Botox® is a brand name for the naturally occurring protein derived from the plant bacterium called Botulinum Toxin Type A.
How does it work?
Botox® is a muscle relaxing treatment, it temporarily deactivates the nerve impulses in the muscles preventing their natural contraction. This results in the overlying skin becoming smooth and wrinkle free.
What are the benefits?
It only takes 2-3 days for the Botox® injections to begin to take effect and approximately two weeks for full effect to take place when results will be seen (although this will vary slightly from person to person). The skin appears dramatically smoother, facial lines and wrinkles will appear softer and may gradually disappear over time. Due to the temporary deactivation in muscle contraction the creation of more wrinkles is also prevented. Clinical trials have shown that 90% of women and men feel that their lines and wrinkles are reduced one month after treatment.
How long will the Botox® last?
Botox® lasts on average 3-4 months. However many people find the results can last for up to 6 months.
Will I require a follow up?
You will be given a two week follow up 'top up' appointment in order to evaluate the results of your treatment. If necessary a top up treatment will be performed at no extra cost.
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Anti wrinkle injections using Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®) is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the UK.
Botox® is a prescription only medication, and the administration of Botox® is a medical procedure which should only be carried out by a medical professional. All of our clients require a consultation with our nurse prescriber prior to the treatment taking place.
Botox® is used to smooth out facial lines and wrinkles on the upper face including the frown, forehead, crows feet and bunny lines on the nose, giving a more relaxed and youthful appearance.
What products will be used?
We can use a variety of different Botulinum toxins which are all FDA approved. The most frequently used is Botox® but we also offer Azzalure and Bocouture. This is because different clients will react differently to different products so we like to have various options for all our clients.
What happens after my appointment?
You can carry on with your day as normal after your treatment. Although it is important that, for four to six hours after treatment, you do not rub or massage the area, that you avoid strenuous exercise, hot baths or saunas, do not lie flat and avoid alcohol. Though you will be given full post treatment aftercare instructions following your treatment.
Prices will be quoted upon consultation:
BOTOX® - 1 AREA £150
BOTOX® - 2 AREAS £190
BOTOX® - 3 AREAS £220
Frown, Forehead & Crows Feet treated with Botox®.
After photo taken two weeks after initial treatment.