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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.

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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.

Call us on 0330 113 2640
Text us on 07537 416110
Email us at hello@medskinclinic.co.uk or use our contact form.