Botox

  • World's number 1 selling anti-wrinkle injection
  • The first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines look better in adults
  • A quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime
  • It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines
  • Dr Rita Rakus is famous for her 'Baby Botox®' and natural-looking Botox® treatments
  • The Dr Rakus Clinic is also a Botox® Training Centre led by Mr Kambiz Golchin, a Key Opinion Leader for Allergan

Dr Rita Rakus says:
"Our customers, both men and women, return to our London Clinic time and again for treatment of frown lines, wrinkles, worry lines, crow’s feet and chin dimples using Botox muscle relaxants. With no recovery time needed, many go straight back to work afterwards. "

How Botox® Works

Botox® is a muscle relaxing injection used by millions around the world to improve the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, décolletage, tighten the jawline/nefertiti lift and even reduce Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating). Botox® helps relax muscles that when contracted, create lines and wrinkles. Increasingly, Botox® is being used by younger patients as a preventative wrinkle treatment.

Botox® injections are one of the most affordable, fastest working, safe and effective non-surgical aging treatments available.

  • Several injections of Botox® are administered into the muscles, reducing wrinkles. Treatment typically takes around 15 minutes.
  • No anaesthetic is necessary and discomfort is brief and minimal.
  • Your doctor will give you specific aftercare instructions.
  • You must book a complimentary consultation for Botox® with Dr Rita Rakus to determine if you are suitable for the treatment.
  • We also recommend a post-treatment appointment to assess the results with a free top-up if necessary after 2 weeks.

Botox® Results

Botox® treatments usually take effect after 3-5 days, however it may take 2 weeks for the maximum effect to come.

The effect lasts between 3 to 6 months (average 4 months). Patients who have had several injections often find the effect persists longer. Side effects are uncommon and minimal.

Why Choose Botox®?

  • Affordable & fast working – virtually no downtime.
  • Effective wrinkle treatment without surgery.
  • Natural results - Botox® won’t radically change your appearance.

What Should I Do Now?

Please use the contact form or alternatively, call the Dr Rita Rakus Clinic on +44 (0)20 7460 7324 to book your complimentary consultation with Dr Rita Rakus. From there we will talk you through the procedure and alternatives and schedule an appointment for treatment. Consultation is required prior to treatment.

For Optimum Results
Where appropriate, Botox® may be combined with…

Most non-surgical facial treatments including Thermage, Pelleve, Fraxel, Angel Lift, Ultherapy, etc. will complement any work with Botox®.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Botox is a natural purified protein.
  • Botox relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles.
Botox creates a smoothed, rejuvenated appearance. When injected into a muscle:
  • Botox temporarily blocks the chemical signals that make the muscle contract.
  • Only minute quantities of Botox are injected.
  • Only the injected muscle will be affected.
  • Botox has an excellent safety profile.
  • Botox is used in a variety of therapeutic areas. It is one of the few treatments that can be given to treat children over 2 years of age to treat cerebral palsy.
    Doses often exceed those around twenty times the average cosmetic dose.
  • Botox has been actively used for over 10 years in tens of thousands of patients worldwide. There are over 20 different licenses in over 70 countries worldwide.
  • Botox has US FDA and European approval (including France and Switzerland). Botox has recently received a cosmetic licence here in the UK and for this use, doctors may prescribe another by name but which exactly the same as Botox but comes in a smaller vial.

A tiny amount of Botox is injected into the hyperactive muscles, which blocks the nerve impulse from reaching these muscles. The muscle simply relaxes or ‘goes to sleep’. This relaxation enables the skin to relax and the lines smooth away.

Your doctor will ask you to frown or smile to assess your muscle movement and then determine the injection site to achieve the best results for you.

Botox is then administered by several tiny injections, which feels like a pin prick. Normally no anaesthetic is required, but topical anaesthetic cream can be applied if you wish.

You can return to work or day to day activities immediately, but will be asked to follow post treatment guidelines.

Side effects are rare and normally resolve within a very short time and may include:

  • Bruising at the site of injection
  • Eyelid droop
  • Headaches.

NB: Headache usually resolves within a few days. Interestingly, Botox is a recognized treatment for headaches as it helps relax the muscles that are associated with headaches.

Rare side effects will be discussed with your practitioner.

Results will show from 2 -7 days in most patients, but some can take up to 14 days to see the full effect.

Results can then last from 3 to 4 months following initial treatment. Subsequent Botox treatments can last much longer, but this does vary in individual patients.