Relax the muscles that cause dynamic lines and wrinkles, stop unwanted sweating, reduce headaches and even slim down bulky calf muscles. Botox has many medical and cosmetic applications!
Like a piece of paper that’s folded in the same place again and again, our skin can begin to show fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by the repeated movement and contraction of our facial muscles over the years. These ‘dynamic’ wrinkles tend to show up as frown lines, a downturned mouth or sad smile, crows’ feet around the eyes, and other expression lines. One of the most effective treatments for these lines, as well as for the symptoms of a number of medical conditions, is Botox® injections.
Did you know too that your facial expressions can drive your emotions? Studies have found that when you look in the mirror and see a sad-looking mouth with downturned corners, it can actually make you feel sad. Similarly, having a permanent frown can make you feel upset, sad or even give you a negative outlook. Getting rid of the frown and sad face can have a wonderfully positive social impact, making you feel better and giving you a more approachable, friendly appearance.
Botox® is a popular facial rejuvenation treatment and medical art form that is especially effective for diminishing lines on the upper and lower face. Your skin should look smoother, younger and wonderfully refreshed within a few days of your treatment, giving your face a much more relaxed and positive appearance.
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What lines and wrinkles can Botox® be used to treat?
Botox® can be used to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the upper and lower face, as well as for certain medical conditions.
You might want to consider Botox® to smooth away wrinkles such as your:
- Crows’ feet
- Frown lines between the brows
- Forehead lines
- Bunny lines
- Lower eyelid wrinkles
- Sad smile/down-turned corners of the mouth
- Smokers’ lines
- Chin lines and creases
What other cosmetic concerns can Botox® be used for?
Botox® can also be used to:
- Achieve an eyebrow lift
- Tackle an oily T-zone
- Help with nasal flaring
- Lift a droopy nose tip
- Improve a gummy smile
- Make your neck chords less prominent
- Carry out a Nefertiti neck lift
- Slim over pronounced calf muscles
What medical conditions can Botox® be used to treat?
Although Botox® doesn’t offer a lifelong cure, it can be an incredibly effective option to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) under the arms or palms of the hands, as well as excessive facial sweating. The latter procedure uses ‘Baby Botox®’, i.e. small amounts of botulinum is administered to multiple areas of the face to temporarily stop the sweat glands from releasing sweat.
Botox® can also be used to address symptoms such as:
- facial asymmetry caused by Bell’s palsy
- jaw clenching
- jaw muscle reduction
- teeth grinding
- Hyperhydrosis (excess sweating)
What is Botox?
Botox® is the leading brand of botulinum toxin type A injections. We are able to inject small quantities of Botox® into specific facial muscles to temporarily relax them and stop them from contracting. Like ironing flat a crinkled piece of paper, this will smooth, reduce and even remove the fine lines and wrinkles that may be giving away your age.
Will my face look frozen?
We’re asked this question a lot. You may have seen a Hollywood celebrity with a perma-frozen look of surprise on their face and have concerns that this could be you! It is always best to see Botox® treatment from a qualified cosmetic medical doctor who understands the human face and how just small amounts of Botox can make subtle but positive differences without affecting your ability to smile or express other emotions. Dr Victoria Gauba has spent many years studying skin and the human face, as well as the emotions we feel and how we express them. She views injectable treatments such as Botox® and dermal fillers as a kind of medical art form, and herself the artist, where light approach in just the right places can give the best results.
Botox can be used in the legs is that correct?
Yes, botox can be used to treat muscular hypertrophy in the calf muscles. This gives a slimmer looking calf. The treatment does not affect walking or other movement.
Is Botox safe?
Botox® has been licensed for use in America since the 1980s, so it is supported by a number of clinical trials that show this prescription-only drug to have an exceptional safety record when used by a qualified and experienced medical professional. In the UK, Botox® was given a new brand name, Vistabel®, and licensed for cosmetic use on glabellar (frown) lines in 2006. Since then, wrinkle reduction injections using botulinum toxin type A have become the fastest growing non-invasive treatment in the UK and the most popular in America.
Botox ® tends to be a comfortable and pain-free procedure for most people. The most common side effects are are temporary bruising, swelling or bleeding at the injection site, or a mild headache.
In rare cases, when Botox is used in the upper half of the face, it can cause a drooping brow or eyelid. In experienced hands, this tends to happen in less than one percent of patients and typically resolves over a period of two to ten weeks.
How much will my Botox treatment cost?
The cost of your treatment will depend on the number of Botulinum units used for your treatment. In turn, this will depend on the type, grade and severity of the lines and wrinkles we’re treating. As a rough guide, you can find our full treatment and price list here. We will always give you an itemised breakdown of your treatment plan so that you can be confident that there are no hidden costs.
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