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CosmeDocs is one of the leading Botox Anti Wrinkle Treatment Clinics in London, providing thousands of these procedures as well as involved in training other physicians all across UK. The botox London procedure works well for both men and women, using ultra small needles with good technique patients have minimal discomfort.
Approved by both the FDA(USA) & MHRA (UK), Botox is used for various aesthetic and medical indications. Botox London has been under practice for more than 20 years and over 2 million patients are treated in the UK & US per year. Botox is a highly purified protein derived from the bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum. It blocks the nerves to muscles that cause wrinkles & unnecessary expression as well as sweat glands to decrease excessive sweating. Also, in bruxism it is used to relax excessively strong (hypertrophied) muscles. Often referred to as a potent toxin in the media it is used in very low doses that are safe when performed by experienced medical practitioners.
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Baby botox also known as ‘Microtox’ uses a careful, advanced technique of botox injections. Tiny droplets of botox are injected into the dermis and the superficial layer of facial muscles. The botox relaxes the outermost muscles and diffuses into sweat and sebaceous glands. The result gives a natural appearance without an ‘over-botoxed’ look as fine lines decrease with a weakened superficial muscle layer but without compromising deep muscle movement. There are additional benefits as the texture of the skin can improve with decreased sweat and sebum production reducing skin sheen and the appearance of open pores.
Many individuals prefer to have Baby Botox in the most commonly treated areas such as the frown, forehead and crow’s feet. They favour the smoothness that microtox gives along with the additional remaining muscle movement which is more natural.
The parallel grooves that appear on the forehead from constant contraction of the frontalis muscle and elevation of the eyebrows worsen with age and sun exposure. For certain people, these lines show ‘negative’ emotions of stress, concern and tiredness. Also we find that the primary concern with these lines is that they can age the facial appearance.
Whilst many may desire the complete absence of these lines with botox, the resultant effect of ‘overtreating’ can create a stony, artificial, shiny forehead with little feature. We have the extensive experience to apply with caution and precision in these cases. We have had many successes in achieving, a softer, smoother and natural look when applying botox wrinkle relaxing injections in this area.
Please note that pillow / sleep lines are not treated with Botox.
Indication: Horizontal forehead lines.
Muscle Targeted: The broad frontalis muscle that spans the forehead.
Muscle Action: The vertical fibres of the frontalis muscle help to raise the eyebrows and have an effect on their shape.
Treatment: Botulinum toxin use in the frontalis muscle helps to smooth the forehead reducing the appearance of horizontal lines. Botox Treatment can also be tailored to elevate the lateral part of the eyebrow helping to lift heavy eyebrows.
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For individuals with excessive hooding of the brow, appropriate movement of the forehead is essential for lifting heavy eyebrows and eyelids. A balanced approach to treatment is addressed in these cases.
Frown lines are also known as Glabellar lines, and they are due to repeated action of frowning. Frown line can be one in the middle between the eyebrows or two parallel lines accompanied by another line running across the top of the nose. They usually develop in the mid-late 20s. They can make one appear older, angrier or more stressed than they are. We see clients from all backgrounds including doctors, teachers, scientists, managers and leaders.
Many clients inform us that they inherited it from their parents, but we believe mimicking their expressions is more likely!
Botox helps to reduce muscle activity. It relaxes nerves that supply the muscle, thereby reducing the expression and decreasing the number of times you crease the skin.
Frown lines treated with 3-5 tiny injections start to relax within a couple of weeks of the treatment. Deep frown lines that are visible at rest may require additional dermal filler treatment. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that fill up the crease in the skin that causes the line due to volume loss (collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid) due to repetitive expression for frowning. Only small drops are required to smooth the lines usually. Your cosmetic doctor will advise or recommend appropriately.
Maintenance treatment with botox is usually 2-3 times the first year and less often after as individuals typically lose the subconscious habit of frowning.
The creases that radiate from the lateral part of the eye are known as ‘crow’s feet and can be the misery of many women as their make-up aggregates in the depths of the wrinkles. The dynamic lines that appear when smiling, laughing and squinting can be treated effectively and quickly with botox anti-wrinkle treatments. This area can be particularly prone to bruising and it is advisable to avoid alcohol and anticoagulant medications two weeks before treatment if possible.
