The UK’s most popular cosmetic treatment for the removal of wrinkles.
Using the naturally occurring protein “botulinum” toxin the muscles of the face can be relaxed to smooth out the wrinkles. Small specific muscles responsible for the unwanted lines + wrinkles are targeted leaving facial expressions unaffected.
BOTOX® is a registered trade mark of Allergan, Inc.
- Effective and safe
- Using a very fine needle
- Signs of ageing are lessened by relaxing the moving muscles that cause wrinkles in the skin The aim of Botox injections is to weaken muscles rather than paralyse them, leaving some facial expression but still getting rid of the wrinkles or reducing them significantly.
- Gives a softer, more youthful appearance
Botulinum Toxin Patient Information
All botulinum toxins are prescription only medicines (POM) and can only be prescribed by doctors, dentists and nurses with the prescribing qualification, following a face to face assessment and consultation with the qualified prescriber.
Botox® is a licensed brand of Botulinum toxin A. Other licensed brands include Azzalure®, Dysport®, Xeomin® Bocouture® .
This may be only a partial reduction in movement allowing some remaining movement or a full block in which case there is very little remaining muscular movement in the area – this very much depends on the amount administered and location of product placement –treatment may be tailored to suit your individual requirements. Your expected treatment outcomes and whether they can be achieved will be discussed at the time of consultation.
Botulinum toxin is not suitable for lines present without expression (static lines), your practitioner will advise you.
Advanced and off-label indications include; horizontal brow lines, lip lines, chin ‘poppling’, muscles on the lower face and neck, to lift the mouth corners, improve the jaw line and the appearance of the neck. The ‘chewing muscle’ may also be treated to soften a square jaw or to prevent teeth grinding or jaw clenching at night.
If you are taking supplements such as Vitamin A, C or E, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, fish oils, St. Johns Wort or some pain killing medicines such as aspirin or ibuprofen, then these can increase your risk of bruising and it may be advisable to stop taking them a few days before your treatment. It is also advisable that you do not drink alcohol the night before your treatment, for the same reason.
Make-up will need to be removed prior to the injections and you will be advised not to reapply it for 12 hours in order to reduce the risk of infection or irritation at the injection sites.
Be aware of the necessary after care advice and that your schedule allows for you to follow it.
After treatment it is expected that you will start to see an improvement within 2 or 3 days. For some people this takes longer. The full result may be judged at 2-3 weeks. You will be invited to attend a review appointment at 2-3 weeks where the success of the treatment may be assessed and adjustments to your personal treatment plan made, if necessary.
Should you experience any unexpected side effects or any that concern you, please contact the clinic.
Prices start from £140 to max of £300 for 3 areas for women and men
Including a complimentary top up at 2-3 wks if required
MEDICAL HISTORY – It is essential to check for any contraindications to safe treatment such as pregnancy, breast feeding or anyone suffering from severe neuromuscular disorders, Bell’s palsy or blood coagulation disorders.
ASSESSMENT – which areas need treating and plan from there taking budget into consideration and managing expectations.
CONSENT FORM completed prior to taking photographs – for our records only.
Slight dull headache . Eye drop problems are extremely rare and we have not had any clients experience any side-effects like these.
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