Repeated facial expressions cause wrinkles to form. Despite looking older, wrinkles can also give you the appearance of sadness, anger or exhaustion. With a few Botox treatments, you will have a revitalized appearance, making you look more confident, approachable and at ease. The overall effects can be very dramatic, smoother and younger-looking skin.
Croydon Cosmetic Clinic offers free consultations to help you determine if Botox is the right procedure for you. As always, we will answer your questions and assist you in any way possible.

Uses of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can be used to treat dynamic wrinkles of the face (forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet). It has also been used to treat upper lateral nose bunny lines, lateral chin “marionette lines”, “smoker’s lines” around the mouth, and the unsightly neck bands.
Other uses of Botox include treatment of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) of underarms, hands, feet, forehead, nose and face.
Is it safe?
Botox has been used for over 30 years without any known long-term problems.

How does it work?
The Botulinum toxin temporarily blocks the nerve transmission to the muscles under the skin. Facial lines formed by the dynamic action of underlying muscles will then diminish or disappear.

 Who is suitable for Botulinum toxin?
We will assess your suitability during your consultation. Most people are suitable apart from those who are pregnant or breast feeding.
Are Botox® injections painful?
No, you may experience a slight temporary discomfort or stinging sensation.Can these treatments be used with dermal fillers or laser treatment?
The treatments are complementary and it has been reported that Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse and other fillers lasts longer when administered in combination with Botox. This is because the continuous movement of the muscles is eliminated, slowing the body’s breakdown of the injected product.
Note: It is possible to have Botox and dermal filler treatment done in one setting.
How will I look after the treatment?
There is a slight redness immediately after, which settles within a couple of hours.
What can and can’t I do after the treatment?
Within 4 hours of the treatment people are advised not to do vigorous exercise, drink excessive alcohol, lie down flat or bend forward. Otherwise life can carry on as normal.
When will I notice a difference?
It starts to work in about 2-5 days. The greatest effect is seen after about 1-2 weeks.  We also offer you a free top up if required within 2 weeks of the treatment.
How long will it last?
3-6 months depending on each individual’s own response. Repeat treatments have been shown to last longer.
What are the side-effects?
It is a very safe treatment. However, side-effects can occur but are rare. These include slight bruising at the injection site, which usually only last for a few days. The other rare side effects are headaches and eye droop.