Anti-wrinkle injections (BOTOX®)
For many years now, BOTOX® has become the world’s most popular cosmetic treatment. When applied correctly the evidence speaks for its self. Unwanted lines and wrinkles can disappear, or be substantially reduced.
So what is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin.
How does it work?
BOTOX® works by preventing nerve impulses from reaching the muscles, which causes the muscle to relax. Fewer muscle contractions means your wrinkles will relax soften and smooth out, giving a brighter and more youthful appearance.
Is it safe?
Yes, BOTOX® is safe. It is a widely researched and extensively tested drug. Due to ongoing ground breaking research, BOTOX® is being discovered to be useful in many areas of medicine, including chronic migraines, bladder incontinence and muscle spasms.
As with any other type of medical procedure, there are certain risks, complications and side effects that can occur, but are rare. These will all be discussed in full during your consultation.
Where does BOTOX® work best?
The upper third of the face is where BOTOX® is most commonly used, reducing dynamic wrinkles caused by years of frowning, squinting, smiling and concentrating.
Frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines and crows feet are the three main areas treated. However, BOTOX® can also be used on other areas of the mid and lower face to smooth away wrinkles, correct facial features or generally improve a patients overall appearance. These treatments include:
- Bunny Lines - Aim to reduce lines on the lateral and/or dorsal aspect of nose that may be naturally present in some patients when they smile, laugh, frown or speak
- Peri-Oral Lines (lip lines) - Aim to reduce or prevent longitudinal wrinkles of the upper and lower lips and can make lips look fuller
- Dimpled Chin (cobblestone effect) - Aim to reduce this effect
- Hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating) - BOTOX® can also be used extremely effectively for hyperhidrosis, once medical treatment has been tried and not been successful. This treatment has been life changing for some of our clients, who have found their excessive sweating has had a significant impact on their confidence and held them back in their career and personal life. The effects can last up to 9 months
For more details regarding advanced BOTOX® treatments, please speak to our Nurse Practitioner.
I had my first set of BOTOX® injections in my forehead a year ago. I couldn’t believe the difference it made to my confidence. I can wear my hair back off my face, it made me look younger too.
Ruth is so lovely and explained everything she was doing. I have been back 3 times now with great results. I can thoroughly recommend the treatments I’ve received..
I have always looked after my skin - buying into expensive skin products which really did not make a difference to the appearance of my wrinkles.
I discovered Ruth’s website and after some communication felt confident to give it a try. I am delighted with the results of my BOTOX® treatments, my skin looks fresh, lifted and wrinkle free but definitely not the frozen look! Ruth is a kind, supportive and informative professional who I would be happy to recommend.
I started seeing Ruth just over a year ago and I’m so glad I did. I have had BOTOX® before but it had resulted in a slightly drooping eyelid. This has never happened with Ruth, plus she uses a separate syringe for each injection, no matter how many. She is a lovely lady and a total professional. I would highly recommend her.
Niki (Ellesmere Port)
To find out how BOTOX® could help improve your skin confidence, get in touch with us to arrange your free consultation.