BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A - (BOTOX®)
Botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.
Botox injections are a very effective treatment to reduce lines and wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines and face.
Botox® injections are non-invasive and used to smooth away forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and frown lines. The effects can last up to 3 to 4 months. It's important to understand too Botox® is a prescription only medicine and its suitability for you is subject to consultation.
The following are commonly treated areas with Botox:
Forehead wrinkles appear as horizontal lines on the forehead which are more prominent when you raise your eyebrows. To treat these, small injections are given on the forehead
Frown lines can be seen as vertical lines in between the eyebrows and are common in people who frown a lot or have been overexposed to the sun. To treat these lines, small injections are given in between and along the brow.
Crow’s feet are found in the outer corner of the eyes. They appear more prominent when smiling or laughing. They occur as the skin becomes less elastic with age, combined with excessive sun exposure. Small injections at either side of the eyes are very effective in treating crow’s feet wrinkles.
Smooth's out wrinkles and lines to give you a more youthful looking appearance
Prevents further lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles
A non-invasive treatment
HOW ARE FINE LINES AND WRINKLES CAUSED?
Over time, your face will naturally start to develop fine lines and wrinkles as collagen and elastin break down. These fibres help support the skin structures which in turn help to maintain a smooth looking complexion. When the collagen and elastin fibres break down, skin loses its strength and elasticity and lines and wrinkles begin to appear.
Over exposure to sun on holidays, smoking, city living with high pollution, squinting at monitors and mobile phone screens – all these factors can take their toll on your skin. The stress of a busy life can accelerate the ageing process leaving your skin with tired lines and wrinkles. Most people first notice fine lines and wrinkles around their eyes and mouth.
HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?
Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles. The muscles then relax and can’t contract and, in turn lines and wrinkles relax too and begin to soften giving you a younger looking complexion.
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
The product is injected into the area to be treated using a very fine needle. It takes no more than 15 minutes and there’s just a little discomfort. There is no requirement for an anaesthetic so you can leave the clinic as soon as you are ready
AFTER YOUR TREATMENT
no alcohol on treatment day, avoid tilting your head forwards for a few hours afterwards and do not exercise for 24 hours. If you’ve any temporary discomfort, just take ordinary painkillers.