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botox injections
What is Botox?

Botox® is a naturally purified protein that works as a muscle relaxant. Botox treatments are used for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. They visibly reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines for 3-4 months. They are also effective in treating medical conditions such as chronic migraines, eyelid spasms, and even hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the armpits, hands and feet).

What is Botox made of?

The main ingredient in Botox® is Botulinum toxin type A. This substance is a neurotoxic protein, or just neurotoxin for short. This substance does not allow the neuromuscular junction’s axon endings to release a neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine. As a result, it causes temporary muscle paralysis. Therefore, when applied into the muscles via injection, it slowly relaxes them by blocking the activity of their nerves. That is why Botulinum toxin type A products have such fantastic anti-wrinkle effects. By paralyzing certain muscles of the face with this type of solution, wrinkles on the forehead, around and between the eyes can be reduced. 

What to expect?

It is always advisable to use the most highly trained and skilled medical practitioners for the most effective results. Nurse Becky is renowned for her gentle touch and natural looking results. 

A face-to-face consultation will be carried out in the clinic, where we will run through what the procedure entails, discuss the results you are looking for and answer any questions you may have. You can feel at ease and relaxed on the day of your treatment, knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands.

Is it safe?

Botulinum toxin is a poison that can be dangerous in large doses or in the hands of an inexperienced injector. But Botox injections come in much smaller doses than what is actually deemed dangerous. As long as you’re using an experienced injector, it’s completely safe.

How long is the recovery period?

After your treatment it is typical to have redness, tenderness, and swelling. These side effects usually disappear in 1 day. Bruising is also common. You can apply a pack of ice for relief. The bruising should go away in about 2 weeks.

Generally, on the day you get Botox, it’s a good idea to:

  • gently exercise your face

  • relax for the rest of the day

  • maintain a normal heart rate

  • avoid touching, rubbing, or physical pressure on the affected area

  • leave the treated area alone

See our Aftercare page for more information on how to care for yourself after the procedure.

Will it hurt?

Many patients are under the impression that having Botox injections will hurt. Those patients will be surprised and happy to hear that the needles used for the procedure are very small, and feel similar having a flu jab.


When the injection is taking place, you will feel a slight stinging at the injection site. This can be reduced by the use of a topical cream or ice pack. 

As well as picking the right person to undertake your treatment, you can help things along by:

  • Not drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours before treatment

  • Not taking any anti inflammatory medicines

  • Not taking fish oils or garlic supplements as these can thin your blood

  • Avoid booking your appointment in the week before your period, as sensitivity is heightened at this time

What treatments are available?

You can chose from the following anti wrinkle treatment areas

  • Forehead

  • Bunny lines

  • Gummy smile

  • Marionettes

  • Lip flip

  • Jawline

  • Neck lift

  • Hyperhydrosis

  • Full face

We always recommend you come back for review after 2 weeks to ensure the treatment has been effective.


before botox


after botox
How do I book?

If you would like more information, please Contact Us.

Alternately you can use the "Book Now" link below to book your consultation, or if you are a returning patient and you have had the procedure with us before, you can rebook for your next appointment.

Aftercare Advice

We always advise you to take extra care of yourself before and after you treatment. Your health and wellbeing is always our top priority, so we encourage you to drink plenty of water, avoid processed foods and add some extra fruit and vegetables into your diet. This will also help with the healing process.

  • Wait at least 24 hours before you exercise

  • Take a break from makeup for 24 hours

  • Sit up for the first 4 hours

  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours

  • Don't touch your face for minimum 24 hours

  • Don't sleep on the treated areas

  • Stay out of the sun

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