With age and sun damage, deeper lines emerge that are present even without active movement. These static lines may require additional treatments with dermal filler, chemical peel or laser resurfacing balanced with the appropriate amount of Botox anti-wrinkle injections.
Creases appearing under the eye can age an individual’s appearance, project tiredness and amplify dark circles. Treatment of the lower eyelids is possible in select persons and can improve wrinkling and sometimes widen the eye. It is not recommended for those with reduced skin elasticity or who have had previous lower eyelid surgery or resurfacing. Your cosmetic doctor will be able to provide guidance during your consultation.
Indication: Lines that radiate from the corner of the eye.
Muscle Targeted: The orbicularis oculi muscle encircles the eye and the lateral portion is targeted when treating crow’s feet.
Muscle Action: The orbicularis oculi muscle has many functions as it surrounds the eye including blinking and squinting. The lateral part of the muscle, targeted in this treatment, depresses the lateral eyebrow.
Botox Eye Wrinkle Treatment: The aim is to relax the lateral portion of the muscle which usually involves 3-4 injections of botulinum toxin each side. This should help to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and lift the ends of the eyebrow.
Adjacent muscle movement: After a treatment some individuals may complain of accentuated lines in nearby areas such as bunny lines on the nose, lower eyelid wrinkles or under the eyebrows. It is possible to improve these additional lines with small doses of botulinum toxin.
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Eyebrow shape can dramatically alter appearance and a gently arched eyebrow conveys an attractive, youthful, happy and confident individual. This notably relates to females, as the ideal male eyebrow tends to be lower set and less arched. The lateral eyebrow is particularly prone to hooding as we age with loss of elasticity. It can be difficult to apply eye shadow and there may be an expression of tiredness and worry.
By injecting botox into the muscles that depress the eyebrow, a lifted brow can be achieved. This treatment is frequently done in conjunction with other areas such as the crowâ??s feet which can greatly help to open the eye.
Indication: Heavy eyebrows or eyelids.
Muscle Targeted: The superior lateral portion of the orbicularis oculi.
Muscle Action: When contracted this muscle pulls down, depressing the lateral part of the eyebrow.
Botox Brow Lift Treatment: Small doses of botulinum toxin under the lateral part of the eyebrow. This relaxes the muscle responsible for the downward pull of the eyebrow.There are alternative muscles treated which can help to achieve an eyebrow lift such as: Frontalis muscle of the forehead: This muscle elevates the eyebrows and treatment can be tailored to enhance the lift or to lower as required.
Glabellar complex involved in frowning: These muscles pull the medial eyebrows together and downwards. Treatment with botulinum toxin can help to lift the medial portion of the eyebrows.
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Diagonal lines that naturally appear on either side of the nose when squinting or scrunching are called 'bunny lines'. Many find these little lines cute and rather attractive, however, others dislike the 'look of disdain' they can convey. Furthermore, bunny lines may also be the telltale ‘Botox sign’ when arising due to compensatory movement after the frown area has been treated.
Bunny lines can be treated with small doses of botox on the lateral aspects of the nose. If you are having the frown area treated and appear prone to developing these lines our doctors may recommend also treating this area or reviewing your results at a top-up appointment where any adjustments can be made.
Indication: Small lines that occur either side and on the bridge of the nose, more obvious on ‘scrunching’ the nose.
Muscle Targeted: The nasalis muscle.
Muscle Action: The nasalis muscle pulls the nasal sidewalls together/medially when contracted. This can be demonstrated by asking patients to â??Crinkle your noseâ?.
Botox Bunny lines Treatment: Small doses of botulinum toxin are injected into the muscle on the sidewalls and on the dorsum of the nose.
Adjacent muscle movement: Horizontal lines on the nose are frequently associated with frowning and contraction of the procerus muscle. It is often recommended to treat the frown area whilst targeting bunny lines.
Individuals who have crow's feet relaxed with botulinum toxin may find that bunny lines become accentuated and it can be beneficial to also have this area treated.
