Botulinum toxin injections
Injections using botulinum toxins (Botox) is the safest and most popular treatment for the reduction of facial wrinkles worldwide. The Botox treatment is administered using fine needles. The effect is a smoother face with wrinkles less pronounced, giving the appearance of a more youthful look.
The ingredients contain a purified protein that fills the space between nerve endings and muscle fibres stopping muscle contraction. This in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles. The effect can last up to 4 months and the procedure is reversible.
The most popular facial areas for a Botox treatment are:
- Frown lines (between eye brows)
- Crows feet (corner of the eyes)
- Under the eyes
- Eyebrow arches
- Nose lines
- Gummy smile
- Dimpled chin
- Mouth corners
- Top lip
- Neck bands
The emphasis is always placed towards achieving a natural look. Botox can also be used as a prevention method to avoid wrinkle formation. In the hands of an advanced qualified injector, it can be used to treat all the facial areas mentioned above to achieve a rejuvenated look.
Botox is FDA approved and it is used in millions of treatments every year. It is safe and non surgical so apart from some mild local swelling, there are no other side effects or downtime to worry about.
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Avoid alcoholic beverages for at least one day.
Avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medicine for 2 days (e.g. ibuprofen).
Avoid aspirin for 7 days (if you take aspirin for medical reasons, please consult your doctor).
Avoid vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba for two days.
Your face will be cleansed & disinfected before the treatment. The procedure is very quick and relatively painless as only very small fine needles are used. An ice pack might be used to minimise bruising after. The is virtually no recovery process.
Avoid during pregnancy or breast feeding.
In individuals with known hypersensitivity to human albumin
In the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection sites
Disorders of the neuromuscular junction
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome
Multiple sclerosis, Myopathies
Concurrent treatment such as laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion and chemical peels
Side effects are very rare and whilst mild bruising might occur, it usually fades quickly.
With Botox you can carry on pretty much as usual immediately after having the treatment. It is advisable to massage the areas that have been injected as frequent as you can for two hours, this will increase the uptake of Botox to the targeted muscles.
Please avoid make-up for at least 4 hours after the treatment. Please avoid skincare with peeling chemicals for two days (e.g. glycolic acid)
Please avoid lying down and sleeping for at least 4 hours after the treatment. Please avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for two days.
Please avoid sun tanning, saunas and generally extreme heat for two weeks. Use high SPF cream to protect your skin the following day.
The result is better seen in 3-5 days. The effect lasts between 3 to 4 months and can last up to 6 months for some individuals.
Book a complementary check up in two weeks time to review your progress. If needed a top-up will be given without extra charges.
You may also consider booking your next appointment in three months time to ensure you maintain your new look.