Botox

We provide anti-wrinkle injections in Birmingham, treating wrinkles and fine lines on the face, using Botulinum toxin A (botox). By using facial muscles, the skin can become creased in areas of maximum use. With time, collagen and elastin production is slowed, speeding up the ageing process, and making these lines permanent.

At our clinic in Edgbaston, Birmingham, Botox is injected into these areas and reduces the movement of the muscles, stopping the skin from creasing and allowing the lines to soften or even fade away.

The lines that respond particularly well to Botox anti-wrinkle injections are:

  • Crow’s feet (around the eyes)
  • Frown lines (between the eyebrows)
  • Worry lines (across the forehead)
  • Advanced techniques can elevate the eyebrows, decrease dimply chins and help with prominent muscles in the neck

 

Is Botox safe?

Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a prescription only drug and has to be written up by medical professionals (doctors and dentists) only: this is why it cannot be advertised in the same way as the other cosmetic products. In fact its’ cosmetic benefits (reducing wrinkles) were first noticed as a side effect when it was being used for other medical procedures. One of its current uses, for example, is for children with cerebral palsy when it is used to relax muscles in spasm. The comforting thing about this is that it has been around for decades and has passed stringent medical tests.  Remember also that because the results are temporary, so are potential problems.
 

What will happen during the Botox treatment?

After deciding which areas are to be treated, the area is cleansed with an antiseptic wipe. Sometimes, the injections sites are marked with a pencil while you frown or squint, which demonstrates the muscles in motion and where the lines are. These spots are then injected with a tiny needle. There will be some pain but this is usually described as very mild.

When the toxin is injected into muscles it causes them to relax. The muscles targeted are the ones that contract, pulling the skin into folds and wrinkles; relaxing these muscles essentially relaxes or removes the wrinkles. It typically takes 7-10 days for the full effect to be seen, and we will review you at our clinic in Edgbaston, Birmingham after 2 weeks, allowing us to assess the results.

What should I do after the treatment?

Try not to touch the area for about 4 hours after the procedure. For the first hour, try to work the muscles that have been injected as much as possible. Depending on what you have had injected, this may involve smiling, frowning or raising your brows. You may return to normal activities straight after treatment - many people have the procedure in their lunch break – but do not lie down for 4 hours

Who shouldn’t have Botox?

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • People with a history of myasthenia gravis or other neuromuscular transmission disorders
  • Anyone taking aminoglycoside antibiotics
  • Anyone taking anticoagulant therapy or suffering with a bleeding disorder
  • Any patients known to have sensitivity to Botulinum toxin

What might go wrong?

  • Transient headaches (although some headaches may actually improve)
  • Temporary bruising
  • Temporary drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow – rarely
  • Temporary double vision – rarely

Cost of Botox from Westfield Aesthetics in Edgbaston, Birmingham

One area £190
Two areas £240
Three areas £290

Our aim is to provide a natural, rested and youthful appearance, not the frozen or artificial look often associated with anti-wrinkle injections. When it’s done well, no one should know you’ve had the procedure, just that you look great: we want you to still be able to smile!

For more information about Botox in Birmingham, to discuss your own personal circumstances or to book an appointment, please contact us today! Call us on 0121 420 4038, email lookyourbest@westfieldaesthetics.co.uk or complete our contact form.

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