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There are a high concentration of sebaceous oil glands in the so called T Zone area of the face. One of the action of botulinum toxin include blocking these glands. The advantages of blocking these glands in patients with excessive oily T zone is to improve skin texture, decrease pore size and spot breakouts
Some individuals naturally flare their nostrils whilst others may have a wide nose or well-developed muscles and movement of the nostrils is easy. It can cause embarrassment for the person concerned and distract others when talking, smiling or laughing.
Treatment with Botox to relax the dilator muscles of the nasalis can reduce the width of the nostrils and the aperture, giving rise to a more narrow appearance. Results last 3-4 months. It is only effective in patients that can actively flare their nostrils. Side effects of this treatment include discomfort, swelling, redness and possible bruising. However, there have been no reports of difficulty breathing.
Indication: Flaring of the nostrils, most noted on speaking or smiling.
Muscle Targeted: The dilator nasalis muscle which attaches to the alar cartilage.
Muscle Action: Contraction of dilator nasalis results in dilation of the nasal apertures (openings) and flaring of the nostrils.
Botox Nasal Flaring Treatment: Botulinum toxin can be injected superficially into the dilator nasalis to reduce involuntary contraction of the muscle and narrowing the nasal apertures.
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Some individuals may droop the tip of their nose at will or concurrently while smiling this occurs.Also known as the Witches Nose the drooping of the nose is due to a small but very powerful muscle in the septum called Depressor septi nasi muscle. This muscle also attaches to the nasalis superiorly
Lips are the focal point of the lower face with volume, smoothness and well-defined borders being the epitome of youth and beauty. It is with dismay that we notice how our lips change with age as they lose their contour and become thin and wrinkled. The lines that radiate from the borders deter women from their usual bright lipsticks due to lipstick bleeding. Although often termed 'smoker's lines' they can also be attributed to habitual pursing of the lips, chronological age and photodamage.
There are a variety of treatments adept at smoothing lip lines. Botox anti-wrinkle injections are best suited to dynamic wrinkles, those that appear whilst pursing lips. For established (static) perioral lines, dermal fillers and resurfacing with chemical peels and lasers are more effective.
Indication: Lip lines around the mouth, also known as ‘smoker’s lines’ or ‘lipstick lines’.
Muscle Targeted: The orbicularis oris muscle that encircles the mouth.
Muscle Action: Enables ‘puckering’ by drawing the lips medially and inverting the lip border.
smoker lip Lines Treatment: Small, equal, doses of botulinum toxin are injected superficially to treat upper and lower lip lines. The central Cupid’s Bow is usually avoided as this can lead to flattening.
Additional Treatments: Deeper lip lines may respond better to combination treatments with botulinum toxin, dermal filler and/or laser resurfacing.
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Displaying an excessive amount of upper gum on smiling or laughing can cause incredible anxiety, distress and embarrassment to individuals. It can lead to social behaviours focused on concealing their smile such as covering their mouths or avoiding photographs.
In order to tackle this concern with botox, the upper lip levator muscles need to identified and injected with small doses of botox. The result should ‘gently relax’ but not ‘paralyse’ these muscles. This should limit the upward movement of the lip and reduce the amount of tooth and gum exposure when smiling. The upper lip may appear elongated with a flatter groove (philtrum).
Indication: Gummy smile, which may also present with prominent nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds).
Muscle Targeted: The levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle.
Muscle Action: The vertical fibres of this muscle elevate the upper lip, particularly on smiling. It also contributes to the appearance of the nasolabial folds, the lines that appear from the sides of the nose to the mouth.
Gummy Smile treatment: A small dose of botulinum toxin injected into the muscle just above and lateral to the nostrils. This helps to relax the upper lip and it also appears lengthened, reducing the amount of gum showing when smiling. Nasolabial folds may also be softened.
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Some individuals, particularly women, possess persistent downturned mouths. At the corners of the mouth, furrows (marionette lines) appear from the oral commissures and express sentiments of sadness and melancholy. This inverted smile is the result of depressor muscles pulling the corners of the mouth inferiorly. Small, carefully injected doses of botox can weaken this pull and enable the levator (lifting) muscles to raise the corners, softening the depression from the angle of the mouth.
Although botox can successfully uplift the mouth, dermal fillers may be required for deep lines extending from the corners of the mouth and can be used in conjunction with botox.
Indication: Down-turned corners of the mouth or marionette lines.
