What is Botox?
Botox® is a purified protein that helps in reducing or eliminating frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, etc. It can be used to relax specific muscles. One of the key advantages of wrinkle reduction using Botox® is that the treatment is fast and simple without any downtime.
Which Wrinkles should be treated with Botox?
Botox® is particularly effective for the reduction of forehead lines, frown lines, grooves over the bridge and crows feet next to the outer corner of the eyes which show up when you smile or grimace.
Who would benefit most from Botox treatment?
Both men and women can use Botox® for wrinkle reduction. Besides wrinkle reduction, Botox® can also be used to treat Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), neck/decolletage areas, smokers’ lines, TMJ jaw pain, and even to uplift your smile.
How long does it take to reduce wrinkles by Botox?
The treatment in most cases would take 20-30 minutes. You will start to see wrinkle reduction within 72 hours although it might take up to 14 days to show the full effect of the treatment. Approximately two weeks after the first treatment, Zenhance provide you with a free review, and any further treatments can be discussed. FREE top ups are provided if necessary at this review appointment.
Is Botox painful?
Very tiny needles are used and only a small amount of Botox® is administered. As a result, any discomfort is usually minimal and short lived and there is almost no pain. Unlike GP's or nurses - Dr Kaderbhai's primary degree is in Dentistry, so he is highly skilled at delivering pain free injections on a daily basis.
Are there any adverse effects of wrinkle reduction?
Thousands of people have been using Botox® for over 30 years for treatment without any serious side effect and it has an excellent safety record.
Does the effect of Wrinkle Reduction look artificial?
No, unlike some surgical facelifts, Botox® treatment is very specific and works only on those muscles that are involved in producing the facial lines that you want to reduce. Other muscles remain unaffected and your usual facial expressions remain the same.
How long does the effects of the treatment last?
The effect of wrinkle reduction by Botox® treatment would typically last for 3 to 6 months. A gradual fading effect is observed and at this stage you can consult the doctor if you would like another treatment. With repeated treatment the effect lasts longer.
What to do next?
Please make an appointment to discuss the options for skin rejuvenation with our trained medical professional. Dermal fillers can be complemented by Botulinum Toxin treatment such as Botox® as well as chemical peels. The practitioner will also advise you about skin care including sun protection and moisturisers.
What are dermal fillers made of?
Various kinds of safe, natural and man-made materials are used as dermal fillers; these have been specifically developed over the years for use in the skin. At Zenhance, we only use HA fillers.
HA is found naturally throughout our bodies: in our skin, bones, joints and eyes. It acts as a lubricant and moisturiser due to its ability to attract and store water. As a child HA accounts for 3% of our body mass, but this reduces to 0.0007% by age 45, a reduction of over 4250 times!
What type of fillers do you use?
At Zenhance, we tend to recommend HA fillers for >95% of our clients, though your practicioner may recommend other types following a consultation. The reason we recommend HA fillers so highly is twofold. Firstly - for the natural reasons mentioned in the previous question. Secondly - because unlike silicon based fillers, the HA fillers that we use are easily reversible.
How are fillers supplied?
Dermal fillers are supplied in a pre-filled sterile syringe for injection. They are manufactured in different thicknesses; some are more gel-like, and others are more liquid. The thicker ones are used to restore the deeper folds or wrinkles such as those between the nose and the corner of the mouth. The thinner ones are used more superficially for fine lines such as crow’s feet.
Is the treatment uncomfortable?
A local anaesthetic cream is used to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. For treatments near the mouth, such as lip treatments, your practitioner will freeze the area with an injection which is similar to a dental anaesthetic. After the treatment your practitioner will give you aftercare instructions to maximise its benefits.
Are there any adverse effects?
Many thousands of dermal filler treatments have been carried out in the UK and even more around the world, with few serious or lasting side effects. Most people can return to their normal daily life immediately after the treatment. However, your practitioner will explain the possible side effects during the initial consultation.
How long do dermal fillers last?
The length of time that dermal fillers last depends on the type of filler used and the area injected. On average, you would expect the results of a Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers to last around 6-12 months. Thicker dermal fillers tend to last longer than those used for finer lines.
As the dermal filler is gradually broken down and the level of volume you gained lessens, you can choose to the have the area ‘topped-up’ to retain the effect. However, if you decide not to, the advantage of non-permanent dermal fillers is that the area will gradually return to how it was before the treatment.
Can anyone have dermal filler treatment?
Whilst most people can benefit from this treatment, there are certain medications and conditions that contraindicate its use. Your practitioner will ask a number of questions to ensure that dermal fillers are appropriate.
What to do next?
Please make an appointment to discuss the options for skin rejuvenation with our trained medical professional. Dermal fillers can be complemented by Botulinum Toxin treatment such as Botox as well as chemical peels. The practitioner will also advise you about skin care including sun protection and moisturisers.