Line & Wrinkle Treatments

About Line & Wrinkle Treatments

Line and wrinkle treatments (more commonly known as Botox® or Vistabel®) are commonly used to treat areas in the upper part of the face, these treatments can combat both fine lines and also deep wrinkles.

Line & wrinkle treatments have been used as Cosmetic Treatments since the late 1980's, revolutionising the cosmetic industry due to their remarkable results combined with very few risks and no recovery time.

Wrinkle Relaxing injections have been used to treat millions of patients worldwide and is the world's most popular Non Surgical treatment.

LINE AND WRINKLE TREATMENTS

Why Choose The Harley Medical Group

  • We offer the highest standard of treatment and service at competive prices
  • All of our clinics always have fully trained medical professionals available to answer your questions
  • You will only every be treated by a highly trained Doctor or Registered Nurse Prescriber
  • We offer a variety of treatments including 'Baby Botox' and 'Advanced Botox'
  • We have clinics nationwide

 

Most common are for line and wrinkle treatments:

  • ForeheadThe Harley Medical Group | botox | before and after images
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crows Feet

Advanced Botox procedures also treated:

  • Droopy Jowls
  • Gummy Smile
  • Dimpled Chin
  • Peri-Oral Lipstick Lines
  • Downturned Mouths
  • Neck Lines & Bands

Benefits of Line & Wrinkle Treatments

  • A purified protein that prevents fine lines and deep wrinkles from appearing by relaxing the contracted muscles.
  • Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles already formed, by relaxing muscles, restoring a more youthful appearance.
  • Overtime the treatment re-educated the muscle so time between treatments will increase
  • Untreated areas of the face aren't affected, so you can still smile and frown, but the skin on the treated areas won't wrinkle as much as usual.
  • The treatment is non-invasive with virtually no recovery time necessary; you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.
  • Not permanent and will naturally break down.
  • Lines and wrinkles can be minimised by using a purified protein produced by a bacteria which induces long-term relaxation of contracted muscles. This product was originally used to treat eye spasms and central nervous system disorders.
  • The treatment is ideal for easing over-active muscle movement that can cause deep frown lines and crows feet. It can also be used to reduce excess perspiration 'Hyperhidrosis' and more recently to alleviate the symptoms of migraines.
  • Encourages muscle re-education, as the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria which induces long-term relaxation of contracted muscles. 
  • The treatment known as BOTOX® has been approved for cosmetic use under a new name Vistabel®. BOTOX® / Vistabel® is ideal for easing over-active muscle movement that can cause deep frown lines and crows feet. It can also be used to reduce excess perspiration 'Hyperhidrosis' and more recently to alleviate the symptoms of migraines. This product was originally used to treat eye spasms and central nervous system disorders. 
  • Lines and wrinkles are a natural and unstoppable part of the ageing process. While they are inevitable they can be prevented and reduced.
 

It's essential that you attend a Registered Clinic and are consulted prior to your treatment by a Registered Nurse so that a tailor made treatment programme can be started. Your Nurse Counsellor will be able to advise you on the treatment plan which is most suitable for you to achieve your desired results. Your Nurse Counsellor will run through all of this information in thorough detail with you at your consultation and will assess your suitability for this treatment.

If you have any concerns or further questions relating to line & wrinkle treatments please feel free to contact your nearest clinic, where our friendly Nurse Counsellors are on hand to answer any concerns or queries that you may have.

Advanced Line and Wrinkle Treatments

We’re happy to announce we now offer Extensive Line & Wrinkle Reduction Treatment

The effective anti-ageing solution can specifically help to treat common lower half face concerns

As we age, the face naturally loses collagen and elasticity causing the skin to look less refined as it once did.  Line & Wrinkle Reduction is the only treatment that directly tackles the cause of dynamic lines by weakening the muscle that causes the skin to wrinkle.  However, Extensive Line & Wrinkle Reduction Treatment is ideal if you’re over 45 years old and are looking to retain a less tired, and more defined youthful appearance without wanting to resort to a surgical Face-lift procedure.

We can guarantee Extensive Line & Wrinkle Reduction Treatment will provide you with the most gradual and natural, visible results - subtlety is key.  In addition, an even better outcome can be achieved when used in combination with Dermal Fillers.  Treatment can be completed within as little as 15 - 30 minutes depending on the desired area.

 

 

Before and after photos

Line & Wrinkle TreatmentS - Before and after Photos:

Our patients see excellent results after their Line & Wrinkle Treatments.


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Packages

Line and wrinkles pricing and packages

One Point£195
Two Points£295
Three Points£395

 

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Aftercare

Botox Aftercare

What should I avoid following treatment?

