What is Botox?
Botox is a chemical which temporarily relaxes the muscles where it is placed. There are several types of Botox, and most work well.
It is extracted from natural sources, and mixed with sterile saline (like water), and then placed into the area to be treated.
What Can it Treat?
Botox generally treats overactive muscles, to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The most common areas to treat are:
1. Between the eyebrows (Glabellar Region)
2. Forehead lines
3. Crows feet (around the eyes)
Other areas are:
Neck, smokers lines around the lips, bunny lines on the side of the nose, and to lift the corners of the mouth.
Non wrinkle related treatments are:
Reduce sweating (commonly underarm treatment) – Botox treatment in areas where you produce a lot of sweat can usually completely stop the sweating in that area, for up to 9 months.
If you show too much gum when smiling, Botox can be used to lower the upper lip, and you still keep a natural smile.
Does it Hurt?
No. Botox is delivered using the finest needles available, in fact we use the same needles used for delivering insulin to diabetics.
If you want, we can even numb the skin by using a special cream, just let us know how you like it!
Dr Sehmi often uses several needles, so that injection is always as comfortable as possible. Usually, the whole procedure only lasts a few minutes.
How Often Do I Need it?
This depends on: what result you are looking for, what areas you are looking to have done, and how often you have had it in the past.
A general rule is “The more often you have it, the less often you need it.”
If you have never been treated, you can expect the results to last about 3-4 months before it starts to wear off. Seasoned users may only need to have it 6-12 months apart.
What Does it Cost?
For the most common areas, expect treatment fees to be between £200-£300. For less common areas, the price is related to how much Botox is needed.
At Dr Sehmi’s Kensington Clinic, the Clinic Members enjoy a 10% off the treatment fees. To find out more about this, then get in touch, and we can tell you more.