Wrinkle Relaxing

Botox is the name most often used for various cosmetic and medical treatments performed by doctors and nurses using Botulinum toxin. Botox is a protein and neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Botox is one of the first brand names used for this prescription only treatment and is produced by Allergan.

In February 06, a licence was given for the use of Botox for some cosmetic treatments. It was then re branded as Vistabel and shortly after Galderma launched Azzalure in the UK followed by Mertz pharma launching Boucouture. All of these prescription only medicines are a type of Botulinum toxin type A .

Botulinum toxin type A blocks impulses that cause the facial muscles to contract. The action is never permanent and wears of after 3 to 4 months. Facial lines are caused by repeated use of the facial muscles of expression such as squinting and frowning. Therefore reducing the amount of facial muscle movement causes lines to be softened.

Doctors have used Botulinum Toxin type A in medical practice for over 25 years for treatment of muscle spasticity in conditions such as cerebral palsy, dystonia and facial spasms. Botox has also been shown to improve headaches such as migraines when areas in the upper part of the face are treated and hyperhydrosis ( excessive sweating).

Data shows treatments are safe with a few short term side effects such as minimal bruising at the injection sites and minor headaches which are short lived. Some people worry that Botox may be dangerous, however administered in the correct manner by a skilled medical professional carries very little risk.

New research shows botulinum toxin treatments to the upper third of the face delay ageing, find out more.

 

Popular treatments performed include:

  • Frown reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Forehead line reduction
  • Crows feet smoothing
  • Bunny line reduction
  • Correction of asymmetrical eye brows and of facial features.
  • Nasal tip elevation
  • Chin crease reduction
  • Reduction of cobblestone effect of chin
  • Reduction of excessive sweating from armpits and hands
  • hyperhydrosis.

Wrinkle relaxing treatments are not recommended in anyone who:

  • Is pregnant, trying to conceive or is breast feeding
  • Suffers a neuromuscular disorder
  • Has had a severe allergic reaction ( even though allergies to Botox are rare)

If you are taking herbal or medical treatments you must discuss this our doctor or Nurse Practitioner before any treatment.

What should you do and not do after Botox?

  • Do gently exercise the treatment areas by frowning, smiling and lifting the eyebrows to optimise your results
  • Do not perform strenuous physical activity for 3 days
  • Do not rub or massage the treatment areas as this may increase the risk of complications by spreading the product
  • Do not take alcohol, aspirin and ibuprofen for 24 hours as they can increase the risk of bruising and swelling

What are the risks and side effects of Botox®?

  • Small area of redness at treatment site lasting 2-3 hours (common)
  • Bruising / swelling of treatment area (less common)
  • Dull heavy sensation +/- occasional headache (less common)
  • Ptosis (droop) of eyebrow or eyelid (rare)

 

Botox treatments are performed by:

Dr Teri Johnson our medical Director and owner of M C Treatments she lives in Middlewich. She has been performing Botox treatments in her Cheshire clinics since 2006. Dr Johnson trained in Botox treatments with BCAM (The British College of Aesthetic Medicine), since then she has attended many courses and conferences to further her education and maintain and improve her skills in Botox treatments and has been treated over 5000 patients since 2006. Find out about her Botox and Aesthetic training here.

Moira Grobicki Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Independent Nurse Prescriber of Jouvence Aesthetics who lives in Middlewich and has been working in Aesthetics since 2016.

Dr Priyanka Vaidya a part time GP in Manchester who has an interest in skin problems. She started developing her carer in aesthetic medicine in 2015. She likes to keep abreast of the latest changes in the world of aesthetics and ensure that she enrolls in the most evidence based training.

Patricia Goodwin Consultant Nurse Practitioner and Independent Prescriber has been performing Botox reatments since 2007 and practices from Cheshire Lasers every 2-3 weeks.

Jan Birch Consultant Nurse Practitioner and Independent Prescriber with an expertise in dermatology She was trained in cosmetic Botox in 2002 at am Allergan course by David Eccleston. She then attended advanced courses in migraine and lower face, neck, gummy smile, tip of nose etc. She undertook a vistabel validation programme, accredited by the Healthcare commission (2007) consisting of an exam, viva, practical. Jan practices at Cheshire Lasers every 3-4 weeks.

Dr Teri Johnson has been performing Botox treatments in her Cheshire clinics since 2006 she specialises in treating the following areas:

  • The Frown
  • The Forehead
  • The Eyes
  • Bunny lines
  • Smokers lines
  • The Chin
  • Depressor Anguli Oris Muscle for sad mouth corners
  • Hyperhydrosis underarms
  • Gummy smiles
  • View her Botox prices here

 

Moira Grobicki has been performing Botox treatments since 20017 she currently treats the following areas:

  • The Frown
  • The Forehead
  • The Eyes
  • Bunny lines
  • Smokers lines
  • The Chin
  • Masseters for Bruxism and Jaw Slimming
  • Platysmal Bands / Neck Lines
  • Gummys Smiles
  • Hyperhydrosis underarms, hands and feet
  • Migraines
  • View her Botox prices here

 

Patricia Goodwin has been performing Botox treatments since 2007. Patricia specialises in treating the following:

  • The Frown
  • The Forehead
  • The Eyes
  • Bunny lines
  • Smokers lines
  • The Chin
  • Masseters
  • Platysmal Bands / Neck Lines
  • Depressor Anguli Oris Muscle for sad mouth corners
  • Hyperhydrosis underarms, forehead and scalp area
  • View her prices here

 

Dr Priyanka Vaidya has been performing Botox treatments since 2015. Dr Priyanka Vaidya specialises in treating the following:

  • The Frown
  • The Forehead
  • The Eyes
  • Bunny lines
  • Smokers lines
  • The Chin
  • Masseters
  • Platysmal Bands / Neck Lines
  • Depressor Anguli Oris Muscle for sad mouth corners
  • Hyperhydrosis underarms
  • View her prices here