What Is Botox?
Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Botulinum toxin is a very safe, effective treatment not only used in cosmetic clinics, but also for a number of medical conditions, including migraine & excessive sweating. All botulinum toxins are prescription only.
How Does it Work?
The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages from the nerve to the muscle so that the muscle stays in a resting state. This leaves the overlying skin looking smooth and wrinkle free. Treatment will be tailored to suit your individual requirements and all the options will be discussed during your consultation. At the Face our ethos is natural and youthful so don’t worry about the frozen or surprised look.
How Long Will It Last?
Results tend to last about 4 months, and frequent treatment at intervals of less than 3 months is not recommended. Should you choose not to maintain the results or have further treatment, your muscles and skin will return to their pre-treated state.
Does it Hurt?
A very fine needle is used and generally wrinkle relaxing injections are not painful and anaesthetic is not required.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
If you have already noticed lines around your eyes, frown or forehead when you smile or frown, then wrinkle relaxing injections may well be able to help you. Wrinkle relaxing injections will help the lines that appear when you move your muscles. Resting lines require different treatments that will be discussed at your consultation. Wrinkle relaxing injections can also help neck & lower face, armpits (hyperhydrosis), jaw and gummy smiles.
During & After Treatment
The treatment will take about 15 minutes, any make up around the area will be removed. You will be able to return to work immediately although we do advise to avoid extreme heat or cold, vigorous exercise, bending over or lying down for 4-6 hours after treatment. Alcohol should also be avoided on the day of the treatment. We will give you a full list of do’s and don’ts & after care advice, but if you are concerned about anything, please call us. The results of the treatment can be visible between 3-10 days after the treatment. We will invite you to attend a review appointment after 2 weeks to assess the success of the treatment and a complimentary top up can be applied if necessary.