Botox injections are the most popular non-invasive treatment in the UK and worldwide, with over one million people having undergone it.
Our most important consideration is YOU – your safety, your results and our relationship with you.
Choosing a highly qualified practitioner is key to receiving a safe treatment and achieving the best possible results. At The Tooth Doctor, we only work with registered, experienced practitioners, using the highest quality of approved products. We only offer tried and tested, fully approved medical products, produced by worldwide, renowned manufacturers, such as Azzalure.
Botox (botulinum toxin type A) is a substance used to relax facial muscles to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
It usually treats:
- Existing facial lines caused by repetitive muscle movements
- To prevent new lines from forming
- Common injection sites:
- Glabella (region between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet
What does the treatment involve?
Very small amounts of Botulinum Toxin are injected into the target areas using a tiny needle (insulin needle). This blocks the impulse from the nerve to the facial muscles, reducing the contractions that cause wrinkles. Following the treatment the skin over the muscles looks smooth and even. The needle used is very fine and only a tiny amount of substance is used so pain is minimal. If you have a sensitive skin we use topical anaesthetic cream (Emla) which numbs the area to be treated.
The treatment itself lasts approximately 15 minutes and you can go straight to work as there is no downtime involved.
When is the result noticeable?
The result isn’t immediate. You will start noticing a difference in approximately 4 to 5 days reaching a full effect in 2 weeks time.
How long does the result last?
The effects can last from three up to six months, depending on the organism of the individual. Clinical studies indicate that this treatment has a cumulative effect, so you should need fewer injections as time goes on.
Are there any side effects?
Only tiny amounts of Botox are used, so this treatment is not harmful. The most common side effects are temporary and localised bruising, slight redness of the skin and occasionally slight swelling at the injection site.
Post treatment advice:
• Avoid lying down immediately after the treatment.
• No hot steaming bath just a quick shower on the day.
• Do not massage the area after being injected.
• No working out on the day or heavy lifting.
• No facials for a week.
• Avoid Aspirin and any medication which can increase risk of bruising.
• No alcohol on the day.
• Avoid sun beds and sunbathing for a week.
• No constrictive head wear (tight hats hairbands etc.)