Anti-Wrinkle & Filler Treatments

Cosmetic non- surgical treatments, as in Botox and Fillers are widely used to treat wrinkles, which are part of the normal ageing process. There has been a steady staggering increase in non-surgical treatments over the last few years, accounting for more than 42% of all Cosmetic treatments.

Botox is one of the most commonly use injections in the cosmetic non-surgical treatment of wrinkles, with a high satisfaction rate. It can also be used to lift eyebrows. Botox may result in a more relaxed smoother face. Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating strong of the armpits and palms of the hands.

Botox is ideal for softening frown lines and crows feet. Botox can also be used in treatment of neck bands.

What is Botox® ?

Botox works by weakening the action of the muscles that maybe responsible for development of the wrinkles/creases. Botox is best used for forehead creases, frown lines and crows feet. Botox was first used cosmetically in 1990, to reduce facial wrinkles. The effects of Botox are temporary and last for only 4 months. The Botox injection could be repeated.

The Botox® Injection Procedure

Botox is injected directly into the muscles that cause the wrinkles, using a very small needle. When used to treat excessive sweating in the armpits, Botox is injected directly into the axillary skin (under armpit). No sedation or local anaesthesia is required. The Botox injection is done in the clinic. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after the Botox injections. There is no recovery period required after any of the Botox injections. You are advised to squeeze and release the eyelids for 2 hours after Botox injections of the upper part of the face . Botox usually takes effect 24-72 hours after injection, with maximum effect at about 1 to 2 weeks.

Botox® Interesting Facts

‚ÄčOne of the most widely researched medicines in the world

Proven safety record for over 25 years in cosmetic treatments

Over 80 million people are treated with Botox for medical and cosmetic reasons

Very High satisfaction rate

Potential Risks of Botox® Injections

Every cosmetic procedure carries a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand the risks involved in Botox injections.

Botox is best avoided in patients with neuromuscular diseases such as myasthenia gravis, those who are taking certain muscle relaxants, aspirin or warfarin, pregnant or breast feeding women and those with bleeding disorders.

No severe complications after cosmetic use of Botox have been reported. Slight bruising and swelling to be expected after Botox injections. Patients may experience a migraine-like headache. Droopiness of the eyebrows or upper eyelid can occur, however this is self-limiting and soon recovers.

The information provided about Botox gives you a basic understanding of the cosmetic surgery procedure but it can’t answer all your questions, a lot depends on your individual circumstances.

Dermal Fillers & Skin Boosters (Lips / Nose / Face / Hands)

Fillers (Restylane, Lip Fillers and Perlane) are popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments that help to 'fill out' and smooth away grooves, wrinkles and pitted scars. Fillers can also be used to augment certain parts as lips. Many of the fillers, including Lip Fillers, include a local anaestehtic which makes it much easier on injection.

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What are Dermal Fillers?

The fillers range from temporary, lasting up to 6 months or semi-permanent, lasting up to 2 years. The longer term fillers have a higher risk of rejection, excessive scar formation (granuloma) and inflammation. Long term fillers are difficult to remove, should this be required. Generally speaking, the filler injections can be repeated.

Filler Injections

The filler injections, including Lip filers are given in the area using a very small needle. This is usually done in the consulting rooms in outpatients.

There is no recovery period necessary when you undergo dermal fillers.

Potential Risks

Redness, swelling and bruising which is normal and will subside. Slight lumpiness from the injected filler gel can sometimes be noticed. The response/ benefits of filler injection can vary from one patient to another.

The information provided gives you a basic understanding of the injection of fillers, lip fillers and Botox but it may not answer all your questions, a lot depends on your individual circumstances. This website provides guidance and is not intended to be a substitute for a surgical consultation with Professor Fahmy in Shropshire, Chester, Cheshire or Wrexham, Abergele, North Wales and Mid Wales.

Your consultation will be with Professor Fahmy directly and the treatment will be performed by himself at the hospital of your choice at Abergele clinics, Pulford Medical Centre, Chester, Cheshire, North West or Spire Yale Hospital, Wrexham -North Wales.

For any enquiries, you can email Professor Fahmy on .