Botox® is my most popular treatment and that’s because it does what it says on the tin! I trained in Botox® over 15 years ago, initially in London and since then I have done further training and kept up to date with new techniques. Due to my experience, I am confident that I can provide subtle, natural results. Your anatomy dictates how still I can make the upper facial muscles though, and I prefer the "less is more" approach. Too much in the wrong place and you can end up looking frozen. With all my experience, I can discuss and work with you to find your ideal treatment result.
Botulinum toxin is a bacterium that blocks the release of acetylcholine, the substance responsible for transmitting electrical impulses that produce muscle contraction. In medicine, it is injected directly into hyperactive muscles. It has been safely and effectively used for the treatment of strabismus (cross-eye) and blepharospasm (eyelid spasms) since the early 1980s. It is now widely used in NHS departments in paediatrics, neurology and gastroenterology. The fact that it is used in the NHS highlights its safety. Botox® is used aesthetically to neutralise the action of small muscles in the upper and lower face.
Your appointment time is 30 minutes although the actual injections take only a few minutes. It is not a particularly uncomfortable treatment and a gentle touch is important. Most people don’t need pain relief, but local anaesthetic cream can be applied on request. Botox® is a powder which is made up into a solution, which is then injected so there will be tiny bumps at the injection site which can last a few hours. This can be concealed with makeup if needed for discretion. There is the possibility of bruising, so do plan on when you have a treatment. The likelihood of bruising can be reduced by avoiding alcohol, aspirin and ibuprofen.
Treatments are available at my clinics at Bute House, Bridge Road, Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, GL2 7HA and Sevenfields Dental Health Centre, Woodcutters Mews, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 4AU.
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Hyperactivity of the facial expression muscles often results in the development of deep frown lines, forehead lines and crow's feet.
Injecting botulinum toxin into the affected area temporarily paralyses the underlying muscles responsible for wrinkling, giving the face a more relaxed and pleasant appearance. The wrinkles become smoother or disappear altogether.
Botox® is a clinically proven anti-wrinkle reducing treatment commonly used to treat facial lines such as the forehead, frown lines and crows feet.
Botox® is also used as a cure for hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating as the injection of Botulinum toxin into the sweat glands prevent sweat from being produced. Botox® hyperhidrosis treatment is used on the forehead, underarms, palms of hands and soles of feet and we find our client's results last around 8-12 months.
Botox® can be used for migraine relief too. Injections into the forehead, therefore, have dual benefits in both reducing lines and wrinkles as well as a treatment for migraines.
Before your Botox®, I will have a consultation with you in which we will discuss your wishes and take a medical history. A treatment plan will be jointly decided so that we can achieve the best results for you. You will be advised to avoid alcohol, aspirin and ibuprofen for as long as possible prior to treatment.
During your Botox® treatment I want you to be as comfortable as possible. I understand that you may be slightly nervous about treatment, so my aim is to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. My clients tell me that they experience much less discomfort than they originally anticipate and it is relatively pain-free. A local anaesthetic cream can be used if required. The injection of the Botulinum toxin varies according to the area being treated but generally only takes a couple of minutes to administer.
After Botox®, the initial effects of treatment become visible within 48 to 72 hours with the optimum effect visible after 1-2 weeks. Immediately after Botox® you will be red and may experience slight bruising. Your facial expression will become more naturally relaxed but by no means frozen. The effect of treatment generally lasts for 3-6 months. Repeat treatment will be needed as the effects of the treatment wear off gradually.
Botulinum toxin injection is generally a safe and effective wrinkle reduction method. Nevertheless, certain side effects can occur but, as the intended treatment effects, they are mostly reversible. At your appointment, you will be informed about the potential side effects of Botox®, contraindications and potential drug interactions.
Yes, Botox® is safe in the hands of a medically qualified practitioner. Doses used are a fraction of those used in paediatrics for instance.
Potential side effects of Botox® treatment can be:
Drug interactions can occur when botulinum toxin is used concomitantly with other medications. Since these medications can alter the effects of botulinum toxin, you must ensure that your doctor is aware of any current medications you are taking.
One area generally refers to the area around both eyes, the upper forehead or the lines between your brows.