How to turn back the ageing clock in a matter of minutes
In this day and age, it’s impossible to avoid seeing seemingly perfect celebrities on the TV, in films and in the tabloids, sporting clear skin, shiny hair, size-zero bodies and, most commonly, line-free faces thanks to much-loved Botox® anti-ageing treatment.
There once was a time when Botox® was so uncommon that if celebrities had undergone the procedure, nobody knew about it. Many of us just didn’t know it existed. Nowadays, the procedure has been entirely embraced by men and women of all ages and is fully accepted as being one of the most effective ways to turn back the ageing clock.
But what exactly is Botox®? How does it work? We’ve put together this short guide which should answer any initial questions you’ve always wanted to ask about this hugely popular treatment.
What are Botox® injections?
Your skin can lose its elasticity over time which can cause your skin to appear looser. Botox®, also known as anti-wrinkle injections, involves undergoing a few small injections to the face and body which are designed to reduce the muscle movement under your skin in order to give it time to recover. Your skin is then essentially ironed out and appears smoother and fresher, taking years off your overall appearance.
Which areas can be treated with Botox®?
Botox® injections can be applied to a number of different areas on the face such as frown lines, forehead lines and eye lines, also known as ‘crow’s feet’. When it comes to anti-wrinkle injections, crow’s feet are usually one of the most commonly requested areas amongst our patients. Crow’s feet are fine lines which appear around the eye area over time. These lines can make you look older and make your eyes look smaller, too. Undergoing anti-wrinkle injections on your crow’s feet will not prevent you from smiling naturally but will make your eyes look fresher and brighter.
Are there any side effects associated with Botox® injections?
When it comes to anti-wrinkle injections, side effects are minimal and fairly uncommon. Some patients report minor bruising to the treated area but this can be covered with concealer and usually clears within three days. You might feel minor discomfort when the needle is administered but the procedure is very quick so any discomfort will be shortlived.
How quickly will you see results?
Anti-wrinkle injections take just ten days to take full effect but by week two, you’ll notice a real change and improvement, and you can enjoy younger and fresher skin that’s full of vitality. Over several months, your muscles will break down the treatment and after three or four months, you will probably notice that gradual muscle movement has returned to the treated area. At this stage you can then opt to return for further treatment but you can discuss your overall treatment plan in your initial free no-obligation consultation with one of our trained doctors.
What is the cost of anti-wrinkle injections?
If you’re looking for anti-wrinkle injections, London is host to a variety of clinics, each with a different price tag. Here at Look Lovely London, we operate a clear, transparent and competitive pricing system and we charge per treated area for Botox® injections. For one area, we charge just £140, for two areas it’s £210 (£105 per area) and for three areas, it’s £270 (£90 per area).
In addition to Botox® for the face, we also offer Botox® injections for Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the underarms) and this costs just £450 for both armpits. We also offer two treatments for the neck area: treatment for the Platysmal Band (the vertical necklines) with prices starting at £350 and a Nefertili Lift which is designed to reestablish your jaw line and soften unsightly neck muscles, the cost for which starts at just £255.
If you’re a Botox® first timer, give us a call on 0203 199 8236 and arrange to see one of our trained members of staff. You can ask any questions about the procedure, or ask for advice on which areas you should focus on treating.
There’s never been a better excuse or a better time to invest in the new you!