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Botox®

(anti-wrinkle injections)

Botox®

Medskin Clinic offers Botox®, Azzalure® and Xeomin® (anti-wrinkle) injections to help reduce the signs of ageing. As we age, our skin creases by the repeated use of facial muscles leading to unsightly lines such as ‘frown lines’ or ‘crows feet’. Over time these lines become permanent due to our natural ageing process as our bodies produce less collagen and elastin in our skin. We begin to look older as our bodies show the tell-tale signs of ageing.

What are Botox® injections?

Botox® injections contain a protein derived from chemically produced Botulinum bacteria which, when injected just under the skin, causes the surrounding muscles to gently relax. This reduction in muscle activity around the areas where the skin shows lines and furrows prevents the skin from creasing and gives it time to naturally recover its youthful appearance. The lines soften and fade away leaving younger, firmer looking skin.

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Botox Injections Questions

What are anti wrinkle injections?

Anti wrinkle injections commonly known as Botox® is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. When injected the toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. Without these messages, the muscle remains in a resting state until the ‘messengers’ recover.

Popular anti wrinkle injections are Botox®Azzalure® Dysport® and Xeomin®

How long do results of anti wrinkle injections last?

Duration of results varies from person to person depending on lifestyle and other factors which will be discussed at your consultation. The treatment can take up to two weeks to see the effect and on average results tend to last up to four months. Movement will begin recovery from eight weeks.

Is the procedure painful?

A slight momentary sting may be felt on injection otherwise the procedure is relatively painless.

Are anti wrinkle injections safe?

All treatments carry a degree of risk, anti wrinkle injections have been used for many years with no known adverse effects. However, to reduce the risk of complication, it is vital that you have anti-ageing injections in a safe and medical environment. At Medskin Clinic, anti-ageing injections are performed by a registered nurse.

What does a Botox® injection treatment involve?

Several tiny injections with a very fine needle are made around the areas to be treated. The injections are very shallow and are not painful – the most many clients feel is a slight stinging sensation. If you are concerned about the injections hurting we can numb the area to be treated with either an ice-pack or anaesthetic cream.

The treatment takes 5 to 10 minutes and the results are visible after 3 to 5 days. Following treatment you should avoid touching the treated area and strenuous exercise. You should also avoid drinking alcohol for 12 hours directly after treatment – you’ll just have to wait a bit before you go out and have a celebration drink! Follow up treatments are usually required to ‘top-up’ the initial treatment every 3 to 4 months for the first year after which the period between top-ups is usually longer.

Favoured areas treated with Botox®

  • Forehead lines
  • Brow lift
  • Crows feet
  • Lines
  • Bunny lines
  • Gummy smile
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Drooping corners of mouth
  • Dimpled chin
  • Neck lines
  • Drooping tip of nose

Are Botox® injections safe?

The main ingredient of Botox injections has been used since the late 1970s, when it was originally used to treat patients suffering from eye squints. Since then it have been more widely used to treat a variety of conditions from writer’s cramp to Parkinson’s disease. Cosmetic use of anti-wrinkle injections has been around for the last 20 years with hundreds of thousands of successful treatments being given every year. One full dose of an anti-wrinkle injection is now considered to be as safe as taking a quarter of an aspirin.

Sara and her team will fully discuss with you any concerns you may have over the safety and possible side effects of your anti-wrinkle injections treatment before undertaking the treatment.

Botox has earned itself something of a cult following among celebrities and for really good reasons. When it comes to fighting the signs of premature ageing, these injections could well be the best tool to have in your arsenal. Botox works by relaxing the muscles in the facial area. If we prevent muscles around the common areas where fine lines and wrinkles appear, such as around the eyes or on the forehead, from working as hard we can prevent those tell-tale signs of ageing from appearing. We can even reverse ageing and smooth out those lines if we can prevent the muscles from working as hard and give the surrounding skin the time it needs to recover.

Botox is an incredibly safe treatment. Derived from a protein within the Botulinum bacteria which is chemically produced, this treatment is fully regulated and actually has other medical uses too. The injections are also completely safe and whilst there might be some feelings of discomfort, our clinicians know exactly how to deliver them in a pain-free manner. We also always apply an anaesthetic cream prior to delivery of the injections, to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Treatments last between 15-30 minutes and you will always receive a free 30-60-minute consultation prior to commencement. This will be your opportunity to ask any questions that you might have about the procedure and our opportunity to understand exactly what look you want to achieve. This enables us to make an effective treatment plan in regard to exactly where we administer the injections.

You should always bear in mind that the results of Botox injections are not immediate. Botox will smooth out those lines and wrinkles, once the skin around the muscles that are being relaxed has had time to rest and recover. You will generally start to see results after around 10 days. Botox isn’t just for celebrities – with our cost-efficient treatments and interest-free instalment plans available if needed, treatments and smooth, younger-looking skin can be available to all.

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We provide FREE, no-obligation consultations at our clinics in Chesterfield, Newark and Nottingham to discuss your goals and to explore your treatment options.

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Text us on 07537 416110
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