Botox in Taunton
We are specialists in safe non-surgical treatments to enhance your natural beauty. All the treatments offered are carried out by professionals trained specifically in the procedures offered.
Welcome to DermaSkin. We are GMC and GDC registered doctors specialising in safe aesthetic treatments, such as Botox and Dermal Fillers to enhance your natural beauty. All the treatments offered are carried out by professionals trained specifically in the procedures offered.
All our practitioners are medically or dentally qualified, and are governed by the Good Practice Code.
(from £97) – Botox is the trade name by which Botulinum Toxin A is widely known. It is a proven and safe treatment, which has been in use for over 16 years. It works by paralysing the small muscles for a period lasting a few months. If the muscles can not move, wrinkles are prevented, as they are a direct results of contracting forehead, eye and mouth muscles.
Botox can be injected into specific muscles and depending on how thick or strong the muscles are, a specific dosage of botox will be required. It is most effective for dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles on movement). Botox is less effective on static wrinkles (wrinkles at rest).
Botox can be used on the following areas easily:
- Forehead Lines Botox
- Glabellar Lines (Frown) Botox
- Crow’s Feet (side of the eyes) Botox
- Infra-orbital lines (below the eyes – subject to skin condition)
- Peri-oral lip lines (lipstick bleed lines – sometimes combined with dermal fillers)
- Chin puckering
- Nasal flaring
What types of wrinkles are there?
Wrinkles on the forehead most commonly appear in two ways:
As vertical lines just above the nose, often referred to as “the elevens”; or horizontal rows across the forehead. The “elevens”, or glabellar lines, result from squinting, scowling, worrying or just plain thinking.
The horizontal lines may result from normal animation while talking, or from holding the brows up with the primary muscle of the forehead (the frontalis) during times of stress, or just naturally. These lines are primarily the result of continual muscle contraction and can become very deep over time.
How does Botox work?
This revolutionary anti-ageing treatment, commonly known as Botox (BOtulinum TOXin), but approved for cosmetic use under the brand name, Vistabel, is the most popular such treatment in the world, prescribed by doctors to eliminate wrinkles in the upper third of the face. This includes forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows and crows’ feet around the eyes. Very fine needles are used so there is no scarring and you can resume your usual activities immediately after treatment.
How many Botox treatment sessions will I need?
Botox works within a few days but can take as long as 14-21 days for the full paralysing effects to show through. Botox anti-wrinkle injections are not permanent, so we recommend repeat treatments at 3-6 monthly intervals to maintain the effects.
Thousands of these treatments are performed every year, with astonishing results – noticeable from 2-14 days afterwards and lasting several months. To complement the lasting results of the treatment, we recommend the use of SPF30 sun protection cream, available at all pharmacists.
Over time, with regular botox use, the muscles will get thinner and weaken, which means they are less able to create the wrinkles in the first place. You may notice that the botox works more effectively and lasts longer with each subsequent treatment.
Are there side effects of Botox
The pain associated with injections is mild and no local anaesthetic is required. The needles used are very fine and approximately the same diameter as a coarse human hair.
You will be able to drive and engage in all of your usual daily activities immediately after your injections. You may develop slight bruising at the injection sites, but otherwise there will be no visible signs of your skincare treatment.
In rare cases, the botox can migrate to nearby muscles, causing some weakness, such as drooping of the upper eyelid. This is a temporary side effect, lasting for a few weeks at most.
Botox injections may on occasions be prescribed for the management of excess sweating; in a small number of cases, there is no discernible effect; unfortunately this is impossible to predict before treatment commences.
How long have you been doing Botox in Taunton ?
We have been practising for nearly 4 years in and around the Taunton area now – we only recently started our website and therefore our online presence is less mature. We have extensive experience of using all types of botulinum toxin brands (Botox, Dysport, Vistabel, Xeomin, Azzalure) and try and minimise any redness of bruising associated with the injections. We are all qualified ALS doctors and dentists and so you need not worry. In fact if you have a minor allergy to any of the products we always have drugs at hand to minimise the reactions. For clients who are particularly sensitive we also perform skin-prick testing to make sure they will not have any untoward reactions. No local anaesthetic is required and the needles used are very fine and approximately the same diameter as a human hair.
(from £239) – Dermal skin fillers are known by various brand names (e.g. Restylane is made by Q-Med from Sweden and Juvederm is made by Allergan) depending on the manufacturer. There are a few leading brands which have got the most clinical data supporting their efficacy, and they have all shown to be non-allergenic and integrate into skin easily and without causing any reactions. They consist of synthesised non-animal hyaluronic acid. This is a natural component in skin collagen (the part of the skin that gives it bounce).
So over time, usually 6-12 months, the filler material is slowly absorbed back into the skin tissue. Dermal skin fillers are used in the nasolabial area (laughter lines) and to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial lines (wrinkles or creases). Fillers are most often used in the lips to give them a fuller and plumper appearance. They can also be injected into the skin at various depths to fill out fine and moderate skin creases.
(from £269) – Lip fillers are also known by various brand names (e.g. Restylane Lipp made by Q-Med Sweden, Radiesse made by Bioform Medical). Lip plumping can be done using permanent or non-permanent fillers. The difference between the lip fillers and the skin fillers is the number of cross-linked molecules per ml. In lip fillers, the number of molecules is 2-3 times higher allowing a more fluid look, which prevents lumps and uneven points.
Lip enhancement usually lasts for a slightly shorter time period than skin fillers, anything between 5-9 months. In some people it does last longer but this is difficult to predict.
The best thing is you will see the difference immediately, as the procedure is carried out, so you will leave the clinic with fuller, crisper lips.
(from £390) – Skin peels, of various strengths. work by dissolving the outermost layer of skin and reducing the depth of the troughs within the skin that cause wrinkles. They can smooth out even deep pits with a course of applications, appropriately spaced out.Skin peels for acne are also quite popular and the peel works to remove the outer epidermis and also removes the oil-filled pore. We have had great results for chemical peels for acne.
Why not go to our treatments page to see our full range of treatments.