Muscle Targeted: The depressor anguli oris muscle; a triangular shaped muscle that originates at the jawline and inserts into the corner of the mouth.
Muscle Action: When contracted the muscle pulls down and depresses the corners of the mouth which can give the appearance of a 'sad mouth'.
Marionette Lines Treatment: The muscle is identified on ??grimacing?? and a small injection of botulinum toxin is placed at the origin of the muscle on either side of the jawline. When this muscle has relaxed it allows the levator muscles of the of the mouth to help lift the corners.
Adjacent muscle movement: Some individuals have related excessive movement or dimpling of the chin.
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Excessive movement of the deep mentalis muscle of the chin is responsible for causing prominent chin puckering and the horizontal mental crease sometimes seen beneath the lower lip. Treatment with botox is relatively quick with one or two injections by an experienced doctor. The muscle is relaxed but not frozen, softening any dimpling or crease.
Deep grooves in the chin may require a dermal filler in addition to botox for optimal results. Individuals with hyperdynamic chins may also have downturned mouth lines which may benefit from treatment at the same time and would be discussed with the practitioner.
Indication: Chin dimpling or chin crease.
Muscle Targeted: The deep two-bellied mentalis muscle.
Muscle Action: The mentalis muscles function to raise the lower lip when pouting or drinking. As the muscle is attached to overlying skin, it also contributes to chin puckering.
Marionette Lines Treatment: One two injections of botulinum toxin into the chin depending on whether the chin is narrow or broad. This helps to smooth the chin and reduce any chin crease.
Adjacent muscle movement:Chin creases can be deep and may benefit from a combined treatment of botulinum toxin and dermal filler.
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Botox injections have been ruling the non surgical cosmetic industry successfully for years now. Nefertiti lift is another innovative treatment performed using Botox london injections to achieve a well contoured jawline and to smoothen the marionette lines on the neck. The treatment is recommended for people in their late 20’s and 30’s who have started to experience a sagging skin or need to combat the signs of ageing appearing on their mid-face. The procedure is minimally invasive, lasts for hardly 20 minutes and requires no downtime. One can simply book an appointment on the CosmeDocs clinic website and walk out in 20 minutes with a rejuvenated face. MORE DETAIL
Having a square-like face hardly complements anyone’s personality, supposedly 1 in a 10 people are happy with it. The wide jaw/square jaw is common to be inherited genetically but in some cases excessive use of the jaw muscles widens the bone structure. To achieve a narrow, slimmer looking face one can safely opt for Botox jaw reduction treatment. Multiple sessions are likely to be planned for candidates with large masseter muscles. CosmeDocs clinic offers a pre-treatment consultation session enabling the practitioner and candidate to discuss the issue and its solutions in detail. MORE DETAIL
A large sheet of muscle called the platysma drapes over the anterior and lateral parts of the neck. When contracted, marked vertical lines can appear which in time may become more prominent. Our experienced doctors are able to select those individuals that are suitable for advanced botox treatment of the neck helping to reduce the appearance of these bands and cords. Patient with lax, redundant skin with flaccid neck bands may not be suitable for this treatment and advice will be given by our practitioners.
Other treatments that can benefit neck area include dermal fillers such as Redensity 1 which combines mesotherapy with the benefits of hyaluronic acid, Aqualyx which can remove fat deposits in chin, resurfacing and radiofrequency treatments.
Indication: Vertical cords/bands on the neck
Muscle Targeted: The broad platysma muscle that covers the front and lateral aspects of the neck and the lower face.
Muscle Action: When contracted, this large muscle pulls down the jaw, the corners of the mouth and sometimes the cheek. Prominent vertical cords may be seen on the neck extending from the jawline to the collarbone (clavicle).
Neck Cords botox Treatment: The platysma muscle is injected with small, superficial doses of botulinum toxin whilst the muscle is contracted. The injection sites are located along the visible bands. The treatment will soften the appearance of cords and can help to reduce â??fullness?? under the chin. Some individuals may have lax skin or excess localized fat in the neck neither of these complaints will improve with botulinum toxin treatment and skin laxity may actually worsen.
