Women £345 / Men £395
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 11’s between the brows, strong squint muscles cause crow’s feet and strong forehead muscles cause the horizontal wrinkles on the forehead.
When you are young the skin just springs back and there are no visible wrinkles, 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 is.
Botox is the common term for the product used, and the treatment using Botulinum toxin. Botox was first introduced by ophthalmic 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.
Botox treatments are scientifically based but also an art. Dr Ros & Nurse Helen’s skill is in their 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.
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
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.
After an initial assessment by Dr Ros or Nurse Helen, 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 & Nurse Helen are confident that you get the best results, yet with a natural look.
At Radiance we never give a ‘frozen look’, just a natural relaxed appearance.
There is no downtime . You can even come for a treatment in your lunch hour.
Dr Ros & Nurse Helen carry 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.
For at least 4 hours after treatment
For at least 12 hours after treatment
For at least 2 days after treatment
For at least 2 weeks after treatment
Please inform Dr Ros or Nurse Helen 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.
Dr Ros Debenham personally carries out all injections and follow ups.
Botox can be injected in areas on the face and body such as:
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.
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.
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.
Prices for a full face Botox start from £345.
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, and assesses your face at every consultation.
You can start to see results within 48 hours but it may take up to 2 weeks for full results.
Hardly at all, we use 32 gauge needles which are very fine (smaller than regular insulin needles).
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