Botox® The Benefits
By relaxing the muscles that cause frown lines, forehead lines and crow feet:
The skin appears dramatically smoother
Facial lines disappear or diminish dramatically in just a few days
The creation of more wrinkles is prevented
Daily activities can be resumed immediately following treatment
It takes approximately 2/3 days for the injections to begin to take effect and around 10/14 days for full effect
Can help with migraines
Botox® What is involved in the Treatment?
Before any treatment is administered a full consultation will be carried out, taking a complete full medical history from yourself to assess your suitability. Benefits and potential side effects of the treatment will also be discussed indepth to ensure you are completely happy
What is involved in the Treatment?
Tiny micro-needles are used ensuring minimal discomfort. The treatment takes around 10 to 15 minutes and no sedation or local anaesthetic is required.
After the Treatment
Normal activities can be resumed, you can return to work or home, drive or even take a plane etc. Please avoid the following:
Avoid touching the treated area for 4 hours
Remain upright during the first 4 hours
Avoid exercise for the first 4 hours
Avoid massaging the area for 24 hours
You attend your follow up appointment two weeks later
Your Questions Answered
Will it leave me expressionless?
No, definitely not. Advanced training enables us to minimise any possible loss of facial expression by accurate dosing and injecting specific facial muscles responsible for the wrinkles. Botox® is intended to produce a more youthful and rested appearance.
What are the limitations of Botox®?
Botox® is best at treating dynamic facial lines i.e. those caused by facial 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 from three to six months. Facial muscles that are larger (such as in men) or which are used by facially ‘expressive’ clients may require more frequent treatments. After several treatments the effects may last longer.
Who is suitable for Botox® treatment?
Starting in our late twenties, facial lines and wrinkles begin to appear that affect not just your appearance, but also your self-esteem and even your choice of career. By smoothing out those lines Botox® can help you restore a more youthful, less stressed expression to your face. Many people can benefit from Botox® - not just celebrities, and it can work as well for men as it does for women. In fact many men are already experiencing the benefits of a younger, more relaxed looking appearance that Botox® can provide.
Who is not suitable for Botox® treatment?
Anyone who is pregnant, breast feeding or suffering from severe neuromuscular disorders, Bell’s palsy or blood coagulation disorders, are not suitable for treatment.
Will it react with medication that I am taking?
Drug interactions can occur when Botox® is used concomitantly with other medications. You must ensure that your doctor is aware of any medications you are taking, especially aminoglycoside antibiotics (gentamicin, neomycin), aspirin, anti-inflammatories, Gingko Biloba and St John’s Wort.
Are there any side effects?
Botox® has been used for over 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 the use of Botox®.
However, whilst uncommon, temporary adverse effects may arise from the treatment. Occasionally a small bruise may occur at the injection site – this 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. Prior to your treatment the practitioner will assess your risk of this event and therefore adjust you treatment accordingly.