Botox Results | Duration
1-2 Weeks | 4-6 Months
Risk & Complications
Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Swelling,
Eyebrow/eyelid drooping, asymmetry
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What Is Botox?
The muscle relaxant BOTOX®, also known as botulinum toxin, is a naturally purified protein. This prescription drug is primarily used to reduce, treat and prevent wrinkles and frown lines on the face.
Botox London, being one of the most versatile treatments, not only addresses ageing signs but also helps with a wide range of medical concerns and conditions.
Hence, making Botox London treatment one of the most popular cosmetic treatments at CosmeDocs.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox works by relaxing your muscles to smooth out wrinkles because in order for a muscle to move, a neurotransmitter must signal it to move, and a nerve will release that signal.
By suppressing that neurotransmitter, Botox prevents the muscle from moving.
Your facial lines and wrinkles can be reduced by temporarily keeping your overactive facial muscles from contracting.
Hence, making these anti wrinkle injections much more safe, popular and an effective treatment among young and mature male and female patients.
Top Anti Wrinkle Injections Areas
The 3 Botox main botox areas for anti wrinkle injections are:
- Frown wrinkles (the 11s)
- Forehead lines (horizontal lines)
- Crow’s Feet (around the eyes)
Moreover, there are multiple areas on the face that can be treated with BOTOX® that result in total facial rejuvenation (see image below).
Benefits of Botox Treatment
Multiple condition benefits
Quick procedure time
Delivers visible results
Little to no downtime
Natural Baby Botox: Subtle Enhancement
Microtox, or baby Botox, employs meticulous microneedle injections with small doses of botulinum toxin for a gentle, natural anti-aging outcome.
Addressing crow’s feet, forehead lines, glabella, and bunny lines, this technique avoids the frozen look, ensuring a natural appearance. Our CosmeDocs clinic in London prioritizes achieving an unobtrusive, non-overdone effect desired by most patients.
How long does Botox last?
Botox treatments typically last 4-6 months, with muscle activity gradually returning to normal. Lines may remain softer for an extended period. Subsequent treatments lead to longer intervals as habitual expressions reduce.
Brotox: Botox For Men
Men, like women, age naturally, developing facial lines from their mid-20s onward. Increasingly, men opt for a quick 15-minute Botox® treatment to combat aging, enhance confidence, and achieve youthful skin. Men require slightly higher doses due to greater muscle mass, and results typically last three to four months.
Botox Injections at CosmeDocs
At CosmeDocs, your aesthetic results are your choice. An honest consultation with our cosmetic doctor will cover all treatment options for Botox in London. Rest assured your treatment will be:
- Administered by medical experts
- Comfortable injections with “invisible needle”
- Include a complimentary follow-up
The Botox cost UK are £175 per area for the following concerns:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Crow’s Feet
Combo Botox London Prices
- 1 area £175
- 2 areas £275
- 3 areas £350
- Additional charges for small areas £50
- Supplement charges for men £50
Combo Botox & Dermal Filler for Deep Lines at Rest
- Additional £100 / area (excluding the Botox cost)
CosmeDocs for Botox London
CosmeDocs, located in the heart of London’s Harley Street, has been a leading provider of non-surgical cosmetic treatments, especially using the popular cosmetic treatment of Dermal fillers and Botox treatment, since 2007. Our clinic has zero tolerance for anything but the highest quality, which is why we exclusively offer Botox treatment using the most reputable brand.
You can be confident that your Botox injection treatment will be:
- Administered By Medical Experts
- Personalised approach to your needs and goals
- Natural looking results
A complimentary follow-up to ensure your satisfaction
Medical Botox Injections – Did You Know?
Achieve total face rejuvenation without the need to undergo a knife with Botox London at CosmeDocs. Both male and female patients can choose targeted or complete natural looking anti ageing makeovers or therapeutic treatments with botulinum toxin injections.
From correcting unwanted ageing lines and signs to relieving painful spells of headaches and from uplifting a sad and tired look to addressing embarrassing excessive sweating. Botox does it all.
Softens existing creases and wrinkles: By relaxing targeted muscles, the dynamic lines and wrinkles are visibly softened in as early as a few days.
An excellent preventative solution: Anti wrinkle injections also help to prevent the formation of new creases
Successfully lifts and contours: The strategic placement of neuromodulators can subtly lift droopy brows or slim down a squarish lower face due to wide jaws.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Botox safe?
Botox is approved by the Food & Drug Administration in the US and the UK (MHRA).
