- Botox is a natural purified protein.
- Botox relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles.
- 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.
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. "
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.
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.
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.
Most non-surgical facial treatments including Thermage, Pelleve, Fraxel, Angel Lift, Ultherapy, etc. will complement any work with Botox®.
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:
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.