Botulinum Toxin or Botox as it is more commonly known, temporarily destroys the end of motor nerves that make muscles move. It is an excellent treatment for softening wrinkles, crows feet and frown lines.
When injected by a qualified and experienced practitioner, the eyebrow shape can be changed to give a nice wide eyed appearance, the neck can be tightened and the jawline softened to regain an oval appearance to the face, often lost through ageing.
The aim of Botox injections is to weaken muscles rather than paralyse them, leaving some facial expression but still getting rid of the wrinkles or reducing them significantly.
At Absolute Aesthetics we inject small amounts of Botox and then review your results after 2 weeks to see whether a top-up dose is required. The effects of the Botox will start to wear off somewhere between three to six months after treatment, however the wrinkles, crows feet and fine lines that return are far less severe as the muscles have been trained to relax.
Botox for underarm sweating
Botox can be used as a treatment for excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis as it is clinically known). When injected, the Botox blocks the nerves from sending sweat messages to the glands in the skin and stops them from producing sweat. It is more commonly used to treat the underarms but can also be used on the hands, feet and groin.
For severe cases of excessive sweating that cannot be reduced with the use of Botox, Absolute Aesthetics would recommend a procedure called Laser Sweat Ablation (LSA).
Botox for migraine
It is not fully understood how Botox injections work in the treatment of migraine but it can be very successful for sufferers. It is thought that the Botox inhibits the release of peripheral nociceptive neurotransmitters which influence the central pain processing systems that are the cause of migraine headaches.
Botox for turkey neck
The procedure to improve the appearance of a turkey neck is called the Nefertiti Neck Lift. It is an advanced injecting procedure which restores definition and shape to the jawline and give the neck a more elegant and defined appearance.
The procedure involves injecting Botox into certain muscle bands in the neck. A series of small injections are expertly placed along the jawline and down the side of the neck (platysma muscle).
How much does Botox cost?
How much does Botox cost is one of the most commonly asked questions. The price of Botox will vary depending on the area or condition being treated and who is performing your treatment.
“The use of muscle relaxing injections containing botulinum toxin to slow down the signs of skin ageing is an art form that when performed with due care, attention and expertise produces natural looking harmonious results”
Dr Kuldeep Minocha
Principal Injector at Absolute Aesthetics
Botox is effective for treating
- Fine lines
- Crows feet
- Frown lines
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Dimpled chin
- Loose skin
- Excessive sweating