Lower Face

Anti wrinkle injections are used to treat a number of concerns in the lower face and neck.

These range from wide jaw, lip lines and gummy smile to neck bands (the lines that run horizontally across the neck). Typically, deep set wrinkles appear due to repeated use of the muscles beneath the skin. Anti wrinkle injections work by targeting the muscle and relaxing them so the skin appears smooth and wrinkle free. For teeth grinding and wide jaw, Botulinum Toxin is injected into the masseter muscle to relieve clenching and grinding, or to slim the jaw giving a more balanced appearance.

At VIVA Skin Clinics, Dr Rupert is proud to use Botox by Allergan, one of the safest and most renowned brands.

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Treatment time
30 minutes
Duration
3-4 months
Return to work in
Same day
Anaesthetic
Topical anaesthetic

Anti wrinkle injections are normally perfectly comfortable. You may feel some stinging at the point of application, but this can be minimised through the use of a topical numbing cream prior to application. When used in the masseter muscles in the jaw, you may find this a little more sensitive although this is generally well tolerated. Please discuss any concerns with us during your pre-treatment consultation.

As with any injectable treatment, there is a possibility of some minor side effects. Most commonly, these may include: bruising, swelling, redness, tenderness, itching and sensitivity at the point of application. Any potential side effects will be discussed during a pre-treatment consultation with Dr. Rupert. Any swelling will typically subside within around 48 hours and bruising can be easily concealed with makeup.

This treatment works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. Depending on your concern and desired outcome, your result will vary. If you are looking to treat lines and wrinkles then you can expect the skin to appear smoothed and more radiant post treatment leaving you looking amazing. Neck bands will appear reduced, and the skin will look tighter and more youthful. Where teeth grinding is your concern, the muscles in the jaw will be relaxed and you will therefore experience less clenching and grinding of the teeth which will also alleviate any jaw ache associated with this condition.

We use FDA approved Botox injections for the treatment of the lower face. This treatment has been through many studies to prove its effectiveness, and it has an excellent safety record. As with any injectable treatment, you should ensure that your practitioner is highly skilled. Botulinum Toxin A is a prescription only medicine, and therefore should only be administered by a Doctor, Dentist or Prescribing Nurse. It is important that you always check the credentials of your practitioner prior to treatment.

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