Botox has been around since the 1980s when it was first used for facial muscle spasms and crossed eyes (strabismus).
In February 2006, a licence was given for the use of Botox for some cosmetic treatments. Since then Botox was re branded by Allergan as Vistabel for Cosmetic use. Shortly after Galderma launched Azzalure In the UK. Vistabel and Azzalure both have a licence to treat frown lines (glabellar area) in the UK, other areas of the face can be treated off ‘licence’ and this has been done safely for over 20 years.
Botox is the brand name give for Botulinum toxin type A, it works by blocking impulses that cause the facial muscles to contract. The action is never permanent and usualy last for 3 or 4 months.
Facial lines are caused by the repeated use of the facial muscles of expression such as squinting and frowning. Botox works by reducing the amount of facial muscle movement, causing the lines to be softened.
Doctors have used Botulinum Toxin type A in medical practice for over 20 years for treatment of muscle spasticity in conditions such as cerebral palsy, dystonia and facial spasms. Botox has also been shown to improve headaches such as migraines when areas in the upper part of the face are treated and hyperhydrosis ( excessive sweating).
Botulinum Toxin is a prescription only medicine which must be prescribed by a Doctor after a face to face medical assessment.
Should you decide to opt for this treatment for your safety, you should check the treatment is performed by a qualified medical professional with insurance and training.
Popular treatments performed using Botulinum toxin include:
- Frown reduction
- Brow Lift in winsford with botox
- Forehead line reduction botox knutsford
- Crows feet smoothing
- Bunny line reduction in crewe with botox
- Correction of asymmetrical eye brows and of facial features.
- Nasal tip elevation in nantwich with botox
- Chin crease reduction in cheshire with botox
- Reduction of cobblestone effect of chin cheshire botox
- Depressor Anguli Oris Muscle for sad mouth corners
- Reduction of excessive sweating from armpits and hands
Botox injections are not recommended in anyone who:
- Is pregnant, trying to conceive or is breast feeding
- Suffers a neuromuscular disorder
- Has had a severe allergic reaction ( even though allergies to botox are rare)
If you are taking herbal or medical treatments you must discuss this our doctor before any botox treatment.