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Anti-Wrinkle Treatment in Bristol
Here at Dermaskin Clinic in Bristol our medically trained experts will aim to exceed your every expectation. Whether you are thinking of having some very subtle treatment – also known as Baby Botox – or the more traditional facial Botox treatment, .
Our lead clinician in Bristol – Dr Sid – is a trainer in his own right, and has treated thousands of patients in the UK and abroad. He has the most up-to-date skills and experience and is an expert in the field of Medical Aesthetics.
What is Botox
Botox is the purified toxin formed by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The introduction of a miniscule amount of BOtulinum TOXin protein into a muscle interferes with nerve impulses and prevents the muscle from contracting. The first uses of Botox were to prevent squints and eye spasms, but doctors soon noted that a side-effect in these patients was a reduction of wrinkles around the eye and now cosmetic use of Botox treatment for wrinkle-reduction has become commonplace.
How Does Botox Work
Botox works by causing relaxation of the specific muscle it has been injected into. This in turn results in elimination of the dynamic wrinkle. After treatment, the patient will still be able to frown and smile, but the skin will look less wrinkled and fresher.
It will take approximately 2 or 3 days for the treatment to start working, and it will have reached it’s full effect after two weeks. At that point the treatment can be reviewed and , if required, augmented to reach the desired effect, at no additional cost.
Whether you want to give yourself a brow lift to look more refreshed and awake, or treat frown lines, the Dermaskin team have the expertise to give you the best Botox results in Bristol.
Botulinum Toxin A is more widely known by its trade name – Botox. Other brands commonly used include Dysport, Xeomin,Vistabel and Myobloc (Toxin B). The different brands work in slightly different ways but achieve the same result. It has been in use for over 16 years and is a proven and safe treatment. It’s method of action is to paralyse the small muscles in a specific area for a period lasting a few months. Lines and wrinkles are a direct result of moving the muscles of the forehead, eyes and mouth, if the muscles can not move, they cannot create wrinkles.
Common Botox Treatment Areas:
- 11’s or Glabellar Lines (Frown)
- Forehead Lines
- Crow’s Feet (side of the eyes)
- Infra-orbital lines (below the eyes – subject to skin condition)
- Nasal flaring
- Peri-oral lip lines (lipstick bleed lines – sometimes combined with dermal fillers)
- Chin puckering
What types of wrinkles are there
On the forehead wrinkles commonly appear in two ways:
Firstly, “the elevens”, which present as vertical lines just above the nose. The technical name for this area is the glabella and the lines result from squinting, scowling, worrying or just plain thinking.
Secondly, horizontal lines across the forehead 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.
As these lines are primarily the result of continual muscle contraction they can become very deep over time. Sometimes very deep lines that do not go away when the muscles are rested may need additional dermal filler treatment along side the Botox injections.
Lines at the side of the eyes, also commonly known as “crow’s feet” are caused by smiling and squinting. They can extend from the eyebrow right down the side of the eye and often underneath. It is possible to extend the Botox Treatment under the eye to a certain extent (skin condition allowing) but it is limited by the proximity of the cheek muscles.
Less well known uses of Botox in facial muscles are the sides of the nose for people who tend to wrinkle up their noses, in the chin if the muscle is very strong and causing puckering of the skin, and the sides of the mouth for people who tend towards a down-turned mouth at rest. In some cases it can also be used around the mouth in combination with dermal fillers to rid a patient of unsightly and aging smoker’s lines.
How do I book an Appointment for Botox in Bristol
Call us on 02920 090809 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I prepare for Botox treatment
Just go about your daily activities as you would normally, there may be a small amount of redness in the treated area immediately after the injections depending on skin-type but it often subsides very quickly.
Who can have Botox
Botox Treatment can be used for treating wrinkles in men and women, however men often need slightly higher doses than women.
Who should not have Botox
- Children under the age of 18 year.
- People with infection at the proposed injection site.
- People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
- Women who are pregnant or breast feeding.
- People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles, such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton Lambert syndrome.
How is Botox administered
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 treatment takes a few days to start working but can take as long as 10-14 days for the full paralysing effects to show through. The treatment is not permanent, so we recommend repeat treatments at 3-6 monthly intervals to maintain the effects once the treatment is starting to wear off. As sun-damage is one of the main culprits in encouraging wrinkle formation we always suggest that our clients should use a daily SPF of 30+.
Over time, people who have regular Botox treatments can notice the muscles getting thinner and weaker, 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 needles used for Botox injections are very fine and approximately the same diameter as coarse human hair. The discomfort associated with this treatment is mild and no local anaesthetic is required.
You will be able to carry out all of your usual daily activities immediately after your injections, including driving. Patients with more delicate skin often have some redness at the injection sites immediately after treatment but this will subside over the next hour or so. You may also develop slight bruising at the injection sites, however, this is normally very mild and easily covered by light make-up. 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. If you suffer any side-effects we request you contact the clinic immediately so we can offer you advice.
For your Botox consultation call the Dermaskin team on 02920 090809
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