Botox Anti Wrinkle injections
What is Botox?
Botox is a naturally occurring protein that is derived from Bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. It is used cosmetically to help restore a more youthful, rested and less stressed expression to the face. The most common areas that cause concern are the forehead, frown lines and crows feet. Botox also provides impressive results around the mouth, jawline and neck. This simple, pain free procedure takes between 10 to 30 minutes depending on how many areas are being treated. Unlike treatments using Dermal Fillers results from Botox are seen 2 to 3 weeks after receiving the treatment.
What areas can Botox treat?
Botox Anti wrinkle injections successfully treats dynamic facial lines and wrinkles that are caused from repeated muscle movement whereas lines caused from loss of volume are treated with Dermal Fillers. Botox will often softens lines caused by lose of volume but it cannot increase the volume. This will be discussed at you consultation and where possible and alternative treatment will be recommended.
Consultations are offered free of charge. A £20.00 deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your appointment and is refundable should you decide not to have a treatment.
Common facial areas that are treated with Botox
Crows feet £175.00
Frown lines £175.00
2 areas above £225.00
3 areas above £275.00
Male patients add £30.00 per treatment
Neck bands £395.00
Chin & Jawline £325.00
Chin & Marionettes £225.00
Jawline and Marionettes £325.00
Jawline, Chin & Neck bands £550.00
Chin / Gummy smile / Bunny lines £125.00 per area
Barcode Lip Lines (smokers lines) £125.00
Excessive sweating £650.00
What is the treatment like?
Tiny micro-needles, the same as used for injecting insulin, are used to inject the Botox keeping discomfort to a minimum. Local anaesthetic is not required and treatments take around 10 minutes. There is no recovery period, no down time and no time off work is required.
What can I expect after my 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 (48 hours) should be avoided after your treatment and the areas should not be touched or massaged during this time. Botox can take up to 21 days to take full effect. Your treatments includes a follow up appointment between 2 – 3 weeks to review the results. Any adjustments that may be required are included in the initial price paid. Thereafter adjustments are charged at the price listed. All new patients are required to receive a medical consultation and prescription prior to the treatment being performed.
What are the limitations of Botox Anti wrinkle injections?
Botox is still considered to be the gold standard for treating dynamic facial lines i.e. those caused by muscular activity. Botox treatments will not improve sleep lines, wrinkles due to ageing and sun-damage as they are unrelated to facial muscle activity. These lines and wrinkles can be treated with Dermal fillers, Chemical skin peels and in-clinic skin treatments. The effects of Botox injections generally last around 3 – 4 months. With regular treatments many clients find that treatment results will last 5 to 6 months. 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?
Treatments with Botox are not suitable for clients who are pregnant, breast feeding suffer from severe neuromuscular disorders, Bell’s Palsy or blood coagulation disorders. Your full medical history will be discussed during your consultation and you will be advised if there is any reason as to why you are not suitable for treatment with Botox.
Are there any side effects?
Botox has been used for more than 20 years to treat facial wrinkles and its safety and efficacy has been documented 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 Botox is used concomitantly with other medications. You must ensure that you disclose all medication that you are currently taking and all medical conditions that you have or are suffering from. It is imperative that your practitioner is aware of and is provided with your full medical history, especially if you are taking aminoglycoside, antibiotics (gentamicin, neomycin),aspirin, anti-inflammatories, Gingko Biloba and St John’s Wort. If you have any doubts as to the relevance of your medication or medical condition please discuss this with your practitioner.
What happens during the treatment?
You will be asked to exaggerate your expressions so that the areas being treated can be assessed. You will be advised by your practitioner as to the expected outcome, taking into consideration your skin condition i.e sun damage or sleep lines. Pre treatment photos will be taken for comparison at your review. The areas being treated are sanitised and the Botox is administered. Although rare, some clients do feel a slight dull ache in the areas treated. If required, simple over the counter pain relief can be taken.
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