Botox® works by relaxing the facial muscles responsible for wrinkles and is the most performed non-surgical procedure in the world. Botox® is an easy, relatively pain-free process and a great solution for reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the face, and can be used to help smooth forehead and frown lines, crow’s feet and skin bands on the neck.
Otherwise known as Botulinum toxin, Botox® has been used in hospitals since the 1970s and within the cosmetic industry for over 20 years. It can be a great non-surgical alternative to a facelift and is specifically designed to help smooth out the common signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles for a more refined, youthful appearance.
Botox® treatments use a natural, purified protein used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Botox® is an established brand name and can be used to treat conditions such as wrinkles around the eyes, forehead lines and frown lines.
At Enhanced, we use the original Botulinum products with a large emphasis on safety. Botox® is the result of years of research and studies, and has been used extensively in medicine. This brand of botulinum toxin was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989, with the first approved form of wrinkle injection in the world to target wrinkles and fine lines.
Botox® works by blocking the signal between nerves and muscles, temporarily relaxing facial muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines. This helps to smooth out lines and tighten your skin for an overall rejuvenated appearance.
Ageing is a definitive process that results in the wrinkling of the skin. Medical Director, Dr Tong leads the Enhanced clinic with 15 years of medical experience, and is at the forefront of cosmetic treatments, with a superb knowledge and understanding of facial anatomy. His expert eye and attention to details allows him to achieve the very best natural looking results.
The procedure itself should be virtually pain-free and choosing a highly qualified and experienced practitioner is an important factor in this process.
SAFE & EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS
Originally used to treat muscular conditions, and now among the most well-known cosmetic treatments, Botox® is a natural, highly purified protein. Botox contains botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin. Present in extremely small doses, this toxin inhibits the nerve stimulation of muscles by preventing nerves from releasing a chemical call acetylcholine.
As we get older, our skin loses its elasticity and the contractions of our facial muscles creates creases and lines, leaving our appearance with expression contours and wrinkles. In its cosmetic use, Botox® treatment has the beneficial effect of relaxing facial muscles, improving the appearance of fine lines and preventing the development of wrinkles.
Due the way it is administered, Botox® is an incredibly precise treatment, allowing for highly targeted areas to be treated. All treatments are tailored to the individual, and personal results may vary.
With our anti-wrinkle treatments you have the option of a numbing cream or a general anaesthetic, making the treatment process pain-free from start to finish.
Dr Tong will assess your medical history to ensure the most appropriate treatment is used to personalise the results according to your individual needs and goals. When having any treatment done at our clinic, you should feel certain that your safety and comfort is our main priority.
At Enhanced, we are focused on providing the most natural looking results to enhance your appearance. We remain up to date with the latest industry advancements and technologies guaranteeing our patients receive the best possible care in a safe and sterile environment.
Conditions Treated with Dermal Filler
Wrinkles around the eyes, also called crow’s feet, are one of the first signs of ageing, often being the first wrinkles to appear. As we age, the body stops producing collagen and elastin resulting in repetitive facial expressions becoming a source of fine lines and wrinkles.
The area around our eyes doesn’t produce oil like the rest of our skin, making it more delicate and more likely to become thin and dry. Poor skin care, smoking, sun exposure and genetics can all aggravate the issue of crow’s feet. Botox® is an impressive solution to smooth our fine lines that appear around the eyes.
Book a consultation with Enhance to find out about an anti-wrinkle treatment to tackle your lines and wrinkles.
STEP-BY-STEP ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENTS
It is important to remember that each client and treatment is completely unique and your exact requirements and results will be discussed in detail with
1. No Obligation Complimentary Consultation
Your first step is a free consultation with Dr Tong who will answer any concerns you have and discuss your treatment goals. After taking a your medical history, Dr Tong will suggest what type of procedure is most suitable for you. You’ll leave understanding the procedure and what to expect from the results.
During your appointment, your facial muscles will be examined, so that it can be determined where to apply the treatment. Tiny Botox® injections will be administered precisely into the muscles that cause wrinkles and lines. This is a quick, pain-free process lasting no longer than half an hour.
The treatment involves minimal downtime and you can usually resume normal activities straight after treatment.
3. Results, Review and Complimentary Adjustment Appointment
Two weeks after your initial appointment, you are invited back to the clinic to review your procedure. It takes up to 14 days for treatment to take full effect, and to ensure you are completely happy with your results. If you require a top up to your treatment during this appointment, Dr Tong will provide this free of charge.
4. Next Appointment
Before leaving the clinic, our team will arrange your next appointment in around 4 months time.
POST-TREATMENT ADVICE & RECOVERY TIME
The results from most Botox® treatments can be seen within 3-5 days but will reach their maximum at around 10-14 days.
Please note that recovery from any treatment is unique to each patient and is something that will be discussed in detail with Dr Tong. A leaflet will be provided giving information about post-treatment advice.
Try to contract the treated areas for up to four hours after treatment by frowning and lifting eyebrows to allow the Botox® to reach all of the treated muscle.
Stay upright for 3-4 hours following treatment.
Avoid vigorous exercise and alcohol-based products on the area treated for 48 hours.
Avoid rubbing or touching the area and avoid having facials or massages for 48 hours. This is to ensure that the treatment remains at the site of injection.
Avoid exercise 24 hours.
Avoid using makeup for 24 hours.
Avoid exposure to excessive heat such as saunas or steam rooms for 3 days.
Do not massage or have facials for the duration that your treatment is taking effect.
Headaches can be common. If this occurs, take over the counter analgesic and do not hesitate to contact the clinic if you have any concerns with ongoing side effects.
Results should last between three and six months, and this is dependent on muscle strength, metabolism and lifestyle. To keep results looking optimum, avoid smoking, excess alcohol and sun exposure are all factors which contribute to helping collagen break down faster, decreasing the longevity of Botox®.
To ensure the best results we like to review our patients after two weeks. We are contactable should you have any concerns during this two week period. For safety reasons, additional dosing cannot be administered during a four-week period following treatment.