What is Botulinum Toxin and how does it work?
Botulinum Toxin is produced by a Bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum.
It’s medically used to treat a variety of conditions, including bruxism, migraine and excessive sweating.
In aesthetics it’s used to smoothen lines and wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin works by blocking the communication between the nerves and the muscles. This results in muscle relaxation, which provides a smoother appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles and also prevents the formation of new lines and wrinkles, by decreasing muscle movements.
What can I expect from the treatment?
Botox is a safe, effective and minimally invasive anti-wrinkles treatment that will make you look younger, in a very natural way, by significantly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It can be used to treat several areas of the face and neck:
- Forehead lines
- Glabellar lines or frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Eye Brow lift
- Smokers lines
- Poppy chin
- Masseter muscles for bruxism and jaw slimming
- Platysmal bands
Botox can be used in combination with other aesthetic treatments, such as dermal fillers, Microneedling, PRP and Mesotherapy.
Who will perform the treatment and what products do you use?
The treatment is performed by Dr Cristina Golfomitsos.
The treatment is delivered using very small needles and does not require any form of anesthesia.
It’s very well tolerated, with most people reporting only mild discomfort.
We use the original BOTOX from Allergan.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment takes about 20 minutes.
Prior to the treatment you will have to schedule a consultation with the Doctor to be assessed for suitability, to discuss goals and to choose the best treatment option for you.
During this consultation you’ll be made aware of treatment’s benefits and side effects and you will have to sign a consent form.
After the treatment you will be invited for a follow up appointment in 2 weeks, to assess results and a possible touch up, if necessary.
How long do the results last for?
The effects of Botox start to become apparent 5 to 14 days post treatment and they last for 3-4 months.
Are there any side effects?
Common side effects are:
- Pain or stinging at the injection site
- Swelling, redness, mild bleeding and bruising at the injection site
All these usually settle spontaneously within a few days after the treatment.
What is the downtime and after care?
Botox has no down time, you can go back to work and resume your activities right after the treatment.
However there are some recommendations to follow in order to maximize the effects of your treatment such as:
- Do not wear make up for at least 12 hours
- Do not lye down for 4-6 hours
- Do not consume alcohol or perform vigorous exercise for 24 hours
- Avoid hot bath, saunas and steam rooms or other extreme sources of heat for 48 hours
- Do not massage the treated area for 24 hours
- Avoid non-steroidal analgesia as they might worsen the bruising
Prices - Antiwrinkles Treatments with BotoxForehead, frown lines and crow’s feet:
1 area: £ 250
2 areas: £ 300
3 areas: £ 350
Brow lift As Add On: £ 50 Individually: £ 150
Bunny Lines As Add On: £ 80 Individually: £ 250
Smoker Lines As Add On: £ 80 Individually: £ 250
poppy Chin As Add On: £ 80 Individually: £ 250
Masseters for Bruxism and face slimming: £ 400
Platysmal bands: £ 350