At LASE, we use Botox which is the leading brand name for Botulinum toxin A. It has the longest standing history of safety and has held an FDA approval since 1989.
Botox is a highly purified protein made from Botulinum toxin that is injected in tiny doses into specific muscles in the face and neck to reduce lines and wrinkles. It works by inhibiting the release of a chemical called Acetylcholine which is required for normal muscle activity. This results in weakened muscles that have a reduced ability to contract, resulting in a softened, smoother appearance of the area treated.
Botox is commonly used in the frown, forehead and around the eyes but it can also be used in the lower face, neck and armpits for excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis).
Treatments in the face and neck will last for approximately 3-4 months. Hyperhidrosis treatments will last for approximately 6-8 months.
Hyperhidrosis treatments can only be carried out in a CQC regulated premises. Be sure to check with your provider before going ahead with this treatment.
Anti Wrinkle Treatments
Frequently Asked Questions
Making the decision to undergo surgical procedures can be a difficult one, and there are many questions you may have. Please read the frequently asked questions below which may answer any queries or ease any concerns you may have.
How do you keep yourself safe?
The brand name Botox is often used as a generic name for all anti-wrinkle treatments using toxins. We believe in honesty when treating patients and know the importance in explaining to patients exactly what product we are using. Remember, Botox is a prescription only medicine. It can only be prescribed by doctors, dentists and nurse prescribers and can only be acquired from regulated pharmacy companies.
If the injector is not medically qualified, they cannot acquire Botox from a pharmacy. Many unscrupulous injectors resort to getting alternative substances from unregulated marketplaces such as the internet. More alarmingly, they are then willing to inject it and advertise the unknown substance as Botox, luring patients by offering cheap deals that are not safe.
Don’t be afraid to ask your practitioner their credentials and experience.
What are is the most popular anti-wrinkle treatments?
The most popular treatment involves muscle relaxing via internal freezing of the muscles. They are most commonly used around the eyes and forehead, or around the nose, and are entirely non-surgical.
They work by weakening the facial muscles, helping patients look more youthful for longer. They work differently to dermal fillers, which are more focused on filling existing lines and wrinkles.
You can find out more information about how these anti-wrinkle injections work by contacting the clinic.
How does facial muscle relaxation improve your appearance?
This type of anti-ageing treatment is designed to act as a form of skin rejuvenation. The treatments create a more youthful appearance by preventing new lines and deep wrinkles from forming. Most patients that choose this type of facial rejuvenation find it boosts their confidence by helping them feel more youthful.
Who is suitable for this type of anti-wrinkle treatment?
Wrinkle relaxing treatments are suitable for men and women looking to keep the obvious signs of facial ageing, such as lines and wrinkles, at bay. It may be this form of treatment is combined with other forms of skin rejuvenation for the best results. A consultation is needed to ensure we’re able to provide you with the most suitable treatment.
What happens during treatment?
This type of anti-ageing treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive, so you will not need to stay overnight in the hospital. During the procedure, the area to be treated is cleaned, your skin expert will then perform the procedure as required.
Treatment usually takes 20-40 minutes on average. Results of treatments are seen in the days and weeks afterwards..
What is the recovery like?
You can return to your daily life immediately and no hospital stay is needed. There may be some slight bruising or redness to the areas of treatment, but this usually only lasts a few hours.
How long do the results last?
Usually results last between 3-4 months. Further treatments are required if you wish to maintain the results of this anti-ageing wrinkle treatment.
Who should you trust to perform skin rejuvenation treatments?
At LASE Cosmetic in Newcastle, we have a small team of experts ready to help you rejuvenate your skin. We will suggest the best approach to minimise the impact on your life whilst always placing safety first, offering you the most advanced non-surgical treatments we have available.