In cosmetic applications, botulinum toxin is considered safe and effective for reduction of facial wrinkles, especially in the uppermost third of the face.
The effects of botulinum toxin injections last two to four months and in some cases, product-dependent, with some patients experiencing a longer duration of effect.
Injection of botulinum toxin into the muscles under facial wrinkles causes relaxation of those muscles, resulting in the smoothing of the overlying skin.
Smoothing of wrinkles is usually visible three to five days after injection, with maximum effect typically a week following injection.
Muscles can be treated repeatedly to maintain the smoothed appearance.
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The ideal candidate for Botox is a client between 27-30 years old, as the wrinkles folds have not formed yet, therefore a muscle relaxant injections will prevent the lines from forming.
-No ibuprofen, aspirin, vitamin e for 24 hrs after injections
-no massage the area for 24hrs
-no extra injections for at least 2 weeks
-no exercising, lying down for at least 4 hours
-remain upright for at least 4 hours after
-exaggerate expressions for at least 4 hours after injections
Top up treatments can be done in the period starting from after the second week of injections to a month.
Botulinum Toxin Injections can last anywhere between 3 to 6 months, depending on the individual anatomy.
Any injection can hurt, but the needles used for Botox injections are very small, so pain is usually minimal.
People easily get these two types of injectables confused all the time, but here’s an easy way to distinguish between the two: Botox is for limiting muscle movement, fillers are for building volume.
Botox reduces the activity of muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Facial fillers, however, fill the trouble areas with a gel made up of hyaluronic acid, which helps to plump and lift the skin to replace volume loss.
Explained simply, when injected directly into the muscle, Botox blocks the muscle’s nerve signals and temporarily relaxes it. When the muscle is relaxed, dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement soften, dissipate, or disappear completely.
Downtime is very minimal. Most patients resume work and the rest of their regular activities almost immediately after treatment.
Results usually appear within 7 to 14 days of treatment.
Botox goes by area at our Clinic.
1 Area is £180
2 Areas £200
3 Areas £220
Any extra area £20
* top up after 2 weeks is included
Areas treatable are as follows:
Yes, a top up will be included in the time frame between 2 to 4 weeks after the first appointment.
Here at the Pimlico Clinic we use Azzalure as our main botox brand.