We pride ourselves in being one of the leading clinic in Botox treatment in the UK. Ayham Al-Ayoubi is a leading facial plastic and laser surgeon and he is an internationally recognized expert in the procedure.
The most common form of anti-wrinkle injections come under widely used name of ‘Botox’.
Anti-wrinkle injections are a prescription medicine that are used to improve the look of moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles and lines on a temporary basis. Also not all facial wrinkles benefit from anti-wrinkle injections.
There are several different types of Botulinum Toxins (A, B, C, E, F).The Botulinum Toxin used for cosmetic purposes is the Type A Botulinum or BTX-A.
Botox is the brand name that has come synonymous with muscle relaxing injections that help smooth facial lines. The active ingredient that makes the treatment work is called Botulinum Toxin, and is now available in a number of other non “Botox” branded names.
The main dynamic facial wrinkles that can be treated with Botulinum Toxin are:
- Frown lines ‘glabellar lines’ between the eyebrows
- Crow’s-feet ‘laughter lines’ at the corners of the eyes
- Forehead creases
- The bridge of the nose ‘bunny lines’
Any muscle activity on the body can be targeted with Botox, however, it is most commonly performed in the upper face.Whilst it does work around the mouth, chin and neck area, the benefits must always outweigh any possible weakness of the mouth muscles. Smile lines are usually best dealt with either by injectable dermal fillers or CO2 Laser Resurfacing.
In addition to cosmetic use, Botox is used to treat cervical dystonia, writer’s cramp, excessive sweating, achalasia, chronic pain, neuropathy, and migraine headaches. It is also a possible treatment for some cases of depression.
Anti-wrinkle injection – Botox works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the injected muscles. The muscles can no longer contract strongly, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, laughter lines and frown lines.
The appearance of frown lines and other treated areas will be dramatically improved within two to ten days of treatment. The skin will appear smoother and unlined. Whilst untreated facial muscles work as usual to allow normal facial expression to be unaffected by the treatment.
It usually takes two to ten days to see cosmetic improvement and the effects tend to last from four to six months.The skin type, skin thickness and degree of wrinkling, all play a role in determining how long the results will last.
As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles might need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles usually appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved anti-wrinkle injections Botox as a temporary treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, frown wrinkles, forehead wrinkles and eye wrinkles (Crow’s Feet).
After formal trials, on April 2002, the FDA announced regulatory approval of Botulinum Toxin type A (Botox Cosmetic) to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). Subsequently, cosmetic use of Botulinum Toxin type A has become widespread, with many people viewing it as less intrusive and/or artificial treatment than other types of plastic surgery.
It is important to understand that whilst Botox is well tolerated by most people, patients who are pregnant, breast feeding or have neurologic or muscle disease should not be treated.
There are very few side effects to the Botox procedure. While allergy to any medicine is possible, it is rare indeed with Botox. Safety of Botox is clear, however, some patients may experience side effects.
Botox is the World’s most popular cosmetic procedure. It is also effectively used for:
Migraine Treatment – Up to 90% of migraine sufferers will have no or markedly reduced attacks for 3-4 months after injections with Botox in the trigger points that start the attack.
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) – Too much sweating from the armpits can actually be embarrassing. Anti-wrinkle injections can teat the excessive sweating under armpits, with results lasting for up to 4-9 months.
For people with overactive bladders, Botox can improve their quality of life, say researchers from King’s College London School of Medicine, London, England. Botox administered to the bladder is as good as prescribed medications for tackling urinary urgency and twice as effective in eliminating symptoms completely.
Men with enlarged prostates benefit from Botox injections directly into the prostate, a study at University Medical College, Taiwan found. It is also a possible treatment for some cases of depression.
Advanced Botox By Dr Ayoubi
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi has developed his own advanced techniques in non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments including combining Botox, Dermal Fillers and Sculptra treatments to treat facial asymmetry, deep acne scars, traumatic scarring technique which has now been adopted by numerous plastic surgeons and cosmetic doctors worldwide.
Patients travel from all over the UK and from around the world to have Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi perform his unique advanced techiniques in facial aesthetic treatments at our clinic, which is one of the leading training centres for Botox and Sculptra treatment in the UK and Europe.