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Botox ® Wrinkle Reducing Injections

Botox® has been used by doctors for over 30 years and in cosmetic medicine since 1996. It acts by relaxing muscle movement. When injected in very small doses to areas of the face it can help reduce, soften, and prevent facial lines that develop with ageing. The most popular areas to treat are the frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.

The Treatment

Injections are made just below the skin in the facial muscles using extremely fine needles. Most clients do not find this painful but local anaesthetic cream can be applied to numb the skin before treatment if preferred. Following Botox you can continue as normal with your day but it is recommended that you don’t rub your face, have any facial beauty treatments, or lie flat for 4 hours.

The effects can start showing after 5 days but it takes 14 days to see maximum results. To maintain the effect treatment is normally needed every 4 to 6 months.

Dr Fiona books clients for a follow up appointment 2 weeks after the procedure to assess the effect of the treatment and at this point a top up can be given if required.

Side effects

Injecting Botox® is very safe. Most clients are very pleased with the results. There is a small risk of causing bruising. 1% risk of causing eye lid and eye brow droop. If this does occur, it is unlikely to last more than 2 weeks.