The first signs of the aging process are usually noticeable in the face. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and lines begin to form. Wrinkles often occur in areas of the face where expression lines are the strongest. Botox® (Botulinum Toxin) is a safe and proven treatment to effectively rejuvenate the face.
The Harley Street Face Clinic for Non-Surgical Luxury Beauty has a highly skilled and dedicated team of injectors that is committed to helping clients achieve long-lasting, natural results with our range of non-surgical treatments. We know how to apply just the right amount of Botox® in very small dosages, targeting specific areas of the face to achieve a natural looking, younger version of you.
Botox® is a medicine that acts as a muscle relaxing injection and is used by millions around the world to improve the appearance of facial lines associated with movement. Botox® is the brand name for Botulinum Toxin, a protein that is produced by the clostridium botulinum bacterium. This popular cosmetic injection effectively smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, restoring a youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
Botox® can also lift eyebrows and the corners of the mouth. This non-surgical treatment relaxes the skin in a safe way due to the paralyzing effect that Botox® injections have on the facial muscles. Botox® has been used for many years in the medical and cosmetic industries and is proven to be both safe and effective.
Why? Reduce facial lines with movement (Crow’s feet, frown, forehead)
How? Botulinum toxin, Gold-Standard Original Botox
Safety? Medical history, Facial Specialist Expertise
Duration? 3-6 months (exact duration varies from person to person)
Cost? Quantity dependent, Average 3 areas
Pain? Special topical Anaesthesia, Super-Fine needle, Minimal discomfort
Risks? Mild redness, swelling (hours), occasional bruising), rare droopy eyelid
Recovery? Same Day
Complimentary Techniques? Facial Fillers, Skin Rejuvenation
Alternative? No surgical alternative for lines associated with facial movement
Botox® helps relax muscles that when contracted, create lines and wrinkles. Botox® injections are one of the most affordable, fastest working, safe and effective non-surgical aging treatments available. During treatment in our comfortable office in London, Botox® will be injected into the previously defined area. The protein is injected directly into the muscle fibers that are responsible for the lines that arise during facial expression.
For example, Botox® can be injected into the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet and lines around the mouth area. Botox® is strongly diluted before being injected in extremely small quantities. These injections will block the stimulus transfer from nerves to muscles, which has a relaxing effect that smoothes out wrinkles, lines, and creases. Botox® can also be used to decrease facial volume or lift certain features such as the eyebrows.
Botox® treatments are mainly used to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and creases on the face, specifically:
Botox® treatments are used to address volume issues as well, such as:
Furthermore, Botox® treatments can be used to lift the skin in the following areas:
Other treatments include:
A Botox® treatment is a fast, non-invasive treatment that takes only 15 minutes to perform. You should not expect any downtime afterward. Botox® starts to work within three days after the injections and reaches the maximum rejuvenating effect within two weeks. As Botox® is a natural substance that is broken down by the body, the effect of the treatment disappears over time (after three to five months). The treatment can then be repeated at The Harley Street Face Clinic on Harley Street in London for long-lasting rejuvenating results.
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Are you interested in a Botox® treatment for your face? Would you like to receive further Information on Botulinum Toxin, Skin Rejuvenation or Signature Facial Treatments? Book your Botox® consultation at The Harley Street Face Clinic in Central London. Our highly skilled registered nurses are dedicated to tailoring the best non-surgical treatments to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
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Botulinum toxin is regarded as a non-surgical treatment. The treatment involves several tiny injections of Botox® are administered into the skin in the areas of the facial lines associated with movement. Treatment typically takes around 15 minutes and no anaesthetic is necessary and discomfort is minimal. At The Harley Street Face Clinic we will give you specific aftercare instructions. We also recommend a post-treatment
appointment to assess the results with a free top-up if necessary after 2 weeks.
Botox® treatments usually take effect after 3-5 days and take 2 weeks for the maximum effect to come. There is a small possibility of a minor bruise, this will resolve over a few days. After two weeks, the effects of the treatment softens. The effect lasts between 3 to 6 months (average 4 months). Patients who have had several injections often find the effect persists longer in specific areas such as the
Side effects of Botox® treatment are generally relatively mild. There may be mild discomfort or a stinging sensation as Botox® is performed. There may be some mild redness and swelling for several hours after treatment, and uncommonly (less than 5%) a bruise. Occasionally there can be asymmetry and at two weeks for some patients, minor touch up treatment can be completed. Very rarely there can be a temporary mild weakness of the upper eyelid (termed ptosis) or brow may occur with drooping of the eyelid or brow, lasting usually a week. This is temporary and these patients can be prescribed an eye drop that counteracts this effect. All side effects are temporary and resolved without additional treatment.
Over time our cheeks can flatten and our original natural cheek curvature can start to soften and appear lower. Ageing changes also take place under the surface of the skin where the gradual loss of supportive tissue structures and the long-term effects of gravity mean that larger areas of your face lose volume and shape. These changes particularly affect the cheeks and chin.
