Get Anti-wrinkle Injections at an award winning clinic near South Gloucestershire.
- Aesthetic Clinic of the Year Finalist – South West of England and Wales.
- You’re in SAFE HANDS – Anna received the HIGHLY COMMENDED for Botox Challenging Case award from the International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics.
- CQC registration (the same regulator as the NHS) and SaveFace (Government approved register) accreditation.
- Award-winning medical practice in Swindon less than 20 minutes away from Cirencester
Botox Treatment Q&A
What is Botox?
Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin type A, a muscle relaxer that’s been used for decades to treat a variety of medical conditions and for cosmetic reasons.
Anti wrinkle injections are most commonly used as an injectable cosmetic treatment to smooth the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, most commonly to reduce forehead wrinkles and forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines. It can also be used to treat medical conditions and certain disorders such as chronic migraines and headaches, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), overactive bladder, and a lazy eye.
How does Anti-wrinkle Injections work?
Botox is a purified protein that’s injected into muscles to relax them by blocking certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscle contractions. It’s made from Clostridium botulinum toxin and has been used for medical and cosmetic purposes since the 1980s. Botox injections are often used to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause facial wrinkles, but it can also be helpful in treating other areas of the body, such as underarms, neck and hands.
Botox was originally discovered by scientists who were studying bacteria called Clostridium botulinum in the 1970s. This type of bacteria occurs naturally in soil and water, which means that if you eat food that contains it without properly cooking it first (like improperly prepared fish or eggs), you could become ill or even die! But when used properly by a medical practitioner such as a licensed doctor, dentist or nurse practitioner, this toxin can help eliminate wrinkles on your face while keeping them safe from harm too!
What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botox is a brand name for onobotulinumtoxin type A (botulinum toxin), a neurotoxic protein that is injected into specific muscles with a thin needle to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Botulinum Toxin injections prevent the release of certain chemical signals and messengers coming from nerves which provide a temporary reduction in muscle contraction and movement.
Other brands of botulinum toxin available in the UK include Bocouture, Azzalure, Letybo and Nuceiva. New brands are emerging, but these are currently the most well-established and widely used. They are all approved for cosmetic use in adults.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Anti-wrinkle Injections?
Botox can be used to treat a variety of conditions. Some of the most common uses for Botox include:
- Botox For Your Frown or Glabella Lines
- Botox For Crow’s Feet
- Botox For Bunny Lines
- Botox For Forehead Lines
- Botox For Dimpled Chin
- Botox For Smile Lines
- Botox For Neck Bands
- Botox For Gummy Smile
- Botox For Jaw Slimming
It can also be used to treat:
- Botox for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Botox For Migraines
- Botox For Bruxism
- Botox For Teeth Grinding or Jaw Clenching
What Does a Botox Treatment Feel Like?
You will feel nothing at all when Botox is being injected into your skin. It is a very quick process, and patients typically feel no pain during their treatment. The entire procedure takes only a few minutes to complete and involves an injection of a small amount of Botox into the area that needs it. The medication works to temporarily relax muscles that cause wrinkles, which gives you smoother skin for up to four months before any further treatments are needed.
How Soon Will I See the Results?
The process of Botox injection takes only a few minutes and you can return to your normal activities immediately.
The results of Botox will begin to be visible within days of the treatment, with the full effects being evident within two weeks.
How Long Does Anti-wrinkle Injections Last?
No one knows how long Botox lasts. It varies from person to person and from area to area. Generally speaking, it lasts between three and four months. The most important thing is not how long it lasts but whether or not you are happy with the results.
When Should I Start Getting Botox?
It’s best to start your treatment when you want to prevent the earliest visible fine lines and wrinkles from becoming deep and visible. While botox treatment has been approved for people age 18+, it’s best to start your treatment in your late twenties or early thirties, or when you begin to notice the early signs of ageing.
The best time to start is before you have wrinkles since it’s easier to treat wrinkles when they’re still developing.
How Long Does Botox Treatment Take?
Getting botox treatment takes only a few minutes but can vary depending on the treatment area. It’s injected with a fine needle into the muscles after they are assessed on animation by your medical practitioner to help find the right injection points.
The treatment takes about 15-20 minutes.
Can I Go Back to Work After Having Botox?
Yes, you can go back to work after having Botox treatments. In fact, most people do just that! You rarely may have some mild bruising and swelling associated with the treatment. This is usually gone within a few days but if it doesn’t go away or becomes worse, make sure to call your doctor.
It’s important not to wear make-up for at least 24 hours. You can also use cold packs and arnica cream (available online) to reduce bruising, swelling and redness of the skin around your eyes.
What is the easiest way to get to the clinic from South Gloucestershire?
We are conveniently located just 5 minutes away from A419 which is less than 20 minutes drive from Cirencester.