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Anti Wrinkle Injections
With over 10 years’ experience administering anti-wrinkle injections, Dr Sheila O’Neill is a trusted professional you can rely on to undertake this procedure with the utmost of care. Contrary to the general public belief, it is only very small amounts of toxin that are used to obtain the desired cosmetic results. In actual fact, much larger amounts of botulinum are used to treat medical conditions such as migraines or facial asymmetry. As a result, the side effects are quite rare.
An Anti wrinkle injection is a protein that helps to stop muscle spasm. It works by blocking the signal from the nerves to the muscles, softening the facial lines. Procedures available include:
- Forehead – ‘worry lines’ formed when we raise our eyebrows
- Glabellar – ‘frown lines’ appearing in the area between our eyebrows
- Crow’s feet – the areas around the outside of the eyes
- Bunny lines – wrinkles at the bridge of the nose
The ﬁrst anti-wrinkle appointment lasts for approximately 1 hour. Each treatment thereafter lasts for around half an hour. Downtime is very short, with the main symptoms experienced being some redness and discomfort, as well as slight swelling at the injection site. It takes around 2-3 days for the effects to be noticed, with the full effect of the treatment achieved within 2 weeks.
How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?
Results typically last 3-4 months, but this can be longer after receiving repeated treatments. Individual results vary.
PRICE: 1 area – £160, 2 areas – £220, 3 areas – £280
Bunny lines are the creases that appear when the nose wrinkles up – for example, when we sniff or smell something. The careful placement of anti-wrinkle injections at either side of the nose can reduce the appearance of these bunny lines. This is best carried out by an experienced aesthetics practitioner since your smile can be affected if they are not carried out properly.
Lipstick lines / Barcode lines / Downturned angles of mouth
Lipstick lines are fine lines around the mouth that become more apparent with age.
Although often treated with dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections can also treat this area and a combination of the two treatments is usually followed.
The same treatment combination can be used to correct downturned angles of the mouth, correcting a sad mouth appearance.
For other lines around the mouth, most practitioners recommend the use of dermal fillers to smooth the wrinkles, creating a smooth surface to the skin.
As we get older, the muscles in the chin, known as the mentalis muscles, become overactive – meaning they flex more often than they should, creating a dimpled, puckered appearance.
This effect is exacerbated by:
• tissue loss, making the skin appear thinner
• sun exposure
• bone loss
• gum recession
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to relax these muscles, thereby smoothing and reducing the overall dimpled effect.
Bruxism – Teeth Grinding – Jaw
Bruxism is a condition which results after prolonged episodes of jaw clenching and teeth grinding.
It can cause:
* worn teeth
In many cases, bruxism is linked to stress and occurs subconsciously, often during sleep. Sleep conditions, such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (in which your natural breathing patterns are disrupted), have been linked to incidences of bruxism.
Bruxism may not be permanent, however, episodes often occur during times of great anxiety. Sufferers are also prone to overly clenching their jaw when concentrating particularly hard while awake.
Giving anti-wrinkle injections into the masseter muscles at the lateral cheek area can relax them and effectively treat the condition resolving most of the symptoms above.
A square jawline is due to increased strength and volume of the masseter which sits at the sides of the lower face.
This can be reduced using anti-wrinkle injections, giving a less square jaw with a softer angle. You will generally notice softening of the masseter muscle at 2 weeks and softening of the jawline over the next 4 weeks. The change in the jawline shape is truly remarkable.
The method for injection into the masseter is quick and painless, with no downtime. You may require a second treatment at 4-8 weeks, but generally, this is not necessary.
PRICE: Jawline from £260
Nasal correction with anti-wrinkle injections
The depressor septi muscle is a small muscle on the underside of the nasal septum which is responsible for lowering the tip of the nose and constricting the nostrils. The action of this muscle can therefore worsen the natural drooping of the tip of the nose that occurs with ageing. Anti-wrinkle injections just beneath the septum of the nose can produce lift of the tip.
PRICE: Nasolabial lines from £265
Some patients are bothered by the widening of their nostrils or rhythmical contractions on certain occasions. Anti wrinkle injections on either side of the nose above the outer flares of the nostrils can correct this.
Hyperhidrosis / Excessive underarm sweating
Anti-wrinkle injections are an effective way to treat excessive sweating under the arms.
It works by blocking the chemical at the end of the nerves so that it cannot work on the glands or muscles.
In the case of the sweat glands, it turns them off to reduce sweating.
It requires multiple small injections of the toxin a few centimetres apart in each armpit.
Results take 2 weeks to occur and can last often for 6-9 months.
“I have had persistent neck and shoulder discomfort for some time. Regular visits to my local GP did not help. I was recommended to see Dr Sheila O’Neil who gave me a check-up and recommended that I see her physiotherapist colleague, Vicky Graham. I have had three sessions of physiotherapy and have regained full mobility in my neck and shoulders and feel a great deal better. I am very grateful to Dr Sheila and expect, with my husband, to sign up with her as regular patients.”Mrs Johnston
We took our 2 year old son in to see Dr O’Neill for a meningitis B vaccination recently. Due to shortages of the vaccine, we had been on a waiting list with a well-known high street pharmacist for months without knowing when they would get stock in. We came across Glasgow Medical Rooms who had the vaccination and we managed to get our son booked in the next day. The clinic was very smart and easy to access in the city centre too. Dr O’Neill was great at dealing with our toddler. It was a relief to get the jabs sorted so quickly and would highly recommend the service to others.”Mrs Crawford
I would like to thank Dr O’Neill very much for her time today: I get the impression that she is a very caring professional, knowledgeable and reassuring, and that she makes explaining conditions crystal clear, which is exactly what is needed for an anxious patient like myself. The staff that I met were all extremely welcoming, well-groomed and helpful too. Add to this the very relaxing and beautifully scented ambience and it was really a truly positive and pleasant visit. Thank you.Linnea Blair
“Dr. Sheila O’Neill and her team quite literally saved my life. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Diagnosis of a serious condition that had been misdiagnosed by three hospitals took less than 2 weeks, including an MRI. Setting aside the professionalism, they are also just extremely nice people. Imagine a GP that truly cares and will be calling the patient after hours to see how they are getting on – that is what I got from Dr. Sheila O’Neill. There are no superlatives that adequately describe the service. Great. Fantastic. Superb.”GMK Group
I am Business Professional with a very busy international travel schedule. On a monthly basis I can typically travel from North / Central / South America to Asia and various locations throughout Europe. I found it very difficult to locate a medical facility that understood my situation. After much research I found the perfect place at Glasgow Medical RoomsBrian Running
Dr. Shelia was outstanding in understanding my situation. Outwith her medical expertise, she clearly understood the challenges I faced with my demanding travel schedule and the need to have a medical facility that was flexible to my needs.
In addition, the entire team that works at Glasgow Medical Rooms are sincere, kind, professional and their communication is second to none.
A special mention to the Practice Manager, Donna McMillan who leads by example, resulting what appears to be a flawless Practice.