WHAT IS BOTULINUM TOXIN?
Botulinum toxin is a purified protein which is injected into the muscle. This allows the muscle to temporarily relax, which can help to soften facial expressions and can improve the signs of aging.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
- Forehead and eyes
- Glabella (frown lines)
- Brow lift
- Gummy smile
- Jowl tightening
- Jaw muscles for facial slimming
HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?
The product usually takes 2-3 days to start working and the effects can last up to 4 months depending on the strength of your muscles and your individual response to the product. ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Like all medicines Botulinum toxin can cause side effects, although any reactions are generally minimal and temporary. You may find that there can be some slight discomfort as the needle enters the skin and you may have some bruising or bleeding where the needle has been placed.
Very rarely, Botulinum toxin may result in muscle weakness. All other rare, although possible side effects can be found within the patient information leaflet which comes with the product. Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to give this to you.
If you are concerned or feel you are having a reaction please do not hesitate to contact us or your GP.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY
Before the treatment, any make up will be removed and the area will be cleansed. The product is placed into the muscle with a fine needle. You shouldn’t experience any discomfort. However, if you are sensitive we can use a topical anesthetic cream, although in most cases this is not necessary.
The treatment itself will take 15 minutes and you can return to your usual activities immediately afterwards.
After having treatment with Botulinum toxin you are advised to avoid any rubbing of the area and to avoid any beauty treatments e.g. facial massage, Sauna’s and extreme temperatures for up to 2 weeks. You will be required to attend a review appointment three weeks post treatment which is when any slight adjustments can be made, if necessary.