Botulinum toxin Type A is used to reduce/remove dynamic lines, wrinkles and folds by relaxing facial muscles and thus giving a fresher, smoother look. It is injected into a specific muscle and temporarily blocks the release of acetylcholine. This causes a temporary cessation of nerve signals reaching the muscle which prevents the muscle from contracting. The muscle is then relaxed and the wrinkle is reduced giving a smoother complexion.
Botulinum toxin is approved in the UK for the treatment of several medical conditions including migraine, muscle spasm and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). It contains a specifically prepared naturally occurring purified protein that originates from bacteria. It has been used in clinical practice for more than 10 years.
What areas can be treated?
- Glabellar- frown lines between the eyebrows
- Forehead- horizontal lines on the forehead
- Crow’s feet- smile lines around the eyes
- Bunny lines- nose lines
- Lip lines
- Corners of the mouth
- Neck bands/creases
- Chin creases
- Excessive sweating under armpits
Treatment Process for Botox at the VRDC
At the VRDC, you will be treated by a qualified and experienced dental practitioner using only the highest quality products. We only offer tried and tested, fully approved medical products, produced by worldwide, renowned manufacturers, such as Azzalure.
All of our injectable treatments are carried out by our qualified experienced dental practitioners, who have undergone extensive additional training to qualify in prescribing Botox. The procedure normally lasts 15-30 minutes. Botox® comes in the form of a powder and is mixed with saline to form the solution which is then injected into the muscle. Dr Nisha Patel will ask you to pull some facial expressions in order to understand your facial muscles, she will then disinfect your skin and mark the injection sites before injecting the treatment at several points.
Injecting Botulinum Toxin into the affected area temporarily paralyses the underlying muscles responsible for wrinkling, giving the face a more relaxed and pleasant appearance. The wrinkles become smoother or disappear altogether.
Recovery and Effects
The initial effects of treatment become visible within 3-4 days. The maximum effect is reached in approximately 3 weeks. Your facial expression will become more relaxed but by no means mask-like. The overall result is very natural.
The effect of treatment generally lasts for 3 to 4 months, this then requires re-treatment to maintain appearance. We always give the highest quality of care to our patients whether their needs are basic or complex. We are committed to maintaining the VRDC core values with an emphasis on affordable, flexible and quality treatment for all. Post treatment support and advice is readily available and Dr Nisha Patel will ensure that you are comfortable with your treatment plan.