Anti-wrinkle Injections

Botox for a relaxed appearance

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Treatment Duration Duration 10 - 15 minutes
Treatment Sessions Sessions 1 + follow up
Treatment Results Results 2 weeks
Treatment Recovery Time Price From £345

About Anti-wrinkle Injections

Botox is the common term for anti-wrinkle injections and is the product and the treatment using Botulinum toxin. Botox helps to temporarily relax the muscles and excessive movements to smooth out the skin. Nowadays it is used also as a preventative measure against permanent creases. At Radiance we prefer not to give a ‘frozen look’, just a natural relaxed appearance.

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The Problem

The Problem

Your skin is like a piece of paper, the more you crease it, the more permanent the creases become. Strong frown muscles cause the typical number 11’s between the brows, strong squint muscles cause crow’s feet and strong forehead muscles cause the horizontal wrinkles on the forehead.

When you are young the skin just springs back and there are no visible wrinkles, but as you age and the skin loses elasticity the wrinkles are present even at rest. These wrinkles contribute to making your face look older than it is and give others the impression that you are cross, anxious or worried. You only get one chance to make a first impression

How It Works

Botox was first introduced by ophthalmic surgeons who injected it near the eyes to stop facial tics and they noticed that it reduced the wrinkles in the skin, giving a more youthful appearance. It is now used in many areas of the face and also for many medical conditions such as excess sweating, migraines and overactive bladders. The Botox attaches to the nerve endings thus stopping the message to ‘contract’ to the muscles. It is injected into the required area using tiny needles making it almost painless.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I suitable for Botox?
Downtime for Botox Treatment
Botulinum toxin aftercare tips
Where can Botox be used?
Why does Dr Ros insist on a free follow up after your first treatment?
Why does it cost more to have Botox when you are a man?
My brows dropped when another practitioner did my treatment. Why was this?
Why do so many people, including celebrities, get it wrong and look weird?
How does Botox work for excess sweating/ hyperhydrosis?

Dr Ros carries out a full facial assessment if you are considering Botox or other treatments. You will be required to fill out a medical form to rule out any conditions that might contraindicate a treatment. The vast majority of healthy people, who are not pregnant or breastfeeding are suitable.

There is no downtime.  You can even come for a treatment in your lunch hour.

These are very strict rules, but in reality the Botox is attached to the nerve endings within 15 minutes of your treatment and does not move to other areas of the face.

 For at least 4 hours after treatment

  • Keep in an upright position
  • Do not bend excessively

For at least 12 hours after treatment

  • Avoid wearing make-up unless it is mineral make-up

For at least 2 days after treatment

  • Do not vigorously massage the treated area.
  • After washing, pat skin dry.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise and wearing swimming goggles.

For at least 2 days after treatment

  • Do not have any beauty treatments on your face e.g. facials, facial massage.

Please inform Dr Ros  if you have changed your medication, have seen your doctor for anything other than a minor illness or are pregnant or trying to conceive when you return for subsequent treatments.

Botox can be injected in areas on the face and body.

  • Botox for the face: Forehead / Eye area / Mouth / Lips / Nasal Area / Neck
  • Botox for the body: For temporary relief of excessive  sweating Armpit  
  • For permanent sweat reduction see miraDry 

Dr Ros is a perfectionist and wants you to get the best, natural looking results so that this can be your secret should you wish. At your free follow up she will watch you talking and be able to see if you need any adjustments. We all have a ‘mirror face’ which is very different to our ‘everyday, talking face’ so may not be aware that a fine adjustment is needed. Dr Ros will ‘teach you what to look out for’ so that, when you are confident, you will know when you need to book your free follow up appointment at 2-3 weeks.

Men’s muscles are so much stronger than women’s hence they often need almost twice as much Botox to be injected.

Your forehead muscle is the only muscle lifting up your eyebrows. As you age the skin gets more ‘stretchy’ due to loss of collagen and the muscle less efficient. It is important to take this into account. Dr Ros analyses your face every single time to make sure she injects the correct amount of Botox in the correct positions. Botox is an art and it is important to have the treatment done by a medical practitioner who has a lot of experience and doing treatments on a regular basis.

