Botulinum Toxin Injections can be used to smooth the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles in these areas. It can also be used preventatively to delay the signs of ageing. Botulinum Toxin Injections can also treat some other conditions like excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), a gummy smile or grinding teeth and severe migraines.
You’ll start to see the results after about 5 days and the full results will be visible after a week or two. The effects typically last about four to six months but may last up to a year when used to treat excessive sweating. You can return for a further course of treatment once the results start fading. The results will vary depending on how deep your wrinkles are. Minor creases may disappear but deeper ones may need more invasive cosmetic procedures.
Anti-wrinkle injection treatments are priced according to the number of areas being treated in a single session. Popular areas include the forehead (frown lines), in-between the brows (glabellas) and around the eyes (crows feet)
1 Area – £120 (includes review 14 days after your initial treatment)*
2 Areas – £160 (includes review 14 days after your initial treatment)*
3 Areas – £195 (includes review 14 days after your initial treatment)*
*Please note that these are guide prices – you will be given an accurate quote to suit your requirements following your free no obligation consultation. Men will require extra botox charged at 10% extra due to the increased strength of their facial muscles.
The Science Part
Botulinum Toxin is a purified protein. It works by blocking overactive nerve impulses that trigger excessive muscle contractions or glandular activity. The effect is temporary. As a result, it lasts approximately three to six months, depending on the individual patient and indication. Botulinum Toxin Injection therapy should only be administered by a trained and qualified physician. It is sold as ‘Botox’ and Vistabel trademarked to Allergan.
Botulinum Toxin Injections have undergone extensive clinical trials and is licensed for cosmetic use in the UK. This has been done by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Botulinum Toxin is a prescribed medicine. You must see a Doctor or Nurse before you can obtain a prescription.
What Are The Side Effects Or Risks?
Side effects are rare but some people may experience some redness or mild bruising at the site of the injection, and very occasionally the area might temporarily ache.
It’s advisable to avoid botulinum toxin if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, unless it is absolutely necessary for medical reasons. If you’re pregnant, or there’s a chance that you may be, please let your doctor or nurse know before the procedure.
Before your procedure
Like with any medical procedure, it’s important to think carefully about why you want the treatment and what you expect to get out of it. We can discuss this at your consultation. On the day of your treatment, please limit drinking alcohol beforehand.
You can return to normal activities afterwards but avoid rubbing the treated area, carrying out strenuous physical activities, or drinking alcohol. As with all our treatments, you will receive comprehensive aftercare not only in the form of a leaflet to take home but also a call the next day to ensure you have no worries or concerns regarding the treatment that you have had.