FACIAL LINE SOFTENING

Soften the lines on the face, or target overactive muscles to help give you a natural, youthful appearance.

Dr Rachel Tunney Aesthetics

Ringwood, Hampshire

 

Forehead Lines
£200

Frown Lines
£200

Crow's Feet /
Brow Lift

£200

Gummy Smile
£200

Bunny Lines

£200

Lip Lines
£200

Jaw Line(Masseter)£300

Neck(Platsymal Bands)
£390

This treatment can be a very effective part of a total skincare package, as discussed during your consultation, to give you a natural look by reducing the appearance of the lines and wrinkles around the face while maintaining your ability to be expressive.

 

Fine lines and wrinkles are the lines and creases that form on the skin because of the movement of the muscle underneath. They are more noticeable on sun-exposed areas and areas of expression, i.e., the face. While there is a genetic element to the way our skin ages, there are things we can do to minimise the appearance of these lines.

 

The treatment works by reducing the ability of a specific muscle to move by blocking the chemicals needed for nerve transmission to that muscle. When the muscle is less expressive, the skin over the muscle is less creased and the wrinkles appear smoother.

 

Small amounts are injected using a fine needle into specific muscles in the face. The procedure is very quick and usually requires no anaesthesia. After a few days, the treatment will have begun to take effect and the fine lines will appear smoother. 

 
 
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Procedure takes 10-20 minutes

Lasts for 3-6 months

Complications are rare

No anaesthesia required

Minimal downtime

Best results seen within 7-14 days

 

Will I end up with a frozen look?

This is not the aim! The first time we treat you we are cautious and use smaller doses to allow you to keep some expression. This allows us to see how you respond to the treatment and we can make adjustments at your follow up appointment if appropriate.

Will it hurt?

Generally speaking, this procedure is very well tolerated. The needle used is very small, and only small amounts of product are injected at a time. Most people describe it as a 'pin prick' or similar to having acupuncture. If you are very concerned about pain, then anaesthetic options can be discussed at your consultation.

How long will it last?

Most people return for their next treatment between three and four months after the first treatment. However, everyone is different and the range we have seen is anywhere from two to six months.

Will I become addicted to these treatments?

People often worry that once they start having wrinkle treatments, they won't be able to stop! Think of the treatment like pressing pause on your skin creasing and wrinkling.  If you have treatments for five years and then stop, you won't suddenly look five years older!

Will the treatment work for me?

When you come in for your consultation, we will assess your suitability for the treatment based on medical history, medications, allergies and an examination of your facial movements. Wrinkles that appear on the movement of the muscles (dynamic lines) tend to be reduced more than wrinkles that are present when the muscle is still (static lines), which may require a combination of treatments including dermal fillers to improve.

Which areas can I have this treatment in?

These injections can be administered in a number of different places in the face, to address dynamic wrinkles in the forehead, frown, eye area, nose (bunny lines), jawline (masseter) and neck. It can also be used to treat excessive sweating in the underarms.

When should I start getting these treatments?

There is no right time, as everyone will develop fine lines on their face at different times. This is dependent on genetic and lifestyle factors. Generally speaking, if you have no lines visible when your face is at rest, there is little need to have this treatment, even as a preventative measure. When you start to notice the first signs of lines appearing, facial fine line injections can be useful to prevent these lines from becoming deeper or larger. It can also be helpful to have a good skincare routine with products to target early signs of fine lines and wrinkles, such as retinol, which will also help the injectable treatments look even better if you do decide to have them.

 

 I had my first ever aesthetics procedure with Rachel and was quite anxious! I was immediately put at ease and Rachel spent time asking what I was looking for and giving full explanations. Brilliant, professional and excellent results! I’ve since had 4 further treatments and would thoroughly recommend Rachel’s care

Helen