Anna McCarthy’s Botox Story
Anna came to us a couple of years ago worried about her fine lines and wrinkles on her forehead, frown line and around the eyes. She had heard about BOTOX® treatment but this was her first time having it done. We carried out a thorough consultation with our nurse prescriber who has over 20 years experience. She explained what BOTOX® is, which areas can be treated and when is the best time to start having BOTOX® treatment.
For anyone that is unaware of what BOTOX® is – it is a prescribed drug that temporarily paralyses the muscles. We use very fine injections to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles on the skin which show signs of ageing and can make you look tired or even angry. The more expressive you are, the deeper the lines can become. Overtime, collagen production slows down and the problem can become worse as we are less able to repair the damage.
The main areas that can be treated with BOTOX® are: The forehead lines when you raise your eyebrows, the lines in between your eyebrows when you frown and the lines around the eyes when you smile. We also offer advanced BOTOX® treatments which are: the eyebrow lift, BOTOX® for teeth grinding/jaw slimming, gummy smile correction and excessive sweating BOTOX®
If you would like to know more about the gummy smile botox don’t forget to check out Claire’s Gummy Smile Botox & Lip Filler Story
So, you may ask when is the best time to target these areas?
Preventative treatment is very important and can be provided in your 20’s and 30’s to prevent wrinkles occurring and fine lines becoming fixed when relaxed. If you leave the areas to be treated too late and the lines are already present when you are relaxed, they may not be able to be treated with BOTOX® and you may require more invasive treatment.
Botox is a very quick, easy, painless and non surgical treatment so you want to try and target your most expressive areas sooner rather than later!
Anna was happy with her consultation and decided to have the BOTOX® treatment. Before we started we wiped the area removing any make-up and marked the zones of injection. The treatment is painless and only takes a few minutes. Once done a post-care advice sheet is given to take away. It is always important to remember BOTOX® is not instant. You will start feeling the stiffness at around 5-7 days but the full effect takes up to 2 weeks.
We always refrain from ‘the frozen look’ and make sure as with our other treatments your results are as natural as can be. To do this, we simply inject the correct dose of BOTOX® into the marked areas and ask you to come back for a complimentary 2- week review and top up if needed. At this appointment, we can review how the BOTOX® has worked and add a little more if required.
Anna said “wow, I could hardly feel anything and it was over so quickly!”
Anna came to see us for her 2-week review and was very pleased with her results. She said her confidence had grown and she felt so much younger! We advised to keep up with regular top ups every 3-6 months as the more you have the treatment the longer the effects can last.
If you’re still unsure about BOTOX® treatment or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact or book your free consultation.