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Here at Skin Deep, in Solihull, we love Botulinum Toxin A, which is a purified protein licensed to treat lines and wrinkles. This wrinkle relaxing treatment gives a less tired, fresher appearance. Commercially known as Azzalure™, Botox™ and Boccouture™, it can also be used to treat excessive underarm sweating.

Our aesthetic nurse is a very experienced cosmetic injector so in her capable hands it is not only the upper face and crow’s feet that can benefit from this treatment.

Botulinum Toxin A can also be used effectively to tighten the jaw line (Nefertiti face lift), lift the corners of the mouth, correct gummy smiles and smokers lines around your mouth, smooth lines around the neck and the cobblestone appearance some people have on the chin.

Over time crow’s feet, frown lines and other expression lines become deeper and more permanent. These are caused by subconscious nerve signals sent to your brain telling your muscles to contract when you laugh, frown or squint. Botulinum Toxin A can be injected in tiny amounts in to specific muscles which stop the nerve signal reaching the brain and thus prevent wrinkle formation. Whilst this prevents the dynamic lines that occur on movement, deeper, static lines will only become smoother. Often the crease of the line will still be visible and this would then benefit from a fine dermal filler to erase.

The human body is a wonderful thing and over time, approximately 3 to 4 months, Botulinum Toxin A is absorbed and excreted, the nerves regenerate and full facial expression is resumed. Repeat injections at this time are totally safe.

Is this safe?

In 2005 more than 3 million wrinkle relaxing injections were carried out in the USA. This same product received its UK cosmetic licence in 2006, allowing it to be used cosmetically. Botulinum Toxin A has been used in a clinical capacity for many years for the treatment of spasticity in children, migraine, back pain, bladder problems and excessive sweating.

Potential side effects?

Side effects are rare. Bruising and tenderness at the injection site can occur but this resolves

quickly. Slight drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow (ptosis) is seen in less than 1% of people treated. This condition is temporary and returns to normal over time.

As it is not known if it is safe to have these treatments whilst pregnant or breast feeding, we are unable to treat you if this is the case. If you suffer from some muscle related diseases or are on certain medications, again, we may be unable to treat you.

What happens at my appointment?

As with all of our treatments you will receive a comprehensive consultation, a medical history will be taken to ensure the treatment is safe for you and that it can meet your expectations. Photographs will be taken and you will be asked to sign a consent form. As Botulinum Toxin A is a prescription only drug a prescription is generated and treatment can usually be carried out the next day. The treatment takes less than 15 minutes and is virtually painless although pain perception is very individual. As Botulinum Toxin A can take up to 4 weeks to work, we like to see our clients between 2 and 4 weeks after treatment. This enables us to to assess effectiveness and any unwanted residual movement can be resolved with a top-up, which is included in the price.

Take a look for yourself

A wrinkle relaxing journey

Before Treatment…

This lovely patient came to us as her frown lines and and crows feet were getting her down and effecting her self esteem. After a consultation and examination, we advised wrinkle relaxing injections to help minimise the lines. After treatment an appointment was made for a review in 2 weeks time

2 week review…

At her 2 week review our lady had had a nice result at her frown lines and mid and upper crows feet but needed a small top up to both her lower crows feet

After 2 week topup

2 weeks after her top up and we’ve achieved a lovely result for our lady. With botulinum toxin A we always advise a review and top up then at subsequent visits, we combine the 2 doses for the next treatment.  We also recommended a course of profhilo to help minimise the residual cheek lines as they are outside the area we can treat with botulinum toxin A.

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