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Wrinkle Relaxation / Botox Treatment in Margate, Kent

What is anti-wrinkle treatment?
Anti-wrinkle injections or wrinkle reducing injections are injected into specific muscles of the face. It’s commonly used for minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows and beside the eyes, as well as lifting the corners of the mouth. It can also be used in the treatment of ‘gummy smile’, as well as treating excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).

How does anti-wrinkle (Botox) treatment work?
The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. Without these messages, the muscle stays in a resting state until the ‘messengers’ recover. This recovery takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks on average. The aim of this treatment is to significantly reduce the movement of the muscles causing expression lines (dynamic lines). It may not cause the expression lines themselves to disappear completely, this will depend upon the quality of your skin and may take time over a course of treatments. It may not ‘completely freeze’ the expression, particularly if extreme effort is exerted to make an expression. Botulinum toxin is not suitable for lines present without expression (static lines); your practitioner will advise you. There may be only a partial reduction in movement this very much depends on the amount administered and location of product placement – This is not a one size fits all treatment and may be tailored to suit your individual requirements and expected treatment outcomes – discuss this with your clinician at the time of consultation.

What is Botox?
Botulinum toxin type A is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botuli-num in a purified form. Botulinum toxin is a very safe, effective treatment not only used in cosmetic clinics, but also for several medical conditions, including migraine and excessive sweating. Licensed brands of botulinum toxin type A include,’ Botox®, Azzalure® , Bocouture® , Xeomin® , and Dysport® All botulinum toxins are prescription only medicines (POM) and can only be prescribed by doctors, dentists and nurses with a prescribing qualification, following a face to face assessment and consultation with the qualified prescriber.

Is Botox treatment painful?
A very fine needle is used and generally this treatment is not painful and can be well tolerated with no anaesthetic. Ice may be helpful in numbing the skin for nervous patients as well as reducing the risk of a bruise.

Potential side effects?
Side effects include, but are not limited to;

  • Brusing
  • Swelling
  • Redness at injection site
  • Asymmetry of expression
  • Drooping of the brow or eyelid
  • Headache or a sensation of ‘tightness’ or ‘heaviness’
  • Swelling at injection sites

Am I a candidate?
Your practitioner will take a detailed medical history and an assessment of your needs and expectations to ensure this is an appropriate treatment for you. Except in exceptional circumstances this is not a treatment recommended for those under 25 or over 65. For best results skin should be in good condition and the target lines not too furrowed. Your practitioner will assess your suitability and advise. Botulinum toxin type A cannot be given to pregnant or breast-feeding women. Not suitable for patients with certain neurological disorders. Not suitable for patients with autoimmune disorders and bleeding disorders. Caution advised if you are currently taking certain medicines, such as aspirin, warfarin or oral steroids.

How many treatments do I need?
The effects from Botox can last 3-6 months, so repeat treatments are required to maintain the results.

Treatment Prices

Wrinkle Relaxing Injections

From £203

– One Area

From £248

– Two Areas

From £299

– Three Areas

* For male clients, prices are available on request and following a consultation as due to the increased muscle tone and size, they may require much higher dosing to achieve full relaxation of the muscles.

* Information and prices accurate at the time of publishing but are subject to change and will vary for each individual.

How to Book a Wrinkle Relaxing Treatment

If you would like to book a treatment please fill out your details in the appointment booking form and we’ll be in touch to arrange a suitable time and date.  Alternatively, you can contact us to speak to Lucia, our expert Cosmetic Nurse, who will be happy to take your booking and answer any queries you may have.

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