A Botox injection treatment works by temporarily reducing your muscle movement to reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles. Botox treatments used to be seen as just for celebrities. Now they are for all ages and customer types. At Qutis we treat up to 100 patients a week with Botox. Some professional patients feel it is important to stay looking "on trend and ahead of their game". Other clients feel they put so much effort into physical health and well being that looking fresh and dynamic is another part of this. Many customers just want to look as young on the outside as they feel inside. Ultimately, all customers are individuals and we want you to share your treatment needs with us.
Botox treatment, can help soften and smooth frown lines, forehead and lip wrinkles. Botox works on “dynamic” lines that appear when you are moving your face, such as crows feet, frown lines, laughter lines and lipstick lines.
A Botox injection acts by blocking the nerve impulses, which in turn reduces the movement of the muscles that cause wrinkles. With less movement, your skin surface will gradually smooth out, and your frown lines will begin to fade.
Understanding the complexity of facial muscle structure is very important. Many of our patients want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles but do not want a "frozen" forehead.
Our patients wish to look more relaxed but still retain a natural movement of their eyebrows and have a small frown.
In your nurse consultation you will agree exactly how you want your treatment. We keep detailed records and over time we know exactly what amount of Botox to use for each facial muscle to look your natural best.
There may be some conditions where you may not receive a Botox injection, for example, if you are pregnant, or have specific medical health conditions.
It is very important that the person injecting your Botox takes a full medical history and performs a face-to-face consultation with you. Botox is a prescription medicine and is subject to strict control. It is essential that the Botox injector (normally a specialist nurse prescriber or doctor) fully understands the muscle structure of your face and the underlying anatomy. This is vital when injecting Botox with the objective of achieving an aesthetic or cosmetic result.
For most patients there is only a small amount of discomfort and the benefits of smoother skin tends to outweigh this. We can use ice packs and "invisible" needles if you are worried about discomfort. The actual injection part may only take 10 minutes, so it's normally over quicker than many people expect.
At Qutis, we always urge patients to see us for a follow-up around 14 to 21 days after their treatment. This is particularly valuable with patients who have Botox treatments for the first time as it allows us to monitor the effect of the Botox injection on their own particular anatomy. Top-up treatment is FREE and included if this is seen to be necessary at the follow-up stage.
You will see a noticeable improvement starting within a few days. Frown lines will begin to look more relaxed and softened. Results for most people tend to last from three to six months. After that, you may be ready to return for a follow-up maintenance treatment. With repeated treatments, performed before the full effect has worn off, we tend to find that your Botox treatment will last longer. The duration of your results will also depend on your own facial expressions. Having Botox treatment sooner rather than later, may be an advantage and may slow the sign of ageing.
Your first consultation, prescription and treatment can be done in one appointment at Qutis. The first appointment may take 60 minutes, following appointments may take less than 20 minutes. There’s no recovery or downtime and you can even have Botox treatment in your lunch break. We always offer a free follow-up appointment and if your Botox needs a "top-up" this is also included.
BOTOX® is the brand name of a product made by Allergan. There are other makers of similar products, all of which contain botulinum toxin-A which is naturally occurring. In the 1950's it was discovered that very small quantities of Botox, when injected into muscles, would produce a reduction in muscle activity. Botox has been used medically for disorders involving the head and neck, such as dystonia, migraines and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) for many years.
Vistabel, Botox, Azzalure, Bocouture and Xeomin are all botulinum toxins. They all contain a specially-prepared naturally-occurring but purified protein that originates from bacteria. It should only be injected by a qualified nurse or doctor practitioner who will ensure that the correct amount is injected in precisely the right places.
To understand what Botox might cost depends on what you want to achieve and how many areas you would like to have treated. Everything starts with a full face-to-face consultation with an experienced Nurse Practitioner. Our nurses are also qualified to give a prescription which is also required for every Botox injection treatment.
At Qutis we include a follow-up consultation which is best medical practice. If a Botox top-up injection is needed then this is included in your original price.
Treatment Finance options are under review and may be available, please ask in your consultation for more details.