Cosmetech Clinics lead the way in medical aesthetics, specialising in non-surgical cosmetic facial procedures, including Botox. Our range of anti-ageing procedures include the latest in facial aesthetic techniques as well as the more traditional and popular anti-wrinkle and rejuvenation procedures, such as Botox injections and dermal filler treatments at our exclusive clinics in London and Chelsea.
Wrinkles, though inevitable, needn’t be permanent. There are a number of professional skin treatments designed to address fine lines and wrinkles, even helping to prevent them. These include anti-ageing injectable treatments designed to strip back ageing skin and encourage collagen production, other treatments can also help such as laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion and skin peels.
Our highly trained professional skin care consultants can help you fight the signs of ageing, providing treatments to help reverse the effects of ageing and sun damage by reducing lines, wrinkles, volume loss, acne scarring, issues with hyper-pigmentation and other skin complaints. All with the objective of giving you smoother, more youthful, healthier skin.
We deploy the most up-to-date techniques and the latest skin treatments for collagen stimulation, skin cell rejuvenation, skin replenishment and problems with excessive sweating.
Botox Overview – What is Botox used for?
Botox injections are used for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic conditions. Most commonly Botox is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. The muscle-paralysing injections are popular as a cosmetic treatment but, due to its nerve-blocking effects, Botox can also be used to treat medical conditions, including headaches and migraines, excessive sweating, teeth grinding, neck spasms and an overactive bladder
How long does Botox last?
Botox injections usually begin working one to three days after treatment. Depending on the problem being treated, the effect may last three months or longer. To maintain the effect, you’ll need regular follow-up injections.
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract. That makes the wrinkles relax and soften. Botoxanti-aging treatments are most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines. Typically, the effects of Botox last for up to three to four months. However, if you train your facial muscles to contract less, the period of time for each treatment may be extended longer than three or four months
Botox Treatment for Crow’s Feet, Frown & Forehead Lines
Botox Treatment For Chin & Jawline
Botox Treatment For Neck Wrinkles
Headaches and Migraines
If you experience frequent migraines, Botox injections may help reduce headache frequency. While the reasons why Botox helps people who suffer with migraines are not fully understood it is likely that it relaxes the muscles around the head and, thereby, reducing blood pressure within the brain. Botox may also play a role in reducing the nerves’ ability to send pain signals during a migraine.
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Teeth Grinding is the unconscious grinding and clenching of the teeth that mostly takes place while we are asleep. It affects around one in four adults, with symptoms that can include:
Botox for bruxism is injected into the masseter muscle just below the cheekbone and the frontalis. This weakens the muscles to reduce clenching of the teeth and grinding which can result in pain and headaches. The treatment relaxes the muscle to stop the involuntary movements. Treatments for teeth grinding focus mainly on preventing dental damage. New studies have shown that using Botox for bruxism could effectively stop grinding in the first place.
Before you have Botox injections you should be evaluated by your dentist and doctor as well as a maxillofacial specialist, a surgeon who specializes in the teeth, jaws neck and head.
After this consultation, you should be clear on your diagnosis and better informed to choose your treatment. Your dentist may recommend trying other measures first. If you tend to grid during the night a mouth guard is recommended.
Botox injections for sweating under the armpits. Botox injections block the nerve signals responsible for sweating, stopping the sweat glands from producing too much sweat. Follow-up treatments are typically needed in four to six months. However, some patients can go longer between treatments.
Botox injections can also help reduce urinary incontinence caused by an overactive bladder. Patients with the condition have a sudden, strong feeling of needing to pass urine and sometimes urine leakage (incontinence) associated with urgency. Usually, patients need to pass urine frequently. Botox injections are effective in 70% of patients, meaning that their urgency and incontinence are either significantly better or cured.
The procedure is not a treatment for stress urinary incontinence (leakage of urine when you exercise, sneeze or strain).
Botox is one of the most effective treatments for patients with Bell’s palsy or partial facial paralysis. Over activity of some facial muscles may occur following facial nerve palsy. This can lead to unwanted movements in parts of the face. For example, the eye may close when chewing and smiling or spontaneous facial twitching can occur. Botox injections applied to the affected area temporarily paralyses the underlying muscles and stops the unwanted movement.
Botox injections are relatively safe. Though minor side effects can occur and include:
Who performs the treatment?
Botox treatments should be administered by an experienced, highly trained practitioner, in a clean and hygienic medical environment. It’s important that injections be placed precisely in order to avoid side effects. Botox therapy can be risky if it’s administered incorrectly. Cosmetech’s consultant surgeons have a background in head, neck and face reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery and maxillofacial surgery.
What happens during a Botox Consultation?
Your consultation for Botox treatment will be with a highly trained medical professional who is experienced in administering injectables. In order to ensure we achieve the results you want, we will discuss with you your skin concerns and advise on what treatment will work best for you. At our no obligation consultations we aim to help you understand the treatment, its effects and how it will work to prevent and improve your fine lines.
How much is Botox?
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