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What is botulinum toxin?

Botulinum toxin is a purified bacterial substance that blocks muscle nerve signals. The dentist can safely inject botulinum toxin to weaken facial muscle and diminish unwanted wrinkles and frown lines that appear across the forehead and at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet).

The Botox anti-wrinkle treatment can smooth out age-related wrinkles such as crows feet, frown lines or lines on the forehead. It works in a different way than the injected gels and the effects last between 3 – 5 months.

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

One 10-minute treatment, a few tiny injections and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in those persistent lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.

A million people have been treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic since FDA approval in 2002. Not just models and movie stars, but people from all types of professions.

BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth moderate to severe frown lines between your brows for up to 4 months.

Visit the BOTOX® website for more information.

Dermal Fillers

One of the most effective ways to improve your appearance and look younger is to smooth out those tell-tale lines and wrinkles. We can help you achieve the results you want, using the very latest product and techniques.


To smooth forehead wrinkles or “frown lines” we use a substance called BOTOX® (botulinum). This has been used safely and effectively for over 25 years. Please look at the frequently asked questions below for further information.

Wrinkle softening is a straight forward procedure so you can even visit us during your lunch hours! We simply use a very fine needle to gently and painlessly inject Botulinum toxin in the area where it is needed, so it can get to work smoothing out those lines and wrinkles. It usually takes around 7-14 days to see the full effect of each treatment, with results lasting up to 4 months.

Eyes (Crows Feet)

Smooth wrinkles around the eyes, such as crows feet or laughter lines.

Lips and Mouth Creases

One of the most effective ways to feel more confident about your appearance is to enhance the shape and possibly the fullness of your lips, also by softening the creases around your mouth corners you can look instantly rejuvenated.

Following application of local anesthetic in the region we can safely and painlessly artistically inject a special “gel like” products into the lip borders, lip body and mouth creases as appropriate. You will be instantly rejuvenated and effects can last between 6-12 months depending on the product used.

What is Botulinum toxin or BOTOX®?

A botulism toxin (BTX) has been used for over 25 years and is a type of purified protein by the clostridium botulism bacterium.

How does it work?

BTX works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the facial muscles that have been injected. This makes the muscles less active and there a softer and smoother appearance of persistent lines and wrinkles.

How many treatments will I need?

In most cases patients can see a real  difference after one treatment. This is because BTX works gradually, smoothing and softening lines and wrinkles for up to 4 months. Every face is unique, we will advise you on how many treatments you are likely to need and how often, depending on the results you’d like to achieve.

How long does Botulinum Toxin (BTX) work for?

The effect of BTX often lasts up to four months, depending on the patient. If you decide to stop treatment, any permanent lines and wrinkles will gradually return.

Is the treatment painful?

It’s very rare for a treatment with BTX to be painful. Most patients experience a feeling of slight discomfort if at all during the treatment itself but that’s all. Rest assured we will talk you through what to expect before your first injection, so you will be fully prepared for the treatment.

I am worried that I will end up with Trout Pout?

Rest assured following an extensive assessment we will aim to your expectations being mindful not to over-contour the lips. In this way we avoid over bulking out this sensitive area.

Can I go back to work after the procedure?

With BTX injection at worst you will have a little redness with will subside after a few hours. Following dermal filler injections of the mouth area or nose to mouth area you make experience temporary mild bruising and swelling so in fact you may not to return to work that day.

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