Where can you have Botox®?
Published on: March 24, 2021
Wrinkle-smoothing injections, or Botox® as they are commonly called, are non-surgical anti-ageing injections that temporarily reduce unwanted expression lines and dynamic wrinkles. The substance used in these injectable treatments is called Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox® is a brand name for this naturally-derived protein). Botox® is a neurotoxin that inhibits the signals sent to facial muscles, responsible for facial ageing. It can also inhibit sweat gland production as well as help with migraines and teeth clenching.
Botox® is a prescription-only medicine and should only be prescribed and administered by a qualified medic. Wrinkle-smoothing injections cannot legally be prescribed by a non-medic and, for safety reasons, should not be injected by one.
At The London Cosmetic Clinic in Harley Street, we treat thousands of patients each year with Botox® and for a whole host of reasons and in different areas of the face and the body.
So, where can you have Botox®?
- Forehead lines – those annoying lines that you see when you raise your eyebrows or frown. These expression lines can be smoothed with Botox by injecting into specific areas along the hairline and in the forehead region.
- Eyebrow lift – as we get older, the eyebrows can drop at the outer edges, and this can weigh down the upper eyelids. Using Botox® injections either just above the eyebrows or in the hairline above them can provide a brow-lifting effect for a more wide-awake look.
- Glabellar lines – the two vertical lines between our eyebrows, commonly known as ‘elevens’ can really become more and more prominent over time. Reducing the activity of the muscles that create these expression lines can relax the tension between the eyebrows and smooth these lines away.
- Crow’s feet – Those wrinkles at the outer edges of the eyes that we see when we smile can be charming, but after some time, a little too pronounced. Reducing the activity of the muscles in this area, without over-treating, helps to reduce crow’s feet and opens up the eyes.
- Bunny lines – if you have had Botox® before, you might notice that ‘bunny lines’ can appear on the sides of your nose. As the facial muscles contract when you smile or produce an expression, the muscular activity is reduced in areas such as the forehead and around the eyes. This means that the muscles on either side of the nose can experience more movement than they usually would. Placing a tiny amount of Botox® on either side of the nose when you have your usual treatment can prevent bunny lines from forming and becoming more prominent as time goes on.
- Sides of the mouth – some people find that as they get older, the outer corners of the mouth can droop as the lower face becomes less taught and toned. Placing small amounts of Botox® on either side of the mouth can lift the edges of the lips, reducing the risk of looking permanently sad or down.
- Cobbled chin – have you ever noticed your chin ‘pucker’ when you speak? Many people with high muscle activity in this area notice a cobbled chin appearance when speaking or forming certain expressions. Botox® in the chin can help to reduce this activity and smooth out those unsightly ‘bumpy’ lumps.
- Jawline contouring – some people can find that as they age, their jawline becomes less pronounced and skin can become loose and lax in this area. Injecting small amounts of Botox along the jawline can tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of jowls.
- https://www.thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk/treatments/non-surgical-jaw-reductionMasseter muscles – injecting the muscles on either side of the jaw can not only help to slim a square jawline but can also help with teeth grinding and resulting headaches, as the muscles are relaxed and grinding becomes less frequent. This can also help to save your teeth too, as teeth grinding can cause damage to tooth enamel and can even chip the teeth.
- Migraines – If you suffer from migraines, Botox® may be able to help you. It is injected into seven muscle areas around your head and neck, including the forehead, the bridge of the nose, the temples, neck, back of your head and just above the shoulder blades in your upper back. This helps prevent migraines before they have a chance to start.
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) – anywhere where you excessively sweat, Botox® can usually be applied. This includes areas such as the back, head, face, hands, under the arms and the feet. Botox® for hyperhidrosis can be more uncomfortable than a facial treatment but can prove to be a life-changing procedure for many, which can last for up to 6 months at a time.
Before any Botox® treatment can take place here at The London Cosmetic Clinic in Harley Street, we will invite you for a preliminary consultation and examination so that we can make sure that there are no contraindications that might prevent you from having a particular area injected. We will also explain the expected results, their estimated longevity and how much you can expect to pay for your treatment. Only when both you and we are satisfied that Botox® will be a suitable treatment, and after a cooling-off period to weigh up your choices, will we invite you to make your Botox® appointment.
Results do vary from patient to patient.
Botox® is arguably the most sought-after, popular injectable anti-ageing treatments. The range of solutions that Botox® can offer is astounding and, when prescribed and administered by a fully-qualified medic, can help you to feel more confident and look more youthful. It is fast to administer, virtually pain-free and offers little to no downtime afterwards.
For more information on how Botox® can help you to achieve your face and body goals, contact our reception team to make your initial appointment for a consultation and learn more about how you may benefit from wrinkle-smoothing treatments.