To help reduce the accidental spread of Botox® to neighbouring muscle groups, we recommend that you avoid  lying flat for 4 hours post treatment and  avoid the following activities for around 24 hours:

  • Rubbing or massaging the area treated
  • Vigorous exercise
  • Any “facial” beauty treatments

Some patients experience a slight headache after their injections, which can be managed with paracetamol if required. Following this period you can use your normal skin care routine.

How long will it be before I see the results of Botox® treatment?

  • Botox® can take from 2 days to up to 2 weeks before a muscle relaxing effect occurs.  Remember, however, that the aim of treatment is not to stop all expression, but to reduce the intensity of the muscle activity that causes the lines in the areas treated.  This gives the skin a chance to rest from the repeated furrowing and creasing that can occur hundreds of times a day, enabling the wrinkles or folds to gradually soften overtime.
  • When Botox® begins to work, you may notice some temporary strange “sensations” around the treated areas as the muscles that have not been injected adjust.
  • What should I do if Botox® treatment doesn’t appear to be working, or if I have any problems?
  • If this is the first time that you have received Botox® with The Harley Medical Group, we would ideally like to see you a couple of weeks after treatment to discuss the results that we have achieved.  If you cannot schedule a return appointment, and you find that you have had no observable effect after 2 weeks, please contact us.
  • If you have a good initial result, please note that, as recommended by the manufacturers of Botox®, we aim not to perform any “top-up” treatments within a 3 month period following your treatment. 

 

If you have any concerns or further questions related to Botox® treatment, please feel free to contact your clinic.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What causes lines and wrinkles?

As we age our skin increasingly tells the story of our lives – both the external and genetic tales.

External FactorsGenetic Influences
UV sun raysSlower cell regeneration
Unhealthy dietChanges in hormones levels
SmokingFat layers thin
Alcohol consumptionProduction of collagen slows
Lack of exerciseBlood vessels enlarge
DehydrationInherited genes
Repetitive facial expressions   

 

Ultimately it results in the same effect, the damage we have caused our skin over the years starts to show as:

  • Skin loses elasticity
  • Fine lines and wrinkles become deeper
  • Skin thins
  • Skin loses tone
  • Skin pigments (e.g. liver spots)
  • Gravity takes it's toll!

What 'purified protein' do you use?

The Harley Medical Group uses the purified protein produced by Clostridium Botulinum, which induces relaxation of contracted muscles. The commercial name for this protein is Botox®

Who administers the line and wrinkle treatments?

At The Harley Medical Group your Botox® will only ever be administered by a Specialist trained Doctor or fully trained Registered Nurse Prescriber.

What can I expect when I have my treatment?

At your initial consultation, prior to your treatment, you will meet with a Specialist Nurse Counsellor who will answer your questions and assess your suitability to proceed and agree the areas you want treated. Your Nurse Counsellor may recommend dermal fillers for deeper lines and wrinkles. You will then be booked in for your treatment at a time most convenient to you.

The treatment, administered by a Specialist trained Doctor, is injected directly into the wrinkles which results in temporarily relaxing the facial muscles and preventing the formation of wrinkles, whilst existing lines are softened. Because a very fine needle is used, most patients find that there is only mild and temporary discomfort. The entire procedure usually takes no longer than 10 minutes and during this time your Doctor will discuss with you the results which you can expect to see and advise repeat treatments that will be suitable for you.

How does the line and wrinkle treatment work?

You doctor will inject the Botox® directly into the wrinkles which results in temporarily relaxing the facial muscles and preventing the formation of wrinkles, whilst existing lines are softened. With repeated treatments your muscles become re-educated limiting the damage incurred by the skin's natural collagen and reducing the development of new lines and wrinkles.

When will I notice the treatment working?

Line and wrinkles take between 5-10 days to come into full effect - the results are not immediate.  

Is there any down-time?

The treatment will take around 10 minutes and there is no down-time. Immediately following your treatment you are advised to avoid exercise and hot baths to prevent sweating out the protein. We also recommend avoiding massaging or rubbing the area for 24hours after the Botox has been injected.

 

Is a line and wrinkle treatment right for me?

We have learnt from our patients that there are many reasons why people choose to have line and wrinkle injections, each as individual as our patients, the recurring reasons are to reduce the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows, reduce the appearance of crows feet, reduce the appearance of forehead lines and the desire to relax the muscles long-term to smooth facial lines. other patients have told us it alleviates migraine pains, reduces excessive sweating (Hyperhydrosis) and treats muscle pains.

 

Who shouldn't have line & wrinkle treatments?

Studies have not been performed on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Although treatments are not thought to be dangerous, treatment is best avoided during this time.

If you have any diseases, involving nerve damage or muscle weakness, line & wrinkle treatments are not recommended. It is also important to let your Doctor know if there is a family history of such diseases - for example Myasthenia Gravis or if you have previously suffered from Bell's Palsy.

Patients who are currently being treated with amino glycoside antibiotics or spectinomycin should wait until they have completed their course of treatment, and anyone who has had an allergic reaction to human albumin should not have line & wrinkle treatments.

