Botox® is the world’s most popular anti-ageing treatment with literally millions of people around the world benefiting from anti-ageing and medical applications.
Botox® / Botullinum Toxin
Botox® is a prescription-only drug (botullinum toxin). In anti-ageing treatment, it is injected into the face in order to relax the facial muscles and improve the appearance of wrinkles and creases.
Botox® is also used in non-cosmetic procedures as a treatment for many conditions including migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
It is very safe when used by qualified and experienced doctor practitioners. Recovery time is short in comparison to many other cosmetic procedures.
How does Botox® work?
When Botox® is injected into the patient’s face, it relaxes the contraction of facial muscles by blocking nerve impulses. Since these muscles will no longer be able to contract, the face relaxes and this softens and reduces wrinkles and creases in the skin.
The treatment is not permanent, so patients should anticipate re-treatments every few months to prevent further wrinkles from appearing, though each injection should also reduce the depth of newer wrinkles. In this respect, Botox® can also be used preventatively, to delay the appearance of wrinkles.
Treatment takes about 15-20 minutes.
Who is Botox® for?
Botox® is a popular choice with men and women who wish to reduce the appearance of winkles and frown lines, typically around the face and neck. While this is the most common application of Botox®, it can also be used to treat severe brow furrow, uncontrolled blinking and lazy eyes. Botox® patients can be of any age or gender, and the popularity of the treatment is increasing every year.
How much will Botox® cost?
The cost of Botox® treatment will vary from clinic to clinic.
clinicbe® offer Botox® injections starting from just £250, making them quite affordable for a great many people.
Is Botox® safe?
Yes. Botox® has been used cosmetically for over fifteen years now, with no unexpected negative effects. It is a very popular treatment, as our many satisfied clients will attest.
Will the injection hurt?
As with any needle, you might feel a pinch when the Botox® is injected. However, we use a very fine needle to minimise discomfort.
Treatments are made as comfortable as possible according to the treatment and the individual’s personal requirements. Ice is used as a topical anaesthetic. If necessary, a dental block anaesthetic may also be used. Pain killers are also available on request.
Are there any negative side-effects?
The most common side-effects of Botox® are mild pain and tenderness around the point of injection as well as very mild swelling, which should subside within 48 hours. Very occasionally, the treatment may cause other muscle groups to relax, which can give the appearance of drooping eyebrows or eyelids. This is rare, and should subside within a few weeks.
Where can I find a Botox Injections Doctor?
Botox is a prescription-only medicine and as such can only be prescribed by a Doctor after face-to-face consultation with the patient. Clinicbe see patients for Botox injections in their Belgravia, London clinic; close to Chelsea, Westminster, Knightsbridge and Mayfair. All Botox injections are carried out by qualified Aesthetic Medicine Physician Dr Barbara Kubicka.