Botulinum toxin type A which has been used in medicine since about 1990. It is injected into muscles to help reduce muscular contraction. Its transition into cosmetic use began when it was noted that facial wrinkles and lines were dramatically reduced as a subsequence of its use to treat other conditions.
It is safe and highly effective in reducing horizontal lines to the forehead, vertical lines between the eyes, laughter lines around the eyes, neck contours, vertical mouth lines and to help decrease excess under arm sweating (hyperhydrosis).
It is administered by small micro injections into the areas requiring a smoother more relaxed appearance. It is relatively pain free but we are aware that each client’s experience is different and factor this into our treatment plan.
It may take between 2-3 days to notice any initial effect but within 7-14 days the improvement to the treated areas is remarkable and will last between 3 and 4 months. At Rochester House clinic we always invite the client back at 14 days post treatment for a review at no extra cost.