What is Botulinum toxin?
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, known as Botulinum toxin, is a purified protein injectable filler that is FDA-approved for the temporary treatment of frown lines. This simple, non-surgical injection is also commonly used to temporarily reduce or eliminate forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck.
The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles, while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have suggested that botulinum toxin can also be effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
Am I a candidate for a Botulinum toxin procedure?
Young to middle-aged men and women or those between the ages of 18 and 70 who would like to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines, crow's feet or forehead lines may be good candidates for IBotulinum toxin treatment. A consultation with an Aesthetic Doctor at SW11 Medical Centre will help determine if IBotulinum toxin is right for you.
How do I prepare for a Botulinum toxin procedure?
To prepare for a Botulinum toxin treatment at SW11 Medical Centre, your Aesthetic Doctor will answer any questions you have and ask you about your expectations and desired outcome. He or she will discuss your options, likely outcomes, and any risks or potential complications before recommending a course of treatment.
In addition, your physician may evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors. This includes review of medical conditions and treatments allergies and current medications.
If applicable, he or she will discuss any past treatment with injectable fillers, facial shaping, Botulinum toxin therapy, or other facial rejuvenation procedures.
Your Aesthetic Doctor may also:
Discuss options for facial rejuvenation
Examine and measure your face
Take photographs for your medical record.
How is a Botulinum toxin procedure performed?
Botulinum toxin is injected directly into the muscle that causes dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that appear temporarily when a muscle contracts, such as smiling or frowning). A very small needle is used to minimize discomfort causing the injection to feel like a small prick with a little stinging. The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes. Since the procedure is non-surgical, no recovery time is needed, and patients can return to work or other activities immediately. Typically, Botulinum toxin injections need to be repeated every three to four months.
SW11 Medical Centre offers Botulinum toxin injections to treat:
Forehead creases (11 lines)
Creases around the nose (bunny lines)
Brow shaping (Botulinum toxin injections can be used to alter the shape of the eyebrows to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance).
Brow elevation (lift)
Correction of eyebrow asymmetry (to elevate the lower eyebrow to the same level as the higher eyebrow)
Elevation of the corners of the mouth
Upper/lower lip creases
Marionette lines, “drool grooves”
Lip lengthening to correct gummy smile
Chin softening (orange peel and excessive cleft)
To improve the appearance of new and old facial scars
Horizontal “necklace” creases
Vertical neckbands (turkey neck)
Wrinkling of the central mid chest (décolleté).
What results can I expect?
Botulinum toxin injections offer dramatic results that are fully apparent within five to seven days. In clinical trials, nearly 90 percent of the men and women surveyed rated the improvement in their brow lines as moderate to better. For many, Botulinum toxin virtually “erases” these lines.
Results may vary for each person, depending on the severity of wrinkles and the strength of muscles treated. Your Botulinum toxin treatment’s results typically last from three to six months, with most people gradually returning to their former state. Your Aesthetic Doctor will recommend that Botulinum toxin Injections be repeated every three to four months. With repeated treatments, some patients may notice that the effect of the Botulinum toxin is longer lasting.
We will book you in for a free follow up check 2 weeks later, so the results of the treatment can be reviewed once it has taken full effect. We can also book your appointment in 3-4 months time to ensure your maintain your fresh and youthful look,
You can resume normal activities immediately post treatment however avoid anything strenouos for 24 hours, like going to the gym.
Cost of Treatment
Course of 4 (saver over £ )
Botulinum toxin for men
Botulinum toxin is for men too, banish the myths and lets get to work. Botulinum toxin will subtly smooth the moderate to severe lines around your eyes and between your brows. It’s subtle, no one needs to know – you will still look the same! It gets better, It takes only 10 minutes, so you can book an appointment during a lunch break and get back to ruling the world immediately.
Pictures of Actual in clinic patients