Anti-wrinkle Injections (Botox)
Botulinum Toxin A, commonly referred to as Botox®, is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments these days. Anti-wrinkle injections are used to smooth lines and wrinkles for a younger, more rejuvenated look. They are most often used to treat:
Lower face treatment to improve jawline and appearance of neck, known as ‘Nephertite lift’.
How does it work?
Botulinum toxin, often referred to as Botox® is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. Without these messages, the muscle stays in a resting state until the ‘messengers’ recover. This recovery takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks on average.
Licensed brands of botulinum toxin A include,’ Botox®, Azzalure®, Bocouture®, Xeomin®, and Dysport®. All botulinum toxins are prescription only medicines (POM) and can only be prescribed by doctors, dentists, prescribing nurses and pharmacists with a prescribing qualification, following a face-to-face assessment and consultation with the qualified
How is Botulinum Toxin administered?
A very fine needle is used and generally this treatment is not painful and can be well tolerated with no anaesthetic.
Is it safe?
All treatments carry a degree of risk. All risks and complications will be discussed with you at consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed. Botulinum Toxin should be administered by a healthcare professional with specialist training.
Adverse events are uncommon, usually occur within a few days of treatment and are expected to be temporary, usually resolving spontaneously within weeks. Your practitioner will provide aftercare advice designed to minimise risk and promote speedy recovery from any expected side effects.
Side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Swelling at injection sites
- Redness at injection sites
- Asymmetry of expression
- Drooping of the brow, or eyelid
- Headache or a sensation of ‘tightness’ or ‘heaviness’
Treatment results can take up to 2 weeks to fully work but you tend to see an improvement after 3-7 days. Results can vary depending on the strength of your muscle, your desired result and dose injected. This is something we will assess and discuss during your initial consultation and at your review appointment. Results tend to last 3-4 months Movement will begin recovering from 8 weeks Frequent treatment at intervals of less than 3 months is NOT recommended.
For more information follow this link: https://www.saveface.co.uk/treatments/anti-ageing-treatments/anti-wrinkle-injections/
Is Botulinum Toxin A used just for wrinkles?
Botulinum toxin was actually first developed as a treatment for neurological disorders, not as a cosmetic treatment. In addition to fine lines and wrinkles other conditions can be treated.
At loveSkin we also treat excessive Sweating / Hyperhydrosis of the under-arm area and palm of your hands. A series of localised injections can drastically reduce the embarrassment and discomfort caused by hyperactive sweat glands, usually the underarm areas and hands, giving long lasting results for months of sweat free confidence.
Is Botulinum Toxin A something only women get?
No, not at all. More and more men these days enjoy the effects of this treatment.