Muscle Relaxant Injections

Botox® Cosmetic is a simple non-surgical treatment, the upper facial muscles are injected with a muscle relaxant drug (Botox®/Dysport) using very fine needles to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines. This leads to a gradual muscle relaxant effect, where the face will appear smoother and rejuvenated.

Botox® Cosmetic is an affordable treatment that is virtually painless available at the AcuKare.

The Treatment:

After the free initial consultation, our Harley Street trained Cosmetic Nurse will determine the area to be treated by assessing the client’s muscle strength.

Botox® is then injected with very fine needles into the area, very often a visible difference can be seen at 3-4 days and full effect after 14 days, following treatment. Lines will continue to improve for up to 30 days and results can last for up to 4 months (individual results may vary).

The Benefits:

  • An improvement in frown lines.
  • Rejuvenate and refresh the upper face.
  • Younger and fresher looking skin.
  • Armpits and palms of hands for hyperhydrosis (excessive perspiration).

Please contact Karen (AcuKare) for further information and to book a free consultation with ourCosmetic Nurse who will discuss your requirements and advise accordingly.

Post Injection Aftercare advice

Immediately after treatment with botulinum toxin, the majority of people will look and feel just as they did beforehand. It will take several days for you to notice a difference, and up to 2 weeks until it has the maximum effect.

There are several things you can do to help the treatment work as well as possible:

  • Try not to touch the treated areas for several hours
  • Try not to lie down flat for a few hours
  • Don’t wear a hat if it presses on your treatment area
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for a few days
  • Wait at least a week until you have a facial treatment

This will cut down the theoretical risk of the botulinum toxin spreading to other parts of your face.

Botulinum toxin works best in active muscles, so try to use your treated muscles as much as possible over the next few hours. Really exaggerate your expressions to make sure you get the best result.

Most of the time treatments with botulinum toxin go without a hitch. But if you are unfortunate and get some bruising, a rash or some numbness in the treated areas they should settle down within a few days. Arnica cream can be helpful with mild bruising. If you are worried that the treatment is not having the effect you desire, it is worth waiting a couple of weeks for the full effect to show before returning to your practitioner. This way they can make an informed judgement about the best course of action to take.

And remember: good skin care, sun protection, a healthy diet and stopping smoking will all improve your skin’s general condition, and help your treatment to have the best result.

Immediately after treatment with botulinum toxin, the majority of people will look and feel just as they did beforehand. It will take several days for you to notice a difference, and up to 2 weeks until it has the maximum effect.