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Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox (although important to note this is a brand, Botox®), is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is a potent and selective muscle relaxant that works by blocking the chemical signals that cause muscles to contract. When injected into specific muscles, Botox can temporarily weaken or paralyze them, providing relief from a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions. Botox is widely used for the treatment of conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), bruxism (teeth grinding), migraine headaches, and facial wrinkles. It is also used in the field of cosmetic and medical aesthetics to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox® and other brands such as Bocouture® are a safe and effective treatment option when administered by a skilled and experienced practitioner.
Toxins : Cosmetic & Medical Purpose
Facial wrinkles, including crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles, can make you look older and more tired than you actually are. Botox injections can help smooth out these wrinkles for a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Our medical practitioners use a precise injection technique to ensure that Botox treatment for facial wrinkles looks natural and flattering. We can create a customised treatment plan to address your specific concerns and help you achieve the results you want.
Bunny lines are the small wrinkles that appear on either side of the nose when you scrunch up your face or smile. These lines can be unsightly and make you look older than you actually are. Botox injections can smooth out bunny lines for a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Our practitioners use a precise injection technique to ensure that Botox treatment for bunny lines looks natural and flattering.
A gummy smile is one in which the upper gums are overly visible when you smile. This can be a source of self-consciousness for many people. Botox injections can help relax the muscles that pull the upper lip up too high, resulting in a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile. Our practitioners have extensive experience providing Botox treatment for gummy smiles, and can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a frustrating and embarrassing condition that affects many people. Botox injections can help alleviate excessive sweating by blocking the chemical signals that trigger sweat production. This results in reduced sweating in the treated area, which can help you feel more confident and comfortable in social situations. Our practitioners have extensive experience providing Botox treatment for sweating, and can create a customised treatment plan to help you achieve the results you want.
Jaw Clenching and Bruxism
Jaw clenching and teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including headaches, jaw pain, and dental problems. Botox injections can be used to relax the muscles responsible for these actions, providing relief from symptoms and preventing further damage. This also supports an appearance of jawline slimming.
At our clinic, we are committed to providing safe and effective Botox treatment for sweating, jaw clenching, bunny lines, gummy smile, and facial wrinkles. Our skilled medical practitioners use the latest techniques to ensure that your treatment is comfortable, effective, and provides natural-looking results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how Botox injections can help you look and feel your best.
Cost of botox treatment varies according to the number of areas and the outcomes wanting to be achieved.
You can expect to pay anywhere between £180 – £450.
At Phi Balance Clinic we have adjusted our treatment plans so that you can save money by choosing not to have a review/top up at 14 days.
Botox is a cosmetic treatment that involves injecting a purified form of the botulinum toxin into the muscles. The permissibility of Botox in Islam (halal or haram) is a subject of debate among scholars. Some argue that it is permissible if used for medical purposes or to address specific health issues, while others may have concerns due to its cosmetic nature. It is recommended to consult with a knowledgeable religious authority or scholar to obtain a more specific and detailed answer based on your individual circumstances and beliefs.
The sensation experienced during a Botox treatment can vary from person to person. Generally, the procedure is relatively quick and causes minimal discomfort. Some individuals may feel a slight pinch or stinging sensation at the injection site, but it is generally well-tolerated. Many practitioners use ice or topical numbing creams to further minimize any discomfort. It is important to discuss your concerns and pain tolerance with your healthcare provider or aesthetician before the procedure, as they can provide guidance and ensure your comfort during the treatment.
Botox has been used for several decades and is generally considered safe when administered by trained professionals. However, its long-term safety has not been extensively studied. Botox is approved by regulatory authorities for specific cosmetic and medical uses, but it’s important to follow the recommended dosage and guidelines.
Common side effects are temporary and include bruising, redness, or mild pain at the injection site. Rarely, more serious complications like muscle weakness or allergic reactions may occur. It’s important to disclose your medical history and any medications you’re taking before undergoing Botox treatment to minimize potential risks.
While there is no conclusive evidence of long-term negative effects, it’s advisable to consult with a qualified healthcare professional who can provide you with personalized information based on your specific circumstances. Regular follow-ups and adherence to recommended guidelines can help ensure the ongoing safety and effectiveness of Botox treatments.