Wrinkle Reduction » Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Do you want to soften lines and wrinkles without looking unnatural?
Dr Lina Kotecha places anti wrinkle reduction injections to avoid this unnatural look and does so by not over-treating and so maintaining some natural looking movement whilst still softening lines.
- Frown Lines
- Forehead Lines
- Laughter Lines/Crow's Feet
- Gummy Smiles
- Lines around the Mouth
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Thousands of men and women receive wrinkle reduction injections every year and is the UK's most popular cosmetic treatment for the removal of wrinkles. Combining a quick procedure with undeniable results that relaxes the muscles of facial expression, wrinkles are made less visible; resulting in a more natural and rejuvenated look.
Please note, wrinkle softening treatment is licensed for reduction of frown lines and lines around the eyes only. A detailed examination will be carried out before any treatment is provided
Wrinkle reduction injections can be used for:
- for anti-ageing treatments – to soften lines and wrinkles
- for brow and jowl lifting
- to help with teeth clenching and grinding
- to relax the upper lip in the case of a high smile line ('gummy smile')
- to reduce fine lines (smoker's lines) around the mouth
- in cases of excess sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- to slim the lower face
- in conjunction with dermal fillers for a non-surgical face lift
Summary Of Your Treatment
It works by reversibly targeting the small muscles of the face and damping down their contraction, thus softening lines and wrinkles. It also works in a similar way on sweat glands to stop the production of sweat.
The treatment involves injecting small quantities of Botulinum toxin into the muscles which are causing your lines/wrinkles. The injection process itself will only take several minutes. The product used by Dr Lina Kotecha at Smile Essential Dental Practice is Azzalure® (Galderma) which is one of the few FDA approved botulinum toxins on the market. It has been adapted from Dysport® which has a 20-year long history of product consistency and safety.
It usually takes two weeks for the effects of Botulinum toxin to be fully appreciated, but you will notice the first changes after four to five days. The effects usually last three to four months depending on your response, but following repeat treatments the effects may last for longer. It is not immediately reversible but always gradually wears off.
The treatment performed by Dr. Lina Kotecha consists of a small number of tiny injections, given with a minimum of discomfort to the targeted muscles causing them to relax. There may be a small amount of swelling and redness in the injection sites afterwards but this generally settles very quickly.
Botulinum toxin has had a bad reputation in the past for producing the 'frozen face' look. Dr Lina Kotecha is very keen to avoid this unnatural look and does so by not over-treating and so maintaining some natural looking movement whilst softening lines. The beauty of wrinkle reduction injections is that it shouldn't be obvious to people that you have had treatment – only that you look rested and fresh.
You should not have this treatment if:
- The injection site is infected
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis).
Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at face to face consultation.
Please note: Any botulinum toxin procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation with Dr. Lina Kotecha during which a full assessment will be carried out and a full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.
Most side effects are short-lived and mild, the most common being mild bruising to the site of the injection. Some patients also report mild headaches shortly after the treatment, but these usually subside within 24 hours.
Yes, as long as you are medically suitable, it is extremely safe.
You may have redness and swelling for 1-2 hours after the treatment. You can carry on with your day as normal, although we advise that you avoid strenuous activity/saunas/other facial treatments for up to 24 hours.
- Refrain from touching , rubbing or massaging the filled area for six hours after your treatment is complete
- Avoid exposing the treated area to extremely high or low temperatures
- Be careful whilst washing the treated area of your face
- Sarah Smile Essential
I didn't want to change my identity, just wanted to look less tired and I feel the wrinkle reduction injections helped me to do this.
- Joesephine Smile Essential
I wanted something enhanced my natural beauty and natural to me means that it is a better version of me, but still is me. I did this for me. It only matters that I see the difference.
- Marta Smile Essential
I've received so many compliments since my treatment, but what people say: you look good. You look happy.
- Mr FB (Oadby) Smile Essential
The team at Smile Essential have given me confidence which I never experienced from a dentist before. I cannot thank you enough for the treatment you have done for me. I would highly recommend you to everyone.
Mr FB (Oadby)
- Mrs HL (Western Park) Dear Shrik and staff
Lina, you have completely restored my faith in dentists; my new smile is so much better and I have really appreciated your sympathetic and caring approach - thank you!
Mrs HL (Western Park)
- Mr BS (Leicester Forest East)
Thank you so much for helping me get my smile back! It has made a tremendous difference to my self confidence.
Mr BS (Leicester Forest East)
- (HL, Oadby, Leicester)
You have completely restored my faith in dentists; my new smile is so much better and I have really appreciated your sympathetic approach. Thank you!!
(HL, Oadby, Leicester)
- (JL, Narborough, Leicestershire)
Thank you for the good work on my new 'cap' this year. I am very pleased with the fit and colour of my new tooth. It looks much better now.
(JL, Narborough, Leicestershire)
- (DI, Glenfield, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
Thank you for your kindness during my treatment and restoring my faith in dentists.
(DI, Glenfield, Leicester)
- (KK, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
Many thanks for reassuring me and your gentle caring approach.
- (ATB, Aylestone, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
Thank you so much for helping me to get my smile back! It was well worth the long stints in the chair even if I was the biggest coward! –thanks for your patience.
(ATB, Aylestone, Leicester)
- (KP, Rowley Fields, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
Thank you for giving me my smile back. I can’t stop smiling now and my only regret is that I should have come to see you years ago!
(KP, Rowley Fields, Leicester)
- (LS and family, Enderby, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
The whole family have now been coming to the practice for over 5 years and the peace of mind together with the 1st class service you offer has been excellent.
(LS and family, Enderby, Leicester)
- (JP, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness which I appreciated so much. Bless you.
- (AH, Braunstone, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
Thank you so, so much for the dental treatment to make my front teeth look nicer. I feel much more confident in smiling with my new veneers. Thank you so much.
(AH, Braunstone, Leicester)
- (CD, Kibworth, Leicestershire) Dear Shrik and staff
Thank you for making me feel so relaxed when I came to see you for my fillings. Like many people the dentist is not my favourite place to visit but your calm manner put me totally at ease. I am very pleased with my new white fillings and look forward to my next appointment.
(CD, Kibworth, Leicestershire)