Qualified Practitioner
Dr Ros Debenham MBChB MRCGP

Anti-Wrinkle Injections Reduce the signs of ageing


The Problem

Your skin is like a piece of paper, the more you crease it, the more permanent the creases become. Strong frown muscles cause the typical number 11s between the brows, strong squint muscles cause crow’s feet and strong forehead muscles cause the horizontal wrinkles in the forehead. When you are young the skin just springs back and there are no visible wrinkles at rest, but as you age and the skin loses elasticity the wrinkles are present even at rest. These wrinkles contribute to making your face look older than it need.


What is Botox?

Botox is the common term for the product used, and the treatment using Botulinum toxin. Botox was first introduced by opthalmic surgeons who injected it near the eye to stop facial tics and they noticed that it reduced the wrinkles in the skin, giving a more youthful appearance. It is now used in many areas of the face and also for many medical conditions such as migraines.  It also helps to reduce excess sweating called Hyperhydrosis.


Your Practitioner

Botox treatments are scientifically based but also an art. Dr Ros’ skill is in her assessment of your face , depth of knowledge of the anatomy of the face and placement of the Botox (which must be done to your ‘blueprint’). A medical qualification is required by law to administer Botox.


Where can Botox be used?

Botox can be injected in areas on the face and body highlighted in the image below.

Botox for the face: Forehead / Eye area / Mouth / Lips / Nasal Area / Neck

Botox for the body: Hands / Feet / Armpit

How does Botox work?

Botox helps to temporarily relax the muscles and excessive movements to smooth out the skin. The Botox attaches to the nerve endings thus stopping the message to ‘contract’ to the muscles. It is injected into the required area using tiny needles.


The Botox Treatment

After an initial assessment by Dr Ros, if Botox is right for you, you will be offered a treatment on the day or at a later date. The treatment takes about 15 minutes and the pain is minimal with a small ‘bee-sting’ like swelling subsiding within minutes. Within 36-48 hours the Botox starts to work, with full results becoming apparent after about 2 weeks. After 2 weeks you will have a follow up appointment where the effects are assessed and further Botox is administered if appropriate. These follow ups are essential so that Dr Ros is confident that you get the best results, yet with a natural look.


Results of Botox

At Radiance we never give a ‘frozen look’, just a natural relaxed appearance. 


Downtime for Botox Treatment

There is no downtime .  You can even come for a treatment in your lunch hour.


Am I suitable for Botox?

Doctor Ros carries out a full facial or body assessment for anyone considering Botox or other treatments. You will be required to fill out a medical form to rule out any conditions that might contraindicate a treatment. The vast majority of healthy people, who are not pregnant or breastfeeding are suitable.


Botulinum toxin aftercare tips

 For at least 4 hours after treatment

  • Keep in an upright position
  • Do not bend excessively

For at least 12 hours after treatment

  • Avoid extreme facial expressions
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
  • Avoid wearing make-up

For at least 2 days after treatment

  • Do not rub or massage the treated area, this may cause the injected solution to spread to nearby muscles
  • After washing, pat skin dry very gently with a soft towel

For at least 2 weeks after treatment

  • Avoid exposure to strong sunlight, very cold temperatures and saunas
  • Do not have any beauty treatments on your face e.g. facials, facial massage

Please inform Dr Ros if you have changed your medication, have seen your doctor for anything other than a minor illness or are pregnant or trying to conceive when you return for subsequent treatments.

Remember: the effects of Toxin are temporary and will need repeating approximately every 4 months.

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Who carries out the Botox treatments?

Dr Ros Debenham personally carries out all injections and follow ups.

Where can Botox be used?

Botox can be injected in areas on the face and body such as:

• Forehead

• Eye area

• Mouth

• Lips

• Nasal Area

• Neck


How long can Botox last?

Botox usually lasts up to 4 months but can last up to six months with the results being visible between two to fourteen days. There is a cumulative effect and the time between treatment can increase if the muscles are not allowed to fully recover their strength. Botox used for excess sweating typically last longer, usually between six to nine months.

