Botox in Winchester – Azzalure and Bocouture Wrinkle Relaxants
About Wrinkle Relaxants such as Botox
Doctor led botox treatment in Winchester for wrinkles from £220 subject to an initial consultation to discuss your options. One option which may be suitable for some types of wrinkle and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles is to use a wrinkle relaxant injection such as Botox. Wrinkle relaxing injections can help to relax the muscles causing some wrinkles and decrease their appearance. Botox may be a suitable treatment for certain types of wrinkle but not for others. Therefore you would be invited for a consultation in order to ensure you receive the correct treatment for your facial concern, which may or may not be botox or other wrinkle relaxants.
Botox in Winchester At Evolutions Clinic
Botox is often a persons first serious cosmetic treatment. It has become fairly common place to have the treatment in beauty salons and hair dressers and in recent years it has been performed by beauty therapists having undergone a 2 day training course. We believe this does not equip someone to be injecting your face. Botox is only carried out by our doctor.
Botox in Winchester – What is Botulinum toxin and what is it used for?
Botulinum toxin or Botox is used throughout medicine for a wide variety of therapeutic applications. In aesthetics, it is used in tiny therapeutic doses to prevent certain facial muscles from working thus reducing wrinkles. All anti-wrinkle injections employ the muscle relaxant Botulinum type A. Botulinum Type A products are sold under various trade names such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Azzalure® and Bocouture®.
Many different areas can be treated with botox:
Botox for the upper face
Typically forehead lines, crows feet lines, laughter lines and bunny lines (lines around the nose) can be treated with muscle relaxants because these wrinkles are caused by movement. We always aim for natural looking results and so we use a small treatment dose (known as baby botox) followed by a top up if necessary a couple of weeks later. This avoids going over the top and ending up looking glassy faced as so many celebrities unfortunately do. We find it better to under treat and offer a top up two weeks later than to over treat the area and leave the client frozen faced. Having a smaller dose of Botox does not mean it wears off quicker, it just gives a more natural looking result. Results can be fine tuned during a second treatment if necessary.
Botox for the lower face
Less common than upper face botox, the lower face can be treated to reduce the downward pull of the facial muscles which cause the edges of the mouth to turn downward giving a glum expression. The muscles responsible for the downward glum mouth expression (depressor anguli oris) are relaxed with a tiny amount of botulinum. Micro injections of botulinum can also be used to lessen the appearance of dimples in the chin and to relax the neck muscles responsible for “turkey neck” called the platysmal bands. This treatment can also improve the jawline.
How does Botox work?
When botox is injected into the muscle it temporarily blocks the chemical signals that make the muscles contract. In other words it paralyses the muscle. A very tiny quantity of botox is injected into the site being treated. It is only the injected muscle that is affected.
Side effects of Botox
Side effects of botox are usually temporary and only minimal. Sometimes you may feel a little sore around the injection site or mild reddening or bruising may very occasionally occur. Care should be taken post treatment not to press or massage the area for several hours. Sometimes the client may have a mild headache after treatments in the forehead area. Any side effect should fade within a few hours. Call us today on 01962 809937 to book your initial consultation for Botox in Winchester.
Brands that we use
Some clients have a particular preference for a brand and we can accommodate you, we work with several brands.
Azzalure ® like other botox preperations relaxes the muscles causing unwanted wrinkles. This new treatment is adapted from Dysport ® (botulinum toxin type-A), which is already marketed by Ipsen for therapeutic indications and has a 20-year long history of product consistency and safety. This is our standard botulinum type A treatment.
Bocouture® is an innovative Botulinum type A formulation. The complexing proteins found in other botulinum preparations have been removed by an extensive purification process .It is widely accepted that the bacterial protein present in other products can stimulate an imune response resulting in a loss of effect and reduction in duration of the treatment. Studies show that Bocouture®, which does not have these complexing proteins, is better tolerated with little if any loss of effect with repeated use. Bocouture does not induce the formation of neutralising anti-bodies even when used in high doses. This means that Bocouture® can provide results similar to those achievable with the other products without the risk of antibody formation, providing continual long lasting effects. In short, if you no longer respond to standard botox treatment or you require high doses of botulinum type A then come and talk to our doctor to see how Bocouture can give you the results you desire.
Since 2002, doctors have used BOTOX ® Cosmetic to treat moderate to severe Glabellar Lines. Now BOTOX ® Cosmetic is also FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe Lateral Canthal Lines (crows feet).
Call us today to book your consultation to assess suitability for aesthetic treatments including botox in Winchester, and other aesthetic treatments on 01962 809937.