Wrinkles are smoothed out by temporarily paralysing the muscles using a preparation widely known as Botox.

What is Botox?

It is a very dilute form of the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum and there are a number of different makes. Over the years I have achieved the best results using the traditional Botox brand marketed by Allergan. Allergan are a market leader in this field and MHRA approved.

Common Areas

The common areas for Botox treatments are the forehead, crows feet and in between the eyes. I also utilise it for certain areas around the mouth to smooth out fine lines and lift the corners of the mouth.

Botox on Mans forehead lying down, Costmetic Treatment, Cutting Edge Aesthetics, East Sussex

Treatment

Botox injected very precisely into the muscles concerned using a tiny 30 gauge needle. If the thought of that is worrying, a numbing cream can be provided that will help considerably. It takes around 3 – 7 days to start working and usually lasts up to 14 weeks. In some lucky individuals can last a little longer!

Side Effects

These are, thankfully, rare. While there are occasionally some pinpricks and bruising afterwards, I can minimise all with cold compresses immediately before your treatment. Arnica is also used afterwards if necessary. Unwanted involvement of other muscles nearby is exceptionally rare.