Botox (Anti Wrinkle Injections)
Botulinum Toxin is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botuli-num.
All botulinum toxins are prescription only medicines and can only be prescribed by doctors, dentists and nurses with a prescribing qualification, following a face to face assessment and consultation with the qualified prescriber.
It can be used to treat frown lines, worry lines, crows feet, lip lines.
The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. Without these messages, the muscle stays in a resting state until the ‘messengers’ recover. This recovery takes approximately 8-12 weeks on average.It may not ‘completely freeze’ the expression, particularly if extreme effort if exerted to make an expression. During your initial consultation Mrs Drysdale will talk you through the likely outcomes.
Does it hurt?
A very fine needle is used and this treatment is generally not painful and can be tolerated with no anaesthetic.
After treatment you will usually start to see an improvement within 2 or 3 days. The full result may be judged at 2-3 weeks and we will invite you to attend a review so we can observe the results and personalise your plan based on these results.
Results on average last 3-4 months. Movement will begin recovering after 8 weeks. Further treatment at intervals of less than 3 months is not recommended.