Botox or Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections, also known as anti-wrinkle injections, temporarily freeze muscles in the face so that wrinkles will not be produced by the muscle contracting.

 
Frown Lines, Forehead Lines and Crow's Feet

Botox is commonly used to soften frown lines, lines on the forehead and crow's feet at the corners of the eyes. After treatment the skin will look smoother and fine lines will be softened. The rest of the face will not be affected and you will still be able to laugh and smile.

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive underarm sweating) 

Botox can also be used to treat excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis). The armpit skin is uniformly injected with small amounts of botox which produces a significant improvement in most patients.

 

Sweaty Hands (Palms) and Feet (Soles)

Excessive foot sweating (sweaty soles) and excessive hand sweating (sweaty palms), can also be effectively treated with botox injections to the affected areas. Mr Adamthwaite numbs the area with a special cream as needed to make this more comfortable for the patient. 

 

Facial 'tics' and prominent platysmal bands in the neck
 

Botox injections can be targeted to effectively treat facial 'tics' and in the neck banding caused by the platysma muscle which some patients find unsightly. 

 

Botox should only be administered by an appropriately qualified physician with knowledge of the relevant anatomy and who has been fully trained to use the product and equipment.

Mr Adamthwaite performs Botox anti-wrinkle injections in Yorkshire (Leeds, Harrogate & York) and Cheshire (Chester & Wilmslow)

Length of Treatment
15 minutes

Anaesthetic
Local anaesthetic cream if required

Time off work
None

Best results
7 days after treatment

Duration of results
3 to 5 months

Is it painful?

Botox is administered using a very fine needle. An anaesthetic cream or local anaesthetic can be used to numb the area.

Will I look 'frozen'?

Mr Adamthwaite prefers to retain some movement of the forehead as getting rid of all the lines can result in a 'frozen' appearance.

When can I wear makeup?

Make up can usually be applied 6 to 12 hours after treatment.

Is botox suitable for me?

You should not have botox if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking certain types of antibiotics, prone to allergies or if you have a neurological disorder.

What should I expect from treatment?

Muscle weakness usually begins 48 to 72 hours after treatment and peaks at 7 to 14 days.

The area may look red and mildly bruised on the day of treatment. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption, vigorous exercise, aspirin, ibuprofen and other non-steroidals to reduce bruising.

Some patients experience a mild headache.

Mild weakness in the upper eyelid or brow can occur but this settles in 2 to 10 weeks.

How long does it last?

You may require repeat treatments 3 to 4 times a year but Mr Adamthwaite will be able to advise you depending on how you respond to treatments.

If you have any questions about botox and whether it is right for you, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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