What is BOTOX® and how does it work?

When BOTOX® is injected into a muscle it activates a process called selective muscle denervation.

This is when the neuromuscular junction – where the nerve and muscle meet – has its receptors blocked from acetylcholine: the chemical which forces the muscle to contract.

Therefore, even though the nerve continues to send a signal which requests movement, the tissue does not receive the instruction and the muscle remains still.

Over 3-5 months, the muscle gradually grows new receptors and is able to contract again.

Botox is most effective in the correction of lines which are formed from muscle contractions alone. Because the underlying muscle doesn’t move, the skin above it no longer creases.

Thus, the effects of BOTOX® are most noticeable in frown and laughter lines.

BOTOX® does not remove wrinkles which are permanently engraved in the skin, regardless of muscle movement, although it may soften them.

How many injections will I need?

4-6 per area of treatment.

Can men have BOTOX® treatment?

Yes, we have lots of male BOTOX® customers and the treatment is just as effective on men as it is on women. We do charge an extra £10 for a higher male supplement, as the muscles in the upper face are stronger in males.

What’s the difference between BOTOX® and dermal fillers?

BOTOX® is used to relax wrinkles in the upper half of the face. Dermal fillers plump areas of lost volume, such as nose-to-mouth lines, or to enhance lips.

Will BOTOX® make me look frozen?

No. Lux Aesthetics practioners are all trained to preserve and maintain eyebrow movement, which is the key to creating natural expressions.

Is BOTOX® safe?

Yes, when a qualified Clinician administers it. Cosmetic doses of BOTOX® are minuscule and over 450,000 UK procedures are performed each year. Allergic reactions are extremely rare.

Where does the BOTOX® go after the results fade?

BOTOX® is broken down by the body during the first 48 hours of treatment, so does not accumulate in your system. Improved effects are visible with multiple treatments because the muscle is already relaxed from the previous session so your skin is creasing less and the wrinkles are not being reinforced.

When the results from BOTOX® fade, will my wrinkles be worse than they were before?

No. Your face simply returns to how it was prior to treatment.

Can I go in the sun or use sunbeds after BOTOX® treatment?

You should avoid heat for 24 hours. This includes the sun, sunbeds and hot baths and showers.

Can I drink alcohol after BOTOX® treatment?

For the following 24 hours after you receive BOTOX® treatment, you must not drink alcohol. After 24 hours, it is fine to drink Alcohol.is text.

Can I have BOTOX® if I am having other treatments? Such as glycolic peels, facials, dermaroller?

Yes you can. If you are having BOTOX® treatment THEN another treatment, you must leave it 48 hours. If you had another treatment and then you wanted BOTOX®, you would have to wait 2 weeks before having your BOTOX® treatment.

Will I get addicted?

No! BOTOX® is not addictive. It does really work though so, like a good haircut, most clients do want to keep up the fab results once they’ve started having BOTOX® and come back every 4 months or so to have another treatment.t button to change this text.

How long after treatment can I have a follow up?

The effects of BOTOX® treatment are not seen immediately. You should start to notice a difference about 3-7 days after your appointment and the treatment will be at its maximum at day 14. We will send you a text message after 14 days to check how your treatment is looking. If you would like an adjustment to your BOTOX®, you’re welcome to book back in to be seen within the first month after your initial treatment and this will be free of charge.

Do I need a follow up appointment?

Not necessarily. Many people do not need to come back in for an adjustment. It is a personal choice, not a clinical necessity. We will send you a text message after 14 days to check how your treatment is looking. If you would like an adjustment to your BOTOX®, you’re welcome to book back in to be seen within the first month after your initial treatment.