What is Botulinum Toxin or Botox?

Botox is one of the many trade names for the protein called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, other names of popular toxins include Azzulure and Dysport.

It has been used for over 25 years and is injected in very small doses into the facial muscles to help smooth out wrinkles. It works by blocking the nerve activity of the affected muscles, making them less active and thereby smoothing out wrinkles and lines.

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Botox is the probably the most well known brands name of all the Botulinum Toxins on the market today and is commonly seen used in anti wrinkle treatment.

Anti-wrinkle treatment can smooth out age-related wrinkles such as crows feet, frown lines or lines on the forehead as well as being used for a variety of other conditions. It works in a different way than the injected gels of dermal fillers and the effects last around 3 months.

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Azzalure® is another brand of product used. It has a fast onset of action, whilst effects are commonly report after 48 – 72 hours, we recommend patient leave 10-14days before assesing the full affect. It has a high level of patient satisfaction. 93% of patients were still completely satisfied 6 months after just one treatment session.

Wrinkle softening

Using products contain Botulinum toxin we can smooth areas affected by wrinkles giving a more youthful and vibrant look to skin whilst still maintaining that natural look. We use products and techniques that have been tried and tested for many years to produce, safe, effective and natural results.

The procedure itself can even be carried out during your lunch hour and patients are able to go about their day normally after treatment. Results usually take about 1-2 weeks to take full effect and typically last for around 3 months. Top up treatments are available during for up to a month following initial treatment at no additional cost.

Forehead wrinkles

Often called frown lines, these lines usually present in two forms, small vertical lines often between the eyebrows, or longer horizontal lines below the hair line often covering much of the forehead. Just softening these lines is a great way to make your whole face look younger, fresher and rejuvenated, they respond great to treatment, and can the treatment itself can usually be done in a short appointment. We offer, morning, lunch time and evening appointments on request for facial treatments. Simply click here to send your requests to our team.

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Eyes (crows feet)

Also known as laughter lines, as they are mainly produced when smiling but also when squinting, they become more pronounced with age, as well as lifestyle factors, such as diet, smoking and sun exposure. Although the area surrounding the eyes is quite delicate, advanced techniques with the use of Botulinum toxin can reduce or eliminate these unwanted lines or wrinkles depending on the wishes of the patient.

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Eyebrow raising and re-contouring

By carefully balancing the treatment of the groups of muscles that control the position of the brow and carefully combining many of the procedures above we can not only lift the position of the brow, but also re-contour their general shape, giving a more youthful attractive look.

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Gummy Smiles

Some people, when they smile fully, they show lots of gum,which they may not like, and can sometimes give a more aggressive impression of a person when smiling.

There are many reasons for what may be the cause of this, and many options for how to address it. A dentist who also offers facial aesthetic treatment is ideally placed to assess and treat these cases.

This treatment option is very simple, safe and predictable.

It works by relaxing the muscles such that the patient can still smile, but at maximum smile there is significantly less gum showing or none.

If you’re wondering if it might be an option for you, why not click here and come in for a free consultation with Dr Ricky Adams.

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FAQ
Does it hurt?

Its extremely rare for Botox® treatments to be painful, normally no anesthetic is needed and patients are able to carry on with their day as normal after treatment. The procedure will be fully explained during your consultation so you will know exactly what to expect.

How long does it last?

Treatment with botulinum toxin tends to last around 3-4 months whilst dermal fillers usually last around 6-9 months.

How does non-surgical eye brow raising work?

With careful treatment of the different groups of muscles which control the position of the eyebrows, it is possible to lift the overall position of the brow and even to raise the corners to produce a really youthful attractive look.

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If you are interested in facial aesthetics, simply contact us directly to request your no obligation anti wrinkle treatment consultation with one of our dentists.