Botox ® Macclesfield Cheshire

Often erroneously just referred to by the brand name Botox ®, Botulinum Type A is an injectable wrinkle smoothing treatment, typically used to treat expression lines which are caused by the action of certain facial muscles. The most popular areas for treatment are the Glabellar lines (the creases between the eyebrows), forehead lines and the crows feet.

Botulinum Type A

In cosmetic applications, Botulinum Type A, (often referred to as Botox) is considered safe and effective for reduction of facial wrinkles, especially in the uppermost third of the face.

Indeed Botox ® has slipped into the public consciousness as a shorthand for Botulinum Type A procedures. It is similar to when a vacuum cleaner is described as a Hoover, a ballpoint pen a Biro or when a lip balm is called a Chapstick. When using Botox ® as a shorthand for Botulinum Type A it is described as using a generic trademark.

What other alternatives do I have for Botox ® ? 

The Fresh Skin Clinic uses the following Botulinum Type A products:

  • Allergan Botox
  • Dysport
  • Azzalure
  • Bocouture

What’s involved and how long will the treatment take?

Following a detailed consultation including a thorough assessment of the facial muscles, a small amount of the product is injected into the area, which temporarily reduces the level of muscle activity. This in turn softens the appearance of the lines and wrinkles, giving a fresher more youthful appearance. The small injections take a matter of minutes, but you should allow 40 minutes for your appointment.

When will I see results and how long will they last?

Softening of lines will usually be apparent after 3-5 days, with optimum results after 14 days. The results last for around 4-6 months, depending on the individual.

We also offer a FREE follow up appointment 2 weeks after your first treatment.

Further information.

Many clients choose to combine Botulinum type A treatments with Dermal Fillers . Feel free to call us  or email us to discuss all your options regarding anti-wrinkle treatments.