Botox treatment for wrinkles is the most commonly requested aesthetic medical procedure worldwide. Botox is the trade name of a medicine called Botulinum Toxin Type A which is also available as Bocouture or Azzalure in the UK. The Doctors in Clinetix have extensive experience with all three forms of wrinkle relaxing injections.
Wrinkles on the upper part of the face, around the eyes, nose and on the forehead are often of concern as they can give the impression of an aged appearance. They can be treated alone but more commonly they are addressed as part of a whole face rejuvenation program. Botox treatments are performed in Glasgow and Bothwell by our Medical Team led by Dr’s Simon and Emma Ravichandran.
Wrinkle relaxing injections temporarily blocks the nerve signals that tell the muscles to move. This allows the overlying skin to smooth out. Wrinkle relaxing injections are famous for giving a ‘frozen’ or artificial result. At Clinetix our skilled medical practitioners perform treatments that can give a remarkable rejuvenating effect that looks completely natural.
The most common areas to treat are the frown lines between the eyes, the horizontal forehead lines and crows feet. In expert hands Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injections are used to help very fine lines just below the eye, lines on the side of the nose and also around the mouth. We can also used Botulinum Toxin injections to relax some muscles to subtly alter the appearance of the face also, in areas like the chin, the nose, the neck and the jawline.
Although some clients may request a ‘frozen’ appearance, the majority of our clients prefer a natural refreshed appearance. When you leave Clinetix your friends will ask you where you’ve been on holiday, not where you had your treatment!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Botulinum Toxin Injections really work?
Absolutely! Botulinum toxin is a medicine that temporarily blocks the signals from nerve endings that tell the muscles to move. The result is a reduction in movement of the muscles. Lines and wrinkles on the face are caused by years of repetitive contraction of these muscles that etches a line into the skin. When these muscles are relaxed the lines very quickly disappear.
Will I look “fake” or “frozen”?
Only if you want to! Many people today opt for a natural more refreshed look rather than a frozen look. This requires very careful dosing in very specific areas to reduce the signs of ageing without looking like you have had a treatment.
Do the injections hurt?
Most people will feel something when the treatment is being performed, however the procedure is described as painless by most people. We ask all our patients to provide a treatment pain score at Clinetix and the usual score for this treatment is either 1 or 2 out of 10. On this scale, 1 = no pain at all and 10 = the worst pain imaginable. For particularly nervous patients a numbing cream may be applied.
Are there any side effects?
Botulinum toxin injections have been used safely for over 30 years for cosmetic and medical uses. In cosmetic doses serious side effects are incredibly rare. Less serious side effects are related to the treatment effecting the wrong muscles and can result in a drooping of the eyebrow or eyelid. These side effects are uncommon and less likely to happen with an experienced practitioner. You may experience some temporary bruising or swelling at the injection site as with all injections.
How long does it last?
Most people will get about 4 months of a result from a single treatment. There is some variation between 2 months and 6 months. Some evidence suggests that with regular treatments, the effects may last longer.
How much does it cost?
The cost of treatment will vary depending on the number of areas to be treated and the complexity of the treatment. At Clinetix, Botulinum Toxin injections start from £150 for a single area.
Can Botox Injections be used to treat excessive sweating?
Excessive sweating (also known as Hyperhidrosis) can be treated using Botox injections into the area effected. This effectively switches off the sweat glands for up to 9 months and is usually extremely effective. Click here to find out more about how Botulinum Toxin can be used to treat excessive sweating.
I’ve been coming to Emma for 3 years now and always delighted with the results. Advice is always offered to achieve the best look and I trust her wholeheartedly. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.Gillian
I have been having my treatments at Clinetix for 5 years now. Very professional and very experienced. I would not go anywhere else. Emma is amazing.Kirsty
Wouldn’t go anywhere else! First class team, amazing results every time.Christopher
Absolutely fantastic team, from beautiful receptionist to the lovely Dr’s Emma and Simon. Go along and get rejuvenated at Clinetix, you won’t be disappointed.Leona
I’ve been coming to Clinetix now for 6 months and my skin has never looked better! The staff are so knowledgeable, super friendly, incredibly well trained but never pushy. And Emma is amazing- believe me- nothing hurts ever! Highly recommend!Lynne
Very friendly and up to date with their treatments. Very professional team. Always made to feel welcome.Joe
Professional service, great salon and staff. You are in safe hands here.Tracey
Great staff, very efficient listeners to what you want and advise the best procedure for you.Jane
Absolutely wonderful fantastic results!! Really professional, friendly team.Marian
Dr Emma was very informative and eased my nerves the first time I had Botox. This is my second visit and I would highly recommend Clinetix.Susan
I love coming to get my dermalux done, girls are so pleasant and make you feel so comfortable too. Love coming here!Iris
Professional team with great integrity and commitment.Shanthi
Excellent staff, professional environment. Always delighted with the results, would always recommend this clinic to friends.Gina
Great service, friendly, welcoming, professional. Will be back, outstanding in all areas.Natalie
Fantastic experience. Great staff.Wendy
Highly professional, friendly, welcoming staff. Very good at explaining procedures and putting any fears to rest.Annette