Botulinum Toxin Therapy
Botulinum Toxin Therapy - commonly known as Botox, is used to treat facial lines by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle action is reduced which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften.
For facial lines, Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles and can take up to 14 days to take effect. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow's feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines. Results can last between three to five months. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox.
Botox can also be used to treat Hyperhidrosis (severe sweating). Small doses are injected into the skin, this blocks the nerves that supply the eccrine (sweat) glands, and this prevents the glands from producing sweat. Results can last between six to twelve months.
"I had a Botox treatment with Davinia who was very helpful and gentle. It was virtually pain free." J.W., Wiltshire
"I saw Davinia for Botox - excellent treatment. She was very considerate to my requirements and very understanding of what it's like to go through the procedure - sympathetic to my concerns." K.C., Coventry
"Always efficient and friendly with great results, plus follow ups if there any queries - I see Davinia for botox." N.W., London
"Lovely, gentle and pleasant as always. I felt at ease throughout." G.L., Stockton-On-Tees
For more information, watch Dr Lowe on BBC's 'Botox Britain', or to book an appointment, please call 020 7499 3223.