We provide BOTOX® injections to relax the muscles to reduce and soften lines and wrinkles.
There are lots of areas that can be treated on the face and neck to soften these lines including frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. BOTOX® has now been formally approved for cosmetic use. It is only available on prescription. BOTOX® is a medical procedure that helps to restore a smooth and more youthful appearance.
The Botulinum Toxin Type A brands that Dr Rippon uses at Rippon Medical Services is BOTOX®, although other brands can be sourced if preferred by the patient for example Azzalure® or Bocouture®.
As one of the leading Medical Aesthetic Doctors in Cumbria, Doctor Rippon and the staff of Rippon Medical Services Ltd understand that our patients take centre stage in the fundamental growth and success of our practice.
The day of your appointment we provide a full medical aesthetic consultation and skin evaluation to our patients. This is so we can discuss the patient's goals and ideas and gain a perfect understanding of what is desired as well as what is possible because we aim to achieve only the most natural results. Our patients are seen and treated by Doctor Rippon who is an elected member of the British College of Aesthetic Doctors. A senior G.P with specialised minor surgery skills, and Advanced Medical Aesthetic Doctor.
Doctor Rippon would be present first hand through the entire process of your treatment including any follow up care if necessary. In addition to the standard horizontal and frown lines treated by BOTOX®, Doctor Rippon also specialises in treating:
BOTOX® injections (For Frown lines and crow's feet)
Lines and 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. While you may have earned every one of your worry lines, you don't have to show them anymore. Now, thanks to FDA approved wrinkle reduction injections (BOTOX®) these lines can be softened. The procedure known as cosmetic denervation utilises BOTOX® to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow's feet and other dynamic wrinkles.
BOTOX® blocks from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Botulinum relaxes the muscles so 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.
BOTOX® has been used safely and effectively for over ten years to treat many ophthalmological and neurological disorders. Each year, thousands of patients receive BOTOX® treatments for a variety of conditions and is quickly becoming a popular treatment for reversing the visible signs of ageing.
BOTOX® is a simple and safe procedure. Utilising a tiny micro needle, a very small amount of is BOTOX®, is injected very precisely, into several locations on the face. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is utilised, the pain associated with the injections is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. No addition of 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 injection site. This can be covered with makeup.
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. In some cases, the toxin can migrate and cause the temporary weakness of nearby muscles. In rare cases, there can be drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of facial expression. The risk of any side effect depends on the muscles injected.
Dr Rippon will discuss this with you in length before your treatment.
Because the effects of BOTOX® are completely reversible, any side effects are temporary, lasting only a few weeks.
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, However, this procedure cannot improve wrinkles due to ageing and sun-damaged skin alone they are unrelated to facial muscle contractions. BOTOX® injections will not improve sagging skin or replace the need for a facelift or brow lift.
Unfortunately, BOTOX® injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of wrinkles. The effects of the injections last for up to
4 months. You will need to have injections about two to three times per year should you wish to reduce the wrinkles over the year. Clinical studies indicate the duration of treatment benefits is increased over time, such that you should require fewer injections as time goes by. Also, the duration of effect varies from patient to patient and may be less effective for those patients greater than 65 years of age. After that, the muscle action returns. When frown lines reappear, a repeat treatment is necessary to regain the results.
* Results vary from patient to patient.