Botulinum toxin or Botox is a well known and trusted aesthetic treatment. Toxin treatment was first used in certain eye conditions and by sheer serendipity it was found that patients wrinkles were improved.
Botulinum toxin is used for reducing wrinkles on the face and has many medical uses including overactive bladder, spasticity due to multiple sclerosis and stroke, chronic migraine headaches and excessive sweating.
Botox is traditionally injected through a very fine needle like a diabetic syringe and it feels no more painful than a mosquito bite.
The solution takes approximately two weeks to fully bed in and bind with the receptors in muscles and stop them contracting. The effect lasts anywhere between 3-6 months and lasts longer after a few treatments.
Patients asks me about side effects and complications which are rare in trained hands, but mild eye droop can happen in 1 in 250-300 patients. Allergy to Botox and other significant side effects are rare.
We provide Botox for wrinkle reduction, hyperhiderosis (excessive sweating), neck platysma bands and chronic migraines.
Full consultation is carried out by trained and experienced doctors and treated very discreetly. I have 16 years experience as a doctor and work as a GP in West Byfleet. I am also a GP trainer and GP appraiser for Kent, Surrey and Sussex deanery.
I have practiced in aesthetic medicine since 2011 and routinely carry out advanced Botox and fillers including cheek fillers and tear troughs. I urge anyone considering Botox or filler treatments to choose a practitioner wisely and research a practitioner thoroughly to see they are experienced and qualified to carry out such treatments.