skin & beauty services in Bedford
wrinkle reduction with Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox)
Wrinkles and facial lines result from ageing, muscle activity (and over-activity) and your genetic predisposition. Excessive sun exposure, alcohol consumption, emotional and hormonal influences and smoking can also increase the probability of wrinkles.
Botox is a substance that is produced by a bacteria. This product is then highly refined, purified and used in very small doses. It is injected into a special facial muscle where it acts as a muscle relaxant.
Treatment takes between 10 to 20 minutes. The effects will start to appear after 3 days, but the full effect will not be visible for 3 weeks.
Very tiny needles are used with only small amounts injected. Discomfort is usually minimal - however anaesthetic cream can be used if requested.
The improvement you receive from the treatment will last for 3-4 months and then will gradually fade. With repeated treatments the effect lasts longer.