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What Is Botox?
Botox was the first FDA approved prescription product licensed to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and crows feet.
Botox injections consist of purified protein produced by Clostridium Botulinum. Botox is also used in other areas of medicine to treat a number of different medical conditions.
How It Works
A Botox treatment temporarily blocks the transmission of signals from the nerves which normally tell the muscles to contract.
It relaxes underlying muscles and as a result causes the skin to soften existing fixed lines and wrinkles and also helps prevent static lines from becoming established, and therefore can be used as an anti-wrinkle treatment.
Botox can also be used off licence to change the balance between facial muscle groups to create a lift, also known as the non-surgical or chemical brow lift.
Uses For Botox
Botox can be used for a number of purposes, some of which are off licence:
- To soften frown and forehead lines
- To soften crow’s feet lines surrounding the eyes
- To create an eyebrow lift
- To improve a gummy smile
- To improve a square jaw and teeth clenching
- To sharpen jawline and reduce neck bands
- To improve bunny lines on the nose
- To improve smokers lines around the mouth
- To improve a wrinkly chin
The facial muscle positions, movement and effects are first examined and marked out for accuracy of Botox placement. The Botox is then administered into the marked areas using a very short super fine needle.
Local anaesthetic is not necessary as discomfort is minimal with the technique used but if you are concerned about discomfort ice or topical numbing cream could be used.
There is minimal downtime and you can continue with your day or go back to work as normal.
How to prepare for your Botox Injection
Prior to your anti-wrinkle injections, it is widely recommended that you stop taking any medicine or dietary supplements that have anticoagulant properties, such as aspirin.
This is because aspirin and other similar medications and supplements can lead to bruising and it is recommended that you stop taking them 2 weeks before your botox treatment.
How much Botox should be injected?
The amount of botox that should be injected is customised to your wants and needs and most importantly, the placement of the botox.
For the forehead, Dr. Marjan Goodacre will administer roughly 5 injections into a muscle into your forehead. For crow’s feet and frown lines, Dr. Marjan Goodacre will administer roughly 3 and 5 injections respectively.
What do 20 to 50 units of botox do?
We will typically administer a dose of botox from 20-50 units.
The precise amount of botox we will administer will depend on a variety of different factors – including gender, the size of the muscles you wish to be treated and how deep your wrinkles are.
It normally takes 3 to 5 days to start seeing the results, although it can be as soon as 24 to 48 hours after.
At 2 weeks full results can normally be observed. The results last at least 3 months and with continual use longer term benefits of wrinkle softening can be seen.
At our private clinic we offer botox in London and we cover a wide range of other treatments including: dermal fillers, profhilo, PRP / iPRF , dermaroller microneedling and topical skin treatments. Make an appointment with Dr Marjan Goodacre for a full face and skin assessment and consultation.