Botox® – The Popular Wrinkle Treatment
What is it?
Botox or Botulin Toxin is a purified protein extracted from Botulinum bacteria used for anti-ageing treatments. It is administered as an injection, commonly used in the upper part of the face to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. Botox can also be used to reduce excessive sweating from the armpits.
How does it work?
The collagen in our skin eventually wears away as we age due to overactive muscle movements. The reduction in collagen can cause the skin to crease and produce undesirable effects such as crows feet, frown lines and lines on the forehead, which can be very ageing. Botox works by relaxing these muscles which causes the skin to relax as well. Lines and wrinkles are smoothed out or disappear all together. The Botulin protein only produces its effects on the muscles it is administered to therefore there will be no effects on other parts of the body.
How is the treatment administered?
Botox is injected in very small doses in numerous areas, using a fine needle. There is usually very mild to moderate pain experienced with this treatment, which should subside very quickly. The wanted effects should appear within a few days to a week of treatment and can last for 3-5 months, therefore it is desirable to go for repeat treatments every 3-5 months to maintain the desired effects. Treatment for excessive sweating can last for up to 9-12 months.
All treatments are carried out by fully qualified and experienced doctors at our skin clinics in Leeds & York.
Are there any side effects?
Post treatment there is no scarring and no recovery time therefore you can continue with your usual day-to-day activities as normal.Side effects in the rarest of occasions the protein may have effect on other muscles nearby and cause weakness of these muscles. However this is a very uncommon side-effect which is only temporary, lasting a few weeks at the most. It is possible there maybe very slight bruising at the site of injection, otherwise usually no visible signs at all.
- Treatment time: 15mins
- Visible results: Reduces appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Price: From £160-£300
To arrange your appointment for botox in Leeds or York please contact us online or call us on 01904 633833 or 0113 278 3344.
- Frown lines
Relax lines on the forehead or between the eyebrows that are caused by frowning
- Crow’s feet
Reduce lines from the outer corner of the eyes
- Top lip lines
Smooth lines on the upper lip
- Facial slimming
Reduce the appearance of an ‘apple’ chin, smooth chin lines and contour the chin for a more defined look
- Glabellar lines
Smooth vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Eyebrow lift
Relax the muscles that pull the brow line down
- Bunny lines
Smooth horizontal lines on the bridge of the nose
- Marionette lines
Achieve a smoother smile by reducing the vertical lines around the mouth
- Neck lines Remove ‘banding’ in the neck
Dramatically reduce sweating in the armpit
Facial slimming with a jaw muscle relaxantBefore after
Botox for moderate to sevee frown lineBefore after
- Is Botox safe?
Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK have been safely using Botox or botulinum toxin facial injections for more than 20 years. Facial muscle relaxants are highly refined, purified substances that are injected with a tiny needle into a specific facial muscle.
- What is Botox?
Botox® (Vistabel®) is a purified protein extracted from Botulinum bacteria used for anti-ageing treatments.
- How long does facial rejuvenation treatment take?
Treatment takes as little as 10–15 minutes, requires no form of sedative or anaesthetic and you can carry on as normal immediately after. Results become visible about 8 days later and the effects last between three and four months.