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Anti-Wrinkle Treatment in Manchester
At Dermaskin Clinic in Manchester our medically trained experts will aim to exceed your every expectation. Whether you require some very subtle treatment – also known as Baby Botox – or the more traditional facial Botox treatment we will give you the best service in the North West.
In Manchester our clinicians have the most up-to-date skills & experience and are experts in the field of Medical Aesthetics. They have treated thousands of patients in the UK and abroad.
What is Botox
Botox is the purified toxin formed by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. A miniscule amount of BOtulinum TOXin protein injected into a muscle prevents the normal nerve impulses and stops the muscle from contracting. Early uses of Botox were to prevent squints and eye spasms, but doctors soon noticed these patients had a reduction of wrinkles around the eye and Botox treatment is routinely used for wrinkle-reduction.
How Does Botox Work
once injected into a specific muscle, Botox works by causing preventing the muscle from contracting. This in turn stops the formation of the dynamic wrinkle. Once treated, the patient will still be able to frown and smile, but the skin will look fresher and less wrinkled.
From 2 to 3 days after treatment you will start to notice the Botox working, but it will take up to two weeks to reach it’s full effect. If required we can review the patient at that point and augment the treatment to reach the desired effect, at no additional cost.
Whatever your requirements for treatment, 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 Manchester.
Botox is the most commonly used brand name for the medicine: Botulinum Toxin A. Other brands commonly used include Dysport, Xeomin,Vistabel and Myobloc (Toxin B). Regardless of the brand the aim is to achieve the same result but the mode of action varies slightly between the brands. Botox was first used over 16 years ago and is a proven and safe treatment. It paralyses the small muscles in a specific area preventing wrinkle formation. This paralysis is temporary and lasts for a period of a few months.
Common Botox Treatment Areas:
- Forehead Lines
- 11’s or Glabellar Lines (Frown)
- Crow’s Feet (side of the eyes)
- Infra-orbital lines (below the eyes – subject to skin condition)
- Nasal flaring
- Chin puckering
- Peri-oral lip lines (lipstick bleed lines – sometimes combined with dermal fillers)
What types of wrinkles are there
On the forehead wrinkles commonly appear in two ways:
Firstly, “the elevens”, or Glabella lines, which present as vertical lines just above the nose and result from squinting, scowling, worrying or just plain thinking.
Secondly, horizontal lines across the forehead may result from holding the brows up with the primary muscle of the forehead (the frontalis) during times of stress or simply from normal animation while talking.
These lines can become quite deep over time as they are primarily the result of continual muscle contraction. Some very deep lines may need additional dermal filler treatment alongside the Botox injections if the lines do not go away when the muscle is at rest.
“Crow’s feet” around the eyes are caused by smiling and squinting. They can start at the eyebrow, continue down the side of the eye and often extend underneath. Botox Treatment can be performed 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:
- in 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
- in the sides of the mouth for people who have 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 Manchester
Call us on 0161 850 50 60 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I prepare for Botox treatment
Just do your normal daily activities. After treatment there may be a small amount of redness in the area depending on skin-type but it quickly subsides.
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
- Women who are pregnant or breast feeding.
- People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles, such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton Lambert syndrome.
- People with infection at the proposed injection site.
- People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
- Children under the age of 18 year.
How is Botox administered
The Botox is injected using very fine needles 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 0161 850 50 60
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