Do you want to soften lines and wrinkles without looking unnatural? Dr Lina Kotecha places anti-wrinkle reduction injections, often simply call Botox to avoid this unnatural look and does so by not over-treating and so maintaining some natural looking movement whilst still softening lines.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections like Botox are 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.
No anaesthetic necessary
1 -2 hours
Infection, bruises, drooping brow, allergic reactions (e.g. swelling)
*individual results and reactions may vary
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Wrinkle Reduction injections are commonly referred to as ‘Botox ®’, short for Botulinum toxin (BTX).
BTX is a purified form of a naturally occurring protein which temporarily prevents muscles in the treated area from contracting and creating wrinkles. This then causes the muscles of the face to relax, consequently smoothing out wrinkles.
Gone are the days of the frozen or the surprised BTX look and the recent trend has definitely moved towards the more natural look. Dr. Lina Kotecha through her unrivalled experience with BTX, can alter the amount of BTX placed, called ‘Baby BTX” treatments, which can achieve great results with an even more natural feel.So, what is "Baby BTX" exactly?
Baby BTX is a term which was first coined in the USA, and it was in part because of Martin Scorsese the movie director, who complained that too many of his actresses were “frozen” and unable to act. Many of these actresses started seeking BTX treatments which work, are more natural and wear off more quickly in time for their next part on the big screen.
The Baby BTX treatments involve tiny doses of BTX which are injected into the usual areas. The results are still very similar to when normal doses are given, but more movement is present and it does wear off more quickly. The patient may have to return for the next treatment after 2 months but in time however even with Baby BTX, the results will last a lot longer.
Baby BTX basically gives our patients the choice. If they want the normal dose treatment, Dr. Lina Kotecha will use her unique techniques do achieve very effective, long lasting but still very natural results without the frozen look. Baby BTX, however, can be used for those patients who want to be even more minimal and more natural, or those who just don’t want it to last too long.
We offer a free consultation for facial aesthetics, so, if you are considering this treatment with Dr. Lina Kotecha and would like to find out more,
At Faces By Lina we always offer a free consultation to enable us to tailor treatment to our patients needs and to answer any questions you may have. Book today by calling us on 0116 2593386.
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 BTX 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 Glen Dental 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 BTX 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:
Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at face to face consultation.
Please note: Any BTX 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.
Glen Dental offers wrinkle reduction injections to patients from Oadby, Wigston, Kibworth, Fleckney, Great Glen, Evington, Thurnby, Leicester, Market Harborough, and Oakham
“Really happy with my Botox® I had in my forehead, crow’s feet and frown lines. Dr Lina Kotecha was so reassuring-I must admit I was scared, I'm a wimp when it comes to needles! But Dr Lina Kotecha calmly talked me through it and was very gentle and it was over in a flash!! I Will definitely be returning for future treatment!”
*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Glen Dental cannot guarantee specific results.