Minimally invasive procedures are now a viable option for the everyday person, with Botox injections receiving much greater social acceptance, losing its labelling as vain or even gratuitous treatment.
For patients between 30 and 40, it is successfully used to improve moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles. We see younger people starting in their late 20’s having Botulinum toxin. Along with the demand for Botox, so too have patient satisfaction rates risen over the years.
Botox®* or Botulinum toxin (BTX) is a highly purified protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It temporarily relaxes the facial muscles that cause the wrinkles and lines and thus gives us a softer, smooth and more youthful appearance. It is also used to treat migraine headaches and excess sweating in the armpits and palms.
Mostly it is used to eliminate fine lines, creases and to relax the dynamic wrinkles such as frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow's feet that occur from repetitive muscle movements. Botox®* cosmetic treatment is FDA approved to minimise the appearance of glabellar lines (frown lines). It is often used for the temporary reduction of marionette lines at the corners of the mouth and smoker's lines around the lips.
Procedure - This is a simple and safe procedure and it generally takes 10 to 20 minutes for the treatment to be carried out which requires no anaesthetic.
Firstly, the skin in the desired area will be cleaned, then Botox®* is administered in very minute amounts and carefully injected into those muscles which produce the lines and wrinkles in the face using a microneedle or diabetic needle. This reduces the corresponding muscle activity and blocks nerve impulses to those tissues where the wrinkles are formed without affecting the functions/movement of other non-targeted facial muscles, thus maintaining all your natural facial expressions. There is very minimal discomfort during the procedure.
Risk and complications - Botox®* injections are safe when performed by an experienced doctor. The risk/complications are very rare if they do occur, are usually mild and temporary which may include:
Swelling or temporary redness or bruising at the injection site
Occasionally slight Headache
Temporary droopy eyelid or asymmetrical eyebrows (no longer than 2-3 weeks)
Eye dryness or excessive tearing
Downtime and recovery - Botox®* treatment cause very minimal sensation and discomfort during the procedure. Botox®* is a non-invasive and almost painless as it is a non-surgical facial treatment. It has no downtime and recovery period and you can resume your normal duties immediately after treatment. You should try and avoid the sun for the rest of the day, and ensure you don’t rub or irritate the treated area.
Result- Botox®* safely and temporarily restores a youthful appearance by reducing the fine lines, creases, and dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movements. Wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next five days.It takes about 2 weeks to activate and completely relax the muscles that cause wrinkles and lines so you can see its full effect within 2 weeks.
It lasts for approximately 3-5 months after which the effect will gradually wear off as new nerve endings begin to grow. However, this re-growth which causes corresponding muscle activity starts to slow down in time if you are taking Botox at regular intervals or just before the effects of the previous dose begin to wear off. It has been observed that after 18 - 24 months of continuous Botox®* induced muscle relaxation, there may be a longer interval needed for muscle recovery when Botox®* treatment is stopped.
Botox®* has lost much of its stigma, and is now regarded as just another beauty option, however it is still classed as a medical intervention. This is a prescription-only medication and should only be considered after a full consultation with a trained doctor or nurse.
Dr. Ashish Dutta- Founder/Chief Surgeon at Aesthetic Beauty Centre has injected numerous Botox®* treatments over the past years with highly satisfactory results. Under his professional experience and guidance, many doctors and nurses have been trained in this treatment.
Wendy Dutta is a qualified and registered nurse and has been treating patients with Botox since 2002.
We have clinics in London, Sunderland and Newcastle. Sunderland is popular for non-surgical treatments such as Botox and fillers and we are the best botox clinic in Sunderland & Newcastle, whilst Newcastle centre acts as their principal, fully functional operating centre which undertakes every procedure imaginable from liposuction and face-lifts to hair transplants and breast augmentation. Finally, London is where the revolutionary VASER and body sculpting procedures are practised, under Dr Dutta's watchful eye.
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"I've been visiting Aesthetic Beauty annually since 2012 each time to target the areas around my eyes, forehead and smile lines using a combination of Fraxel and Smartxide Lazers as recommended by Wendy (Specialist Nurse). The results have been amazing and the recovery takes no time at all. Just a bit tight and rosey for a few days.
Its mild discomfort for long lasting benefits. Most importantly Wendy and the team are warm and welcoming, making me feel at home everytime I visit. Thank you for boosting my confidence 100%"
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|Botox Treatment Price|
|£150 (1 Area)|
|£250 (2 Areas)|
|£325 (3 Areas)|