We offer a range of botox treatments that are performed by Dr Paul Charlson. Paul is our in-house dermatologist. He has over 18 years of experience. Paul offers in depth consultations, he can recommend personal options that specifically suit your concerns. If you need to know anything about procedures – then do get in touch and we can assist!
How does Botox work?
In order to achieve the best and most natural looking results, the facial expressions first need to be cleared identified, so that the doctor can target the wrinkles more effectively. A tiny needle is used to inject Botox through the dermis and into the muscles, temporarily paralysing them. As Botox blocks the signals that the nerves send to the muscles, so that they cannot contract, the wrinkles relax and soften the overall facial appearance. This technique is used to minimise crow’s feet (the deep lines at the corners of the eyes), forehead wrinkles and frown lines.
What Is Botox suitable for?
- Wrinkle Reduction
- Lifting and firming
- Skin rejuvenation
- Non-surgical facial and neck treatments
- Men’s cosmetic surgery botox is non-surgical
- Neck lift
- Jawline Tightening
- Excessive Sweating, hands, under arm, forehead
- Gummy Smile
How long does Botox last?
After a Botox treatment you need to allow 3-7 days for results to become noticeable. The youthful, natural effect typically lasts about 3-6 months. Many women and men choose to return for regular follow-up treatments, as this helps to combat anti-ageing by training the treated muscles to remain relaxed. Over time, this means that you can enjoy treatment results for longer periods, as the lines and wrinkles will begin to appear less severe.
What can Botox be used for?
Botox is most commonly used as a cosmetic treatment for smoothing wrinkled foreheads and reducing the severity of deep crow’s feet. It’s also effective in anti-ageing treatments that focus on the neck, face, brows and jawline.
What is a Botox?
Commonly known as the
beauty treatment that will effectively minimise facial wrinkles, Botox® is a branded form of botulinum toxin. Botox is injected into the fine lines and deep wrinkles that appear on the face as part of the natural signs of ageing.
Although Botox is primarily used as an anti-ageing treatment, it also offers many other benefits, including skin rejuvenation, tightening and lifting. Botox is also used to reduce the symptoms of excessive sweating, migraines and teeth grinding.
Due to the remarkable results achieved, Botox has revolutionised the cosmetics industry. Women and men, all over the world choose to combat signs of ageing with the ever-popular non-surgical treatment, that can fit into a lunch break and requires no downtime.
It’s common to experience some side effects with any cosmetic procedure or treatment. After the Botox treatment there may be small bruises and red bumps at the site of the injections. These will fade within a short period of time. You may also have minor bruising, skin tightness and/or headaches.
Not everyone feels instantly comfortable with a treatment that involves needles. The thought of being injected with Botox can therefore be a little daunting, especially during a first appointment. Many satisfied return clients liken the procedure sensation to having acupuncture or an eyebrow waxing treatment.
When administered by a qualified skin specialist, the injections are completely tolerable. The doctor will inject Botox into the skin causing minimal site bruising. The treatment generally takes just 5-10 minutes to complete, after the consultation.
To enhance the effects of a Botox treatment it’s recommended that you avoid any form of strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after the clinic visit. Physical activities like yoga and Pilates that often involve inversion (where your head is lower than your heart) is best avoided for a while, as it helps to stop Botox migration into other areas of the skin. Sweating during exercise also encourages you to swipe or rub your face, which is also not recommended directly after treatment. Vigorous exercise can in fact cause Botox to be metabolised before it’s fully diffused. If this occurs, the results are likely to be less effective. In extreme cases, eyelid drooping may develop as a result of Botox moving around the treated area. This usually clears up after 2-3 weeks.
When having any form of cosmetic treatment, it’s recommended that you abstain from drinking any alcohol for at least 24 hours, before and after treatment. As it can increase the chance of bruising.
Contrary to popular belief that Botox is affected by the high altitude and pressurisation of air travel, there is no proof of this impact. However, for your optimal comfort, it’s best to avoid any long haul travel for 24 hours after a Botox treatment. During this time, it’s important to keep well hydrated.
It’s rare for serious allergic reactions to occur following Botox treatment. If you do experience intense itching, swelling, skin rashes, dizziness or have breathing difficulties, you are advised to seek medical assistance immediately. It’s also worth noting that injection sites can become infected. To avoid this happening, always ensure that you visit a reputable clinic where experienced and qualified skin specialists skilfully inject Botox.
We are unable to advise on taking medications alongside Botox.
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