Am I suitable for Botox?

Doctor Ros carries out a full facial or body assessment for anyone considering Botox or other treatments. You will be required to fill out a medical form to rule out any conditions that might contraindicate a treatment. The vast majority of healthy people, who are not pregnant or breastfeeding are suitable.

How do I book an appointment for Botox?

If you are considering Botox call us to book a consultation with Dr Ros Debenham and find out everything you need to know about Botox. Alternatively click on the ‘book an appointment’ button at the top of this page.

How much does Botox cost?

Prices for a full face Botox start from £345.

Possible side effects of Botox?

There is the the possibility of bruising, swelling, headaches & very, very occasionally temporary eye-lid droop (can be reversed with eye drops). Dr Ros never rushes appointments, assesses your face at every consultation and side effects are

How soon will I see results from Botox?

You can start to see results within 48 hours but it may take up to 2 weeks for full results.

Does Botox hurt?

Hardly at all, we use 32 gauge needles which are very fine (smaller than regular insulin needles).


  1. S.S5

    I found Dr Ross to be very friendly, professional and knowledgeable . I’m so glad I found you.

  2. M.S4

    I first visited your lovely establishment in April and had botox, filler and Thermage and have been delighted with the results.

  3. L.H5

    I am a devotee of all Radiance’s offerings.  I’m a particular fan of Thermage for the face and the eyes plus a tincy bit of Botox on my frown lines and filler in the lips.

    I also use the ZO products and have just  started taking Skinade. I know I look a zillion times better than I did a few years ago and people are always saying ‘how come you always look  so healthy and glowing’.  

    The change is subtle – like all of Ros’s work – and I don’t look ‘done’, just annoyingly good for my age! In fact, I’m usually mistaken by strangers for being 15 years younger than I am.

  4. M.H4

    I was recommended to come here by another practitioner and i am really happy with the results. The whole atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing. I would recommend radiance medispa to anyone thinking of having work done.

  5. S.H5

    I recently had Botox for the first time, the girls at Radiance MediSpa were so open which me feel so prepared & informed. The treatment was painless & Dr Ros’s knowledge is so reassuring.

  6. J.H5

    I’ve had botox and feel much more confident now and have even had my hair cut so it’s off my face now.

  7. A.S5

    Radiance MediSpa is an oasis in the heart of Exeter. Always immaculate, bright and welcoming you have to pinch yourself to remember you are in Exeter and not at a spa in the Capital. The clinic stands out from other clinics for me as it always offers the latest in skincare and treatments. The clinic obviously is proud of its ability to offer the best treatments on the market and does not just remain offering the same treatments as they have always done. This ensures that the customer has the choice of the latest techniques available. The main reason that I consult with Dr Ros is that she takes the time to discuss your individual requirements and expectations. She spends time discussing the results and why she feels that the treatment she recommends will suit you as an individual. You never feel that it is a ‘One Size Fits All’ consultation or treatment. I would be very happy to recommend the Spa and Dr Ros in particular to friends and family.

  8. J.D5

    Show me a woman who is looking the best she has done for years – quite possibly the best in her life – and Radiance Medispa is probably behind it. Dr Ros Debenham and her team achieve the most remarkable results. I am almost embarrassed with the number of compliments I get on how well I look – compliments I certainly wouldn’t have got a few years ago! So much so I’m almost tempted to start lying about my age!! I think the key to the phenomenal success of Radiance is twofold. Firstly, Dr Ros invests heavily in best training, best equipment and best products for her practice resulting in a highly motivated and knowledgeable team who you trust with all aspects of your ‘beauty’. Secondly, Ros’s craft as an aesthetic practitioner is outstanding. She is as much an artist as she is a doctor, studying every twist and turn of your face in the finest detail and, with candour, advising what’s necessary – and sometimes telling you that you’re just fine as you are!

  9. Rose Garcia5

    Dr Ros Debenhams is an absolute expert at Botox. I never have any bruising and the results look so natural. I’m over the moon with the results, thank you!

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