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Botox® Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Glasgow

Botox® Anti-wrinkle Treatments are one of the most popular treatments here at Clinica Medica, Glasgow. 

‘Injectables’ for anti-aging and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles are still increasing in popularity in the UK – and not just to remedy current skin issues, but also as a preventative measure among younger people. The use of Botulinum Toxin A -Botox ® – is a common aesthetic procedure, safe, efficient and affordable to achieve anti-ageing effects. Why not call today to arrange a consultation for with our aesthetic team today.

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Summary

of your

Treatment

Procedure Time

30 minutes approx

Back To Work

No need for time off

 

Anaesthetic

No anaesthetic required

Duration Of Results

3 – 4 months *

FAQ’s

How fast and how long does the effect of Botox® anti-wrinkle treatments?

This depends on the type of lines. Generally, we divide lines into dynamic and static lines. Dynamic lines appear with expression and disappear shortly after. On the other hand, static lines are always apparent. Dynamic lines will start to improve from the first treatment with Botox® while static lines will take multiple Botox® treatments and occasionally add on other modalities.

 

Results tend to last 3-4 months* using Botox® for anti-wrinkle treatments. Movement will begin recovering from 8 weeks. Frequent Botox® anti-wrinkle treatment at intervals of less than 3 months is not recommended. Repeating Botox® anti-wrinkle treatment when movement recovers will deliver optimum results over time. Frequency of treatments may be reduced according to the quality of your skin and your response to Botox® anti-wrinkle treatment.

Should you choose not to have further Botox® anti-wrinkle treatments to maintain results, your muscles will return to their pre-treatment state.

*3-4months approx

What areas can I have treated with Botox® ?

The following expressions can improve with Botox® anti-wrinkle treatment.

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Smile line (crow feet)
  • Bunny line
  • Smoker line (upper lip)
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Gummy smile
  • Lifting angle of the mouth
  • Neck lift
  • Excessive sweating
  • Jaw pain
  • Orange peel chin appearance
Can I have Botox® anti-wrinkle treatments more than once?

Yes – once the effects of Botox® anti-wrinkle treatment have diminished, or if the effects of Botox® anti-wrinkle treatment need to be enhanced, re-treatment is safe.

Do Botox® anti-wrinkle treatments hurt?

A very fine needle is used to administer Botox® for anti-wrinkle treatments. Botox® treatment is generally not described by most as painful and can be well tolerated with no anesthetic. Please request an anesthetic cream or ice if you are nervous about needles.

Are there any instructions for before or after Botox® Treatment?
Before Botox® Treatment:

It is important to tell your practitioner about any medicines or dietary supplements you are taking; some medicines can adversely affect the way the Botox® works or increase your risk of bruising.

If you are taking supplements such as Gingko Biloba, Garlic, fish oils, St. Johns Wort or some pain killing medicines such as aspirin or ibuprofen, then these can increase your risk of bruising and it may be advisable to stop taking them a few days before your treatment. It is also advisable that you do not drink alcohol the night before your treatment, for the same reason.

Make-up will need to be removed prior to the Botox® injections and you will be advised not to reapply it for 4 hours in order to reduce the risk of infection or irritation at the injection sites. Be aware of the necessary after care advice and that your schedule allows for you to follow it.

After Botox® Treatment: 

  • DO NOT touch or rub the treated areas for 3-4 hours
  • DO NOT exercise on the day of the treatment
  • DO NOT apply make up to the treated areas for 3-4 hours
  • DO NOT use a sunbed for 7 days following treatment
  • DO NOT undertake facial massage, chemical skin peels or laser resurfacing for 7 days
  • DO NOT take aspirin for 48 hours. This will reduce the chance of bruising
  • DO NOT lie down, (i.e. remain upright for 3-4 hours.)
What are the possible side effects and complications of Botox® anti-wrinkle treatments?
Botox® Anti-Wrinkle treatments are a medically safe and an effective treatment. However, as with all medical treatments, side effects and complications may occur with Botox®. These are mostly reversible and short lived, but can include the following;

  • Mild swelling, bruising or redness at the site of the injection. (This typically subsides within 48 hours of the Botox® Injection. Temporary blurred vision as a result of paralysis of certain muscles.)
  • Eye dryness
  • Watering of the eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Slight nausea
  • Itchy skin or skin rash.
  • RARE: Facial asymmetry (difference in appearance of each side of the face) as a result of over or under correction
  • RARE: Allergic reaction to Botox®, but it is rare.
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