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Relax the muscles which cause frown lines, crows feet and forehead lines in just 3 days to a week
A diluted form of the Botulinum Toxin type A (there are many trade names: Botox, Azzalure, Dysport to name a few)
It is injected under the skin, where the lines are most troublesome. The protein temporarily causes muscles to relax or weaken. For very deep lines it is sometimes necessary to use dermal fillers in addition to the Botulinum Toxin.
It is most commonly used to treat: Frown lines, smile lines around the eyes (crows feet) and lines across the forehead. It can also help prevent tooth grinding and alter the amount of gum you show when smiling.
Effects start to show from 48-72 hours but the full effect is reached at about 2 weeks after administration. We recommend that we see you 2 weeks after the treatment session to review how the effects have taken, and 'top up' or administer in additional areas, if needed. We advise that if you have a special function coming up that you have the treatment carried out 4 weeks beforehand.
The effects can vary from person to person and depend on the dose administered: an average course of treatment lasts 3-4 months. We can formulate a plan to cover repeat treatments, aiming to achieve optimal desired long-term effects over the year. On setting up a plan you can split the cost over 12 months and receive a 10% discount off the listed prices.
The needle used is very small and fine and rarely do you notice more than a pinch. It is the most common cosmetic procedure worldwide and the safety is well established. The effects of the Botulinum Toxin are temporary and once it has worn off the muscle activity returns to normal.
You may experience a small amount of initial bleeding: generally bruising does not occur, or is minimal. It is not uncommon to have a mild, short-term headache after forehead treatment. Some people are resistant to the effects of the toxin.