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What are Wrinkle Injections/Botox?
Botox is a naturally occurring protein derived from Bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. It is commonly used to cosmetically smooth out dynamic lines and a restore a more youthful and less stressed expression to your face. Please note: All new patients are required to have a consultation with our prescriber prior to any Botox treatments being administered.
What line can Wrinkle Injections/Botox treat?
Botox injections are able to successfully treat many areas on the face but can also aid with the relief of migraines and excessive underarm sweating.
1. Forehead Lines
2. Drooping Brows – brow lift
3. Frown Lines – angry / tired look
4. Crow’s Feet – laughter lines around the eyes
5. Bunny Lines -scrunch lines on the nose
6. Lip Lines – smoker’s lines
7. Gummy Smile
8. Down turned corners of the mouth – sad smile
9. Chin dimpling –puckering/cobbled chin
10. Nefertiti Neck Lift – excess neck bands/skin tightening
11. Headaches and Migraines
12. Eye twitching/blinking
13. Soften a square jaw line
14. Teeth Grinding
15. Underarm Sweating
What is the botox treatment like?
Tiny micro-needles, the same as used for injecting insulin, are used to inject the Botox so discomfort is minimal. No sedation or local anaesthetic is required and treatment takes around 10 minutes. There is no recovery period and no time off work is required. We do ask patients receiving Botox treatments to refrain from excessive exercise for 24 hours after treatments.
What can I expect after my Botox treatment?
There are no side effects after having this treatment so you can resume your normal activities, drive yourself home or return to work. However lying down (4 hours) and exercise (24 hours) should be avoided after the treatment and the area should not be touched or massaged during this time. Botox can take up to 21 days to take full effect and we offer you the chance to come back during week 3 for a review if required. Any further treatment is included in the initial price. Reviews after 21 days will be charged the
What are the limitations of Botulinum Toxin (botox)?
Botulinum Toxin is best at treating dynamic facial lines i.e. those caused by muscular activity. This treatment does not improve wrinkles due to ageing and sun-damage which are unrelated to facial muscle activity. The effects of the injections will generally last around 3 – 4 months. With regular treatments, clients find that treatment results will last longer.Facial muscles that are larger (such as those in men) or which are used by facially ‘expressive’ clients may require more frequent treatments.
Who is not suitable for Botulinum Toxin?
Anyone who is pregnant, breast feeding or suffering from severe neuromuscular disorders, Bell’s palsy or blood coagulation disorders are not suitable for Botox treatments.
Are there any side effects?
Botulinum Toxin has been used for more than 20 years to treat facial wrinkles and its safety and efficacy has been shown in many clinical trials. In addition there have been no long term side effects reported from its’ use. However, whilst uncommon, temporary adverse effects may arise from the treatment. Occasionally a small bruise may occur at the injection site. This is not considered a side effect and can be covered with make-up. In very rare circumstances patients may experience heaviness or descent of the eyebrow or eyelid which may last a few weeks and will resolve without any further need for treatment.
Prior to your treatment your practitioner will assess the risk of this occurring and adjust your treatment accordingly.
Will Botox interact with any medication I am taking?
Drug interactions can occur when Botulinum Toxin is used concomitantly with other medications. You must ensure that your practitioner is aware of any medications you are taking, especially aminoglycoside antibiotics (gentamicin, neomycin), aspirin,
anti-inflammatories, Gingko Biloba and St John’s Wort.
What happens during the treatment?
Using a very fine needle, a sufficient amount of Botox will be injected and spread evenly in each armpit. Sometimes a dye is used to show up the areas where sweating is greatest and where the injections should be placed. A treatment typically takes about 30 minutes and is considered by many to be virtually pain free. As with all treatments using Botox, a 21 day post treatment consultation is offered, ensuring the results are satisfactory for each patient.