Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
BOTOX is a brand name for a prescription drug. The active ingredient is called Botulinum Toxin A which is derived from the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria. There are other brands on the market being used to relax muscles and prevent wrinkles which may not work as well as Botox. Dr Anita Dhunna only uses Botox for her wrinkle relaxing treatments.
How does it work?
When injected into the muscles causing strong facial expressions, Botox blocks the nerve signal to the muscle being treated which then allows that specific muscle to relax. This results with wrinkles being ironed out and the skin appearing smoother and fresher.
Am I suitable for BOTOX treatment?
This treatment is not suitable for pregnant or breast feeding women. It also isn’t suitable for patients suffering from muscular disorders eg. Myasthenia Gravis. Prior to any treatment, a face to face consultation is always carried out with Dr Anita Dhunna, therefore other specifics can be discussed at your initial appointment.
What happens during the treatment?
At your in depth consultation, Dr Dhunna will create a bespoke treatment plan. The face is cleaned and injections of Botox are placed into the muscles being treated. The procedure itself takes 5 minutes. After treatment, you are advised of aftercare. You can then return back to work.
Does it hurt?
The needle used is very tiny. The experience is relatively painless when done by trained experienced hands and the use of anaesthetics is rarely if ever necessarily.
When will I see the results?
It can take a minimum of 2 weeks to see the full results of your Botox treatment.
Is it safe and what’s the downtime?
BOTOX has been FDA approved since 2002 with 100 million vials having been produced. It is used across medicine in many licensed and unlicensed indications including armpit sweating and migraines as well as being used for spasms in children and adults.
Most side effects are simply down to the needle entering the skin causing some minor redness, risk of bruising or swelling. These are temporary and very minor and the majority of people find they can go about most of their daily duties straight away.
As it is a prescription only medicine there may be some rare side effects and this will be discussed with you at your consultation.
How long do the results last?
The results can last from 3-4 months