WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is a good safe medication in reducing facial wrinkles. Botulinum toxin (Botox) is prepared from a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This toxin can cause botulism(an illness that affects the nerves)in high doses. Botox has been used since the 1970s.
Botulinum toxin consists of 7 types of neurotoxins; however, only toxins A and B are used by clinicians.
A study in 1994 reported the benefit of botulinum (Botox) for reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles; since then, it has been used as a cosmetic treatment.
Botox is used to treat certain eye disorders such as crossed eyes (strabismus) and uncontrolled blinking (blepharospasm), to treat muscle stiffness/spasms or movement disorders (such as cervical dystonia, torticollis), and to reduce the cosmetic appearance of wrinkles.
The most common areas for the use of Botox are the frown lines between the eyes, the furrows of the forehead, the crow’s feet at the sides of the eyes, and creases in the neck.
WHY CHOOSE BOTOX?
BOTOX is the number one selling treatment of its kind.
It’s FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults.
A quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines.
It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
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In 1992, Dr. William Binder observed that when he gave people Botox for wrinkles, they reported fewer headaches. Botox was approved by the FDA for the migraines in 2010. Patients receive Botox for migraine prevention. They get 31 injections in different spots on the head and neck, and the effects can last around 3-6 months.
Botox is licensed for treating (excessive sweating) hyperhidrosis. It is generally very effective for treating hyperhidrosis but the effects eventually wear off after about 3-6 months.
Some studies suggest Botox may help people with depression. One small study of 74 people with major depressive disorder found that 52% of people who received Botox reported a drop in symptoms six weeks later, compared with 15% of the people given a placebo. Allergan is currently conducting clinical trials to see if Botox can treat depression.
BOTOX is not just for women. If you are a man and think it’s time to do something about those ageing lines/wrinkle, talk to us about whether BOTOX is right for you BOTOX is the most popular minimally invasive aesthetic procedure for males.
*We charge £30 for a consultation, but you will get this off any treatment booked within 30 days of your consultation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BOTOX
WHAT IS BOTOX?
BOTOX is the #1 selling treatment of its kind*:
– It’s FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults.
– A quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime
– You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines
– It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?
BOTOX targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years. Dr.Matla will inject these muscles with BOTOX to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines and your forehead lines.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.
WILL MY FACE LOOK UNNATURAL OR OVERDONE?
BOTOX is a technique-sensitive treatment. You can trust BOTOX to deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. So you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THE TREATMENT? DOES IT HURT?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX feels like a pinch. Dr.Matla may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, we can instead apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES TREATMENT TAKE?
The injection process takes a quick 10 minutes. Dr.Matla will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY TIME AFTER TREATMENT?
Treatment requires minimal downtime. So you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave our clinic.
HOW MANY INJECTIONS WILL I RECEIVE?
Treatment with BOTOX is customized to your goals and needs. When you meet with Dr.Matla, he will determine the appropriate treatment for any areas you wish to address, including moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
For the crow’s feet area, Dr.Matla will inject 3 areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the muscle that frames the other eye.
For the frown lines area, Dr.Matla will administer 5 injections into the muscles between your brows and in your forehead.
For the forehead lines area, Dr.Matla will administer 4-6 injections into a muscle in your forehead.
WHAT WERE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS SEEN IN CLINICAL TRIALS?
CAN I SAVE ON TREATMENT?
Yes! But be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Your cost not only includes the price of the
DO MEN RECEIVE TREATMENTS LIKE BOTOX?
Yes. The number of men receiving cosmetic treatments overall has risen by 325% over the last 20 years. And the number of men specifically choosing treatments like BOTOX has also risen fast– in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum toxin treatments. When surveyed, the majority of men say they want to look good and they’re bothered by the changes they see in the mirror. 80% would choose to treat their crow’s feet first, while 74% would prioritize their forehead lines, and 60% would most like to treat their frown lines.
IS THERE A GENERIC BOTOX?
No. If it doesn’t say BOTOX on the vial, then it isn’t BOTOX. It’s important to understand that medical formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among products, so no one product can take the place of another. This is why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX. BOTOX has a one-of-a-kind formulation. And BOTOX is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind. Backed by more than 15 years of clinical studies, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX have been described in 495 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
I’ve had botox, my results are amazing. The consultation was very thorough. Dr Matla made you feel relaxed as he explained everything. He asks you to take time to think so your plan is in your hands of what you require. A top up was offered if I wanted it after my 2-week check. My daughter an I have both had lip fillers on Friday both of us are extremely happy. I’d recommend Dr matla every time as I felt safe and cared for.
Sue Allen – Liverpool
Dr Matla Aesthetics
Old Brewery Court
156 Sandyford Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
0191 646 1399
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