ANTI-AGING INJECTABLES BOTOX
We are forever moving our faces, from frowning to squinting, laughing, and crying or raising our eyebrows. These movements all cause our skin to crease and crinkle over time. Combined with natural processes like ageing, where a reduction of collagen occurs, or environmental damage like that caused by the sun, and it’s not surprising that facial lines form!
To make these facial movements happen, our brain sends electrical messages to the muscles, transmitted by acetylcholine, which allows the muscles to contract and move. Botulinum Toxin is a purified protein commonly known as Botox and Botox can be used as a treatment to block the release of acetylcholine, preventing the muscle from receiving a message to contract. The muscle movements or spasms that cause wrinkling are stopped, or greatly reduced after using it.
The treatment only takes about 15 minutes and with results being noticeable within 2 weeks you will be amazed by the difference it has on your face!
We only use the highest grade of anti-aging injectable products at Allure Aesthetics, and there is a very good reason for BOTOX® becoming an established brand name in its own right; it simply works exceptionally well.
Being cosmetically used since the 1980s, Botox injections are well established. Botox has been used to treat millions of people worldwide, making it the most common procedure in the cosmetic industry. This is likely due to the amazing aesthetic results that can be achieved, with very few risks and no recovery time.
Although it may have made its name through celebrity use over the years, Botox injections are actually an affordable treatment making it easily accessible for anyone to look and feel better. They are a suitable option for anyone looking to target fine lines and wrinkles on their skin. This includes those who are looking to combat signs of natural ageing or those who have developed lines from years of exposure to the sun.
Our fully qualified, independent nurse prescriber, Roisin, has a reputation that precedes her. Performing Botox treatments over the course of many years, she has extensive knowledge and experience in administering the treatment. She delivers safe and effective Botox treatments every time, leaving her vast range of clients with fantastic results. This is demonstrated by the extremely positive feedback she receives from very happy Botox clients at Allure Aesthetics, and this is something that we are incredibly proud of.
It is imperative that you choose a qualified practitioner to provide you with the amazing results that you deserve. The popularity of anti-wrinkle injections has resulted in many untrustworthy practitioners operating, usually with a lack of qualifications, knowledge, or experience. Botox is a very safe cosmetic procedure, but only when performed by a reputable practitioner, such as our highly experienced independent medical nurse prescriber, and only where quality products are used. Therefore, we choose to work with only the very best available within the cosmetics industry.
When it comes to our most important consideration, that is of course you, the client. Your safety, the results we achieve for you, and the relationship we build is of most importance to us.
You only have one face, so put it in the best hands possible!
Botox is most commonly used to treat the following
• Frown lines between the eyebrows
• Forehead lines and wrinkles
• Crow’s Feet
• Gummy smiles
£150 - £399
10 - 30 Minutes
2 - 14 Days
Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
Not necessary but topical cream available if desired
Possible for some patients, please read FAQs for more info
BOTOX® being administered from Allure Aesthetics Ltd
Frequently asked questions
How long for Botox results to be seen?
The majority of Botox patients will experience significantly noticeable improvements after around 2 days. The Botox injections relax the targeted muscles, and this should be successfully achieved after two weeks. Deeper skin wrinkles that are caused by the dynamic effect of the muscles, like the deep frown lines we often get between our eyes, can gradually continue to improve as time passes, in addition to the improvements that can be seen during the days following the administration of the Botox injections.
How long do the results of Botox last?
An incredibly common question that every new Botox patient is eager to find out the answer to! The effects of Botox will generally last around three-to-six months, although there's more to it than a simple answer like that. Patients that are new to Botox will usually start witnessing a return of paralysed muscles at around the six-week mark. A touch-up for new Botox users may be recommended at around this time. Following this touch-up, patients will then generally experience around four months of maximum effect. It's generally recommended that patients book in for Botox treatment top-ups every four months or so during the first two years, although each individual is different, meaning accurate timescales can vary somewhat. Once the muscles have habitually paralysed, Botox treatments can then be administered on a less frequent basis. Many experienced Botox patients only receive the Botox injection top-ups twice a year once they have been undergoing the treatment for a number of years.
Where can I have Botox injections?
The most common area for Botox injections to be administered is in the upper region of the face, and this is where around 95% of all Botox treatments take place. A "brow lift" is arguably the most common request of all, as well as Botox injections for the treatment of unwanted wrinkles caused by repetitive movement as we naturally age. These usually include frown lines, forehead lines and wrinkles, bunny lines, and crow's feet around the side of the eyes.
In the lower part of the face, Botox is generally used to treat dimples and unwanted depressions on the chin. The aim of Botox injections here is to minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the mouth area, and to elevate a down-turned corner-of-the-mouth. In the neck area, Botox can be used to reduce any prominent platysma bands or neck cords.
Do Botox injections hurt?
