Commonly referred to as Botox®, Anti Wrinkle Injections are used to smooth lines to give a more rejuvenated appearance. Made from Botulinum Toxin A, this is a naturally occurring protein produced by Clostridium Botulinum protein which blocks the transmission of chemical messages sent from nerves to cause muscle contractions. Without these messages, muscles do not contract but remain in a resting state thereby causing an anti-wrinkling effect of the overlying skin. Recovery would usually occur after 8 to 12 weeks when the effects wear off.
All botulinum toxins are prescription only medicines (POM) that can only be prescribed by doctors and other prescribing clinicians after a face to face assessment and consultation with a qualified prescriber. Licensed brands include Botox®, Azzalure®, Bocouture®, Xeomin® and Bocouture®.
At Dr Bello Aesthetics we only use Botox®. After intial treatment, aesthetic improvement will usually start after a few days and we offer a 2-3 week post treatment review appointment to assess the success of the treatment at which personal adjustment to treatment plans can be made. Botulinum toxin treatment is usually reserved for dynamic lines and not static lines for which other treatment modalities may be advised. A full exclusion to treatment is available at consultation.