Botox is one of the best known and popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments for treating lines and wrinkles caused by smiling, laughing and frowning. It is used to prevent the muscle contractions that cause furrows and fine lines when the face is in motion. It has been used safely and effectively for a variety of medical conditions since the 1980’s.
At Cotswold Cosmetics, in our experienced hands Botox is used in an artistic way to restore a relaxed and more youthful appearance to the face, lending a subtle lift to the brows.
The treatment is safe and virtually painless and results are visible within three to seven days. In addition to the treatment of frown lines and wrinkles, Botox is also used to treat Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating).
Botox may also be used in conjunction with other non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Dermal Fillers.
- One area – £165
- Two areas – £220
- Three areas – £250
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a purified protein which when injected into a muscle leads to a temporary muscular relaxation. Frown lines, worry lines and laughter lines are all caused by the repeated contractions of facial muscles: relaxing these muscles with Botox® injections is a quick, safe and effective way to smooth and soften wrinkles.
How quickly will I notice an effect?
You will be able to return to your normal daily activities immediately following treatment: there will be no visible changes. The full effect of the treatment will develop over the following 2-14 days.
How safe is it?
BOTOX® is considered a very safe medication. It is now approved by medical authorities in over 70 countries worldwide. It has been used widely in UK hospitals since 1977 (with several indications in children) and in the cosmetic industry over the last 15 years.
Will BOTOX® 'freeze' my face and make me expressionless?
No, definitely not. We will only treat the specific muscles that are responsible for your wrinkles, minimizing any possible loss of facial expression.
You are advised to stay upright and to try to exercise the areas treated for 2-4 hours following the injections. It is important to avoid massaging these areas though: this is to prevent the diffusion of the solution to adjacent muscles.
What will happen during the treatment?
We will undertake a thorough facial analysis and detailed discussion before proposing an appropriate cosmetic treatment plan. The actual procedure takes just 5-10mins and involves a small number of injections of BOTOX® solution directly into the muscle groups causing wrinkling.
How long will the treatment last?
This varies from individual to individual, but most people tend to have 3-4 treatments over the course of the first year. The duration of effect often increases with each repeat treatment: eventually, you may only require one maintenance treatment per year.
What are the side effects?
There may be slight discomfort as the needle enters the skin, and there is the possibility of a small bruise at the site of the injection. Other side effects are rare but include slight drooping of the eyelid, which usually resolves in a week or so, and headaches. There are many myths and horror stories circulating in the media: any concerns you may have will be addressed thoroughly prior to treatment. No long-term side-effects have been reported.
Will my face 'droop' if I do not have repeat treatments?
Absolutely not. The treatment is completely reversible there are no permanent effects. In fact, your skin is likely to have benefited from the period of reduced muscle contraction, as wrinkle formation is slower during this time.