Anti-Wrinkle Injections

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Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox/Azzalure)

With age, wrinkles, fine lines and furrows can appear on the surface of the skin. Although wrinkles are a normal part of the ageing process, they can be made worse by repeated movement of the muscles underneath the skin, such as when we smile, causing ‘laughter lines’ around the eyes or when we frown, causing lines and furrows between the eye brows. These are known as ‘dynamic’ wrinkles.

What Causes Wrinkles?

A number of changes occur in skin as we age. The dermal layer starts to thin, which makes skin appear noticeably thinner, while collagen production slows. Elastin fibres also start to wear out, and fat cells get smaller. The amount of nutrients available to the skin is also decreased, and a combination of all of these factors means that skin appears thinner. Without the collagen, elastin and fat underneath skin to provide plumpness, wrinkles and sagging can occur.

How Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work?

Anti-wrinkle injections use a medical drug called botulinum toxin (often referred to as Botox for short, although this is actually a brand name). Botulinum toxins work by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles. Once the muscle has been injected, it is no longer able to contract. Because the muscle cannot contract, lines and wrinkles are softened and the skin covering the ‘relaxed’ muscles begins to regenerate. Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used in conjunction with other injectables, such as dermal fillers.

What Can Anti-Wrinkle Injections Treat?

Botulinum toxin (Botox) is probably best known for its cosmetic uses of dramatically reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but it has a surprising number of medical uses too. For example, some migraine patients can be treated with Botox, and it is also commonly used to treat neck and back pain, facial tremors and dystonia. At Hilton Skin Clinics, we also use Botox to treat hyperhydrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating. In each application, botulinum toxin works in exactly the same way – by blocking nerve signals.

We use anti-wrinkle injections to treat the following:

  • Frown lines and furrows
  • Horizontal lines across the forehead
  • Crow’s feet and laughter lines around the eyes
  • Peri-oral lines (lines around the top lip)
  • Marionettes (a sad, down-turned mouth)
  • Golf ball/dimply chin
  • Nefertiti (sagging skin around the jawline)
  • Necklace lines (lines around the neck)
  • Decolletage lines (lines around the chest area)
  • We also inject Botox into the armpits to treat hyperhydrosis

During Treatment

During treatment, botulinum toxin (Botox or Azzalure) is injected into the muscles using an ultra-fine needle, causing only very minor discomfort. A series of injections will be made into the muscles, which will typically take no longer than 10-15 minutes. Visible results should be seen within around 7-10 days and could last for 3 to 4 months, depending on the area treated. Patients will then usually be advised to have top-up treatments 3-4 times per year to maintain results.

Call Hilton Skin Clinics to book your anti-wrinkle injection consultation today.

February 10, 2019

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Profhilo®

WHAT IS PROFHILO®?

Offering an exclusive alternative to regular dermal fillers, Profhilo is an award-winning new skin remodelling treatment specifically designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, giving the skin a noticeably smoother, tighter look in a mere two treatment sessions.

Referred to as a high-grade hyaluronic acid gel, Profhilo is a much purer, additive-free alternative to dermal fillers, guaranteed to create a younger-looking, radiant complexion regardless of skin quality or tone.

Whilst Profhilo is primarily aimed at those aged between 40 and 60, it can still be used on younger patients to provide a more preventative effect against unwanted signs of ageing.

February 10, 2019

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Dermal Fillers

WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?

Perhaps one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments in the world, we use a range of high-end dermal fillers here at Hilton Skin Clinics to plump and ‘fill out’ areas of skin.

The appearance of wrinkles and fine lines will be reduced, resulting in fullness and volume being replaced. Dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic injections to treat a wide range of ageing problems. And, when injected into just the right spot, an instant facelift-like appearance can occur, providing a youthful, rejuvenated look almost immediately.

February 10, 2019

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JUL

The clinic really give you good advice in how to look after your skin and didn’t seem too pushy when selling what I needed. I ended having the EDS Dermaroller for my face and neck. I was so worried it would be so painful but surprisingly it's not that bad at all but I did have some anaesthetic cream applied before hand.

KATE MONTERIAN

The staff are friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. When I arrived everything was explained to me and it was better than I had originally expected. I can’t wait for the next session of microdermabrasion!! I would now recommend them to my friends too.

BARBARA SOPATA

The clinic is always spotless and has a warm inviting atmosphere. Staff members are extremely knowledgeable about all of their treatments, and they even took the time to speak to me over the phone relating to questions about my treatment before I even booked a consultation. 5 star clinic and would highly recommend to anyone.

S.I

I have had 4 treatments here for laser hair removal. The staff are extremely friendly and the product knowledge is excellent. The Treatment itself, well what can I say except… Pain FREE and after the first patch test, I noticed a significant reduction of hair.

RIZWANA ALI

The Soprano Laser Hair removal is a virtually pain-free treatment and I am very impressed with the results so far and I am only half way through my course. Looking forward to the final results!