Botox® www.botox.com (Botulinum toxin type A) injections are now the UK's no 1 treatment for facial lines and wrinkles simply because it really does remove the telltale signs of ageing. It is safe, quick and straightforward, and can be combined with other treatments such as fillers (natural collagen) to give you the complete facial makeover.
Botox ® injections relax the facial muscles that, over time, cause lines and wrinkles. It is given as a series of injections using a tiny needle and takes only a few minutes. Individual muscles are targeted so that lines and wrinkles are smoothed out but facial expression is not lost.
Botox® injections have been used safely for over 30 years in both the UK and abroad.
The procedure does not require any anaesthetic as discomfort is minimal, though anaesthetic (numbing) cream is available if requested.
Botox® is used mainly to reduce:
- frown lines
- forehead creases
- crows feet
- laughter lines
Botox® can also be used to reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). This involves multiple tiny injections to either the axillae or palms.
Botox® has also been successfully used to treat headaches and migraines.
Side effects are usually mild and short lasting. Some report a mild headache for a few hours after treatment and occasionally a small bruise can be produced. Botox® and it’s side effects, length of effect and follow up will be discussed fully by Dr Knights at the initial consultation.
More information can be found at the Consulting Room's website, www.consultingroom.com.