Botox® injections can be used in many areas of the face to reduce wrinkles and correct other issues such as a square jaw or gummy smile. They can also be used to reduce excessive sweating in the armpits - the possibilities are endless!
Please find a list of available teatments below, prices start from £199 for a single area e.g. frown lines (both sides). A full price list can be found here.
A square jaw appearance can form from excessive grinding or clenching of the teeth. Botox® treatments can help you stop clenching or grinding, even if your jaw shape is unaffected by this action. The overall jaw shape can be slimmed down with Botox injections, which can give a more feminine appearance, if desired.
Botulinum toxin (“Botox®”) is a chemical produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox® is a protein derivative of the toxin, which when injected into a muscle, causes it to become weakened or inactivated. It stops the muscle from functioning by blocking neuromuscular transmission i.e. it stops the chemical messages from the nerve to the muscle.
By using facial muscles repeatedly throughout a lifetime, the skin is creased in areas of greatest use. The ageing process causes the slowdown of collagen and elastin production in the skin so that as we become older, these areas of over-use become damaged and the lines become more permanent.
By reducing the movement of muscles in these areas, the skin stops being creased and is allowed to recover, causing the lines to soften or even fade away. In the areas treated, the muscles are temporarily inactivated, during which time the patient can break the subconscious habit of overusing these muscles.
Botox® is used in minute doses (approximately 50 units) when it is used for facial aesthetic therapy, therefore it has a very high margin of safety.
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