botox

Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin

Other brands include Azzulure and Bocouture.

 

They all work by relaxing the muscles where they are placed. This means that the muscles no longer pull the skin together, hence depleting wrinkles!

 

If your wrinkles are heavy at rest, you will find results have a less pronounced appearance.

 

Over time, with increased toxin use, the muscles will get weaker and weaker and so your wrinkles will soften more and more

This time is different for each individual. We advise renewing your Botox at 3 months, as this is usually when it has all gone. The movement slowly, gradually begins to come back from about 6 weeks. 

 

The amount you need will vary depending on the strength of your muscles and your recovery time. 

 

We always start with a “safe” dose that works well for most people, but please aware this may need to be adjusted as we both learn how your muscles respond. 

 

Frequently asked questions

Is it safe?


Botox has been used in men, women and children safely and effectively for a variety of medical conditions, as well as cosmetic use, for 20 years. Medically it helps treat jaw dysfunction, cerebal palsy, hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), migraines and muscular spasms. It is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in modern society, accounting for 9/10 procedures (according to BBC watchdog). Botox can only be prescribed by a trained medical professional. Results are completely reversible with time. All results will return to pre-treatment conditions over a few months, and regular treatment will result in reduced wrinkles long term.




What can I expect from treatment?


We offer Botox around the eyes and in the forehead. This means your frown lines and wrinkles will be softened, giving your skin a youthful rejuvenation.




When should I have Botox?


Past the age of 20, our skin begins to show early signs of aging. Repeated use (every 3-6 months) will provide not only immediate results, but also long-term prevention: your wrinkles will reduce over time. Patients over 65 will potentially have a reduced, or more unpredictable effect.




Does it hurt?


Botox is administered via a very fine needle. The injections are shallow and quick, no pain relief is usually needed, though it can feel a little sharp. Nonetheless, we have numbing cream we can apply if you are worried.




How long does it last?


Results vary from person to person, but on average around 3 months. Over time the wrinkles soften (especially in younger patients), and the time between top ups can be lengthened.




Are there side-effects?


Generally there is some tenderness on the day of treatment. You may have minor swelling at the injection site which can take 48 hours to subside (though normally more like 15 minutes). If Botox solution spreads to adjacent muscle groups you may experience weakness of the eyebrow or lid, causing a drooping appearance. This will subside with time, though we take all care to ensure this does not happen. Some patients find their tension headaches and migraines are reduced with treatment.




Will anyone be able to tell I've had Botox?


You will still be able to smile, frown and laugh with Botox in place. What people may notice is a more youthful appearance in skin, with a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Sometimes a slight brow lift can be achieved if required. Remember it can take 2 weeks for the treatment to achieve full effect.





 
 
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