As a muscle relaxant with an extensive record of application in medicine, botulinum toxin BOTOX has an outstanding safety record. In a range of medical conditions throughout the past 40 years, it has been used successfully for both young and mature patients.
Moreover, London Botox is one of the most widely requested treatments especially for facial wrinkles such as crow’s feet, frown lines, smokers lines and forehead lines. In order to ensure successful and safe results from your Botox treatments, it is important that they are performed by trained physicians.
Common side effects of Botox injections are mild discomfort and swelling at the injection site for 10-20 minutes. Rare side effects include eye and vision issues or nearby muscles being affected.
Does Botox hurt?
To begin with, there is always some level of sensation when it comes to needles. Even receiving a flu vaccine can cause a slight prick. Furthermore, botox injections are usually not painful. Many patients report experiencing no discomfort during the procedure.
At CosmeDocs, the doctors use the smallest needles in the industry, known as “invisible needles,” for London Botox to minimise discomfort. When combined with the application of a numbing cream, most patients report that injection during the procedure feels like a mosquito bite.
How long does it take for Botox to work?
The full effects of the Botox treatment typically take 5 to 14 days to show up and can last for two to four months. It is important to note that results from botulinum toxin take time to appear because the treatment needs to reach the cells of your facial muscles to block neurotransmitters in the nerves, which ultimately relaxes the muscle.
Various factors may affect the time frame of the Botox injections results from patient to patient. These factors include:
- The treatment area,
- Thickness of the muscle
- The dose of Botox used.
Does Botox help migraines and headaches?
Botox was originally developed to treat a range of medical conditions, but it has since proven to be a successful preventative measure against chronic migraines and headaches.
To target headaches specifically, Botox in London is injected into areas surrounding the pain fibres. Once injected, it enters the nerve terminals and impedes the release of chemicals that contribute to pain transmission, thus preventing the brain’s pain pathways from being triggered.
Botulinum Toxin injections have shown to be a reliable solution, gradually reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches for many patients, thereby enabling them to live better lives.
What are the long term effects of Botox injections?
Long-term administration of Botox can be quite beneficial for many people. Consistent use of botulinum toxin can play a role to relax the facial muscles and, as a result, lessen the severity of dynamic wrinkles leading to static wrinkles.
Thanks to the less-is-more approach and skilled touch of doctors at CosmeDocs, Botox may actually help to realise anti ageing goals of many patients who regularly undergo this treatment in the form of micro-Botox or touch-up sessions.
On the other hand, the long term benefits of a course of medical Botox treatments can help patients with conditions like TMJ dysfunction, frequent migraines episodes, or excessive sweating live a better quality of life.
How much is Botox (UK)?
The average Botox Cost UK is usually determined by the number of units of Botox and the number of areas for treatment. At CosmeDocs, Botox cost London range between £250-£350 in the UK.
Moreover, Botox treatments prices vary depending on the experience of the practitioner.
To book a consultation and explore your treatment options, please get in touch with our Harley Street clinic for Botox in London .
How often do you need Botox?
Since Botox is not permanent, experts at CosmeDocs advise follow-ups to maintain that youthful appearance. The average duration of the Botox treatment’s efficacy is 12 weeks.
However, the need of rescheduling Botox injections depends on personal aesthetic preferences and goals. According to some studies, Botox treatment can remain effective for up to six months after two years of regular administration.
Regular Botox treatments may not only reduce the look of facial lines and wrinkles but also prevent new wrinkles from emerging as well as prevent existing ones from becoming worse.
There are a few things to remember to avoid developing ageing signs such as:
- Preventing UV damage by wearing sunscreen daily with an SPF of at least 30.
- Quit smoking
- Eat a healthy diet
What to do after Botox treatment?
Immediately after Botox injection treatments, patients are advised to avoid lying down for four hours. On the day of treatment, they are asked to avoid activities that result in flushing, such as strenuous exercise, drinking alcohol, using hot tubs or saunas, as well as massaging the facial muscles or applying heat to the treatment area.
These post-treatment measures help to prevent the botulinum toxin from migrating and guarantee that the treatment is successful.
The following measures are usually advised to allow the BOTOX function in the target muscle safely and effectively:
- For four hours following the procedure, avoid touching or massaging the injection site.
- After treatment, refrain from heavy activity for 24 hours.
- Do not lie on your front or back for at least first four hours of the procedure
- Avoid wearing headwear that fits your forehead firmly.
