Neurotoxin is not just for lines and wrinkles; it can also treat excessive sweating, referred to as Hyperhidrosis, a medical condition that can affect both men and women. Neurotoxin therapy works by blocking the secretion of the chemical that activate the sweat glands and can make a dramatic difference to those suffering from this debilitating condition.
We use Neurotoxin Hyperhidrosis Therapy to treat sweating in the following areas:
Face (forehead and upper lip)
Neurotoxin can be administered in 10-15 minutes, so it is quick and makes it very easy for patients to pop in over a lunch break or around social events.
Any signs of the treatment rapidly disappear within 10 to 15 minutes. There may be little raised bumps at each injection site, but these take no time to disappear completely. Bruising is rarely seen following injections, but in the unlikely event this were to happen make up can be used to cover.
The results of Hyperhidrosis lasts around 6 months and can last longer in those patients having repeated treatments.
The cost of the procedure is £450
What are anti-ageing injections?
Botulinum toxin A (Azzalure) often referred to as anti-wrinkle or muscle relaxant injections is a prescription only treatment. It works by temporarily blocking the nerve signals to the muscles. The muscle becomes relaxed, in turn reducing the appearance of the lines and wrinkles.
What are muscle relaxant injections?
Muscle relaxants consist of a purified version of a protein and toxin produced by a bacteria found in meat. When injected into targeted muscles, these products work by temporarily blocking nerve signals to the muscle. This controlled weakening reduces muscle movement, causing the wrinkles over the muscles to become smoother.
What is the difference between Muscle relaxant injections and Dermal Filler?
Muscle relaxants are used to treat wrinkles and lines caused by repeated muscle movement, such as smile lines and forehead creases. They work by temporarily weakening the underlying muscles. Dermal fillers are used to plump up the skin by adding volume. They may be used to fill in wrinkles caused by sagging skin, to restore volume lost to the ageing process, or to enhance areas of the face such as the lips and cheeks.
How will I know which product is right for me?
Dr Glancey offers a number of different dermal fillers and muscle relaxants. Dr Glancey will help you choose from among these highly effective cosmetic products. Each has been formulated to suit different aesthetic concerns and facial areas. Rest assured there is a number of excellent products available, whatever your specific beauty concern. We can discuss product options with you at your first consultation visit with us.
Which areas can be treated?
Many clients begin receiving injections of muscle relaxants as soon as they start seeing signs of wrinkles. Others wait until their wrinkles are more substantial before seeking treatment. There is no reason to delay seeking cosmetic injections. Many clients undergo decades of repeated treatments with no ill effects. While most clients begin seeking treatment in their early 30s or 40s, it can be performed safely on clients who are both younger and older. Some patients in their 20’s have injectable treatments to prevent wrinkles and lines from forming.
Is the Treatment available for men and women?
Yes, muscle relaxant treatment works well on both men and women.
Are there any age restrictions?
We do not treat anyone under the age of 18 years.
Can I have the treatment while pregnant?
No, for safety reasons you cannot have this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Will it hurt?
The discomfort during this treatment is minimal. We use a very thin needle and the injection process is over in a matter of minutes. For very anxious clients a topical numbing cream can be applied if desired.
How long will the injecting take?
The injection process itself is over in just a few moments. You can expect to spend half an hour or less in the clinic.
Are the results permanent?
No, the result is temporary. The results last between 3 -4 months depending the facial area treated, and your body’s ability to absorb the injected toxin. It can wear off after as little as 8 weeks in some clients and it can last up to 6 months in others. Many patients undergo regular touch-up injections in order to maintain their rejuvenated appearance. If you opt not to have further treatment, the treated area will gradually return to its pre-treatment appearance.
How long do the results last?
This depends on the area treated, and the individual client. Muscle relaxants usually last 3-4months, but in some cases can last as little as 8 weeks or can last up to 6 months Over time, you will notice the results of the treatment begin to fade, gradually returning your appearance to its pre-treatment state.
Dr Glancey will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and advise you which injectables would be suitable for you.