What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum toxin, or more commonly referred to as ‘Botox’ is a neurotoxin usually used medically to treat specific muscle conditions. Cosmetically, it is often used to remove wrinkles by temporarily relaxing facial muscles.

The brands we use are FDA approved and are used for both medical and cosmetic purposes worldwide. It has been used in the NHS in much larger doses than that used for cosmetic purposes for years and is considered to be very safe. Like most cosmetic treatments, side effects can occur. Precautions are taken from consultation through to treatment to reduce the risk and impact of possible side effects. The good news is that side effects are temporary. The most common of these being redness and bruising which will fade in time. To reduce the risk of complication and to get the maximum benefit from your treatment, it is important that you follow all aftercare advice and complete your medical questionnaire accurately. Ask your practitioner what measures they have in place to deal with emergencies should one occur.

Areas we commonly treat with botulinum toxin include:
Crows feet
Frown lines
Forehead lines
Neck lift (Nefertiti lift)
Bruxism (grinding teeth)
A subtle, lifting effect using micro-doses of botulinum toxin
Bunny lines
Gummy smile
What happens after treatment?
Make sure you follow the aftercare advice given to you following a Botox treatment. This will help you to get the most from your treatment and avoid possible side effects. Before you leave the clinic at the end of your treatment, we will book you in for a free check-up 2 weeks later, so that we can review the results of your treatment once it has taken full effect. We can also book your next appointment in 3-4 months times to ensure you maintain your new look!

Another busy Saturday in the clinic today. We still have some appointments remaining for next Saturday for dermal/lip fillers and anti-winkle consultations and treatments. Call 01952 794026 to arrange.

Posted by Park Street Clinic on Saturday, June 24, 2017