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Wrinkle Treatment – dispelling the myths…

There is a lot more to Botox than the simple procedure embraced by celebrities – but why do 15% of people who have had line and wrinkle smoothing treatments want to keep quiet? Before we try to understand why, it is important to know exactly what Botox is.

Botulinum type A

Botox is a brand, not the procedure, and is one of many line and wrinkle smoothing treatments. Botox or “OnabotulinumtoxinA” comes from the toxin Botulinum type A and is used in a number of medical procedures and for line and wrinkle smoothing treatment. Botulinum toxin is produced by the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum; a bacterium which is commonly found in soil, but it can also be found in improperly preserved homemade foods, severely dented aluminium cans, and honey. Clostridium Botulinum produces 8 different types of toxins named type A-H.

As with any medical or cosmetic procedure, the use of Botulinum type A for the purpose of line and wrinkle smoothing comes with possible side effects:

Botox is injected into specific muscles and works by paralysing the muscle, forcing it to relax. For this reason, it works very well to treat lines and wrinkles of the face

Botox – the facts

What do we know about the toxin used in line and wrinkle smoothing procedures?

We’ve all seen pictures of usually glamorous celebrities when they are looking less than perfect following a procedure, but it is not the actual treatment itself that attracts the media’s attention, it’s when celebs take treatments a step too far, resulting in the frozen look that is all too often associated with the procedure.


Research is hugely important before booking any cosmetic procedure, surgical or non-surgical. Celebrities have made line and wrinkle treatments such as Botox high profile but what you must remember is for anyone who wants the best results, they should always go to a qualified and skilled practitioner. Make sure you ask questions and address any concerns you may have with your injector to ensure you are well-informed before receiving treatment. Ensure you see the sealed container before you are treated and clarify what brand of Botulinum toxin you are receiving.

The media

Botox is not a cry for younger-looking features or a sign of vanity; it is another method, like applying makeup and dyeing your hair, to enhance your appearance. Used correctly and administered by a skilled and qualified practitioner, it is a very effective treatment at reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles resulting in a more youthful appearance.

It is important to make the right decision for you, consult a qualified professional and ask plenty of questions take advice and recommendations from others and do your research.

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We offer medical consultation for individuals with lines and wrinkles

With the Christmas party season fast approaching, we understand how important it is to look and feel good. We offer medical consultation for individuals with lines and wrinkles

With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, call us for more information or to arrange a consultation with one of our consultant plastic surgeons. Tel 02890 323888