What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum Toxin (often referred to as Botox®), is a neurotoxin which has been used in the UK for various medical purposes since 1989. Today, it is commonly used to treat lines and wrinkles on the face.
How does it work?
As we talk, smile and frown, our facial muscles are constantly working, and over time, wrinkles develop in the skin around these muscles. A small quantity of Botulinum Toxin is injected into the muscles that cause lines. This temporarily prevents nerve signals from reaching the muscle and, as a result, the muscle relaxes. As the muscle relaxes, the skin smoothes out. This reduces the appearance of existing wrinkles, as well as preventing further wrinkles from developing.
Where can be treated?
Botulinum Toxin is most frequently used to soften lines of expression such as crow's feet, frown lines and forehead lines. At Woodlands Medical, our practitioners are also able to use their skills and expertise to treat around the jawline, neck and chest.
Does it hurt?
Discomfort is minimal as a numbing cream is applied prior to the injections.
How long will it last?
Results are usually visible between 3 to 14 days after treatment. The effects of the treatment can last between 3 - 6 months.
How much does it cost?
This treatment is priced per area and starts from £140. Additional, smaller areas can also be treated, starting from £50.