Would you like to see those facial lines and wrinkles disappear in an instant? Wrinkle treatments such as Botox are used to make your face smoother, giving you a younger, fresher looking appearance.
Injectable Wrinkle Treatment is administered through several tiny injections, using a very fine needle, across the desired area, we may occasionally use Botox if this is right for you although other treatments are available. Wrinkle Injections are virtually painless and there is no need for local anaesthetic. There is no ‘down time’ and an appointment session is very quick and will generally only last approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Within days there is a noticeable improvement in those persistent lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months.
Where can treatments like Botox be used?
We can use Wrinkle treatments to tackle frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet, lines around the lips and corners of the mouth.
Are Botox and other wrinkle treatments safe?
This treatment has proven to be safe and has been used medically since the 1970’s. Wrinkle Injections are now probably the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the UK. It is imperative that this treatment is carried out by a qualified medical professional.
Can men and women have this treatment?
Both men and women can benefit from this treatment. People who dislike the effects of ageing on their face, have a stressed, cranky or tired look due to fine lines and wrinkle will find this treatment beneficial.
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What is Botox made from?
Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.
Botulinum toxin is sold commercially under the names:
- Botox, Vistabel, Botox cosmetic (OnabotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
- Dysport (AbobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
- Bocouture, Xeomin (IncobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
- Myobloc (RimabotulinumtoxinB or botulinum toxin type B).
Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA), also called botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity, it is used in such small doses in anti wrinkle treatments that it causes minor paralysis of the muscles which cause facial wrinkles.
Is Botox safe?
Yes, it is when administered by a suitably qualified practiotioner. You should not receive Botox if you are allergic to botulinum toxin, or if you have:
- an infection in the area where the medicine will be injected; or
- (for overactive bladder and incontinence) if you have a current bladder infection or if you are unable to urinate and you do not routinely use a catheter.
To make sure Botox is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's disease")
- myasthenia gravis
- Lambert-Eaton syndrome
- a breathing disorder such as asthma or emphysema
- problems with swallowing
- facial muscle weakness (droopy eyelids, weak forehead, trouble raising your eyebrows)
- a change in the normal appearance of your face
- bleeding problems
- heart disease
- if you have had or will have surgery (especially on your face)
- if you have ever received other botulinum toxin injections such as Dysport or Myobloc (especially in the last 4 months)
- if you have ever had a side effect after receiving a botulinum toxin in the past.
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