Safe & Effective Botox Injections in Glasgow

Botox anti-wrinkle treatments are an easy way to turn back time on your skin without having to go under the knife. Dr Darren McKeown offers Botox in Glasgow city from his leading aesthetic clinic.

Botox injections are a type of wrinkle reduction treatment that has revolutionised our approach to facial ageing, particularly in the upper face. This anti-ageing treatment works by injecting tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into specific facial muscles, which causes the muscles to relax. This reduces the appearance of the overlying wrinkles.

Contrary to popular belief, Botox does not paralyse muscles, but rather, it relaxes them.

Often done in conjunction with dermal fillers (injectable facial fillers), the art of injecting botulinum toxin lies in altering the delicate balance between the muscles of facial expression to reduce lines and wrinkles. These muscles can broadly be divided into two main groups: those that lift the face up and those that pull the face down.

The goal of using Botox injections is to weaken the muscles that pull the face down, thus enhancing the effect of the muscles that lift the face up.

Dr Darren McKeown is well known for his anti-wrinkle injections and is ready to turn back time on your skin.


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Areas for Botox Treatment

A Botox treatment is best for reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, but it can be used in conjunction with facial fillers to also tackle static lines.

Some of the most popular areas treated by these anti-ageing injections include:

Frown Lines

The frown lines are one of the most commonly treated areas using Botox.

Unlike with crow’s feet, the muscles that we use to frown also depress the brow. By relaxing them and preventing that effect, we can simultaneously lift the brow, making the eyes look more open and awake.

Talk about turning frown lines upside down!

Forehead

The forehead is another area that is commonly treated with Botox injections.

It is important to only treat a section of the forehead muscle with these anti-wrinkle injections. This leaves enough muscle movement to support the brow.

In some cases, where there is significant excess skin and heavy, hooded upper eyelids, it is best not to perform anti-wrinkle treatments on the forehead at all. Wrinkle fillers can still be considered elsewhere though.

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet can be effectively treated with a Botox wrinkle reduction treatment.

This works especially well for women in their 30s and 40s. When we get into our 50s, however, the muscles around the eyes become very hyper-expressive. The anti-ageing options for these fine lines are twofold: increasing the dose of Botox (botulinum toxin) used, which can sometimes look unnatural, or combining the toxin with some dermal filler.

Filler around the eyes helps to make the result look more natural, but it can also extend the length of time between Botox injections when treating crow’s feet.

A non-surgical eye lift is another option for rejuvenating tired-looking eyes.

Mouth Corners

The depressor anguli ori (or DAO for short) is a muscle that goes from the corner of the mouth down towards the jaw.

Talking, eating and certain facial expressions cause it to contract, which pulls the corners of the mouth downward. Relaxing it with anti-wrinkle Botox injections has the opposite effect — it elevates the corner of the mouth. This can be quite a difficult effect to achieve and is best suited to younger patients with fine lines.

Lip fillers and fillers for lipstick lines are another way to focus on the mouth area.

Neck

The superficial muscle of the neck, the platysma, usually contracts to pull the neck and lower face downwards. Treating the neck with Botox can help to relax these thick bands, as well as relieve the negative pull on the lower face and neck.

This is not an anti-wrinkle treatment that is suitable for everyone. It is best suited to younger patients who have a thin neck.

Other options are CoolSculpting and a non-surgical facelift.

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How Often Should I Have Anti-Wrinkle Treatments?


Most people find that the muscle relaxation begins to wear off at around 3 months. However…

When the muscle movement begins to increase, there is often a lag period of another month or so before the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear. It is when the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear that you should think about having further anti-wrinkle injections.

In the first year of a Botox treatment plan, you will most likely find that you need to have the treatment done approximately 3 times (i.e. not longer than 4 months per treatment). In the long term, however, you should aim to have the treatment no more than twice per year. This allows muscle recovery in between anti-wrinkle treatments, which minimises long term muscle atrophy.

In the very long term, after you have been using dermal fillers for a number of years, you may find you only need to have the anti-ageing treatment once per year. This is because Botox and dermal fillers promote the production of collagen and elastin, which aids in recreating that youthful appearance. Each Botox treatment will stimulate new collagen production in the skin.

Can Botox be used with other Fillers?

There are a number of fillers available over and above botulinum toxin. Of these options, dermal fillers serve the purpose of plumping the skin and restoring volume.

Dr Darren McKeown uses award-winning dermal fillers which present a more ‘natural’ way to reduce fine lines and restore a more youthful look to your face and skin. We offer permanent and temporary dermal fillers, depending on each unique situation.

The brand of hyaluronic acid we use is Juvéderm from Allergan.

Side Effects and Complications

There is minimal pain and very few side effects associated with anti-wrinkle injections — and even fewer serious complications.

Anti-wrinkle injections as part of a Botox treatment for the upper face are usually an almost pain-free procedure. The needles used are very small and, with good technique, it is almost always possible to avoid causing bruising.

One of the most common side effects of anti-wrinkle filler injections is headaches. These can affect up to 1 in 10 people. For most people, it settles down within a day or two, however, it can take up to a couple of weeks for some people. I have seen one or two patients who have found the headaches lasted the whole three-month duration of the treatment. For most people, however, the headaches are very mild and self-limiting, so it is unusual to require any type of painkiller for them.

Complications from this anti-wrinkle treatment can occur from the botulinum toxin spreading to nearby muscles that were not intended to be targeted by the treatment. In the upper face, this can cause temporary drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow. Because this usually happens as a result of a small amount of the botulinum toxin from the anti-wrinkle injections spreading to the wrong area, rather than a direct injection into the wrong area, it tends to wear off quite quickly — usually within a couple of weeks. In the lower face and neck, it is possible for the toxin to diffuse into muscles which help to move the mouth, resulting in a lopsided smile. Rarely, Botox treatment in the neck can affect speech and ability to swallow.

If you have questions or concerns regarding our anti-wrinkle treatments and the use of Botox injections, get in touch with us at the Aesthetic Medicine Institute and our team will be happy to help.


An Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Performed by Experts

As a leading Botox clinic in Glasgow, we perform non-surgical anti-wrinkle treatments on various areas, including the lips, cheeks, tear troughs, nose, and jowls. We can also do a full non-surgical facelift using just fillers.

When it comes to anti-wrinkle treatments, Dr Darren McKeown is fighting lines and wrinkles and prescribing the power to be confident using years of knowledge and experience.

Our specialists aim to deliver the best Botox in Glasgow to all of our clients, whether you’re treating deep lines in one area or fine lines across the entire face. Our Botox treatment is a simple procedure for wrinkle reduction that promises a rejuvenated appearance.

To find out more about the journey for you, watch the Facelifts & Fillers BBC Documentary, featuring Dr Darren McKeown.

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