Botox® is used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines that can occur with age, sun damage and smoking. Botox® — the brand name for medicinal Botulinum Toxin type A — is the purified low-concentration form of the toxin. When injected in small doses into specific muscles, Botulinum Toxin blocks the chemical signals that cause muscles to contract. When the muscles can’t tighten, the skin flattens and appears smooth and less wrinkled.
Lines around the eyes, forehead and mouth can be easily eradicated or improved with Botulinum Toxin treatment. Some of the most common anti-wrinkle treatments we can perform are forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, and lip lines.
Botox® injections temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles, making them appear less noticeable. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Botox® for adults ages 18 to 65 as temporary anti-wrinkle treatment. However, Botox® can be used to treat other facial wrinkles as well some skin conditions such as excessive sweating.
Botox® treatment areas may include:
Frown lines between the eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose
Lines around the eyes (crow’s feet)
Forehead lines and creases
Skin bands on the neck
Underarm area for excessive sweating
Jaw line for re-contouring of the lower face
Lips for smoker lines
Nose lines (bunny lines)
At West London Dermatology Centre, anti-wrinkle treatments are solely performed by specialised dermatologists and trained aesthetic doctors.
Please contact us on 0208 7422204 for more information and to book a free consultation to discuss your requirements.
Frequently asked questions
HOW OFTEN CAN BOTOX® INJECTIONS BE GIVEN?
Botox® injections can be given every 4 months. Longer lasting results occur with repeated treatments.
HOW LONG AFTER TREATMENT WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Results may vary, but you should be able to notice the effects of Botox® treatment within 3 to 7 days. The effects of Botox® treatment should last up to 4 months after which lines and wrinkles will begin to appear.
ARE BOTOX® INJECTIONS SAFE?
Botox® is a product that has now been used and studied for decades. The treatment should be completely safe when administered by a qualified aesthetic practitioner.
WHAT WILL THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
After your initial free consultation your dermatologist or cosmetic doctor will make a series of small injections into the muscles of your treatment area. The injection process itself will only take few minutes.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Effects vary with each patient, however, the treatment is generally pain free. You may experience tenderness after the treatment, but these side effects should subside very quickly.