1. In a nutshell what is Neck Rejuvenation?
Neck Rejuvenation is a nonsurgical alternative to a face lift, with many patients opting to correct sagging skin and lines with Botox.
Botox in the neck is injected into the platysma muscles. These muscles play a vital role in the drooping of the jaw muscles.
By using Botox, the muscles will relax and the skin will droop less and appear tighter and smoother.
2. Who is suitable for Neck Rejuvenation?
Patients most suitable for neck rejuvenation treatment are those with loose and saggy skin, patients who tense their neck, patients with vertical lines on the neck and patients who are experiencing sagging skin due to weight loss.
Patients who are suffering from severe cases of sagging skin on the neck are not suitable for this treatment and are better suited to a surgical option.
3. In a nutshell what is Botox?
Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is a skin treatment used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and in doing so prevents the signs of ageing.
Botox is a quick and convenient treatment to smooth out those lines without any need for surgery.
Botox has become a massively popular treatment all over the world, with 6 million treatments being carried out every year.
Botox is injected into the muscular tissue, and can only be administered by a trained doctor.
4. How does Botox work?
Botox works by preventing the muscles in the target areas from contracting. When Botox is injected there is no transfer of a signal from the nerve to the muscle telling them to contract.
It is this contraction of muscles, which occur on the face thousands of times a day which create wrinkles and lines.
After being treated with Botox you will still be able to laugh, smile and facial expressions will not disappear. There will however, be less movement in the treated areas, creating a smooth look.
5. Are there risks or side effects?
There is always a risk of side effects with every treatment and Botox is no exception. However, possible side effects are short lived and not harmful, such as pain and redness.
Only a very few patients experience slight bruising. Patients may experience trouble swallowing for some months after treatment.
6. Post Treatment Advice/Care
After treatment patients can carry on with their normal daily routine.
We would advise patients to avoid heavy work outs for 24 hours and to avoid rubbing the treated area, this will avoid spreading the Botox to other areas of the face.
Using sunscreen is important to withstand the effects of ageing, patients should also apply retinol cream.
We would advise patients who have an event coming up, to book in for Botox at Dental & Skin 3-4 weeks before the event.
7. What are the different brands of Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A)?
Azzalure is one of the oldest and most common brands of Botox, it has been available in the UK from the 90s and approved for cosmetic use in 2009.
Azzalure is most commonly used to prevent and treat the development of frown lines.
Bocouture is marketed under the brand name Xeomin, and has been available in the UK since 2008. Bocouture claims to be an advanced type of Botox Type A, due to that antibodies do not form when it is injected in high does. This means it has the advantage of longer lasting results.
Vistabel is the first type of Botox Type A to receive a cosmetic license in this country, and the first to receive a license when treating the crows feet. This type of Botox, like the rest works by preventing nerve endings sending a message to the muscles telling them to contract.
This type of Botox is manufactured by a French company called Ipsen, and has been around in the UK since the 90s gaining a cosmetic license in 2009. Dysport is marketed under the brand name Azzalure.
8. Can everyone have Botox for Neck Rejuvenation?
We find that most patients are suitable to receive Botox treatment. However, Botox can not be carried out for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Botox can also not be carried out on patients who have diseases related to muscle activity or, who have bleeding disorders.
9. Why Neck rejuvenation at Dental & Skin?
Our doctor has a Masters in Restorative & Aesthetics, with over 10 years experience in the field.
We are passionate about what we do and strive to create the best results possible for our patients. We do this by updating our knowledge and working with our patients desired outcome.
We offer free consultations to all patients, we take our time to assess your facial structure and size of your muscles, as well as answering all your questions before treatment.
At our London Islington clinic, we work around your busy schedule with evening appointments and review appointments.