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Due to loss of volume lines on the skin of this area start to appear further compounded by bras that push the breast up.Though most minor lines may be treated with Botox wrinkle relaxing injections deeper ones that are present at rest will require dermal filling.
Indication: Lines and wrinkles on the upper chest
Treatment for Decolletage: Small diluted doses may be injected superficially into the skin of the chest. This may help to smooth lines caused by muscle contraction. However, combination treatments with skin care, dermal fillers, skin peels and laser resurfacing may be more effective.
The excessive urge to clench/grind one’s teeth is formally known as bruxism. This condition could be worsened by stress and can reach to an extent where it becomes an uncontrollable habit. People suffering from bruxism are commonly observed to experience headache, jaw soreness, earache and other associated pains. TMJ disorders can best be treated with Botox therapeutic at CosmeDocs clinic under the supervision of board-certified medical professionals. The treatment helps control bruxism to an extent and also helps enhance the overall facial appearance. On our website, you can explore further to find out if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. MORE DETAIL
Hyperhidrosis(excessive sweating) is a condition that is a major cause of embarrassment for many. For many years you might have been using body sprays to overcome the situation but that obviously is temporary. Excessive sweating can lead to antisocial behaviour since the victims are too embarrassed by their condition. Do not let this disorder ruin your social life as it can only be alleviated with proper treatment and medication. Even though sweating may seem harmless but it can make you uncomfortable around people. What causes hyperhidrosis? What are the suitable treatments? Side effects and all the pertaining queries. Check out MORE DETAIL
Migraines aren’t the ordinary kind of headaches they are terrible, intolerable and a lot worse. The searing pain, nausea, blur vision and other chronic conditions are a part of cluster headaches and migraines. The intensity of these headaches may vary from person to person and from time to time. Botox injection is the only FDA approved treatment for migraines that is observed to work for a large number of migraine victims. It is safe, painless, quick and shows optimal results that last longer than the typical over-the-counter medications. Getting Botox treatment for migraines and cluster headaches by experts in the UK has been made possible by CosmeDocs clinic. MORE DETAIL
Botox is not the treatment of Bell’s Palsy.It may improve some of the symptoms such as facial asymmetry.Patients with Bell’s Palsy may over compensate the non affected side and as a result the lines and expressions there become exaggerated.In order re-balance the face small amounts of botox are carefully injected to the hyperkinetic lines & muscles.
Botox is a miraculous drug which is manufactured from the bacteria, a neurotoxin, Clostridium botulinum, which is known as Botulinum Toxin. It is used to cosmetically treat the problems of wrinkles, aging and medical treatment of certain condition of muscles through temporary paralysis of muscles. Botox is increasingly used in the industry of facial aesthetics. Botox is also used for the treatment of hyperhydrosis, jaw reduction, certain conditions of eye muscles, cervical dystonia, wrinkles etc.
At Cosmedocs we have three brands available for which botulinum toxin type A is the active substance: Azzalure® (Dysport®), Bocouture® (Xeomin®) and Vistabel® (Botox®).
The dilution and injection technique varies depending on the chosen product. This is a concern for the practitioner but is of little importance to the client. Azzalure® has a tendency to take effect quicker and have a longer duration of action. It is also more likely to have a stronger, smoother effect. Azzalure® has also been reported to 'spread more' which can be used as an advantage when treating larger areas such as underarms for hyperhidrosis. Conversely, Bocouture® or Vistabel® may be selected to treat smaller, more specific areas or if a softer effect is required.
At CosmeDocs we are happy to use a particular brand if requested by a patient. Otherwise, each brand is priced similarly and depends on the area treated. Our doctors will select the product they feel will best treat an individual’s concern.
The duration can vary depending on numerous factors such as an individual response, the dose, previous treatments and the type of product used. On average, a treatment is expected to last approximately 3 months. Many patients do report results lasting 4-6 months, however, this is not the case for everyone.
When the botox treatments are performed by expert and professional doctors and practitioners, then they are relatively safer. Most commonly observed side effects of bBotox injections are bruising and swelling at the area of treatment along with flu- like symptoms. If the Botox injections are not administered by expert it may cause problems in the adjacent tissues altering the shape of facial features.
