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Botox ® - At A Glance

Best Results

1 treatment

Best Results
Best Results

Best Results

1 treatment

Duration of Results

12 - 16 weeks

Duration of Results
Duration of Results

Duration of Results

12 - 16 weeks

Treatment recovery

None

Treatment recovery
Treatment recovery

Treatment recovery

None

Risks & complications

Low to moderate

Risks & complications
Risks & complications

Risks & complications

Low to moderate

Anaesthetic

None

Anaesthetic
Anaesthetic

Anaesthetic

None

Procedure time

15 - 30min

Procedure time
Procedure time

Procedure time

15 - 30min

Skin specialist

Medically qualified

Skin specialist
Skin specialist

Skin specialist

Medically qualified

Back to work

Same day

Back to work
Back to work

Back to work

Same day

Anti-wrinkle Injections Overview

Anti-wrinkle injections, more commonly called Botox® are often used to relax muscles of the face, helping to reduce or completely eliminate wrinkles, particularly those that occur due to facial expressions. It is the treatment of choice for forehead lines, crow's feet and lines between the eyebrows (11s). It can also be used to treat lines in the lower face, such as smokers’ lines, and to lift e.g. the eyebrows or the corners of the mouth. In addition to being used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Botox® can also treat headaches and reduce a gummy smile, teeth grinding and excess sweating.

Botox® and other botulinum toxin drugs such as Vistabel®, Dysport®, Azzalure®, Xeomin® and Bocouture® are potent neurotoxins derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and are all brand names for the anti-wrinkle treatment we tend to call 'Botox'.

These drugs are all tried, tested and proven and are licensed for use in the UK. They contain one common substance, the botulinum toxin (produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum).

This toxin is highly potent. Tiny amounts are injected into the muscles identified as those causing the wrinkles. The injections are just beneath the skin, making Botox® the most popular aesthetic treatment due to the lack of downtime needed and proven results.

In the UK, botulinum toxin is in two forms:

Type A: found in Botox®, Vistabel®, Dysport®, Azzalure®, Xeomin® and Bocouture®

Type B: Neurobloc® - this product is not approved for cosmetic use and are rarely used.

This Glowday Treatment Guide has been edited and medically verified by Andrew Rankin.

How do anti-wrinkle injections, like Botox®, work?

During a Botox® or anti-wrinkle injection treatment, botulinum toxin is safely injected into specific muscles, in extremely small therapeutic quantities.

It works by prohibiting signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, therefore paralysing them. It does this by preventing the release of a chemical transmitter called acetylcholine from nerve endings onto muscle cells, reducing the contraction of these muscles.

The muscle becomes temporarily paralysed and remains relaxed until the toxin has been broken down by your body. This reduces the movement of the skin above the treated muscle, causing a reduction in the formation and appearance of wrinkles.

"Baby Botox" is often used to partially paralyse the specific facial muscles, allowing for some movement, while reducing or even preventing the formation of deep, static lines.

The effects of Botox lasts between 3-6 months. How often you need anti-wrinkle injections can depend on the dose administered but more often it’s about individual responses to treatment and the rate at which your body breaks down the toxin. Repeat treatments are required to maintain the desired effect of any anti-wrinkle injections.

What are Botox® injections used for?

There are a number of cosmetic uses of Botox® and other botulinum toxin products. It can be used for:

  • Forehead lines
  • Bunny lines
  • Softening or defining the jaw angle
  • Crow’s feet (around your eyes)
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Frown lines/11s

  • Marionette lines
  • Neck lines
  • Chin dimples
  • Gummy smile
  • Mouth droop
  • Lipstick lines

Botox® and other brands of botulinum toxin can also be used to prevent excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis) and it has also been reported to have a positive effect on reducing headaches and migraines.

Ideal candidates for anti-wrinkle injections are those who have dynamic wrinkles that are visible when their face is moving. If you have deeper, static wrinkles (which are present even when your face isn’t moving), you may require a combination of dermal fillers and Botox® to achieve the desired outcome.

How should I prepare for Botox injections?

A week before your anti-wrinkle treatment, avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E and fish oil supplements. These may increase bleeding and bruising. However, you can take paracetamol if needed.

If you are taking any prescribed medication, including aspirin, do not stop taking it – consult your practitioner or your GP first.

Avoid drinking alcohol 24 hours before your treatment, as this also increases the risk of bruising.

What happens during a Botox® treatment?

Step One - Consultation and Consent

It is important to understand that Botox® is a prescription only medicine. It is a legal requirement that the consultation is performed by a prescribing practitioner and you should confirm this with them.

Step Two - Your Anti-wrinkle Injection Treatment

Your anti-wrinkle treatment will take around 15 minutes. It may be performed by the prescriber who undertook your consultation, or they may delegate it to a competent colleague.

Step Three - Your Anti-wrinkle Injection Follow-up

It is a requirement that the prescriber is available to review the treatment if necessary. This is usually done after 2 weeks but should be sooner if there are any problems. This allows them to check that the dose administered was appropriate for the agreed outcome, and to adjust if necessary.

Step Four - Your Anti-wrinkle Injection Repeat Treatment

Depending on how quickly your body breaks down the toxin, you will require a repeat treatment 12 - 16 weeks after your initial treatment.

What happens after a Botox® treatment?

After your Botox® treatment, you can go about your normal day. It is important, however, that you follow the advice of your practitioner carefully. This will help you gain maximum effect from the procedure and reduce the risk of complications.

You may experience localised redness and pin-prick marks around the injection sites.

To help get the best out of your anti-wrinkle treatment, you need to:

  • Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area and avoid strenuous exercise for 24 – 48 hours after treatment, or as your practitioner advises. Failure to do so may result in the toxin moving into muscles it shouldn't.

  • The treatment takes around 72 hours to begin working and 2 weeks for the effects to be fully visible, although you may feel most of the effect after 7 to 10 days.

  • Contact your practitioner if you have any unusual results such as prolonged bruising, swelling, irritation, infection or drooping.

What are the side effects and risks of Botox® treatments?

Most clients find botulinum toxin injections to be relatively painless and straightforward.

A small minority of clients choose to have a topical numbing cream applied to the area 20-30 minutes prior to the treatment. If you feel you have a low pain threshold, be sure to put this on your medical history form, so your practitioner can apply the cream early in your consultation.

Some Botox side effects include:

  • Temporary bleeding/bruising
  • Mild swelling
  • Post-treatment headache
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Drooping eyebrows

More serious side effects can occur for treatment of other areas (e.g. double vision, drooping lip, difficulty swallowing or breathing, change of voice or difficulty pronouncing some words.

This list is not exhaustive and you should consult your practitioner if you are concerned in any way.

DO NOT have botulinum toxin injections if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are trying to get pregnant

You also need to let your practitioner know if:

  • You have a muscular disease (e.g. Bell's Palsy)
  • You have any blood or nervous system disorders
  • You are taking any medications which affect blood clotting
  • You are taking any medicines
  • You have any psychological concerns

How much do anti-wrinkle injections, like Botox®, cost?

Botulinum toxin injections are usually charged per area, although your practitioner may offer discounts for multiple areas.

Expect to pay from £175 - £300 per area.

Beware of very cheap prices. It may be that these practitioners are not using licensed products of botulinum toxin or they may not be appropriately medically qualified.

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