Botox is an art and it takes years of experience to do it really well. Everyone’s face is different in terms of where the muscles are, how the individual uses their muscles, what expressions they make, if they have heavy lids, if the have lax skin due to loss of collagen that occurs with age. These must all be taken into consideration. If not youcould end up with drooped brows, heavy lids, spock brows or unnatural movement. Yes, it is so important to listen to what you are concerned about, but sometimes what you may ask for is not right. Dr Ros assesses every patient individually and follows up on the results at a free consultation 2-3 weeks later. If any extra Botox is needed she will do it FOC and explain why so that you will understand and now if you need a top up after subsequent treatments.

Your sweat glands have little muscles that contract to squeeze out the sweat and odour when you get hot or anxious. When Botox is injected into the skin in the underarm it can stop the muscle contracting and reduce, if not stop, sweating. The results last about 4 months. The cost is £395. An alternative is miraDry which cause permanent sweat reduction in the underarm. You can book a consultation with Katie or Charlotte to discuss the miradry treatment.

Dr Ros carries out a full facial assessment if you are considering Botox or other treatments. You will be required to fill out a medical form to rule out any conditions that might contraindicate a treatment. The vast majority of healthy people, who are not pregnant or breastfeeding are suitable.

There is no downtime.  You can even come for a treatment in your lunch hour.

These are very strict rules, but in reality the Botox is attached to the nerve endings within 15 minutes of your treatment and does not move to other areas of the face.

 For at least 4 hours after treatment

  • Keep in an upright position
  • Do not bend excessively

For at least 12 hours after treatment

  • Avoid wearing make-up unless it is mineral make-up

For at least 2 days after treatment

  • Do not vigorously massage the treated area.
  • After washing, pat skin dry.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise and wearing swimming goggles.

For at least 2 days after treatment

  • Do not have any beauty treatments on your face e.g. facials, facial massage.

Please inform Dr Ros  if you have changed your medication, have seen your doctor for anything other than a minor illness or are pregnant or trying to conceive when you return for subsequent treatments.

Botox can be injected in areas on the face and body.

  • Botox for the face: Forehead / Eye area / Mouth / Lips / Nasal Area / Neck
  • Botox for the body: For temporary relief of excessive  sweating Armpit  
  • For permanent sweat reduction see miraDry 

Dr Ros is a perfectionist and wants you to get the best, natural looking results so that this can be your secret should you wish. At your free follow up she will watch you talking and be able to see if you need any adjustments. We all have a ‘mirror face’ which is very different to our ‘everyday, talking face’ so may not be aware that a fine adjustment is needed. Dr Ros will ‘teach you what to look out for’ so that, when you are confident, you will know when you need to book your free follow up appointment at 2-3 weeks.

Men’s muscles are so much stronger than women’s hence they often need almost twice as much Botox to be injected.

Your forehead muscle is the only muscle lifting up your eyebrows. As you age the skin gets more ‘stretchy’ due to loss of collagen and the muscle less efficient. It is important to take this into account. Dr Ros analyses your face every single time to make sure she injects the correct amount of Botox in the correct positions. Botox is an art and it is important to have the treatment done by a medical practitioner who has a lot of experience and doing treatments on a regular basis.

Botox is an art and it takes years of experience to do it really well. Everyone’s face is different in terms of where the muscles are, how the individual uses their muscles, what expressions they make, if they have heavy lids, if the have lax skin due to loss of collagen that occurs with age. These must all be taken into consideration. If not youcould end up with drooped brows, heavy lids, spock brows or unnatural movement. Yes, it is so important to listen to what you are concerned about, but sometimes what you may ask for is not right. Dr Ros assesses every patient individually and follows up on the results at a free consultation 2-3 weeks later. If any extra Botox is needed she will do it FOC and explain why so that you will understand and now if you need a top up after subsequent treatments.

Your sweat glands have little muscles that contract to squeeze out the sweat and odour when you get hot or anxious. When Botox is injected into the skin in the underarm it can stop the muscle contracting and reduce, if not stop, sweating. The results last about 4 months. The cost is £395. An alternative is miraDry which cause permanent sweat reduction in the underarm. You can book a consultation with Katie or Charlotte to discuss the miradry treatment.

Our Expert

Dr Ros Debenham MBChB MRCGP

Dr Ros Debenham MBChB MRCGP

Aesthetic Doctor GMC medical register number 2703570

Dr Ros Debenham is one of Exeter’s leading aesthetic doctor practitioners. After working in general practice for over 22 years Ros moved over to the aesthetics industry in 2008.

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