Cosmetic Injectables – Botox
Botox (Botulinum toxin) injections are used to help reduce the signs of ageing. As we age, our skin creases by the repeated use of facial muscles leading to unsightly lines such as ‘frown lines’ or ‘crows feet’. Over time these lines become permanent due to constant movement of the muscles and our natural ageing process as our bodies produce less collagen and elastin in our skin. We begin to look older as our bodies show the tell-tale signs of ageing.
What are Botox injections?
Botox injections contain a protein derived from chemically produced Botulinum bacteria which, when injected just under the skin, temporarily reduce the nerve signals to the muscles which causes them to gently relax. This reduction in muscle activity around the areas where the skin shows lines and furrows prevents the skin from creasing and gives it time to naturally recover its youthful appearance. The lines soften and fade away leaving younger, firmer looking skin.
Who can do it?
Catherine, has been a Qualified Nurse since 1998, recently specialising in Non Surgical Treatments for Facial Lines and Wrinkles.
She is both fully trained, insured and will only use genuinely approved products. She is also a Nurse Independent Prescriber which enables me to legally prescribe medicines for cosmetic procedures. Her aim is to be open and honest to ensure that you only receive treatments that you actually need in a professional, clinical environment. Catherine is very passionate about helping people achieve the results that they require.
From £180 – 1 area
£230 – 2 areas
£270 – 3 areas
What does a Botox injection treatment involve?
Several tiny injections with a very fine needle are made around the areas to be treated, usually the frown area, the upper forehead and around the eyes (‘smile lines’ or ‘crows feet’). The injections are very shallow and are not painful – the most many clients feel is a slight stinging sensation. If you are very concerned about the injections hurting we can numb the area to be treated with anaesthetic cream.
The treatment takes 5 to 10 minutes and the results are visible after 1 – 2 weeks. Following treatment you should avoid touching the treated area and strenuous exercise for 24 hours. You should also avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours directly after treatment – you’ll just have to wait a bit before you go out and have a celebration drink! Results usually last around 3 – 4 months at which point further treatments may be required.
Are Botox injections safe?
The main ingredient of Botox injections has been used since the late 1970s, when it was originally used to treat patients suffering from eye squints. Since then it have been more widely used to treat a variety of conditions from writer’s cramp to Parkinson’s disease. Cosmetic use of anti-wrinkle injections has been around for the last 15 years with hundreds of thousands of successful treatments being given every year. One full dose of an anti-wrinkle injection is now considered to be as safe as taking a quarter of an aspirin!
If you would like to book in with Catherine for a free consultation please call 0116 271 1551