Reducing Skin Wrinkles with Injection of Botulinum toxin A ('Botox')

Wrinkle reduction treatment with Botulinum toxin A ('Botox'), to help fight the signs of ageing and to create a smooth skin.

Botulinum toxin A ('Botox') treatment in south Devon

Botulinum toxin A ('Botox') treatment' consists of multiple tiny injections, aimed at reducing frown lines on the forehead, lines between the eyebrows and the laughter lines or crows’ feet around the eyes.

A minute dose is injected into facial muscles, making them relax. As a result, the lines and wrinkles become smoother and less pronounced.

When this anti-wrinkle treatment is repeated, these muscles are eventually used much less when making facial expressions: the face will almost literally “forget” to use those muscles.

The treatment is simple and effective, with minimal swelling and/or redness. It has a proven track record for effectiveness. You can expect results in 4-7 days.

What do Botulinum toxin A ('Botox') injections involve?

The injections take as little as 20 minutes. You will be able to return to your normal daily activities (except sports) immediately afterwards. The smoothing effects of the first treatment will typically last for up to 3-4 months.

Regular three-monthly treatments are essential during the first year, as optimal results are obtained if the next treatment is given before the effects of the previous treatment have worn off. Undergoing repeated treatments at regular intervals will make the relaxing, smoothening and softening effects last longer.

Possible side-effects

Any side-effects are usually temporary and mild, and typically consist of some pain during the injection, plus a slight burning sensation and some bruising, redness and swelling at the injection site.

A temporary drooping of the eyebrow or eyelid may occur. When injected around the eye, other possible side-effects are dry eyes or blurred vision. If any of these symptoms develop, we should be informed immediately. Very rarely, short-term numbness can develop in the treated area.

Very occasionally the body may generate antibodies or develop allergies to the Botulinum toxin A. An even rarer side-effect is generalised weakness or fatigue.

Finally, any injection carries a small risk of infection, but the sterile conditions used during the treatments should avoid this.

It is possible for high doses of injected Botulinum toxin A to spread into nearby muscles. However, since our aesthetic treatments only ever use very low doses the risk of this occurring is very low indeed.


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