Botulinum toxin injections, such as Botox are medical treatments that can also be used to help relax facial muscles.
This makes lines and wrinkles, such as crow's feet and frown lines, less obvious.
They can temporarily alter your appearance without the need for surgery.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll need to first meet with our advanced aestetic nurse practitioner & prescriber who will prescribe & administer the medicine. This should always be a face-to-face meeting.
They'll want to fully understand your medical history and reasons for wanting the treatment before they go ahead.
Local anaesthetic isn't usually needed. Your skin is cleaned and small amounts of botulinum toxin are injected into the muscles of the face to be treated.
Several injections are usually needed at different sites. It takes about 10 minutes. The injections may be a little painful. Most people tolerate the discomfort well.
You won't see any difference straight away: it takes about three to five days before the injections begin to take effect, and up to two weeks for the full effect to be seen. We like to see you at around the 2 week post treatment for a review
Avoid massaging or rubbing the treated areas for up to three days.
The effects generally last for about three to six months. If you want to maintain the effect, you'll need regular follow-up injections.