Botulinum Toxin – otherwise known as Botox – is a brand of anti-wrinkle injection first licensed for cosmetic use in the early 2000s. Since its introduction to the aesthetic market, various competitor brands of Botulinum Toxin have been developed, including Dysport, Azzalure, and Bocouture.
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Traditionally, anti-wrinkle injections are used for precisely what they say on the tin: banishing wrinkles and fine lines. Products such as Botulinum Toxin (a.k.a. Botox) and Azzalure can be injected to temporarily relax various muscles of the face and, in turn, soften lines and wrinkles. They have become increasingly popular over recent years, amongst both more mature clientele who wish to reverse the natural signs of ageing, and with a younger clientele as a preventative measure.
Botox is the brand of anti-wrinkle injection we use at VIVA Skin Clinics. It has a multitude of benefits which make it an incredibly popular treatment. One beneficial factor is that in trained hands, it is a very quick and simple non-invasive treatment to administer. Appointments can take as little as 15 minutes (not including the mandatory consultation).
Botox treatments also require little to no downtime, with minimal to zero swelling or bruising, which makes it a very convenient procedure for those with busy schedules. Patients are able to continue with day-to-day activities almost immediately, and it is fairly common for us to see professionals booking lunchtime appointments so they can return to their diary immediately afterwards.
Dr. Rupert Critchley
Director VIVA® Skin Clinics
Botox is also considered a very safe procedure when carried out by an experienced specialist. Whilst there are potential side-effects and risks – as there are with any type of aesthetic treatment, from chemical peels to injectables – these are extremely rare, and they will always be discussed with you prior to treatment so you’re able to ask any questions.
Unlike dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections do not fulfill their full potential immediately. Whilst results are quick to take effect, patients should expect to see the true difference within around 2 weeks. From thereon out, results typically last 3-4 months. For those who have been treated with Botox before or know that they would like to maintain their results over a longer time period, we do offer a discount for bulk-bookings.
A perhaps surprising advantage of Botox is that it is a very versatile product. Whilst it is traditionally administered to treat wrinkles and fine lines, it can also be used to relax the upper lip muscle and tackle a ‘gummy smile’ (this happens when the upper lip muscle naturally elevates when smiling, exposing the gum above the teeth), as well as for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). In fact, Botox is regularly administered by the NHS for non-cosmetic reasons.
Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as dermal fillers, as part of a package treatment. At VIVA, we pride ourselves on taking an holistic approach to treatment and therefore offering bespoke treatment plans.
Botox is also a great option for men, and we offer the affectionately known ‘Bro-tox’ at all our clinics. Over time, most men develop wrinkles on their forehead and around the eyes. For instance, a deep frown line is very common, often caused by years of computer use and continuous squinting. ‘Bro-tox’ (i.e. Botox for men) can be used to smooth out these unwanted lines to produce a more rejuvenated, refreshed appearance. Men typically require a higher dosage of anti-wrinkle injection than women to achieve the same results, but this is something you will discuss during your consultation with one of our Aesthetic Artists.
At VIVA Skin Clinics, we believe in anti-wrinkle injection techniques that achieve seamless results and enhance natural beauty. We take an holistic approach to aesthetics and believe that ageing is something to be celebrated and enjoyed, not hidden or ‘fixed’, which is why we will never advise a treatment unless we think it is right for you. Even then, we never over-treat, and with years of experience, our doctors will be able to assist with which measurements are best for your goals.
We also take into account your wider lifestyle and how this might affect both the longevity of your treatment and your skin condition in the future. You’ll be asked to complete a short, confidential questionnaire, which will ask about your sleep patterns, whether you smoke, how often you drink, the level of stress in your life – factors which can all negatively impact a healthy complexion. If, following your mandatory consultation, your VIVA Aesthetic Artist believes Botox is the right choice for you, then you can both agree to proceed to treatment.
If you’re happy with your complexion and loving the skin you’re in, then great! But if not, we can help to reflect the person you feel inside, on the outside. We’re all about confidence.
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At VIVA Skin Clinics, we use Botox to treat the following areas.
We also offer a free Botox top-up two weeks subsequent to your initial treatment. Please get in touch with our bookings team or enquire at reception to learn more.
This is because the treatment relaxes the muscles and thus the repeated stretching, lifting, or wrinkling of the skin, halting wrinkles from occurring or deepening any further.
How long do Botox results last?
Generally Botox and anti-wrinkle results can be expected to last 3-4 months. However, this can vary slightly from person to person.
How long does it take to notice results?
The results of Botox injection take up to two weeks to take full effect. After this time, you are welcome to come back to our clinic for a free top-up if required.
