ANTI AGEING TREATMENT (BOTOX)
Botulinum toxin (Botox) treatment is probably the most popular cosmetic medical treatment for facial lines and wrinkles in the UK and can be used successfully in combination with other anti ageing treatments such as dermal fillers.
Treatment is a simple, non-surgical procedure that smoothes persistent lines between your eyebrows, on your forehead and crow’s feet around your eyes. A treatment session consists of a few tiny needle pricks into the muscles that initially caused the lines to form. The entire treatment time is very quick and is over in seconds. The mode of action is by causing complete relaxation of the muscles under the facial skin responsible for the lines. Facial lines that are formed by the pulling action of these muscles will then diminish or disappear.
Our preferred product is Azzalure, which typically lasts longer than conventional products, with effects lasting as long as 4-6 months. As the muscles cannot contract, it means that a preventative process is in action. Over time, less product will be required to eliminate the wrinkles and lines and the effect may be longer after repeated treatments.
The procedure does not require any local anaesthetic and is typically pain free or a mere pin prick sensation. A topical anaesthetic can be used prior to treatment if required.
The effects of the treatment are not immediate and will take 4-5 days to take full effect. Ideally, we will review the areas treated after 2 weeks and judge whether a top up is required.
After the treatment you are required to frequently move the muscles that were treated and to avoid lying down for four hours.