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome
- Allergies to any Botulinum toxin products
- Medication that you are currently taking
- Whether you have had any facial surgery or plan to have surgery
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or breast feeding
All treatments carry a degree of risk. All risks and complications will be discussed with you at consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed. Injection related side effects are minimal and temporary such as redness, swelling and bruising. Spreading of the Botulinum toxin to the muscles nearby can be easily prevented by avoiding rubbing or massaging the treated areas for 4 hours. Adverse events are uncommon, usually occur within a few days of treatment and are expected to be temporary, usually resolving spontaneously within weeks. Your medical practitioner will provide aftercare advice designed to minimise risk and promote speedy recovery from any expected side effects.
On average 2-4 months. In order to achieve the best prevention of aging lines, it is recommended to have the treatment regularly every 3 months
A very fine needle is used and generally this treatment is not painful and can be well tolerated with no anaesthetic. Ice may be helpful in numbing the skin for nervous patients as well as reducing the risk of a bruise.
The treatment result is down to your preference. Your medical practitioner will discuss and tailor the treatment to what you prefer. Most patients prefer the fresh and natural look.
The relaxant effect of the Botulinum toxin will wear off over time and you can effectively continue or discontinue at any time that suits you. However, regular treatments will prevent those deeper, more permanent lines that appear with age. There are no long-term side effects of Botulinum toxin injection reported until now.