Botox

At our three clinics we can offer you a variety of injectable treatments to treat your lines and wrinkles. With flexible appointments to fit in with your schedule we provide the highest standard of Botox treatments. With Botox injections under regulated it can be difficult to be sure that you are receiving your treatment from a qualified professional.  At our clinics our Botox treatments are led by our Consultant Dermatologists who are highly skilled, highly qualified and highly experienced. This ensures when you have Botox at our clinics you will truly experience the very best standards that you will find in the UK.

The term Botox® actually refers to the brand name for a specific drug called Botulinium Toxin Type-A, which is manufacturered by Allergan Inc. Other well known brands include Vistabel ®, Dysport ® and Azzalure ®. Clinically, Botox, Vistabel, Dysport and Azzalure all contain the same active ingredient (Botulinium Toxin Type A), and are essentially targeted and licensed versions of the same drug for different medical and cosmetic purposes. (Botox treatments can also be used for excessive sweating)

How does Botox Work?

Wrinkles and frown lines are due to hyperactive facial muscles around the eyes and lower forehead. These may give a person an angry, tired, or displeased appearance – even when they are not experiencing that emotion. Botox is a toxin that paralyses these muscles by inactivating the nerves supply correcting the Inactivation of these small muscles reduces this undesirable effect and decreases the propensity to form wrinkles from these expressions.

Where can Botox be used on the face and how long does it last?

Botox is best used to treat the Crow’s feet around eyes, the frown lines between the eyebrows and forehead lines. It cannot be used extensively on the lower face and is far more effective for upper facial rejuvenation. It takes 2-10 days for the full effects to be observed. The effects of Botox typically last 4-6 months along longer effects can be observed around the eyes.

What side-effects can occur?

Injection of the Botox causes temporary pain and stinging. Bruising and tenderness may also be experienced and this may last a few days. It is normal to experience a dull minor headache or heavy feeling across the forehead especially after the first injection. Some patients experience an uneven action of the Botox across the forehead due to differences in muscle strength and this can be corrected by additional treatment at 10-14 days to paralyse any muscles that are exerting a stronger pull compared to weaker ones. Very rarely, drooping of an eyelid can occur but is rare when Botox is given compared to another form of Botulinium toxin called Dysport.

Where can I get this treatment?

If you are considering having this treatment then we offer Botox at our three private locations based in Sussex;

Hove Skin Clinic          Worthing Skin Clinic             Brighton Laser Clinic

Contact us today to book in for a consultation with one of our professional experts. We offer several brands of botulinium toxin and this will be discussed during your consultation, we also have the facilities to carry out the treatment on the same day but this is at your own decision.