The answer to this depends on personal aesthetic preferences. For those who prefer to appear natural whilst avoiding deep lines forming, a treatment once a year or repeated baby botox procedures may be recommended. Indeed, some individuals may be happy with results after one treatment and only return if a bothersome line starts to reappear. Many others desire a lasting smooth look which would require repeat treatments every 4-6 months.
After the procedure the doctor may advise you to keep the muscles injected active for about 20 minutes. This may involve frowning, raising eyebrows or smiling depending on a particular treatment.
DO NOT massage the treated areas and avoid touching if possible. Pressure on the areas increase the chance of toxin spreading from the area treated and causing unwanted effects. Only apply makeup if necessary and minimal pressure applied, a powder may be easier to apply with soft brush strokes.
It is advised to avoid ANY form of sport on the day of a botox treatment. Normal activities can be resumed the following day. In addition it is not recommended to have any facial treatments for approximately 3 days after injections.
Sun or heat exposure (such as saunas and hot showers) is not advised on the day of a botox treatment. As redness and swelling settles normal activities can be resumed. The next day is usually fine.
Alcohol should be avoided on the day of procedure.
At CosmeDocs we prefer individuals to have continuity with a doctor and where possible will book you with the same practitioner. If a particular doctor is not available we will provide alternative options. If a client requests to see a different practitioner, this also is possible.
As muscles regain their strength it is usual for movement to return to normal and lines reoccur in their previous positions. Some individuals find that botox reduces habituala habitual movements so they are less likely to frown as much for example. With repeated botox treatments, muscles are weakened for a prolonged period and may take longer to regain their strength.
The botox treatment cost varies with the type of treatment you want to have. To obtain complete information about the prices of different botox treatments offered by cosemdocs.com, check our prices section. We usually charge prices for per botox treatment.
The most common observable side effects of Botox are bruising and swelling which takes place at the area where Botox injections are administered. But it usually wears off in few days time. Other less severe side effects might include weakness of muscle at the area where botox is injected, pain, headache, stiffness of muscles, pain in neck or back, symptoms of flu, drowsiness, drooping eyes or eye lids etc. all these conditions are rare and can take week or so to go away as your body adjust itself to the Botox medication. It is better to consult to your doctor before taking any kind of Botox injections treatment.
The possible risks vary with the area treated with botox. When treating the forehead or frown area it is possible for the eyebrows or eyelids to droop. It is not always possible to ascertain the cause as it may be due to injection technique, dilution, or accidental movements/activities after the procedure. A droop usually wears off between 4-6 weeks. In some cases, eyedrops may be prescribed which can improve symptoms. Botox in the lower part of the face can lead to asymmetry of the lips when talking or smiling. Again, botox does wear off and these complications are rare.
The most common side effects of botox treatments are bruising, redness and, occasionally, a temporary dull headache.
The media is largely responsible for the awareness of a ‘shiny forehead’ after botox treatments and is often a look avoided by many clients. This shiny appearance is due to an overly smooth forehead with little movement. A more natural appearance can be obtained by using lower doses of toxin such as baby botox injections. It is worth noting here that botox is frequently used to reduce excessive sweating and that shiny foreheads after botox are rarely due to perspiration.
Many individuals are very aware of deep lines that their parents or siblings have developed and are conscious of taking preventative measures. Botox injections work well on ‘dynamic’ lines; wrinkles that occur when muscles are contracted. So it is indeed possible to help prevent deeper creases forming and utilising Botox anti wrinkle treatments as a preventative treatment.
Numerous clients have asked this question and the answer depends on the concern an individual has. Cosmedocs has tried to clearly outline possible problem areas on this website which can provide information on the possible options. In general, botox is the preferred option for wrinkles formed primarily by active muscle movement. For deeper lines and areas of volume loss, dermal fillers are usually recommended. This will be discussed in depth with individuals at appointments.
For clients that feel they may have had a side effect or complication from botox, there are some interventions that may relieve the unwanted effects. It is highly advised to book a review appointment if a client has any concerns. As the effects of botox are temporary, it is reassuring to know that most adverse effects tend to wear off within a few weeks, some however may last a few months.
There is no antidote to botox. However, botox does only have temporary effects lasting a few months and unwanted side effects will wear off. Most practitioners take a cautious approach to avoid any complications as additional botox is easy to add if required.