One of the most common signs of aging is fine lines and wrinkles and these are caused by the skin losing its natural elasticity from age, sun damage and overuse of facial muscles. What can start as temporary, shallow lines can deepen and become permanent and more obvious. Botox injections are a proven way of improving the appearance of these fine lines and wrinkles.
What is Botox?
Botox is the commonly used name for Botulinum Toxin, a protein produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacterium and it relaxes muscle tissue by temporarily blocking nerve impulses. This lack of muscle activity means that the lines and wrinkles that they cause are also reduced.
It is one of the most common types of cosmetic treatment and has been widely used since 1989, then approved by the FDA in 2002. Botox is popular among men and women and whilst it previously had a bad reputation for giving a false, waxy appearance, we can now deliver subtle yet effective, natural-looking results.
What areas can be treated?
Botox can be used in many areas around the face and body. Some of the most commonly treated areas include-
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet at the side of eyes
- Corners of the mouth
- Upper lip to correct gummy smiles
- Smoker’s lines around the mouth
Previously Botox has had a bad reputation for looking unnatural and leaving faces looking waxy and unfrozen but our experience and expertise means that we deliver subtle yet effective results. Our Botox specialist doctor has performed over 10,000 treatments over the course of over 12 years and is consistently professional, gentle and reassuring so you have extra peace of mind that you are being taken care of.
Why use us?
At the London Cosmetic Clinic we only use FDA-approved, premium products for our treatments including Botox and Radiesse. We offer a free non-obligation consultation where you can discuss your desired results with us and we can explain the best course of action. After your treatment we offer a follow up appointment so that we can monitor your results and a completely free of charge top-up treatment if necessary 2 weeks after the original treatment. This helps to ensure that you get the best possible result.
We are located in the heart of Knightsbridge in a very easily accessible area.
What to expect from your Botox treatment.
Before your treatment starts our Botox doctor will examine your face carefully to determine what way the muscles move to cause the wrinkles and lines, their size, shape and location. This will help determine where and how much Botox will be administered.
Whilst no sedation is needed for the procedure, a numbing agent will be applied to your face to minimise discomfort. The treatment involves a few tiny injections of Botox administered directly into the muscles that are causing lines and only takes around 10 minutes. After the treatment you can go about your day as usual and do not require any recovery time. We will give you aftercare instructions.
Whilst most people are suitable for Botox, our Botox doctor will assess your medical history during your consultation to decide for certain if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.
Please inform us if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, including-
- Any diseases that affect your muscles and nerves such as Lambert-Eaton syndrome or Myastenia gravis.
- Allergies to any Botulinum toxin products.
- Pregnancy, plans to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Facial surgery or plans to have surgery.
- Any medication that you are taking.
There may be minimal side effects after Botox injections such as bruising, swelling and redness but these are temporary. Whilst Botox is effective for minimising wrinkles and lines, our knowledge and experience means that you get noticeable results without your face looking blank and frozen. You should avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least four hours post-treatment.
The effects usually last around 4 to 6 months and we recommend that you have the treatment repeated every 4 months to keep wrinkles at bay. If you choose not to continue having Botox injections the effects will gradually wear off.
For frown lines, crows’ feet and forehead lines and some other commonly treated areas, our standard prices are as follows-
1 area £199
2 areas. £299
3 areas. £395
We will also treat smaller areas such as smoking lines around the mouth for an additional £99.