Throughout history, people have looked for ways to achieve a younger, more vibrant look by improving their facial appearance.
BOTOX® and newer products like XEOMIN® are developed from Botulinum toxin, which works by physiologically weakening the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to expression lines.
Available from BPDS, in Chepstow, these products are administered by minute intramuscular injections to treat the facial wrinkles. This non-surgical procedure is considered a safe and effective way of preventing the appearance of ageing, offering a simple effective way to reduce wrinkles, promoting a more youthful, fresher appearance.
Just one 30 minute treatment session at our Chepstow BOTOX® clinic with our GMC registered, practising General Practitioners will reduce the lines that can make the face appear older.
There is minimal discomfort associated with this procedure, therefore eliminating the need for a sedative or local anaesthetic. Clients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. The treatment takes three to five days to begin to take effect and lasts from three to four months.
When the toxin begins to wear off, the wrinkles begin to reappear; however, they may not be as deep as the original ones. It usually takes two or three injections each year to maintain the smooth, youthful appearance desired. Studies suggest that, after several rounds of treatment, the patient may require injections less often.
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Enhance Beauty utilise two products for Botulinum Toxin therapy, Botox® and Xeomin®. We find both products equally effective. Many people prefer to use the known brand… but Xeomin® is less expensive to achieve the same results. We belive in transparency and offer the choice of the preferred product to the client.
Have you had treatment before? Do you know what you are being injected with?!
If you haven’t been told – ask! The clinician should ALWAYS be happy to show you what they are using. If they are being evasive… chances are it isn’t what you thought it was!
Prices are slightly higher for men (by £30 for a single area and £50 for two or more), due to the higher doses required.
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Botulinum Toxin has been used for over 25 years and is a type of purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Initially developed and traded as Botox® and more recently as new products such as Xeomin®. Tiny doses of this substance are injected just under the skin into the muscles that are being treated to reduce wrinkles. It is very safe and is injected directly into facial muscles in very tiny amounts during treatment.
BOTOX® is injected into the target areas and works specifically by blocking the nerve impulse, allowing the muscles responsible for the excessive contractions that cause wrinkles to relax. When these treatments are injected into the wrinkles, the toxin proceeds to relax the muscles of the injected area, smoothing the skin and seeming to slow down and even reverse the aging process. Other nerve functions, such as the skin’s sense of touch are not affected.
In most cases patients can see a real difference after one treatment. This is because BOTOX® works gradually, smoothing and softening lines and wrinkles for up to 4 months. Every face is unique and we will advise you on how many treatments you are likely to need and how often, depending on the results you would like to achieve.
The effects of Botulinum Toxin often last up to 4 months, depending on the patient. If you decide to stop treatment, previous lines and wrinkles will gradually return, although may be less pronounced than before treatment.
It is very rare for treatment with Botulinum Toxin to be painful. Most patients experience a feeling of slight discomfort if at all during the treatment itself but that is all. Rest assured we will talk you through what to expect before your first injection, so you will be fully prepared prior to treatment.
The muscle tension in the faces of men is higher with stronger muscles. Because of this it takes higher doses of Botulinum Toxin to have the desired therapeutic effect, when compared to treatment for women. This results in a slightly higher treatment cost.
With Botulinum Toxin injections at worst you will have a little redness which will subside after a few hours. There is normally no reason you would not be able to return to normal activities immediately after the treatment.
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