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Facial rejuvenation

Dr Asha Dwarakanath carries out BOTOX treatments in house. Please contact the practice for further details or to arrange a consultation.

What is Botox?

Botulinum Toxin Type A, commonly known as ‘Botox’, is naturally found in bacteria.  It goes through a vigorous purification process prior to being used, and its main uses are cosmetic and medical purposes.  Botox is administered via injection directly into a specific muscle of the face. This causes the muscle to relax and makes the signs of aging less visible.

Which system is used here?

At this clinic, the Azzalure system is used.  It has to be prescribed by a medical professional after the patient has attended an appointment.

When will there be visible results?

Normally the product works after 2-3 days, although there are a few factors that can affect the speed at which the product works.  For example, a patient with strong facial muscles may not see the effects as quickly as someone with weaker facial muscles. The results can last up to 4 months.

What are the side effects?

It is generally found that most people if they do experience side effects at all, they are only mild. Mostly it is due to the injection and not the product itself.

If you decide this treatment is right for you, any side effects will be explained to you through the information leaflet you will be provided with, and any other questions you may have can be addressed during your consultation.

What is involved in the treatment?

When you attend for your treatment, your face will be cleansed of any make up that may be on it and then decontaminated.  An assessment of your facial muscles will be made by the doctor, who will then decide on the best course of action.

The injections are generally painless, but those with a nervous disposition may feel better getting the area numbed prior to treatment.  This is done by applying an anaesthetic cream.

Using this product to diminish frown lines requires the needle to be inserted between the eyebrows.  The treatment usually takes around 15-20 minutes to be administered, and there is no recovery time necessary.

Advice will then be given on taking care of your skin.

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