Dr. N. Ahmed has been helping patients achieve fantastic results using the latest techniques in non-surgical cosmetic facial aesthetics since 2005. Part of being a professional in this area is to make sure that he has the clinical knowledge but also adequate regulatory assurances to protect his patients and give them peace of mind. He has a long list of very satisfied customers including most of his family members.
How does Botulinum toxin work?
As the muscles that cause facial expression work, over time this results in the development of frown lines, forehead lines and/or crows feet. Injecting Botulinum toxin into the affected area temporarily paralyses the underlying muscles responsible for wrinkling, giving the face a more relaxed and pleasant appearance. The wrinkles become smoother or disappear altogether.
When and how long does the Botulinum toxin work?
The initial effects of the treatment become visible within 48 to 72 hours. The maximum effect is reached after about 7 to 14 days. The facial expression will become more relaxed. The overall result is very natural. The effect of the treatment generally lasts about 4 months. Re-treatment is then required.
Botulinum toxin administered for wrinkle correction by injection is generally a safe and effective treatment method. Nevertheless, certain side effects can occur, but like the intended treatment effects, they are mostly temporary.
Patients should not have treatment if they are…
- Pregnant or nursing mothers
- Have Muscular Sclerosis
- Have Myasthenia Gravis
- Have Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
- Blood clotting disorders
- Allergic to Botulinum toxin
- Taking muscle relaxant medication
- Taking anaesthetics
- Taking certain antibiotics e.g. Streptomycin, Penicillamine
- Taking Calcium channel blockers
List of possible side effects?
- Bruising or swelling at the injection site
- Tiredness, pain in the arms or legs
- Temporary drooping of the eyebrow or upper eyelid
- Brief visual disturbances
- Dryness of the eyes
- Skin rash
- Allergic reactions
- Dry mouth
- Muscle wasting
How does it work?
Naturally present in the skin, hyaluronic acid preserves moisturising levels in the skin and boosts tone. The quantity of hyaluronic acid in the skin (dermis) decreases with age. As a result the skin dries out and becomes fragile with the appearance of wrinkles. The tissues progressively sag and the face becomes hollow. Injected into the dermis fillers effectively alleviate this hyaluronic acid deficiency thanks to their high hyaluronic acid concentration. They revitalise and rehydrate the skin, fill in wrinkles and fine lines, add volume and definition to lips and remodel and soften facial contours.
Numbing cream or injections are usually given in the area requiring treatment to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. They are injected directly into the wrinkle: they lift and instantly fill the lines by virtue of the volume they create. Right from the first injection, the wrinkle is markedly and visibly reduced. Cracks in the skin are repaired. They are injected directly into the zones where the tissues relax, thus creating an immediate tightening and volume-enhancing effect. As a result of this lifting effect, fillers offer a real alternative to plastic surgery when skin relaxation is not too advanced, by redefining the facial contours.
Depending on your age and the structure of your face, 1 to 3 initial sessions will be needed in order to achieve the desired effect, which is evident immediately following the first treatment session. The injection sessions have a real, cumulative effect. Regular maintenance sessions will use less product to maintain your result.
Side effects are injection-related such as swelling, redness, pain, itching and tenderness. These usually resolve after a few days but may take up to a week with lip augmentation.