BOTULINUM TOXIN (BOTOX) FAQ
Botulinum Toxin is also known as Anti-Wrinkle Injections and most popularly known as Botox but we just call it Bo-tox!
Benefits of Bo-tox:
ON THE FACE:
- Gives a non-surgical face lift
- Creates subtle & natural enhancements to your natural beauty
- Dramatically reduces visible signs of aging, fine lines & wrinkles
- Improves the appearance of your skin
- Non-Invasive and fast treatment
- Nearly immediate results
- Lasts 3 - 4 months
- No downtime
- Non-invasive procedure
- As a body treatment it stops excessive sweating
ON THE BODY:
- When treating areas like the underarms, vulva (outer vagina area), hands & feet Bo-tox prevents excessive sweating
- Helps to control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when other treatments have not been successful
- Can reduce sweat by 80%
- It's a non-invasive treatment, preferred over surgery
- Quick treatment only taking 10 minutes
- FDA approved!
- Results last 4 - 12 months dependent on the person
Is the treatment painful?
This is a non-surgical treatment carried out with very fine needles, therefore, the treatment is largely pain-free. If you are uncomfortable with needles, then you may feel mild discomfort which is experienced due to the small needle injection involved however we use an insulin needle which is very fine, some do not feel the needle at all.
What is a Bo-tox injection & how does it work?
Bo-tox injections are a simple, safe, and effective way to eliminate unwanted facial lines & deep wrinkles as well as giving you a non surgical face lift. They work to relax facial muscles making lines and wrinkles, such as worry lines, crow's feet and frown lines, less obvious. The result is a softer, younger and more rejuvenated appearance.
How does the process work?
Bo-tox injections are one of the quickest cosmetic treatments available at YLB. The treatment will involve a highly qualified aesthetician making a series of small injection of the Botox solution into the muscles of your face. For the body it is injected into sweat glands to eliminate excessive sweating. The injection process itself will only take a few minutes.
How soon will I see my results?
It normally takes at least 3 days to see any effect and 2 weeks for full results. A free review appointment is available at 2 weeks. Every client is different and will therefore see their results at different times. Your results will get better over time, this treatment creates subtle and natural enhancements.
How long will my results last?
Your results on the face lasts for around 3 - 4 months, results on the body to treat excessive sweating lasts 4 - 6 months. We advise all of our clients to have their Bo-tox face treatment done approximately 3 - 4 times a year & body treatment 2 - 3 times a year.
Can this treatment be done on the body & if so which areas?
Yes, we can inject body parts in order to prevent sweating.
The body parts we treat are:
Hands & Feet
Genital area (vulva which is the outer vagina area)
What can I expect straight after my treatment?
Straight after your treatments you can expect redness, mild pinpoint swelling, bruising is unlikely but may occur. All of these initial reactions quickly subside and are nothing to worry about.
What are the possible side affects?
If you are worried about the side effects of Bo-tox, then please feel free to book a consultation with us to discuss it further. Some of the side effects which are associated with Bo-tox are short-lived and mild, the most common being mild bruising to the site of the injection. Some clients also get mild headaches shortly after the treatment, but these usually subside within 24 hours, you can also take paracetamol to relieve this.
Is it a safe treatment?
The Botox solution is injected in very small concentrations, which are not harmful when performed correctly, this treatment has been done for many years. Since their introduction, four decades ago Bo-tox injection treatments have become a very popular to treat fine lines, hyperhidrosis, relax muscles, and achieve different cosmetic results.
Bo-tox injections are safe when they are done by a trained & qualified professional, the risks are extremely minimal
Am I too young to have Bo-tox?
Botox is approved for clients who are 18 years and older and experts say that those in their mid to late 20s and early 30s are at a good age for preventative Botox treatment
Who should not have this treatment done?
There is a selection of people who are advised not to have this type of treatment done:
The injection site is infected
You're prone to keloid scaring
You are allergic to any of the ingredients
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
You have a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis)
If you are still unsure if you are suited for Bo-tox treatment then a full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at face-to-face consultation. We can also discuss this over the phone with you.
What is the aftercare for this treatment?
AFTERCARE FOR THE FACE
Remain upright for 4 hours (do not lay down for 4 hours after treatment)
When cleansing, avoid pressure and use gentle strokes away from the eyes.
Avoid facial massages or electrical stimulation of the face for the next 2 weeks.
Avoid wearing tight caps or garments in the area that has been injected.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine and exposure to UV and extreme heat i.e. sauna, steam, sun beds, very hot showers, strenuous exercise etc for 24 hours
AFTERCARE FOR THE BODY
Avoid exercise, hot baths or showers for 24 hours
Do not take aspirin or consume alcohol
Do not apply deodorant or anti-perspirant until the following morning
Do not rub or massage the treated area
Do not have any other treatments in the same area for 2 weeks
Who is the Bo-tox treatment suitable for?
Bo-tox injections are suitable for clients who suffer from excessive sweating on their underarms, palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
It is also suitable for clients that wish to reduce the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines or wrinkles around their eyes. Those who wants more of a subtle enhancement compared to fillers, its perfect for those wanting to achieve glowing, radiant and supple skin it also gives a face lift.
We are often asked where Bo-tox injections should be applied to reduce the signs of ageing, this is different for every client, however, the most popular places are:
Brows (brow lift)
Between the eyebrows
Sides of the eyes
What can this treatment do for me?
Eliminates/significantly reduces sweating by up to 80%
Give a non-surgical face lift by lifting your eyebrows, lifting your lips and smoothing jaw & chin area
Create a deeper cupids bow
Eliminate fine lines & wrinkles
What areas can I treat?
Bunny Lines – Lines across the bridge of the nose
Crow’s Feet – Lines on the outer corner of the eyes
Mentalis Dysfunction – ‘Dents’ in the chin
Brow Lift – Creates a lifting effect of the brow
Gummy Smile – Smile with over exposure of the upper teeth and gums
Glabellar Lines – Vertical lines between the eyebrows that resemble the number 11
Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) in areas such as the palms of the hands, feet, vulva & underarms area
How much does it cost per area?
1 Area - £200
2 Areas - £300
3 Areas - £350
If you would like to treat more than 3 areas, extra areas can be added on to your 3 area package for £100 per area, you will be contacted by us before your treatment for us to take payment for the extra areas
What is considered as one area?
Each of the areas highlighted here are considered as one area however you can choose to have multiple areas treated at the same time.
Areas: 1.Frown Lines, 2.Forehead Lines (can not treat forehead without treating the brows), 3.Bunny Lines (lines across the bridge of the nose), 4.Crow’s Feet (ines on the outer corner of the eyes), 5.Mentalis Dysfunction (‘Dents’ in the chin), 6.Brow Lift (reates a lifting effect of the brows), 7.Gummy Smile (smile with over exposure of the upper teeth and gums), 8.Cupids bow (more defined cupids bow), 9.Glabellar Lines (vertical lines between the eyebrows that resemble the number 11) & 10. Masseter (sliming of the jaw & teeth grinding)
You can also have the following conditions treated: 1. Hands for excessive sweating 2. Feet for excessive sweating 3. Underarms for excessive sweating 4. Vulva for excessive sweating
Can I treat my excessive sweating?
Bo-tox injections work fantastically well for the excessive sweating of the underarms, vulva, hands or feet in the majority of clients. To ensure the best results in these areas, avoid using any anti-perspirants or applying anything hot on the underarms for 12 hours before and 24 hours after treatment. Please remove the hair in the area a day or two before your treatment.