Anti Ageing Injections London
Botulinum Toxin injections are a convenient and reliable way to fight back against the side effects of ageing, such as wrinkles and lines in the face. At Hedox Clinic, we administer botox treatments to help our clients achieve a younger and natural appearance.
What is Botox?
Botox is used for three main purposes: muscle spasm control, severe underarm sweating and cosmetic improvement. We always concentrate on the third use, achieved with the product called Botox Cosmetic, which contains botulinum toxin type A (the active ingredient), human albumin (a protein found in human blood plasma) and sodium chloride.
Botox Cosmetic is used for the temporary smoothing of "frown lines," which are the lines between your eyebrows that can make you look tired, unhappy or angry. It is FDA-approved for this use and in this area only. However, it is often used off-label for horizontal forehead lines, crow's feet, marionette lines at the corners of the mouth and smoker's lines around the lips.
Don't confuse Botox Cosmetic with injectable fillers. Dermal fillers work differently, plumping up tissues so that lines and wrinkles diminish or disappear (Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm are examples). Dr Humble will help you to decide which product(s) will solve your particular appearance issues, though as a general rule, Botox is used mostly in the upper portion of the face, and fillers are used mostly in other areas.
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What Happens During the Botox Procedure?
Aesthetic doctor, Dr Humble will take a look at your medical history to make sure you are suitable for treatment. You will then be asked to sign a consent form indicating that you have understood the treatment and the potential side effects. On your first botox treatment photographs will be taken for your medical records. The area to be injected will be cleaned with an antiseptic cleanser, then using micro needles tiny amounts of botox will be injected into the muscle.
Does the Treatment Hurt?
Most people find the procedure relatively painless however if required a numbing cream can be applied prior to treatment. Immediately after the treatment, you may notice some redness and bumps around the injection point, but these will usually settle within minutes. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
What Can Botox be Used For?
Botulinum toxin is predominantly used as a treatment to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines.
Beyond aesthetic applications, Botox is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including eye squints, migraines, excess sweating, and leaky bladders. Botulinum toxin is currently used to treat over 20 different medical conditions, with more applications under investigation.
Botulinum toxin is currently approved for the following therapeutic applications:
- Blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids)
- Idiopathic rotational cervical dystonia (severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms)
- Chronic migraine.
- Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
- Strabismus (crossed eyes).
- Post-stroke upper limb spasticity.
- Detrusor (bladder wall muscle) overactivity - causing urinary incontinence.
- Overactive bladder.
- Hemifacial spasm.
- Glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows).
- Canthal lines (crow's feet).
Side Affects of Botox
Injections with botulinum toxin are generally well tolerated and there are few side effects. In rare cases, an individual may have a genetic predisposition that results in a mild, transient unusual response to the drug. Around 1 percent of people receiving injections of botulinum toxin type A develop antibodies to the toxin that make subsequent treatments ineffective.
Along with its intended effects, botulinum toxin may cause some unwanted effects. These can include:
- Mild pain, local edema (fluid buildup) and/or erythema (reddening of the skin) at the injection site.
- Malaise - feeling generally unwell.
- Mild nausea.
- Temporary unwanted weakness/paralysis of nearby muscles.
- Temporary upper lid or brow ptosis (drooping).
- Weakness of the lower eyelid or lateral rectus (a muscle controlling eye movement).
- Dysphagia - trouble swallowing.
- Neck weakness.
- Flu-like illness.
- Brachial plexopathy - a condition affecting the nerves either side of the neck and chest.
- Gallbladder dysfunction.
- Diplopia (double vision).
- Blurred vision.
- Decreased eyesight.
- Dry mouth.
Why Choose Hedox for Botox in London?
At Hedox Clinic all aesthetic treatments and injections are performed by Dr Humble, an expert qualified at Level 7 in Aesthetic Medicine, the highest level of qualification in the UK. At our clinics in West London, we only use premium products to deliver our expert injections.
- We offer a FREE consultation with Dr Humble prior to all our aesthetic treatments
- Treatments administered by doctor qualified in aesthetic medicine
- We specialise in delivering natural, symmetrical and youthful results
- Treatments performed at hygienic and safe clinical locations around West London
- Dedicated and friendly support team to answer your queries and take your bookings
For Botox in London, Contact Hedox Clinic
If you are based in London and wanting a more youthful, looking glow then be sure to get in touch with the professionals at Hedox. Specialising in a number of skin care services including botox, dermal fillers, and much more!
At Hedox we use only the top leading brands such as; Juvaderm, Voluma, Allergan and Teoysal. Giving you faith that your skin will be in the safest of hands, when you choose Hedox for your non-invasive cosmetic procedures.