Hertfordshire Botox Treatments
Our Hertfordshire Botox anti-wrinkle injections treat lines and wrinkles developed by natural expressions such as frowning, lifting the eyebrows, smiling and and even talking. The muscles that contract and help cause the facial expression can be treated with a prescription only medicine containing Botulinum Toxin Type A.
Lucy uses botulinum (Botox) toxin ‘A’ (Vistabel®).
This is a purified protein injected into specific muscles on the face to relax them, softening facial expressions and helping to reverse the signs of ageing. This temporarily tightens and smooths the areas, reducing the muscle movement and rejuvenating the skin.
Lucy specialises in a natural look, so Botox for the face is charged per area or areas treated.
Several areas can be treated at one time. For example…
- One Area: Crows feet around the eyes.
- Two Areas: Adding Glabellar frown lines to the above.
- Three Areas: The further addition of horizontal forehead lines to either of the above)
WHAT AREAS CAN IT TREAT?
The most popular areas are the upper face:
- Frown lines
- Horizontal forehead lines
- The wrinkles at the sides of the eyes
- The ‘bunny’ lines across/ sides bridge of nose
- Also can achieve a slightly more lifted brow and fresher, more open-eyed appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does it hurt?
A brief scratching sensation is felt at the injection site, but the needle size is similar to a human hair. In rare cases there can be some bruising or swelling, but this quickly resolves.
How long does it take to work?
The treatment can take between 4-10 days to take full effect.
How long does it last?
The treatment is not permanent and lasts between 3-6 months and is dependent on age, skin type and other factors. For the first couple of years, frequent treatments are required to “re-educate” the facial muscles.
Are there side-effects?
Side effects with this treatment are rare. Immediately after the injection there may be a mild swelling, reducing within 48 hours.
Is it safe?
This treatment has been used for many years and has an excellent safety profile. In high concentrations botulinum toxin is a potent poisin. However, used in cosmetic therapy the toxin is delivered in minute doses with a very high margin of safety.