Botox, (Botulinum Toxin) Treatments with Years Younger – Diane Gill
Botox® treatment is probably the better known aesthetic treatment. Allergan were the first manufacturers to achieve FDA approval for its use in reducing facial lines and own the Botox® trademark. Other manufacturers have followed and registered brands available in the UK now include:
In summary, Botox (Botulinum) Toxin Type A works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle preventing a normal muscle contraction from taking place. If the muscle cannot move it cannot contribute to the creation of dynamic lines on the face. These are lines that are only visible when a facial expression is made such as smiling or frowning. Over time, the constant movement of the dynamic lines together with collagen breakdown, can cause deeper and more visible lines that don’t disappear after relaxing the facial expression e.g. nose to mouth lines. Deeper lines may require dermal fillers or a mix of both. A free consultation will be able to determine the most appropriate treatment for your concerns.
Botulinum Toxin can also be used to reduce excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis), teeth grinding(bruxism), wide jaw, gummy smile, migraines, large calves and is used in hospitals for bladder control and to reduce spasticity in muscles particularly for sufferers of cerebral palsy. Small injections will be undertaken in the relevant areas that are identified to give the result you require. People often describe them as much more painless than they’d expected. Some swelling will be evident for a few minutes but soon subsides. In some cases there may be some bruising which will disappear after a couple of days and which can be easily covered with a little make-up. The effects of the Botulinum Toxin injections can take up to 2 weeks to be evident and, as everyone has muscles of different strength, it may be necessary for a quick top-up.
I want you to feel completely happy with the treatment, so I offer free, no obligation consultations. I will review relevant medical history as well as examining your skin and discussing the results you are hoping to achieve. I will provide expert advice and opinion as well as tell you what to expect from the treatment and any aftercare too. All of this is free and without obligation, so there’s no risk at all.
Lines and wrinkles can be treated in your own home. The use of Botox (botulinum toxin A), Dysport (Azzulre) and Xeomin, along with other treatments such as dermal fillers.
The most common three areas treated with line and wrinkle therapy are:
The forehead, Frown lines and lines around the eyes (crow’s feet).
I use all common therapies including Botox, Dysport (Azzulre) and Xeomin.
Small injections of Botox can be used to target specific muscles, this would reduce muscle activity and therefore softens the skins creases.
Botox requires no recovery time. The muscle relaxing benifits of Botox, Dysport (Azzulre) and Xeomin can last between 3-6 month and the effects of the procedure on lines and wrinkles will be visible within 14 days.
Botox for Excessive Sweating
I also carry out botox treatments for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), common treatment areas are the forehead and the under-arms. A number of small injections of botox are applied under the skin around the treatment area, this blocks the nerves that supply the eccrine gland, which prevents the glands from producing sweat.The treatment is not a cure for hyperhidrosis, but it does provide temporary relief and needs to be repeated every three to six for maximum effect.