Wrinkle relaxing injections

(Botox)

Summary

Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a purified natural protein  which is chemically derived from bacteria that can be injected into a muscle to cause temporary muscular relaxation.  It is used to treat the appearance of frown lines, worry lines and laughter lines.

Botox typically reduces the appearance of wrinkles by about 80%, leading to a more youthful appearance. The treatment is convenient to administer and is widely tolerated by the majority of patients.  

 

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.
    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the consultant best for you.

    Alternatively, if you have already been diagnosed as needing a particular operation or treatment, our Reservations team can give you a guide price for this to be carried out at KIMS Hospital and book an appointment for you to meet a consultant.
    Call our Reservations team on +44 (0) 1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.
    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation.

    This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.

    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. In most case this will be the fixed price package quoted on this website. If this quote is different for any reason, we will provide an explanation (see what’s included below). This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

During your consultation you will discuss with your consultant the problem areas, the possible treatments and any concerns you may have.  Pre-treatment photos will be taken and then the Consultant will apply numbing cream to the area.  At this stage, the Consultant will mark the sites to be injected and after cleaning the area the treatment will be administered in the form of fine injections using very fine needles.  Anti bruising cream is then applied to the treated areas.

It is understandable that some patients may be apprehensive about needles so we are always happy to reassure you that this is a relatively painless procedure with minimal side effects and that we do apply the numbing cream to the area to be treated beforehand.

It is common to have small raised bumps of skin at the injection site which may be slightly red and will go down about 20 minutes after the treatment.  Bruising may also occasionally occur but this will resolve quickly.  It is also quite common to experience a mild headache after Botox injections to the face.  This can be easily treated with over-the-counter painkillers.

Botox does not work immediately and can take between 3 and 14 days to take full effect and lasts on average for about four months, but this varies significantly between individuals.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women, patients taking anti-coagulant medication, patients with an infection at the planned injection site as well as anyone with allergies to egg albumin or a known allergey to Botulinum Toxin should not receive Botox.

Once your treatment has taken place you should not rub or massage the area for four to six hours.

The KIMS team will give you further advice at discharge.

To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS, contact our reservations team on +44 (0)1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

Our Consultants

  • Dr Stefano Santini

    MBBS, MD, MRCGP

    • Dermal fillers
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Miss Mahboub Hawkes

    DO (Dublin, London), MD, FRCS, FRCOphth

    • Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatment (ARMD)
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Cataract Surgery
    • Dermal fillers
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Mr Simon Mackey

    BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCS (Plas)

    • Brachioplasty
    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Facelift
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Tummy Tuck
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Miss Pei-Pei Cheang

    MBBch, FRCS (ORL-HNS), EBFPRS

    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections