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Forehead lines and Frown Lines

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Forehead wrinkles are the long horizontal lines that appear across your forehead. They will probably be more prominent when you raise your eyebrows. These lines can give you a cross appearance and give away your age.

Once again, by injecting Botox® into the muscles that cause forehead wrinkles, we can smooth away these lines. As we still want your face to look natural and take a ‘less is more’ approach to Botox® treatments, your face will still be expressive. Sometimes we also can treat a deeper frown line with dermal fillers.

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Frown Lines: Above the bridge of the nose

Frown lines are the small vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows. They may appear if you’re someone who frowns a lot or if you spend a lot of time in the sun; they can also appear as a result of ageing. By injecting Botox® into this area, we can smooth away your frown lines, giving your face a more relaxed, less stressed and smoother look.

Why come to Maison Aesthetique for your Botox® treatment?

Dr Rupal Fatania BDS BSc has a gentle and relaxed manner, which makes her particularly popular with her clients. As wrinkle reducing injections with Botox® are our most popular treatment, Rupal Fatania administers dozens of these injections every day, and is also skilled at diverse and advanced procedures such as Botox® for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and jaw and neck treatments. Dr. Fatania uses Botox® by Allergan, which is the only licensed brand of Botulinum toxin type A for frown lines, forehead lines, mouth lines, crow’s feet, pain control and even depression.

Maison Aesthetique was voted the best clinic in the UK and Europe in a mystery shopping survey by Allergan for product knowledge and customer service, and we are one of the few clinics to be registered with the Government-approved IHAS.

  • Botox® treatment to suit your face
  • Discuss your needs at a free, in-depth consultation where all your questions will be answered
  • Receive advice on ways to maintain your skin in the best possible way
  • Early and late appointments to fit around your busy life
  • Our comprehensive knowledge of head and neck anatomy and physiology, together with extensive training in the use of cosmetic treatments, give outstanding natural-looking results
  • Dr Rupal Fatania has been providing these wrinkle reducing treatments for over twenty years
  • Rupal is skilled in anti-wrinkle treatments, fillers and the 8-point lift (the nearest procedure to a face lift)
  • Keep your secret safe – leave with a flawless finish with a Youngblood mineral make-up makeover
  • Dr Fatania trains other medics in Aesthetic treatments

What are Frown Lines?

Frown lines are caused by the Corrugator Muscles pulling the brow down and inwards. They are also known as ‘the 11’s’. Botox® is the first treatment of choice. If the frown lines are obvious at rest too, superficial use of a fine Dermal Filler such as Juvederm Ulta 2 is helpful. An important anatomical point of interest is that the Corrugator muscles are overlaid by the lower part of the Frontalis or forehead muscle. So in treating frown lines the lower part of Frontalis is also inevitably treated with Botox® too. Interestingly, if only part of a muscle is treated with, Botox® the untreated part may compensate by becoming over active. So, to avoid this in the case of the forehead muscle, when treating frown lines we also treat the upper part of the forehead to prevent formation of new lines near the hairline.

Frown lines can make the appearance of someone being angry when really they are not, this can effect a person’s self-esteem. Frown lines can be habit forming from simply scowling too long at a computer screen or concentrating for long periods of time.

Botox® can be used to relax these frown lines and create a smoother and more relaxed appearance. You can expect to see results lasting between 3 and 6 months. If a Dermal Filler is placed you can expect to see results lasting 6 – 9 months. The combination of Botox® and Filler produces the best results. The frown lines are often treated with the rest of the upper third of the face to provide a natural result and allows congruency to flow within the facial features.

Frowning and the links to Depression.

Scientists believe emotions can be “reverse engineered” — if a patient is prevented from frowning, the theory goes, their brain may think there is nothing to worry about.

“The basic principle is that there is feedback from the body to the brain so the brain always knows what the body is doing,” said Marc Axel Wollmer, the psychiatrist in charge of the trials being held jointly at Basle University, Switzerland, and Hanover University, Germany.

“If we have an emotion like joy or grief we also have a facial expression that corresponds,” he said. “Studies indicate that if we deliberately produce a facial expression, there is a change in feeling.” Thus if one is prevented from frowning through Botox® treatment the theory suggests that we are less likely to feel depressed.

The theory is called “facial feedback hypothesis”. Another example is that someone who is forced to smile at a social event where the person is feeling uncomfortable may find he or she enjoys it more.

An initial experiment by another team used Botox® on 10 depressed patients. After two months nine were no longer depressed and the 10th patient reported an improvement in mood.

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  • Why come to Maison Aesthetique for Botox® treatment?

    When you come to Maison Aesthetique for Botox® treatment, you have the reassurance of knowing that Dr. Rupal Fatania has over 20 years’ experience in facial aesthetics. She is a member of the International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine who has published numerous scientific papers, trains other medics on the use of Botox®, and runs one of the very few clinics to be registered with the Government-approved IHAS. Maison Aesthetique was recently voted the number one clinic in the UK and Europe for customer service and product knowledge. Our clients often comment that Dr. Fatania’s light touch minimises post-treatment bruising.

    Our wider team shares Dr. Fatania’s comprehensive knowledge of head and neck anatomy and physiology, together with extensive training in the use of cosmetic treatments.

  • What is Botulinum Toxin?

    Botulinum toxin is a bacterium that blocks the release of acetylcholine, the substance responsible for transmitting electrical impulses that cause muscle contraction. In medicine, botulinum toxin is injected directly into over-active muscles. It has been safely and effectively used for treatment of strabismus (cross-eye) and blepharospasm (lid spasm) since the early eighties.

  • What is Botox®?

    Botox® is the leading brand of Botulinum toxin type A, produced by Allergan. It is the only Botulinum toxin licensed for use for frown lines, glabella lines, and crow’s feet. Botox® is a highly refined product produced by bacteria that is injected in precise doses to temporarily relax muscle activity.

  • How does botulinum toxin work?

    Over-activity of the facial expression muscles often results in the development of deep frown lines, forehead lines and/or crow’s feet. Injecting botulinum toxin into the affected area temporarily paralyses the underlying muscles responsible for wrinkling, giving the face a more relaxed and pleasant appearance. The wrinkles become smoother or disappear altogether.

  • Who can benefit from Botox® injection treatment?

    Botox® is generally ideal for anyone concerned about facial wrinkle reduction. Botox® treatment produces a fresher, more relaxed look while still allowing facial expression. It is sensible to treat developing lines early before they become too deep set. However, clients of all ages can benefit from treatment.

  • Is Botox® treatment safe?

    Yes, the medication has been used for medical procedures for over thirty years without any known long-term problems. Potential rare short-term side effects will be discussed fully at your consultation and ways to minimise these occurrences will be fully explained.

  • Who should not be treated with Botox® injections?

    You should not have Botox® injections if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or have Lambert Eaton syndrome or Myasthenia Gravis (serious muscle wasting conditions). If you are taking blood-thinning medicines such as Warfarin or a high dose of aspirin, you may be treated but are more likely to experience temporary bruising. You should discuss any medication you’re taking or medical conditions before your treatment.

  • Is the Botox® treatment painful?

    No. The medication is injected in very small doses with an ultra-fine needle. It is mildly uncomfortable and doesn’t need any anaesthetic. However, some clients ask us to use a surface skin anaesthetic such as Emla cream, which we are happy to do if this is your preference.

  • How long does the Botox® injection treatment take?

    The initial consultation is open ended but usually takes about half an hour. The actual Botox® treatment often takes less than ten minutes. If you’re a new patient, we will usually invite you to return for a review after two weeks.

  • What improvement will I see after wrinkle injection treatment?

    You will see the wrinkle reduction in the treated areas looking softer and less obvious. Your face will look younger and more relaxed. The improvement in appearance takes about five days to start and it reaches its optimum after about a fortnight.

  • Is there anything that I should or shouldn’t do after Botox® treatment?

    You should avoid touching the treated area for a few hours. You will need to keep upright immediately after treatment and it is helpful to exercise the treated muscles during the first few hours. The dos and don’ts will be explained in detail during your assessment.

  • When will I see a difference?

    You should notice a difference after about five days. The full effect is seen after two weeks.

  • How long does the improvement last?

    The effects of your treatment should last for between three to six months, depending on your individual response. You may then need a top-up treatment. Subsequent treatments tend to last longer.

  • Will it leave my face frozen and without expression?

    No. We assess the optimum dose to produce a relaxed soft appearance but you will still have facial expression.

  • Are there any after effects?

    Generally, no. Some people may experience slight bruising or swelling immediately after treatment. We will discuss this in detail with you at the time of your consultation.

"Wouldn’t trust anyone else but Rupal to do my Botox or Fillers, she assess your face and does exactly what’s right. Nothing is ever too much or over done, to sum it up he’s amazing!"

- Georgina Harvey