Which aesthetic artist can I see for Botox treatment?
Both our lead clinician, Dr Rupert, and Aesthetic Artist, Dr Alice, offer Botox injections. Dr Rupert offers treatment at all of our clinics and Dr Alice offers services at our flagship King’s Road location.
Does it hurt?
It can feel a little uncomfortable, but the techniques we use at VIVA mean the experience is as pain-free as possible. We also apply numbing cream to the treatment area for added comfort.
Is there any aftercare involved following a Botox treatment?
The most important thing to remember post-treatment is not to rub or massage the area for 4 hours following your appointment. You may experience slight bruising in the area, which is completely normal. Anti-wrinkle injections start working within 3 days, however it usually takes around 2 weeks to see the full results.
It is also recommended that you avoid applying make-up to the treated area for 6 hours following treatment. Please also avoid heat related environments such as saunas, steam rooms, and Jacuzzis, and excess exercise for a 48-hour period.
How much does a Botox treatment cost?
Our Botox prices are as follows:
Treatments for a gummy smile, lip flips, down-facing smiles, dimpled chins, and preventative anti-wrinkle injections start at £200, whilst our treatments for square-shaped jaws, hyperhidrosis, Platysmal Bands, and jawline slimming start at £400. Our Nefertiti neck lift treatment starts at £450.
What is the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?
BOTOX ® is in fact a brand of anti-wrinkle injection, rather than the name of the product itself. Botox is used to temporarily relax muscles of the face. This in turn, softens fine lines and wrinkles.
Whilst Anti-Wrinkle Injections are used to relax the muscles, dermal fillers are used to effectively ‘fill in’ an area of the face to restore volume, improve symmetry, reduce the natural signs of ageing, and tweak perceived imperfections.
How long does a Botox procedure take?
Treatment time will depend on which particular treatment you opt for, but generally they take 15-30 minutes.
At VIVA Skin Clinics, we pride ourselves on being one of the top providers of non-surgical cosmetics in London. Our staff are not only specialists in the field of aesthetics, they are also medically trained doctors and we choose only the best and most rigorously tested products. We treat all of our clients as individuals and believe in taking a comprehensive approach to treatments, so when you visit us you receive an in depth consultation and a tailored treatment plan designed specifically for your needs. We provide honest advice to our clients and believe in enhancing natural beauty and boosting confidence.
When it comes to our cost-effective Botox treatments, we conduct in depth consultations before all procedures and make it our priority to educate our clients and offer expert advice. We offer a personalized service with the aesthetic artist of your choice and believe in natural looking results that complement natural beauty whilst reviving a youthful glow. At VIVA, we know that sometimes tweaks are needed here and there to achieve the anti-wrinkle results you desire after the initial treatment. We therefore also offer a free anti-wrinkle top-up treatment for all Botox clients 2 weeks after their initial appointment. Our team are also always on had to offer aftercare advice and answer any questions you may have both pre and post treatment.
We have various locations around London and one clinic location in Chislehurst, Kent. Our high end clinics are all situated in celebrated areas such as Chelsea and Shoreditch.
Our flagship clinic has been operating for around 9 months and is situated on the renowned King’s Road in the heart of Chelsea, surrounded by stylish shops, bars, and restaurants and in the same building as the contemporary art gallery, Box Galleries. Along with its fabulous surroundings, the clinic also boasts contemporary, calming interiors which work together to produce a relaxed and welcoming environment.
We also have a clinic based in Shoreditch, known for its creative, modern feel. Based in the Dental Arts Studio, it is conveniently located only a minute’s walk from Old Street underground station, offering great accessibility and links to the rest of London. For those travelling from outside the capital, London Liverpool Street is a mere 20 minute walk away.
We also offer a clinic on the prestigious Harley Street, globally renowned for its premium aesthetic clinics, medical specialists, and long history of well-known occupants.
Furthermore, we offer services in the luxury Parfaire Clinic in Chistlehurst. Surrounded by the beautiful rural surroundings, expect to find plenty of fine-dining and quality boutiques.
Our clinic addresses are as follows:
402 Kings Road
Harley Street Clinic
10 Harley Street
Dental Arts Studio
Unit 4 104-122 City Road
40 High St,
Are you a new client, or perhaps someone who has visited us before for treatment? Get in touch to learn more about the capabilities of Botox and the potential results it could have for you today.
We are always more than happy to offer initial consultations to give prospective clients a chance to talk through treatment options with one of our experienced Aesthetic Artists.
Further to this, you are welcome to have treatment in the same appointment as your consultation if both yourself and your practitioner agree.
If you are interested in having a Botox treatment or simply want to find out more about other possible treatment options, why not book a consultation today?
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