Carefully placed filler treatments add volume to beauty points or replace volume where it has been lost. Advanced dermal fillers can, therefore, restore our ageing loss of volume in the cheeks, help replenish hollows, and work to build up cheekbones. Although different HA Filler products can be used (These include Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma and Volbella) that have characteristics that particularly favour improving cheeks, and are designed to tackle larger areas of volume loss for a flattering and refreshed look which lasts.
At The Harley Street Face Clinic we have pioneered the use of customised botox to each individual person. We use a range of treatments to reduce discomfort from the procedure, including cooling agent and numbing cream specially made for The Harley Street Face Clinic, designed in Beverly Hills and manufactured in Germany. At The Harley Street Face Clinic we only use the “Gold-Standard” original brand of Botox and a new vial is used for every patient. At The Harley Street Face Clinic we used ‘Fast-Healing’ techniques that utilize a super-fine needle to administer the botox for most patients, this results in less bruising and discomfort than older needle-based techniques. Additionally, dermal fillers can be used for other facial areas at the same time to give an enhanced natural result. At The Harley Street Face Clinic we specialize in ‘Natural Looking Results’.
At The Harley Street Face Clinic, we specialise in Natural Looking Results. We believe in a natural augmentation of the Face. For some patients we provide super conservative treatments, these maintain some movement while softening facial lines. These specialist treatments provide a more natural result, however, tend to last for less than four months. Our facial plastic surgery background has enabled us to pioneer research in the area of facial beauty and this has been published in the mainstream media and multiple TV Channels.
The Harley Street Face Clinic developed the application of the Phi Golden Ratio (used in many of the most famous Renaissance paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci) to the human face and has multiple trained specialists at The Harley Street Face Clinic to apply the principles of this facial Balance and Beautification. At The Harley Street Face Clinic we have treated many Celebrities and A-Listers with these techniques to enhance natural beauty, a term we describe as Beautification of the Face, enhancing the natural Phi Golden Ratio Lines. We do not like uplifted tails to your eyebrow that has a ‘done-appearance’. If you have already had a treatment that has been excessive it may be necessary to wait for the existing Botox to resolve. At The Harley Street Face Clinic we specialise in Natural Looking Results.
We use a combination of treatments to minimise discomfort, these include the use of a powerful numbing local anaesthetic cream that is specially made for The Harley Street Face Clinic. We use State-of-The-Art super fine needle made in Japan to minimise discomfort. At The Harley Street Face Clinic we use additional numbing and vibration devices that use the Nobel Prize winning research on ‘The Gate Control Theory of Pain” to minimise discomfort. At The Harley Street Face Clinic, we take the above measures to ensure most patients only experience minor discomfort.
Results from Botox can last anything from 3 to 8 months. This all depends on certain lifestyle factors that can affect the overall quality of the skin and how long the facial muscles are affected by the toxin. If you have been having Botox for many years, you might find that you need to return to the clinic sooner than someone that has just started having this treatment. However, this is largely due to the fact that as we age, the skin will start to change in tone and texture and the facial muscles become less toned and tight, meaning that we notice these changes unfold, as well as the Botox treatment ‘wearing off’.
Botox is a neurotoxin which blocks the nerve receptors responsible for stimulating the facial muscles to create expression and thus, forming expression lines and dynamic wrinkles. The product itself only stays within the system for a short time, but the effect on the facial muscles can last several months after the Botox has been metabolised by the body. Botox will not fill static wrinkles or hydrate or improve the quality of the skin. However, if you have regular Botox treatments, you can prevent some further expression lines forming.
This depends on the individual. However, in most cases you will see a noticeable result from 24 to 48 hours after your treatment. Some brands of toxin do take longer to see results (such as BoCouture) but in most cases, optimum results are fully seen after around 2 weeks. After this time, you may wish to return to the clinic for a top up or any corrections that might be required. In most cases however, this is not necessary.
Botox results can last anything between 3 and 8 months. However, every patient is different and what might last 5 months for one person may only last a couple of months for another. There are various factors that contribute to the longevity of results with Botox; from the individual’s bodily response to the product to lifestyle choices such as smoking, excessive sun exposure or other treatments which vibrate the muscles and skin tissues or treatments using radiofrequency or lasers. We would recommend for most patients to return for a Botox treatment every 6 months and would not advise to have more than 3 Botox treatments in any 12 month period.
There is no clinical downtime with Botox and the procedure is very straightforward. You can return to your normal daily activities immediately after the treatment as long as you adhere to the aftercare advice that your practitioner offers you.
Aftercare is minimal but will include avoiding hot baths, saunas and steam rooms for 24 hours post procedure, not bending forward or rubbing the face for 6 hours post treatment and avoiding strenuous exercise for at least 6 hours.
As with any injectable, non-surgical cosmetic treatments there is always an element of risk. In extremely rare cases, the patient could have an allergic reaction but this is very unlikely. In rare cases, a patient might experience a drooping eyebrow due to the Botox relaxing facial muscles in the forehead area, but this can be corrected with a medication and again, is very rare. More common responses can be temporary headaches or flu-like symptoms, tenderness at the injection site, a feeling of heaviness in the treated areas and slight swelling, tenderness or bruising at the injection sites.