Botox helps to relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles
Botox is the brand name that has become synonymous with muscle relaxing injections that help smooth facial lines. The active ingredient that makes the treatment work is called Botulinum Toxin, and is now available in a number of other non “Botox” branded treatments.
What’s loved by both our clients and A-list celebrities is that Botulinum injections are one of the most affordable, fastest working and most effective non-surgical beauty treatments available.
When injected by our medical staff, you get a temporary muscular relaxation in the areas of the face where lines are appearing, which in turn softens lines and contours. The most popular areas to treat are crow’s feet, frown lines and the forehead.
During treatment, very low doses of Botulinum Toxin are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. A treatment is usually complete in about 20 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 3 – 4 months.
How does the treatment work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. Treatment then works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this then reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.
When will I see results from a treatment?
Within days of receiving your injections, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe lines but it can take up to 2 weeks to see the complete result. Lines can continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 3 – 4 months.
How long does the treatment last?
Results from treatment typically last for up to 3 – 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the lines and wrinkles gradually will look like they did before treatment.
Who should not use the treatment?
The treatment should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.
Prices, and why we’re not ever going to offer “Cheap Botox” treatments
There are 3 reasons why we consider our treatments to be good value:
- Skill & Experience: Botulinum treatments may be common but the muscles of the face are very complicated. Because of this our staff are highly trained.
- Post Treatment Care is important: Every patient we treat gets a free post treatment appointment within 2 weeks of the original treatment where the results are assessed. If more Botulinum toxin is required, this will be added at no additional cost. What we want to avoid is over-treating and getting the “totally frozen” look many are frightened of being left with.
- We’re not going to be rushed: Clinics offering “Cheap Botox” are typically spending less than time with a patient and there’s no follow-up. We are always happy to discuss with our patients any queries at any time following treatments.
We charge £200 for one area, £275 for 2 areas and £350 for three areas and consider it good value. You can make an appointment for a free consultation by contacting the clinic on 020 8653 5646.