Botulinum Toxin is a purified protein that relaxes the muscles. Furthermore, Botox or similar brands can be used on its own or is used with fillers to botulinum toxin results are softer lines, produced by natural movement and facial expression.
Injections are done using a tiny needle in facial muscles.. In contrast to other clinics who use insulin syringes, I use ultra fine needles specifically made to botox injections.
Besides, the treatment is especially quick with minimum discomfort. Normal activities can be resumed after treatment.
There have been no severe complications after the use of Botox reported, nevertheless it is important to be particularly well informed before committing to a treatment.
I help you by explaining all of this during the consultation.
Very rarely weakening of the target muscles and weakening of adjacent muscles can occur, resulting in facial softness. When injecting above the eyebrows, upper eyelid ptosis or slight drooping may occur but only 1:100. Despite this it can be corrected with eyedrops and will definitely improve as the effects of the Botox wear off.
Dos and Don’ts – treatment with Botulinum Toxin
- Remain upright for the first 2 hours and use the muscles that have been treated more often in the first hour.
- Try not to touch the area for the rest of the day.
- To wash the face, wash away from the eyes avoiding pressure.
- Avoid facial massages or invasive skin procedures for the next 2 weeks.
- Do not wear hats for 24 hours.
- Avoid alcohol and heat for the next 48 hours.
- This includes steam rooms, sun beds, very hot showers and strenuous exercise.
Botulinum Toxin Results
Botulinum Toxin Results take effect within 7-14 days.
Anti-wrinkle injections do not remove deep lines that are present at rest.
Nevertheless, regular treatments these lines can softened and become less noticeable.
Frown lines along with wrinkles are natural results of ageing. Unquestionably, sometimes this can have a negative psychological impact on our self esteem.
Before you consider a botox treatment
Before treatment it’s important to be completely honest about your health.
At this time, you should disclose any medication, alcohol use, muscle weakness.
If you suspect or are planning to become pregnant, are breastfeeding or if you have had any recent surgery or aesthetic treatments to the area.
The treatment is not suitable, if you are allergic to botulinum toxin.
Side effects of botulinum toxin results
Side effects can include headaches, raised or lowered eyebrow, a feeling of tightness or heaviness in the upper face.
More rarely eyelid ptosis or accumulation of fluid in the eyelid.
With this in mind, it is essential to be able to have treatment at a medical establishment and have contact details available.
Botulinum toxin results are never guaranteed.
Whilst Botox can be very safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles due to muscle contractions, it has no effect in reducing the fine lines on the face caused by sun damage, and lines due to sagging of facial skin.
In patients with heavy lines, repeated treatments are needed for maximum effect.
The amount of botox used
Botox is a prescription medication.
Treatments are the UK Medicines and Health Regulation Authority (MHRA) licensed dose.
Some people may want a ‘frozen’ appearance. This is agreed at the consultation.
Larger doses ‘Off Licence” have additional cost of £50 if required.
For new customers the ‘licensed dose’ is provided.
Results are evident by day 14.
For this reason, appointment for reviews are booked in for 2 weeks later or by contacting the clinic.
Licensed areas with Botox and Bocouture for treatment are the Frown lines and Crows Feet only. Azzalure has a licence for frown only. Other areas are ‘off licence’.
Botox results will usually take effect from 3 days, up to 10 days.
Results usually last 16 Weeks (4 Months). The optimum point between 3-9 Weeks.
If movement starts to come back this does not mean the botox has ‘worn off’.
It is likely to be decreasing in strength. Consequently, for maximum effect, treatment is due every 12 weeks.
Monthly Payment plans are available for regular treatments on request to spread the cost.
Naturally after any procedure, patients should take note to rest, gently wash the face along with taking care when applying cosmetics.