BOTOX is the world's leading anti-wrinkle injection brand. It's so famous that many people don't realise that BOTOX is a specific brand name - the active ingredient is actually Botulinum Toxin Type A. It's approved in more than 80 countries and has been used in clinical practice for more than 25 years. In that time a lot of research has been done and tens of millions of treatments carried out worldwide - we know it's a safe and very effective product when administered by an experienced professional practitioner.
BOTOX is good for easing expression lines - horizontal forehead lines, crows feet around the eyes and the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows.
Our injector is a fully qualified nurse and has more than twelve years experience in using cosmetic injectables to give natural, undetectable results.
Frequently asked questions
Please call us on 09 274 6833 or use our Contact Us form if you have any further questions.
Come in to see the nurse. You can discuss what you want to achieve and she will be able to advise what's best for you so you can make an informed decision. The initial consultation is free so this is a good opportunity to get expert advice.
Botox doesn't improve the condition of the skin. It works by stopping the muscles from pulling the skin and forming wrinkles so, when this action is reduced, the skin appears more youthful and less lined.
After about 12 weeks the lines will begin to reappear as the effects of the treatment wear off and the muscles start to work again.
If you want to improve the health of your skin we have other treatments such as Collagen Induction Therapy to help with that.
The time between treatments varies from person to person. On average this will be around 16 weeks.
Results are not instant.You should notice improvements in a few days and the full effect at around 10-14 days after treatment.
In most cases there will be no side effects. There can be some bruising which is usually minor and there may be slight swelling and redness at the injection site. A temporary headache is the most commonly reported side-effect. True BOTOX allergies are extremely rare but you should always immediately report any concerns to the nurse.
Yes, normal daily activities can be resumed immediately. After 4 hours it's ok to do light exercise like walking or gardening. Wait 24 hours before any strenuous exercise such as weight training.
There are a few sensible precautions you should take when you have your BOTOX injections:-
Pre-treatment:- Avoid alcohol and any blood-thinning medications to prevent bruising.
Post-treatment:- Avoid any tight fitting headwear. No rubbing or massage of the injected area for 4 hours. Keep upright for 4 hours - no lying on your front. No strenuous exercise for 24 hours.