Botox – Anti-Ageing Facial Treatment

Keeping your face smooth and supple is no easy task.  Wrinkles form as our skin gets older and less elastic and the sun does its fair share of damage too.

Injectable anti-ageing treatments are a quick and convenient way to smooth out those lines on the forehead and around the eyes without any need for surgery.

Cost at Russell Street Dental Clinic is £200 for three areas. 

This treatment will cover the three regions of the upper face and also includes a free top-up at the review stage (2 weeks after the treatment)

The consultation is £48.   The £48 is deducted from the total cost of the £200 if you decide to proceed with treatment, however,  it is non-refundable if you decide NOT to proceed.

To book your consultation or to find out more please ring 01792 654531.

Please note that Botox at Russell Street will be administered by one of our highly qualified dental surgeons. A dentist is a medical professional specially trained in the oral and maxillofacial areas – this is the face from chin to forehead. Dentists are also  primary health care practitioners  trained to manage and balance your full facial aesthetics whilst giving you medical advice to help you achieve your goals.

How Botox Works

Prior to treatment a consultation will be required to assess your suitability.  This will be an ideal opportunity for you to discuss your options and discuss any concerns you may have.  Please note that Botox may not be the most appropriate treatment for you and this will be discussed during your consultation.

Botox is the trade name by which Botulinum Toxin A is widely known.  It has been used for a variety of medical conditions including blepharospasm and muscle spasticity for over 20 years.  By using the treatment in the facial muscles, e.g. glabella, wrinkles are prevented, as they are a direct results of contracting forehead, eye and mouth muscles.

Facial Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Areas:

  • Glabellar Lines (Frown)
  • Crow’s Feet Lines
  • Infra-periorbital lines (Extension of Crow’s Feet)
  • Brow Lift (using Glabella and Crow’s Feet combined)
  • Hemifacial Spasm

Questions and Answers

What types of wrinkles are there

Wrinkles on the forehead most commonly appear in two ways:

  • As vertical lines just above the nose, often referred to as “the elevens”; or horizontal rows across the forehead. The “elevens”, or glabellar lines, result from squinting, scowling, worrying or just plain thinking.
  • The horizontal lines may result from normal animation while talking, or from holding the brows up with the primary muscle of the forehead (the frontalis) during times of stress, or just naturally. These lines are primarily the result of continual muscle contraction and can become very deep over time.

How do I prepare for Botox Treatment?

Do nothing differently, just go about your normal activities.

Who can have Anti-Wrinkle Treatment?

Botox Treatment can be used for treating wrinkles in men and women, however men often need a slightly higher dose than women.

Who should not have Botox?

  • People with infection at the proposed injection site.
  • People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
  • People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles, such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton Lambert syndrome.
  • Children under the age of 18 years.
  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding.

 How does Botox work?

Botox is prescribed by doctors to eliminate wrinkles in the upper third of the face. This includes forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows and crows’ feet around the eyes. Very fine needles are used so there is very little discomfort and you can resume most of your usual activities immediately after treatment.

How many Botox treatment sessions will I need?

Botox works within a few days but can take as long as 14-21 days for the full effects to show through.  Botox anti-wrinkle injections are not permanent, so we recommend repeat treatments at 3-6 monthly intervals to maintain the effects.

Thousands of these treatments are performed every year – noticeable from 2-14 days afterwards and lasting several months. To complement the lasting results of the treatment, we recommend the use of SPF30 sun protection cream, available at all pharmacists.

Over time, with regular botox treatments, the muscles will get thinner and weaken, which means they are less able to create the wrinkles in the first place.

Are there side effects of Botox?

The pain associated with injections is mild and no local anaesthetic is required.  The needles used are very fine and approximately the same diameter as coarse human hair.

You will be able to drive and engage in all of your usual daily activities immediately after your injections. You may develop slight bruising at the injection sites, but otherwise there will be no visible signs of your skincare treatment.

In rare cases, the Botox can migrate to nearby muscles, causing some weakness, such as drooping of the upper eyelid. This is a temporary side effect, lasting for a few weeks at most.

Please click on the link to find out what the NHS has to say about Botox   https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cosmetic-procedures/botox-injections/