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Laughter Lines

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When we age, the area around the mouth starts to crease and and form laughter lines. This stands to reason when you think of all the times you’ve smiled, laughed, kissed, smoked (perhaps) and talked.

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One of my favourite authors of all time, Mark Twain, said: “wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” Whilst I agree with him whole-heartedly, I do feel that we should be able to make little tweaks and corrections as we go along, in order to keep us looking as good as we feel.

Age is not something that should be shunned or shied away from; it is a fact of life, and we are all inevitably going to wear the signs at some point. But equally, if ageing starts to impact your confidence and self-esteem, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t take action to prevent or delay these tell-tale signs.

Botulinum Toxin for laughter lines

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One of the most popular anti-wrinkle treatments in the world is botulinum toxin, which temporarily relaxes the muscles to help reduce the appearance of those mischievous laughter lines. Its use is extremely prevalent in the US, with over 4 million patients undergoing treatment every year.

Whilst the name itself may seem daunting – the idea of putting any foreign product into the body is always going to be a little scary – it is in fact no more dangerous than taking a paracetamol. The other benefit to having this treatment, is that it is temporary; if you are wanting to make a slight or subtle change, but aren’t ready to undergo surgery, it is ideal.

Why Choose PHI?

Dr Tapan Patel

PHI Clinic’s Aesthetic Doctor and Medical Director, Dr Tapan Patel, specialises in Botox® treatment. With over 17 years of experience in the cosmetic field, and an extensive background in teaching his injecting skills to companies and delegates from across the globe, Dr Patel is one of the most qualified injectors in the UK.

As well as the unparalleled care that you will receive at PHI, it is important to note the products that we use. Our injectors at PHI use Allergan Botox®: the original and most advanced product on the market. It is the result of over 100 years’ worth of studies and has been used extensively in medicine. There is precedence of it treating children with cerebral palsy, hyperhidrosis and other medical conditions. It is the safest product, and it is certified in the medical and cosmetic field.


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