"Botox" is thought of as the treatment of receiving injections to freeze the muscles and stop wrinkles; however BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. So BOTOX® is a brand name of a prescription medicine containing a botulinum toxin. There are 5 brands (Botox®, Vistabel®, Dysport®, Azzalure® & Bocouture®) available in the UK, all of which are entirely safe, reliable and effective.
At Essentials, our Aesthetic Health Professional uses a combination of 3 brands - Botox®, Dysport® and Azzalure® drawing on the best qualities of each, in order to provide you with a personalised treatment with natural, lasting results.
As we age, a lifetime of tiny muscle contractions creates facial wrinkles. Frown lines and crows’ feet are a common example of these ‘dynamic wrinkles’ which can add years to any face. Celebrities, models and those who value their youthful looks love Type A botulinum toxin injections because they find it a fast and effective route to a smoother, younger-looking face.
What's the action of these line relaxing injections?
When injected around a dynamic wrinkle, these line relaxing injections block the contraction of the tiny muscles in that specific area. With the muscle relaxed, the wrinkle is reduced or eliminated.
What results can I expect?
You’ll see the benefits of line relaxing treatments in just one week, building up to maximum effect at around 2-3 weeks after your treatment and continuing for up to 4 months. Treatments must be at least 3 months apart.