Botulinum toxin, or Botox: the solution to treat expression lines. The face reflects our expressions, yet with time and repeated contractions of the face muscles, men and women often see facial lines appear after the age of 40: so-called expression lines which start to form and deepen over time. Botox allows us to calm these lines and give your face a more relaxed feel. Your face will once again have a youthful look; you will seem more cheerful, with a more open expression and a less sad appearance.
What does Botox really do?
Botulinum toxin treatment (Botox), at our London clinic, is a danger-free solution for wrinkles, which allows us to treat expression lines on the forehead, such as frown lines and crow’s feet, in a natural way but also address neck wrinkles that can appear on the décolletage.
The wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox) works by relaxing the muscles of the face using non-painful micro-injections. The treatment of facial wrinkles is carried out by an aesthetic doctor in a specialised aesthetic centre.
How long do the effects of wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin or Botox last?
The effects of Botox last from 4 to 6 months, allowing us to calm these traits and give your face a relaxed feel. Your face will once again have a youthful look; you will seem more cheerful, with a more open expression and a less sad appearance.
Botox is an excellent preventative treatment for deep expression lines. Moreover, preventative Botox treatment can be carried out at any age. It should also be noted that you can use it to treat problems of excessive sweating from the armpits.
How is a session of wrinkle treatment with Botox carried out?
A session of facial or neck wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin or Botox lasts for about 15 minutes.
Each session of wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin or Botox injections starts with a detailed diagnostic exam of the lines to be treated by the doctor.
Once the diagnosis has been established, the treatment decided upon and consent received, the medical assistant will start with an anti-septic wash on the skin before applying an anaesthetic cream in order to make the botulinum toxin or Botox treatment perfectly painless. The doctor then marks the different spots to inject. The botulinum toxin or Botox injections are carried out using a painless micro-needle in a few specific places as determined by the doctor in order to achieve the desired effect.
At the end of the treatment the assistant systematically applies a refreshing and moisturising hyaluronic acid mask to calm the treated skin.
The patient can then immediately go about their day, as the injection of botulinum toxin or Botox does not cause any major undesirable side effects and therefore there is no recovery time.
Botulinum toxin (or Botox) has immediate and lasting effects on wrinkles. The effects of botulinum toxin or Botox start to become visible on average 4 days after the injection, with the maximum effect appearing on the 10###sup/sup### day. The duration of the treatment of wrinkles with botulinum toxin (or Botox) is 4 to 6 months on average.
Botulinum toxin is a non-dangerous, proven wrinkle treatment.
Good to know:
botulinum toxin presents health risks, and benefits from more than 50 years of experience; in fact, it has been used since the 1960s to treat ophthalmological conditions.