How can I be sure I won't get the 'frozen face' look?

It reduces muscle movement, not prevents it. The frozen look people are well acquainted with is due to overly large amount of the purified protein being used each treatment; your Doctor should administer a small amount inviting you back for a review in two weeks to assess if more is required. With The Harley Medical Group the review with you Doctor is free of charge.

How regularly should I have a line and wrinkle treatment?

To ensure the best results long-term initial treatments should be approximately 3-4 months apart, but this will eventually become 6-12 months as your muscle is re-educated.

What are the alternatives treatments?

Line & wrinkle treatments are the only treatment that directly tackles the cause of dynamic lines by weakening the muscle that causes the skin to wrinkle. Dermal fillers, which are injected just below the surface of the skin into the line or wrinkle aim to temporarily fill the line.

Resurfacing procedures such as skin peels or medical microdermabrasion are examples of other techniques that can be used to reduce the visibility of wrinkles.

Line & wrinkle treatments are often used in combination with other treatments (such as dermal fillers). Your Nurse Counsellor will be able to advise you on the treatment plan which is most suitable for you, to achieve your desired results.

 

What the difference between a line and wrinkle treatment and a dermal filler?

The line and wrinkle injectable available at The Harley Medical Group relaxes the muscle under the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles which have developed as the collagen has been worn away. A Dermal Filler is a temporary implant injected into the skin that will fill facial lines and wrinkles e.g. crows feet and brow lines, enhance lips and brows, create facial contouring e.g. to the cheeks or nose and revitalise the skin. Dermal fillers are used on lines and wrinkles that remain present on the skin when the muscle underneath is relaxed with Botox. Dermal Fillers are a fluid form of Hyaluronic Acid which is a protein found between the cells of all living organisms and is a component of Collagen. As we age our body produces less of this acid which contributes to the ageing process with the appearance of dry and thinner skin.

What are the long-term effects of line and wrinkle treatments?

This Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment has been used on over 1 million patients worldwide for almost 20 years and is supported by a wealth of long-term safety data.

What, if any, are the possible side effects?

Side effects of line & wrinkle treatments are rare - indeed it is one of the safest Cosmetic procedures available.

However, there is the possibility of inadequate injection technique resulting in the treatment being injected or dispersed by massaging the area, this can cause a temporary weakness and is why it's so important to have your treatment at a clinic which is registered by the Care Quality Commission (the independent inspection body for both the NHS and independent healthcare industry).

When the treatment begins to work, you may notice some temporary strange "sensations" around the treated areas as the muscles that have not been injected adjust. Some patients may experience some tenderness, mild redness, swelling or bruising follow the treatment but these are only short-term effects that last a few days.

How much do line and wrinkle treatments cost?

The price will depend on the area being number of points needed to achieve the desired results.

 

How long will a line and wrinkle treatment last?

You will probably not need to have another treatment for around 3-4 months. Following repeated treatments, the effects tend to last for a longer period of time. Your Doctor will discuss with you the results which you can expect to see and advise repeat treatments that will be suitable for you. If you have a good initial result, please note that, as recommended by the manufacturers of the treatment, we aim not to perform any "top-up" treatments within a 3 month period following your treatment.

If your original lines are not too deep, you should notice a significant reduction in the depth and length of your original lines treated after one year, as the skin has a chance to regenerate without constantly being creased by the underlying muscles. If your lines are very deep, the Doctor may also discuss the additional use of dermal fillers or other complementary treatments to get the best possible result. 

Is It Right For Me?

Line & wrinkle treatments are ideal for anyone who has concerns about forehead creases, frown lines or crows feet. The treatment still allows expressions to show on the face which is why many patients feel they do not have to tell work colleagues, friends or partners that they are having treatments. Many people choose to have line & wrinkle treatments to look fresher, less tired, less stressed and ultimately younger. It's always a good idea to prevent wrinkles rather than having to deal with them as and when they appear and this is where the treatment is so effective.

It's also a great starter treatment if you've never had a Cosmetic Treatment before and can be wonderful to add the finishing touch to both post brow lift and face lift surgical patients. Line & wrinkle treatments are incredibly versatile and can be combined holistically with other treatments (such as dermal fillers) to encompass total rejuvenation of the face; this is why it is so important to attend a Registered Clinic so that you can be given all the information to make an informed decision about your unique treatment plan. 

What should I expect?

The treatment is injected directly into the wrinkles which results in temporarily relaxing the facial muscles and preventing the formation of wrinkles, whilst existing lines are softened.

Because a very fine needle is used, most patients find that there is only mild and temporary discomfort. The entire procedure usually takes no longer than 10 minutes and is only administered by the Doctor who is fully trained in its use.

This treatment has been used on over 1 million patients worldwide for almost 20 years and is supported by a wealth of long-term safety data.