Commonly referred to as Botox®, wrinkle smoothing injections block the chemical responsible for muscle contraction. This process allows the skin to smooth out and replenish creating a fresh and rejuvenated look. The effects usually start to show within 2 to 3 days and are fully developed within 14.
Treatment usually lasts between 4 to 6 months. Used in a larger quantity Botox® is also a really effective treatment for excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis) and usually lasts over 6 months.
A detailed consultation allows us to plan the exact treatment that is right for you. We allow plenty of time to discuss treatment options and for you to ask as many questions as you like. Following consultation, we clean the area that will be injected with witch hazel. We then mark with a face pencil where we are going to inject and take photographs when the muscle is contracting (i.e. frowning) and when the muscle is relaxed. These photos are 100% confidential. We then inject very small amounts of products into the muscle with a very fine needle. The injections are very superficial and take minutes to perform. We can apply ice or topical local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort although this is not usually necessary.
To ensure best results have been achieved we like to review our clients again at 2 weeks. We are contactable and accessible should clients feel they want to contact us sooner with any concerns or questions.
'SoftTox' is a term coined to define Botox administered in smaller doses to that of standard treatment. It is a fantastic tool for maintaining a very natural look as it retains muscle movement allowing faces to express and move freely. This treatment is suited for people who are new to Botox and want to give it a try, for younger clients who have very fine lines to treat and for clients after a very natural look. As smaller amounts of product are administered results last on average between 6-10 weeks, a little less than what is expected with a full dose.
We only use products licensed for cosmetic use, they are: Azzalure ® Botox® and Bocouture®