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Wrinkle relaxing treatments

botoxHealthcare Inspectorate WalesFacial lines are caused by the repeated use of the facial muscles in a particular manner. Some people have a distinctive facial habit – frowning, raising eyebrows, using one side of the face more than the other – and in time they will see a set of lines appear on the skin which reflect this individual habit. These unsightly facial lines are continually reinforced every time we frown or squint.


Botulinum Toxin (a purified protein that has been in use for over 20 years).  treatments reduce and prevent further development of these wrinkle lines. Injections are given, which temporarily relaxes the frown muscles for a period of 3 to 5 months. The relaxing of the muscles is always temporary and can never be permanent.

What to expect during your Wrinkle Relaxing Treatment

All Wrinkle Relaxing Treatments  require a Medical Practitioner present to supervise the treatment. The injection procedure takes about 10 minutes. The practitioner will ask you to frown hard, so that your exact pattern of forehead and frown movement is clearly seen, so that an individual treatment plan can be prepared. Several small amounts of the toxin are then injected directly into the muscles just under the surface of the skin. The treatment takes around 10 -15 minutes and anaesthesia is usually not required; however anaesthetic cream may be used if required.

What results can I expect from Wrinkle Relaxing Treatments?

Immediately following treatment there will be some tiny red marks for approximately one hour where the micro-fine needle was inserted. The injections starts to take effect after 2 to 4 days and you will feel that it is becoming more difficult to frown. After about two weeks the maximum effect will be apparent. The treatment provides a more youthful appearance and a reduction in the appearance of expression lines. Usually these injections are repeated every 3-5 months to improve and then maintain the effect.

Botulinum toxin  for the treatment of Excessive Sweating Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a common disorder which produces a lot of stress and unhappiness. This is more than just ‘sweaty’ hands, feet or underarms, but can result in continually soaking, dripping sweating of affected areas. An estimated 2-3% of the UK population suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms or of the palms and soles of the feet. Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier, around the age 13.  Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.

Botulinum toxin is a very effective method of preventing excessive sweating. In some patients only one treatment gives effective results.

The Clear Skin Dermatology Treatment Clinic provides Wrinkle Relaxing and Excessive Sweating treatments from their Cardiff based Clinic. For more details contact 02920 795775