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WHO ADMINISTERS THE TREATMENT?
At Cosmedic clinic, your botulinum toxin will only ever be administered by a Specialist trained Doctor.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I HAVE THE TREATMENT?
At your initial consultation, prior to your treatment, you will meet with our Specialist doctor, Dr Azizah who will answer your questions and assess your suitability to proceed and agree the areas you want treated. Dr Azizah may recommend for dermal fillers for deeper lines and wrinkles. You will then be booked in for your treatment at a time most convenient to you.
The treatment, administered by Dr Azizah, is injected directly into the wrinkles which results in temporarily relaxing the facial muscles and preventing the formation of wrinkles, whilst existing lines are softened. Because a very fine needle is used, most patients find that there is only mild and temporary discomfort. The entire procedure usually takes no longer than 15 minutes and during this time Dr Azizah will discuss with you the results which you can expect to see and advise repeat treatments that will be suitable for you.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
The treatment will take around 15 minutes and there is no down-time. Immediately following your treatment you are advised to avoid exercise and hot baths to prevent sweating out the protein. We also recommend avoiding massaging or rubbing the area for 24hours after the botulinum toxin has been injected.
IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?
Botulinum toxin treatments are ideal for anyone who has concerns about forehead creases, frown lines or crows feet. The treatment still allows expressions to show on the face which is why many patients feel they do not have to tell work colleagues, friends or partners that they are having treatments. Many people choose to have line & wrinkle treatments to look fresher, less tired, less stressed and ultimately younger. It's always a good idea to prevent wrinkles rather than having to deal with them as and when they appear and this is where the treatment is so effective.
It's also a great starter treatment if you've never had a Cosmetic Treatment before and can be wonderful to add the finishing touch to both post brow lift and face lift surgical patients. Botulinum toxin treatments are incredibly versatile and can be combined holistically with other treatments (such as dermal fillers) to encompass total rejuvenation of the face; this is why it is so important to attend a Registered Clinic so that you can be given all the information to make an informed decision about your unique treatment plan.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
The treatment is injected directly into the wrinkles which results in temporarily relaxing the facial muscles and preventing the formation of wrinkles, whilst existing lines are softened.
Because a very fine needle is used, most patients find that there is only mild and temporary discomfort. The entire procedure usually takes no longer than 15 minutes and is only administered by the Dr Azizah who is fully trained in its use.
This treatment has been used on over 1 million patients worldwide for almost 20 years and is supported by a wealth of long-term safety data.
WHAT, IF ANY, ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Side effects of botulinum toxin treatments are rare - indeed it is one of the safest Cosmetic procedures available.
However, there is the possibility of inadequate injection technique resulting in the treatment being injected or dispersed by massaging the area, this can cause a temporary weakness and is why it's so important to have your treatment at a clinic which is registered by the Ministry Of Health.
When the treatment begins to work, you may notice some temporary strange "sensations" around the treated areas as the muscles that have not been injected adjust. Some patients may experience some tenderness, mild redness, swelling or bruising follow the treatment but these are only short-term effects that last a few days.