This long established treatment may be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whether it’s frown lines, smile or forehead lines or lines around the eyes (crows feet). With Botulinum Toxin they are guaranteed to be effectively softened through minimal intervention.
And its not only lines we can improve on, Botulinum Toxin may be used for a vast range of additional aesthetic and functional treatments including:
- Brow Lifting and Eyebrow Shaping
- Jowl Lifting
- Gummy Smile
- Facial Slimming
- Facial Asymmetry
- Jaw Discomfort – Tempero-mandibular disorder (TMD)
- Excessive Sweating – Hyperhidrosis
How does it work?
Botulinum Toxin triggers muscles to relax. It is effective in softening lines that are caused by active muscles, such as when we smile, frown, or raise our eyebrows.
It can also be used to relax muscles that are causing painful symptoms, for example, with jaw pain or TMD. It can also be used to encourage the action of muscles we want to affect, for example, to lift the brow.
What does the treatment involve?
The initial stage is a consultation and thorough assessment. Having established your needs and expectations of treatment, the administration of the Botulinum Toxin is relatively quick and painless. Treatment involves a series of very small injections, so small in fact that most patients report a pain free experience.
When will I see the results and how long will it last?
It takes 2-3 weeks for maximum effect, but you will be able to notice a difference within a few days. Results last on average about 3-4 months. After repeated treatments, the muscles become less active and sometimes decrease in strength, so results begin to last longer or less dose of Botulinum Toxin is required.
Are there any risks involved?
As with all treatments there are some risks involved, however these are minimal. The main risk, as with any form of injection, is slight swelling or bruising at the treatment site, but this is short lived and should not affect results.
Occasionally, a slight tingling sensation of the treated area may be experienced, in addition to a light headache. Again, this is rare and should not affect results. This is not an exhaustive list of potential risks, however any risks are minimised by thorough consultation, assessment and utilisation of the latest and safest techniques.
At The Raglan Suite you are in safe, experienced hands.
Our award-winning practitioner, Dr. Kim Taylor, is a Council Member and regular lecturer for The International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics. She was also previously a Clinical Instructor for The Royal College of Surgeons Aesthetic Masterclass. With this level of experience, you can rest assured that you are benefiting from the latest techniques available and only the highest standards of care.
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