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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Treatments

Botox injections into the skin use a purified form of Botulinum Toxin Type A to block nerve impulses. By temporarily blocking targeted nerve impulses we can reduce:
  • Muscle contractions that cause dynamic wrinkles.
  • Muscle contractions that distort facial features.
  • Muscle contractions that cause bruxism and TMJ.
  • Chronic migraines.
  • Hyperhidrosis.
Botox treatments have been safely used in private and NHS medicine for over 30 years to achieve great results which can be life changing. 

Botox to treat dynamic wrinkles

All of us laugh, smile and frown creating "expressive" dynamic wrinkles. When we are young these expressive wrinkles disappear when our expression stops, but as we age these wrinkles can become more permanent.
 
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the contraction of your facial muscles under your skin. Muscle contraction bunches the skin together forming lines between the bulk of the muscle. The most common dynamic wrinkles are forehead wrinkles, glabella lines (between the eyebrows) and crows feet.
 
Botox injections are the most effective treatment for reducing dynamic wrinkles. Our skilled injectors can achieve natural looking results which still allow you to express yourself, but prevent permanent wrinkles constantly showing when you don't want them.

Botox to treat distorted facial features

As you age some muscles may tighten distorting your features such as a downturned mouth which makes you always look sad or creating a stringy neck. Botox injections can be used to relax these muscles to restore your normal features.

Botox to treat bruxism and TMJ

Botox injections can be used to relax over-active jaw muscles, thereby taking pressure off the jaw joint. This stops joint pain and prevents further damage to your teeth. Treatment results typically last 4-6 months.

Botox to treat hyperhidrosis 

Botox injections can be used to temporarily block the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the targeted sweat glands don’t receive the chemical signals, excessive sweating is reduced. Sweat will continue to be produced elsewhere.

Botox to treat chronic migraines

Botox injections can reduce headaches in adults with a chronic migraine condition who suffer 15+ days each month with headaches lasting 4+ hours. The treatment typically prevents 8-9 headaches a month before they even start. Continuous treatment is required every 12 weeks, but each treatment only takes 15-30 minutes.

Experienced medical injectors

Botox is a prescription medicine that should only be administered by qualified medical professionals.  All our Botox and dermal filler treatments are performed by doctors or nurses with several years experience in aesthetic medicine who have have been highly trained. Your consultation, treatment and review will be performed by a medical expert.

What we can treat with Botox injections

Botox results for crows feet

Botox before and after crows feet photo

When do results show and how long do they last?

Results will show after 14 days. You receive a complimentary review 14-28 days after treatment where any adjustments can be made, at the practitioner's discretion, in order to achieve the outcome agreed at consultation.

Your results will vary depending on the condition being treated, and in the case of cosmetic treatments the degree to which you want movement reduced. Botox results are temporary and therefore if you want to maintain the results  you will require multiple treatments throughout the year. 

Can Botox treatments be reversed?

No. Unlike dermal filler treatments we can not reverse Botox treatments if you do not like the results. However, the treatment is temporary and the results will fully disappear.

What downtime can you expect?

Most clients do not experience any downtime and immediately continue their work or social engagements.  However, everyone is unique and you may experience redness at the injection points which will clear in 1-2 hours and swelling or bruising which may take to 2-14 days to resolve. 

Post treatment you should avoid extreme temperatures, swimming pools, spas and saunas for 48 hours. Download:

What risks are associated with Botox treatments?

We only use Botox and Azzalure toxin which are FDA approved and regulated by the Medicines & Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) in the UK. Common side effects include temporary redness, tenderness, swelling and bruising at injections points which quickly resolve. In rare cases temporary drooping of the eye lids or localised muscle weakness may be experienced. In extremely rare cases patients may experience difficulties swallowing, speaking or breathing.
 
 

Testimonials

Fiona discusses Botox & dermal filler treatments.

Fiona

A former Miss Scotland, Fiona wanted a natural fresher look. We provided a combination of Botox and dermal filler treatments.

 
 
Gayle discuss treatments for forehead lines & a downturned mouth.

Gayle

Gayle wanted to fade away forehead lines and treat the corners of her mouth, which she felt made her look sad.

 
 

FAQs

How do I find out if this treatment is suitable for me?
Arrange a 30 minute consultation with our team - who will examine your concern, check your medical history and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan whilst explaining the cost and any associated risks.
 
All consultations are conducted by doctors, nurses and laser aestheticians and cost £25, so you will never be seen or pressurised by sales staff - as we do not employ them.
 
Call 0131 226 9610 to book your consultation or click here to request a call back.
How to do I check that Face & Body is a safe and professional treatment provider?

Face & Body is annually inspected by Healthcare Improvement Scotland who regulate independent hospitals, hospices and clinics in Scotland. The inspections examine our team, treatments and clinical environment, so that you have the invaluable assurance that you are in safe hands that use safe products in a safe environment.

We are also accredited with Save Face who independently check and verify patient feedback, which they publish on their website, so you can read exactly what past patients feel about our service.

 

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