Botox® / Antiwrinkle treatment
Botox® has now been formally approved for cosmetic use under a new name, Vistabel®.
We are pleased to confirm that only Botox® / Vistabel® will be used in our practice and that it will only be administered by physicians who have been fully trained in its use.
Botox® and Vistabel® contain exactly the same tried and tested formulation from the same manufacturer (Allergen).
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a purified protein which when injected into a muscle leads to a temporary muscular relaxation. Frown lines, worry lines and laughter lines are all caused by the repeated contractions of facial muscles: relaxing these muscles with Botox injections is a quick, safe and effective way to smooth and soften wrinkles.
What will happen during the treatment?
We will undertake a thorough facial analysis and detailed discussion before proposing an appropriate treatment plan. The actual procedure takes just 5-10mins and involves a small number of injections of Botox® solution directly into the muscle groups causing wrinkling.
How quickly will I notice an effect? You will be able to return to your normal daily activities immediately following treatment: there will be no visible changes. The full effect of the treatment will develop over the following 2-14 days.
How long will the treatment last?
This varies from individual to individual, but most people tend to have three to four treatments over the course of the first year. The duration of effect often increases with each repeat treatment: eventually you may only require one maintenance treatment per year.
How safe is it?
Botox® is considered a very safe medication. It is now approved by medical authorities in over 70 countries worldwide. It has been used widely in UK hospitals since 1977 (with several indications in children) and in the cosmetic industry over the last 15 years.
What are the side effects?
There may be slight discomfort as the needle enters the skin, and there is the possibility of a small bruise at the site of the injection. There are many myths and horror stories circulating in the media: any concerns you may have will be addressed thoroughly prior to treatment. No long term side-effects have been reported.
Post-treatment care Clients are advised to stay upright and to try to exercise the areas treated for 2-4 hours following the injections. It is important to avoid massaging these areas though: this is to prevent the diffusion of solution to adjacent muscles.
Botulinum Toxin Frown Lines
(above nose) From £150
Forehead (complete) From £200
Crows Feet From £175
Forehead and Crows Feet From £300
Results will last up to 4 months