Botox In London
What is Botox?
Botox is the most common brand name for botulinum toxin type A. Doctors have been using it for years to erase the appearance of wrinkles caused by strong facial expressions. Injected under the skin, Botox can soften common signs of ageing including frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.
What types of Botox are there?
Botox is a cosmetic injectable treatment that is administered into specific areas around the face to temporarily relax the facial muscles that create wrinkles. It works on fine dynamic facial muscles and allows them to relax. The good news is the cosmetic procedure takes only fifteen minutes and the injections cause very little pain.
Choosing the type of Botox and practitioner for the first time can be confusing. It can be helpful to know the kinds of Botox. The most popular Botox treatments are:
Brow Lift Botox
Our skin tissues weaken and sag as we age and collagen levels drop. A Botox brow lift can be used to cleverly elevate sagging brows for a more youthful appearance. This also tends to open the eye area.
Crow’s Feet Botox
Botox is a fast-acting therapy that operates underneath the skin’s surface. By reducing underlying muscle activity, it reduces the excessive creasing that forms crow’s feet. It can also be used to improve laughter lines and create a brighter, more ‘awake’ appearance in the eye area.
Forehead wrinkles are one of the most common complaints people have about their facial features. There are 2 types of forehead lines. Vertical lines tend to appear between the eyebrows above the nose and get more obvious when you’re angry. Horizontal forehead lines run across the forehead. They can be quite expressive too. In both cases, when deep creases develop, they’re a sign of age. Botox is one of the best ways to alleviate both types of forehead lines.
Botox for jowls is a treatment that is carried out using botulinum toxin to lift the jowls area, thereby improving the definition of the jawline. The botulinum toxin product injected is exactly the same as that which is used for treating wrinkles and excessive sweating. Botox injections in the jowls area can produce a subtle lifting effect which helps to restore a more youthful profile. The treatment may also be combined with dermal fillers for a greater impact; as fillers can be used to replenish lost volume, adding a structure that lifts the tissues.
Results of Botox
Botox produces visible benefits by reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles for a younger look. Results of botox treatment don’t appear immediately as it takes a little while for the injections to take effect. Many new clients wonder how long it will take for Botox to work because of this delay.
Wrinkle relaxers take a few days to work and can take up to two weeks for the full effect after being injected. You shouldn’t be concerned if this is your first time using botulinum toxin type A. You should have a younger and more vibrant appearance when the changes take place and the benefits can last around four to five months.
This procedure has more than cosmetic benefits. Clients often report that they feel more confident after Botox injections.
Botox Side Effects
Following a Botox injection, you may experience some transient adverse effects. These might include the following:
• Drooping eyelids, crooked smile/drooling
• Flu-like symptoms
• Upset stomach
• Dry eyes or excessive crying
• Muscle numbness/weakness
• Drooping eyelids, crooked smile/drooling
• Moderate swelling or discomfort near the injection site
Botox Pricing In London UK
Botox injections for wrinkles can cost anywhere between £275 and £400 in the United Kingdom. Be wary of cheaper prices, as this may indicate that less product is used, an alternative brand product or else that the practitioner is not medically qualified.
At Cosmedics Skin Clinics based in London, treatment costs from £275 for one area. Additional areas require more product, so 2 areas cost from £350 and 3 areas cost from £395. All treatments are carried out by doctors and surgeons.
A consultation fee is required at the point of booking, but this is redeemable against the cost of treatment carried out on the same day.
Our London Botox Clinics
We encourage London UK clients to book appointments online, or by calling the clinic during operating hours. However, you’re free to contact us by email. Visit us at the Harley Street, Putney, South Kensington and City locations in London.
Other UK Clinics
Cosmedics Skin Clinics has several locations across the United Kingdom and not all are in London. Our Bristol clinic is based in the Clifton area and offers Botox treatment with a highly respected Aesthetic Doctor. Contact us during normal operating hours to book.
Why Choose Cosmedics Skin Clinics for Botox across London
Cosmedics is one of the most prominent and frequently visited non-surgical cosmetic treatment facilities for Botox in and near London. The company has a medical background and the procedure is administered by skilled and experienced doctors. The same person will carry out a consultation prior to treatment. They’ll assess your skin and advise on their recommendations for treatment so that you can make a fully informed decision about the procedure and not one based on Botox cost alone.
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How does Botox work?
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle then relaxes. That makes the overlying skin lines also relax and smooth out.
Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines
At what age should you start getting Botox?
Both men and women typically start Botox in their late twenties/early thirties, with the most popular age group 30-60 years old.
Are the injections painful?
No as we use nano sized needles for pain-free injections. This also helps to minimise bruising and redness afterwards.
Does Botox make you look older after it wears off?
No. Botox essentially rests the skin; so that during the time the Botox is smoothing out the skin, it has a chance to repair.
This actually makes the skin look better for longer even after the Botox has worn off.
Are there different types of botulinum toxin?
Yes, Botox is the most commonly used type of toxin, but others include Disport, Azzalure and Vistabel.
What is baby Botox?
Baby Botox treatment is a very low dose of Botox to give a very soft result, at Cosmedics we aim to combine the softer appearance with maximum longevity to achieve the best balance possible.