- To avoid bruising, abstain from too much consumption of alcohol and any blood-thinning medications unless absolutely necessary.
- Never leave your house without wearing an SPF during the day
What happens when the Botox injections wears off?
The wrinkles will always come back to their pretreatment state once the effect of the anti wrinkle injection treatment in the treated muscles wears off. The effects may last for an extended period for some patients, particularly those who have received previous treatments in the same area. You can also repeat your Botox treatments at intervals of at least three months.
Why Botox may not work for you every time?
There are three reasons why Botox may not work effectively:
- Insufficient units administered.
- Inaccurate injection placement.
- Development of antibodies.
If Botox wrinkle treatment is not suitable for you, there are other options available, such as dermal filler treatments.
Who is a suitable candidate for Botox injections?
Botox in London is safe and effective for patients who are 18 years and older. However, our experts suggest considering this anti wrinkle treatment for preventing lines and wrinkles from the mid 20s onwards.
In order to delay the onset of wrinkles and ageing, Botox is also used as one of the effective preventative aesthetic treatments, especially by patients in their mid to late 20s. Many patients who had no luck in reducing their excessive sweating condition may also benefit from the Botox procedure.
Nevertheless, there are certain cases in which Botox treatments are not advisable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Other medical conditions that do not favour the administering of Botox injections include:
- Drooping of the upper eyelid
- A condition known as peripheral motor neuropathy that affects the peripheral nerves that control movement
- Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Muscular weakening due to cancer
- Double vision or blurred vision
- Skeletal muscle dysfunction
- involuntary urine leakage
- A form of speech impairment known as dysarthria
- Difficulties breathing and swallowing
How do I know if I need Botox or Dermal Fillers?
At CosmeDocs Harley Street London clinic Botox and Dermal Fillers are quite efficient in delivering a youthful look to male and female patients. These injectable treatments serve anti-ageing solutions that are safe and long lasting.
Generally, Botox treatment is the preferred option for wrinkles formed primarily by active muscle movement. For deeper wrinkles or severe frown lines and areas of volume loss, dermal filler treatments are usually recommended.
As you step in for your consultation at our clinic, our practitioner will examine your face and will listen to your expectations. Since every patient is different, we always adopt a personalised approach to tailor a suitable treatment plan accordingly.
What happens during a Botox treatment?
Before administering Botox in London, the treatment area is cleansed and disinfected. Then, a topical numbing cream is applied to reduce any discomfort during the anti-wrinkle treatment.
Botulinum toxin is directly injected into the muscles responsible for the wrinkles in the target area, using a small and delicate needle. The number of injections required at precise locations depends on the patient’s aesthetic goals, concerns, and treatment area (e.g., frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, bunny lines, etc.).
Moreover, you may also experience slight bruising and localised discomfort around the injection sites.
Can Botox go wrong?
Generally, Botox procedures have an excellent safety profile and have been approved by the UK’s MHRA for both aesthetic and medical purposes. However, it is essential that this injectable treatment is performed by an experienced and skilled practitioner in non surgical cosmetic treatments to avoid any unwanted scenarios.
A Botox injector should be knowledgeable about where to inject and understand the significance of even a millimetre variation. The treating doctor should examine your face, observe how your muscles move, and ask about the results you desire.
Therefore, selecting a skilled injector to administer Botox injections is crucial. A doctor with extensive facial anatomy training and years of injection expertise provides assurance against receiving a botched Botox treatment.
Can Botox be reversed?
Unfortunately, a Botox procedure cannot be reversed once it has been performed. Botox attaches to specific receptor sites on nerve terminals, preventing the muscles from being activated by the nerves. There is currently no known treatment that can undo the effects of Botox.
However, Botox’s effects are only temporary and typically last for a few months. Any unwanted side effects will wear off over time. Most practitioners adopt a cautious approach to avoid any complications, as additional Botox can be added if required.
Furthermore, there are no negative consequences of discontinuing your anti wrinkle injection treatment. With time, your muscles and facial wrinkles will return to their previous state.
Why choose CosmeDocs Botox clinic London?
Cosmedocs London is a clinic with years of expertise in aesthetics and a reputation for delivering tailored, natural-looking results. We have performed over 50,000 Botox injection treatments by experienced practitioners with sharp skills and knowledge.
We are renowned for achieving youthful Botox results, which has earned us the trust of our clients throughout the UK. At our Harley Street clinic, we value each patient’s uniqueness and approach every treatment with a personalised touch.