ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENTS (BOTOX®)
WHAT IS BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A?
Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Botulinum toxin is a very safe, effective treatment designed to aid in the relaxation of the muscles in the face.
HOW IT WORKS
The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. Without these messages, the muscle stays in a resting state until the ‘messengers’ recover. This recovery takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks on average.
• Significantly reduce the movement of the muscles causing expression lines (dynamic lines).
• It may not cause the expression lines themselves to disappear completely (static lines), this will depend upon the quality of your skin and may take time over a course of treatments.
• It may not ‘completely freeze’ the expression, particularly if extreme effort is exerted to make an expression.
• This is not a one size fits all treatment and may be tailored to suit your individual requirements and expected treatment outcomes at the time of consultation.
DOES IT HURT?
A very fine needle is used and generally this treatment is not painful and can be well tolerated with no anaesthetic.
BACK TO WORK
DURATION OF RESULTS
*Individual Results May Vary
FOREHEAD & FROWN LINES
NECK LINES & NECK BANDS
TREATMENT PREPARATION & AFTERCARE
All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment. Contamination with makeup can cause infection.
Taking the following within 72 hours of treatment may increase your risk of bruising:
St. John’s Wort
Vitamins C and E.
Do contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.
Within 48 Hours
Redness, pin-prick marks, minor swelling and tenderness should settle. Pain killers may be taken as required.
Within 10 Days
Bruising if apparent will fade.
Within 2 Weeks
Full results of treatment can be judged.
At 2 Weeks
You will be invited to attend a complimentary review appointment where the success of the treatment may be assessed and adjustments to your personal treatment plan made if necessary.
8 Weeks Onwards
Movement of the muscles treated will gradually begin to recover.
Muscle movement returns to pre-treatment levels.
Include, but are not limited to:
Swelling at injection sites
Redness at injection sites
Asymmetry of expression
Drooping of the eyebrow, or eyelid
Headache or a sensation of ‘tightness’ or ‘heaviness’
Bruising and slight discomfort to be expected around the injection sites
Do not lie down, fall asleep or rub/massage the treated areas for at least 4 hours after treatment
Gently moving the muscles that have been treated (i.e. frowning/smiling) can help activate the toxin and speed up results
No alcohol for 24 hours
No exercise for 24 hours
No make up for 24 hours
It can take up to 2 weeks to see results
The effects of treatment are temporary and it is normal to begin to see more movement after 8 weeks. Treatment is recommended every 3-6 months
Avoid extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise, rubbing or wearing tight hats or headgear the day of treatment
1 TREATMENT AREA
2 TREATMENT AREAS
3 TREATMENT AREAS
NECK LIFT & NECK BANDS
HYPERHIDROSIS (EXCESSIVE SWEATING)
Additional smaller areas if combined with 2 or 3 other treatment areas £20 each:
Smokers Lines (Peri Oral Lines)
Downturned Corners of Mouth
If at the 2 week review an additional top up of Botox® is required, it will be provided free of charge.