Successfully treats a wide variety of wrinkles
Botox is used in extremely small amounts in localised areas to combat the effects muscles have on the ageing process.
Botox is the most popular procedure among both women and men and when performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner can be considered very safe despite the horror stories. Botox is a purified toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium and when used in the correct minute quantities it works to reversibly weaken the targeted muscles responsible for dynamic lines; which in turn causes the lines to not appear when we animate our face.
What cosmetic conditions can be treated?
A variety; for pricing purposes the first 3 are counted as 'normal' areas, the rest are extra but incur less of a cost (in most cases - see pricing table below).
- Frown Lines
Vertical lines which indicate emotions such as anxiety or fear.
- Forehead Lines
These appear as horizontal lines on the forehead.
- Crow's Feet (Eye wrinkles)
These are known as Periorbital lines and are situated on the outer corner of the eyes and appear more prominent when smiling or laughing.
- Brow shaping
Botox injections can be used to alter the shape of the brows to create more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
- Brow elevation
- Correction of the brow asymmetry
- Elevation of the corner of the mouth
- Lip Projection
- Massater muscle
Slimming down a squared jaw
- Chin area
Correction of orange peel appearance.
- Tear trough
Smoothing the saggy area under the eyes.
- Smokers' Lines
Treatment of the wrinkles on the upper lip.
- Marionette lines
Sometimes these are given the unfortunate name 'drool groves'.
- Gummy smile correction
- Nasal Flairs
Slimming down the side of the nostrils.
- The Décolletage area
- Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
For those affected by this condition, which interferes with social, occupational and normal daily activities - this treatment is very successful for diminishing the sweat glands excessive production levels.
- Neck rejuvenation
Horizontal creases known as 'necklace lines' & vertical neck bands ('turkey neck')
- Chest rejuvenation
Many women can exhibit wrinkling in the middle of their chest/cleavage, Botox injections can successfully reduce those wrinkles.
Is Botox safe?
Botox is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of America and has been used cosmetically in over 75 countries, by millions of people without adverse effect. This drug had previously been used in medicine for over 50 years, especially in children to correct a condition known as 'squint' with succesful results. As we know the product can be safe in the right amounts, the main risk associated with Botox lies with the untrained and unlicensed practitioners; many of the horror stories you have/will read are related to just that and this is why it is important to not be tempted to look for the lowest possible price in relation to this specific treatment. Please be aware of anyone offering Botox injections for an exceptionally low price as often the product used for the treatment can come from replica factories in the far-east (namely China and Korea); all UK professionals should obtain Botox or an equivalent toxin from a trustworthy source such as Allergan or Merz.
Do I need a consultation?
Yes, anyone offering treatment without one should be avoided as it is a medical requirement. We will make your first experience with us as pleasant as possible: you will be greeted by one of our reception staff and will be visited by Shahla, the aesthetic Nurse practitioner. We ask everyone to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled appointment , this allows time to fill in some paper work such as confidential questionnaire and relevant consent forms. At all times during this visit and any follow up visits we make sure to keep our clients fully informed on the choice and options of treatments and costing and what to expect following a procedure. The consultation is important in planning the treatment and allowing the patients to make a decision on what treatment is best for them.
Benefits of Botox
- No down-time
- Results are quick (within 3-10 days)
- Not permanent if you do not approve of the results
- Adverse side effects are very rare
- Duration of the treatment is quick (usually 10-15 minutes, 'lunchtime botox')
I came to Shahla back in July for wrinkle treatment around my eyes and was thrilled with the results.Karren C.
I was referred to Shahla for Botox by a friend of mine, who had positive experience with the same procedure. My experience at forever young was very pleasant beyond expectation. Shahla patiently explained everything to me and the documentation throughout the procedure impressed me. Within 3 days I saw a huge difference in my face. I can honestly say I looked 10 years younger. Shahla treated lines on my forehead, frown line between my brows and those annoying lines around my eyes called "crow's feet". What mostly impressed me was how treatment looked so natural.Sonia I.
I am so surprised how quick and painless the procedure was.Allen K.
My experience in dealing with Shahla, was 100% positive. Her professionalism mixed with kindness made me feel at ease once I was on the couch, I feel good about myself now. Thank you so much for all your support.Kathy L.
I would come back anytime; I cannot believe it now when I look in the mirror, I don't see the frown line I had between my eyebrows and I do not look angry anymore!Sue H.