The needles that are used for the Botox injections are very, very fine. This means that the injections should really not hurt much at all. Many clients don't even realise that the treatment has already started and that some injections have already been administered. The vast majority of our clients are pleasantly surprised with just how little pain they feel throughout the treatment.
Are there any Botox side effects?
There are a number of potential Botox side effects, though in the vast majority of cases these are very mild and short-lived.
The most common side effects can include some of the following:
- Discomfort or pain at the injection site
- Muscle stiffness
- Feeling faint or sick
If you experience any of these side effects to what you would consider an above mild degree following your Botox injections, please don't hesitate to contact us immediately so that we can assess the situation. It's very rare that these are anything other than mild side effects that soon pass, but if you do happen to experience dizziness or faintness, we would urge you to get checked out by your doctor as soon as possible as a precaution. It's possible that some of these effects may indicate an allergic reaction to Botox, so it's always better to be safe than sorry.
It's vital that you choose a reputable, qualified practitioner who is highly experienced in the administration of Botox injections. If this is the case, and you are aware of any allergies that mean you should avoid treatment, then the side effects of Botox injections should be successfully kept to an absolute minimum, while ensuring the best possible results are achieved.
What is the best age to start getting Botox?
The legal age a person has to be to undergo Botox injections is 18 in the UK, but if it's for cosmetic reasons there is really no need for an 18-year-old to be seeking the procedure. The best age to start getting Botox really depends on the individual - a better way to gauge it would be when dynamic fine lines or wrinkles begin to stick around when you relax your facial muscles. If your lines and wrinkles generally disappear when your face is relaxed, it's probably too soon, and you should continue enjoying your natural, youthful look for as long as it lasts! However, if they start to stick around at rest, then it may be an ideal time to start considering Botox treatments.
For some people, this may be around the mid-to-late ‘20s. Though, for most, it's likely to be around the age of 30. Not so long ago, it was quite rare for a man or woman in their 20's to seek Botox, but it is a lot more common these days. Many people target the age of 30 as the ideal time to undergo Botox for preventative measures so that they can keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay at the earliest opportunity.
If you're in doubt as to whether you would really start benefiting from Botox treatments, the best thing you can do is book yourself in with a trusted, qualified, professional and discuss with them. At Allure Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on having open, honest and ethical chats with everyone.
How safe is Botox?
You may have heard a few myths surrounding Botox treatments over the years, but the truth is that it's actually an incredibly safe treatment - one of the safest cosmetic treatments that is available, in fact. Botulinum toxin has been used by medical professionals for many decades, and due to the way it's carefully administered (by a qualified practitioner, at least!), it means that it only affects your muscles and sweat glands. The Botox does not reach any other part of the body. Botox injections in the forehead contain an estimated 1% risk of drooping eyelids or eyebrow, but these effects of Botox injections are never permanent and these temporary unwanted side effects will usually last just a few days to a week or so.
As long as you choose a reputable, experienced and qualified professional, the risks will be very, very minimal indeed. Because of the low risk involved with Botox, thousands upon thousands of Botox procedures are conducted world-wide every single day, and it's one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments among both women and men, so Botox case studies have been undertaken far and wide.
If you have any concerns at all with the safety of the procedure, please don't hesitate to contact us or raise your questions at a free consultation.
Will Botox make me look unnatural and fake?
When administered correctly, Botox injections should only make subtle positive improvements to your appearance. You should expect family and friends to notice that you look more relaxed, fresher and youthful, but Botox should not radically alter your appearance; it should simply reduce the muscle activity within the area of your face that is treated. If Botox treatments are performed well and as they should be, you should still be able to frown or smile as you normally would. It's when Botox is administered incorrectly or in too much quantity or frequency that problems with the physical results can arise.
How do I choose a Botox clinic that I can trust?
Here at Allure we would suggest that you do your due diligence and ensure that you choose a Botox doctor or practitioner who is fully trained in medical aesthetic treatments, who are registered with appropriate associations and who has wealth of experience in administering Botox injections for a range of different clients. This will mean that they have received the adequate medical training and experience required to successfully and safely perform Botox treatments on you, and they should be fully aware of the certain standards that should be met.
Our fully qualified independent nurse prescriber has been performing Botox treatments for a wide range of clients with a variety of wants and needs for many years across different aesthetic companies, and an extremely positive reputation has been built up at Allure Aesthetics Ltd, and this is something that we are incredibly proud of.
For these reasons, you can be sure that when you visit the Allure skin care and laser clinic in Blackwood, South Wales, you're in the safest hands possible with your Botox procedure.
3 - 4 Months for most patients
Dermal Fillers such as filler in the Cheek or Jaw to add volume and 'lift' the face
There are instructions to follow post-treatment, such as to avoid lying down for 4 hours. Please read FAQS for more advice