Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox®, has been used for over 20 years to treat muscle spasms in conditions like cerebral palsy.
It is commonly used in aesthetic practice, injected in small quantities, to smooth wrinkles.
By freezing the ability of the muscle to move, Botox® relaxes or freezes the nerve signal to the muscle, preventing it’s contraction.
Your comfort levels and expectations are important factors which are considered in your consultation.
Existing lines and wrinkles smooth away when the frown, forehead and crows feet areas are treated creating a more youthful appearance.
Botox® is also used to treat excess underarm sweating (otherwise known as Hyperhydrosis)
Botulinum toxin is injected through a fine sterile needle into the facial muscle of expression.
Treatment can cause mild discomfort over a few seconds.
Treatment is a safe and effective way of reducing frown, horizontal forehead and crow’s feet wrinkles.
It can also be used to smooth the nasal bunny lines, vertical lip lines, dimples on the chin, upturn the corners of the mouth and smooth the platysmal bands on the neck.
Botulinum toxin should be administered by an experienced medically trained practitioner.
It should not to be used if pregnant or breast feeding as we have no research to prove it is safe for your foetus or child.
Care must be taken if diagnosed with neurological or bleeding disorders, currently suffering with a skin infection or allergy or taking particular medication. Your specialist will be able to advise you further.
Smooths current lines and wrinkles.
Prevents further lines and wrinkles from forming (while Botox is active).
Effects can be seen within 3 days and the complete effect in 2 weeks.
Treatment lasts for 3-6 months.
Results visible in 7-14 days with an optional check at 2 weeks.
Your doctor should advise an aftercare program for your skin.
The effect normally lasts 3-4 months before muscle function starts to return.
Initially there may be some swelling and redness.
It is safe to exercise the muscles treated for the first 1- 2 hours after treatment.
Please avoid lying down for 3-4 hours.
Do not rub or massage the area.
Side effects can include mild bruising, headache, nausea, very rarely ptosis (droopy eyelids) however all are temporary.
AVOID skin peels, sunbeds and laser treatments for up to 2 weeks.
They’ve said about us
It was great to find Dr Anna, she works in a very professional environment. She has a great eye for detail. I am very happy with my results and I will definitely be back to find out more about your skin care range too.
- Loving my skin. ZO Products are going well!!Botox is great and filler – I love love love 🙌🏻 deffo having that again 🙂March 2017.
I was checking out holiday make up at Laura Mercier in John Lewis at the weekend, the lady at the counter commented on how good my skin was. She was suffering with acne and so I recommended ZO as she had tried everything else. Made me realise how much my skin has changed!
No make up and loving it, you have totally sorted out my skin. You have a gift, use it! One happy 40 year old. Love you!
I was recently on a train returning from the airport when a complete stranger approached me.
‘I have to tell you how amazing you skin looks, it’s so radiant and glows!’
‘Thank you’ I said, thinking I must tell Anna next time I see her. It’s all down to her and my skin feels so smooth and radiant again.
London and Itlay Dec 2015
Hello Anna! Just writing to tell you I am really happy with the result, thank you! Norwegian client Sept 2012
Hi Dr. Hemming! I love love love what you did…it looks awesome and I feel great. My cheeks are just a bit sore but it’s really not that bad. Other than that, so far no other side effects. So I’ll see you again down the road in a bit for a Botox top up. Until then, take care and all the best:) Wimbledon Sept 2012
Thank you so much Anna. Yes it is rather a lot to remove! It is definitely looking like a perfect balance 🙂 and I am feeling better inside already. I am so
grateful 🙂 Nov 2012
Thank you for helping me to look amazing at my wedding last month. Finally I have my acne under control. It means so much to me. June 2014
Good luck with the exciting times ahead. I am so sad you are not in London over the summer, but excited for you and your new arrival. Thank you for all you have done for my skin over the last 2 years. I feel like a new person. May 2014
Anna, I don’t know how you did it but I feel amazing. My family and friends in NZ couldn’t stop commenting about how young I look. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Nov 2013
Hi Anna, Just wanted to tell you how thrilled I am with results!! 🙂 Teddington June 2013
The area you treated yesterday looks good, no puffiness, no redness and the lumps are already smaller. Thank you, again. Richmond Jan 2013
So far I am thrilled with the absence of crows feet and my frown lines have lessened although I still have a lot of frown expression. I think you explained this may take more time since they are quite deep. I wish I had taken your advice and gone for the brow too since I can now see how this area in conjunction with the other two would perhaps have had a greater effect. I will definitely return! Wimbledon Nov 2012