Services in Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire, Berkshire, and Isle of Wight
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles every time you smile, laugh or frown. The more emotion you show the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. Dynamic lines can be dramatically softened by a procedure known as cosmetic denervation using injections to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crows feet and other dynamic wrinkles.
How do injections work?
Injections block impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines so that they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Is the treatment safe?
Injections have been used for over 10 years to treat many Opthalmological and Neurological disorders. Each year, thousands of patients received treatment for a variety of conditions and it is quickly becoming a popular treatment for reversing the visible signs of ageing.
What is the treatment like?
Cosmetic denervation is a simple and safe procedure. Using a micro needle, a very small amount of toxin is injected very precisely into several locations on the face. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid used, the pain associated with the injections is minimal.
No sedation or local anaesthetic is required and you can resume normal activities immediately. You can even drive yourself home or back to the office. Some patients experience a slight temporary bruising at the site of injection, which can be covered with make up.
Are there any side effects?
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. In some cases, the toxin can migrate and cause a temporary weakness of nearby muscles. In rare cases, there may be a drooping of the eyelid or asymmetry of facial expression. Because the effects are completely reversible, any side effects are temporary, lasting only a few weeks.
What results can I expect?
If dynamic wrinkles make you look older than you are, cosmetic denervation can smooth these out and give you a more youthful and pleasant appearance. Injections will not improve sagging skin or wrinkles due to ageing and sun damaged skin since they are unrelated to facial muscle contractions.
What are the limitations of the injections?
Unfortunately, the injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles, the effect of the injections last from 3 to 6 months. You will need to have injections 2 - 3 times a year. The duration of treatment benefit increases over time so that you should require injections less frequently in the future.
Mr Graham holds consultations and operates at The Cosmetic Surgery Centre for the South West at the Winterbourne hospital in Dorchester, one of the leading cosmetic surgery centres in the UK.
The hospital, which has recently undergone a major refurbishment, has two new state of the art operating theatres, twenty nine private en suite bedrooms, eight consulting rooms, resident medical officer and as is of course fully registered with the National Care Standards Commission.
Mr Graham lives locally and has been operating at The Winterbourne hospital for almost 20 years and during that time has developed an expert operating and outpatient team in cosmetic surgery.
Mr. Michael D. Graham
Winterbourne Hospital - Herringston Road, Dorchester, DT1 2DR, UK
Phone: (01305) 267 687, Email: email@example.com
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Services provided in South West of England:
Dorset - Poole, Dorchester, Bournemouth
Hampshire - Southampton, Portsmouth, Chichester
Somerset - Bristol, Bath, Yeovil, Taunton
Devon - Exeter, Torquay, Plymouth
Wiltshire - Salisbury
Berkshire - Swindon
Isle of Wight