What Is Botox Treatment?

As we begin to age we see the effects on our faces with the development of exaggerated lines when facial muscles contract.  Typically in the brow area, around the outer edges of the eyes, and in the forehead. These three areas are the most commonly known and treated areas. However, Botox is useful  for other small single extra areas ( e.g; eyebrow lift, under eye, smile ripple lines, upper lip, sad lip etc) and is charged at £40 per extra area.

Teeth Clenching/Grinding can be successfully treated with Botox and is usually charged at £200 but is subject to the severity of the condition and the mass of the muscle.

Lower face lift, jawline reduction, migraine treatment, Neferetti and neck are also treatable with Botox- Prices on consultation.
The three most popular areas are the forehead, the frown lines between the eyes and the crows feet. All other areas can be quoted at consultation.

Male Patients: In order to achieve the desired effect in some male patients with powerful musculature it may be necessary to use additional units of Botox for which there will be a fee of £40 on top of the above prices.

Hyperhidrosis: Treatment of excessive underarm sweating £450. This treatment can free you of this embarrassing condition for between 6-12 months and is very successful.

THIS CAN LITERALLY BE A LIFE CHANGING TREATMENT.

Your Questions Answered About Botox

All treatments are carried out by Dr Emma Deacon here at The Dentists Dorridge. Emma is the Clinical Director here at the practice.

Dr Emma Deacon graduated from Birmingham University in 1992. She has spent time in dental practice in London and the West Midlands and has a passion for Cosmetic, Restorative and Family Dentistry.

You can find out more about Emma here

It is probably best to describe what Botox is not! Botox is not botulism. Botulism food poisoning is caused by massive amounts of botulinum bacteria creating massive amounts of toxin.

Botox, or Botulinum Toxin A to give it its full name, has been used in very dilute amounts for many years in ophthalmology, neurology and for cosmetic cases worldwide. In our treatments we use a minuscule amount of the chemical secreted by the botulism bacteria.

There is nothing alive in the Botox injection.

Perfectly. It is impossible to get poisoning from Botox injections as we use such diluted preparations.

Injections are given into the affected areas which temporarily put the over active muscles to sleep for about 3 months. This freezing of the muscle is always temporary and can never be permanent.

So the muscle can be likened to an animal hibernating, the muscle temporarily hibernates.

No. There is no change in your skin sensation.

No. The needles are very fine and the amount injected each time is very small. Some people say that it feels like a small bug bite so local anaesthesia or sedation is not required.

The most commonly treated areas are the forehead, between the eyes (frown lines) and the crow’s-feet around the eyes.

However, other areas can also be treated successfully such as the lower eyelid, décolletage, neck, lips, chin and bunny lines on the nose.

Certainly! Just not as much. Extreme movement of the muscles that caused the wrinkles will have been prevented but the other normal facial muscles will not have been affected.

Usually in 3-5 days but individuals vary.

The greatest effect, however, is seen after 2 weeks or so.

You will notice a slight redness after treatment around the injection sites. This will settle after a few hours.

You can apply an ice pack to help reduce redness and make up can be used to cover the redness.

It is a very safe treatment. However, side effects can occur but are very rare. They can include slight bruising at the injection sites, slight headache and sometimes a slight drooping of the eyelid, which would only last a week or so.

Because the effects of Botox are completely reversible any side effects are temporary and short lasting.

During the first 4 hours after treatment, we advise you to avoid vigorous exercise and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Otherwise you can carry on as normal.

You should also avoid rubbing the treated area during this time. Extremes of heat, sun-beds, saunas & steam rooms should be avoided for two weeks.

Again, individuals vary. In most cases you can expect excellent results for three months, the crows feet area lasting slightly less, with a gradually diminishing effect over the following 3 months. Regular treatment ‘trains’ the muscles not to move as much so that, over time, less treatment is needed to keep the facial muscles relaxed.

We recommend treatment every 3-4 months or so when  first starting treatments. People who have large facial muscles (like men) or who have very ‘expressive’ faces may require more frequent treatment. People who have regular top ups gradually require less and less treatment as their muscles are retrained.

That would be very unusual, but if that was so then remember that the effects are completely reversible and with a bit of patience you can have all your old wrinkles back.

Almost, but not if you are pregnant or suffer from a any muscles wasting disease. We  will not treat anyone under the age of 25, unless it is for hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating)

  • You’ll have a softer, more relaxed appearance
  • You’ll have a serene countenance enhancing your natural appearance
  • Your “wrinkle” muscles will be gradually retrained leaving you with smoother, more youthful looking skin
  • You’ll enjoy increased self confidence

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