What is Botulium Toxin A?
Botulium Toxin A is a protein which works by blocking the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. This in turn stops the muscle from contracting. When injected in small doses, the Botulium Toxin A will cause the muscle to relax: as a result the overlying skin becomes smoother and fine lines and wrinkles will disappear.
How long does it take to work?
The results appear gradually and often take 3-14 days to reach the final effect.
How long does it last?
Each person is different but the results from Botulium Toxin A inject typically last between 3-6 months.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment is relatively pain free and requires no anaesthesia.
What are the side effects?
The benefit of anti-wrinkle injection is that they are temporary and wear off over time making them ideal for clients who want a more natural result. The most common side effects however are bruising and swelling which often resolve over a period of a few days.
What should I avoid before and after the treatment?
We often discourage consumption of alcohol 12 hours before and after your treatment. Smoking should be avoided 6 hours before and after your treatment. Both these factors affect the likelihood of you bruising. Other things to avoid are hot showers, saunas as well as exercise for 24 hours and avoid sunbathing or sunbeds for up to 7 days.
Does Botulium Toxin A make my existing wrinkles worse?
No - over time as the muscle relaxes and the acetylcholine receptors become less active you will need less injections with longer periods between each treatment.
Do I receive a top up after my treatment?
Yes, you are eligible for a top up 2-3 weeks after your treatment. However, we cannot offer this service outside of this time period.
Are there any contra-indications?
Yes - the absolute contra-indications are pregnancy, breast feeding and more rarely medical conditions such as myasthenia Gravis. Relative contra-indications are the use of blood thinning medications (please discuss this with your doctor during your consultation).
What is preventative anti-wrinkle treatment and what is a good age to start this?
For clients between the age of 26-35 years we recommend preventative botulium toxin which will slow the signs of aging as the skin starts lose collagen with time. An age appropriate dose of botulium toxin is injected in the areas you want to address and over time a natural result will prevent your skin from developing fine lines and wrinkles.
Do you offer botulium toxin injections for the arm pits to stop sweating?
Yes, we do – it’s the only non-surgical treatment proven to work.