Botulinum Toxin Type A
BOTOX® blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract (tighten) as forcefully, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. The procedure usually takes 15 minutes and has minimal downtime. After treatment it takes 2 to 14 days to see the full results. At two weeks patients are encouraged to attend a check up and if necessary further adjustments can be made. The muscle relaxant effects of this treatment typically lasts 3-4 months.
BOTOX® can be used on the forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines (lines in the nose), chin (for dimpling), skin bands on the neck, and around the mouth (for smoker’s lines and down-turned corners of the mouth). Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity often will not respond to BOTOX®. It is important to re-emphasize that BOTOX® is NOT a facial filler (that is, it does not fill existing wrinkles) – it merely relaxes the muscles that are creating those wrinkles.
The basic areas include:
1 - Forehead 2 - Frown Lines 3 - Crow's feet (both sides)
Prices vary depending on how many areas the patient is having and the size of the area. This is best determined after a consultation and face to face examination.
One area: £150
Two areas: £210
Three areas: £270
One area: £170
Two areas: £230
Three areas: £290
Smaller areas such as chin dimpling, down-turn of the mouth,
bunny lines and smokers lines are charged an additional £30 each.
Masseter Hypertrophy (Square Jaw-prevent teeth grinding) an additional £150
Nefretiti (jaw contouring and platysmas bands) an additional £150
Underarm excess sweating: £550