Combat lines and wrinkles with Botox


If you are thinking about improving or reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face, then you need to speak to us at the clinic of Dr Alexis Zander and find out about the different types of facial aesthetics treatments and procedures that are available to you. Fine lines and wrinkles can affect your self-confidence and your self-esteem, however it is important to note that you are not alone as they are a natural part of the ageing process.

Sun damage

Fine lines and wrinkles can appear on your face from as early as around the age of 25. There are different reasons why we develop fine lines and wrinkles and why some people  have more prominent wrinkles or develop them earlier than others. One of the main reasons why we get lines and wrinkles on our face is as a result of sun exposure and studies show that up to 90% of visible skin ageing is as a result of sun damage. UV rays in the sunshine cause free radicals to form within the skin, damaging elastin fibres which result in wrinkling, premature ageing and skin cancer. The UV rays from tanning beds are also very harmful for your skin, again accelerating the ageing process and causing skin cancer. The best way to protect your skin is to avoid tanning beds altogether and to make sure that your skin is protected using sunscreen when you are outside, even in the winter. A good skin care routine is important as well. You need to make sure that your skin is well hydrated, using a good moisturiser throughout the year and you should also drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and maintain its elasticity.

Botox at our clinic

If lines and wrinkles are affecting the appearance of your skin, then you need to speak to Dr Alexis Zander, and find out about Botox in East Sheen. Botox is administered in the form of an injection directly into the target areas that are affected by lines and wrinkles. Botox in East Sheen is most popularly used on the forehead, around the eyes, in between the eyebrows and around the mouth. This is where lines and wrinkles form most prominently as a result of sun damage, but also as a result of the expressions that we make with our face on a continuous basis. Expression lines become deeper with age, and eventually they do not seem to go away. With Botox in East Sheen, you can reduce and eventually diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles around your eyes, forehead and mouth by paralysing them, so that they no longer form when you speak, smile, frown, or pout. This creates a smooth impression and restores the youthful appearance of your skin.

Botox is safe to use by adult patients of all ages. The procedure itself is carried out in as little as 10 to 15 minutes and the results can last from 2 to 4 months depending on your body’s metabolic activity. When you feel as if the wrinkles are reappearing, you can speak to us about repeating the process and we will let you know when you are ready. Over time, you will find that when the wrinkles do come back, they are less visible than they were at first, and you may need to repeat the process less often. Speak to Dr Alexis Zander today to find out more.