Botox - line and wrinkle treatment
York Plastic Surgery is one of the regions leading Plastic Surgery clinics, offering botox line and wrinkle treatment.
All our cosmetic surgery is performed by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Chris Dunkin who has more than 10 years clinical experience delivering high quality, high value, clinical solutions to both men and women of all ages.
You'll never meet a salesman at York Plastic Surgery either. Your initial consultation will be with Chris Dunkin himself and all surgical treatments are conducted at The Nuffield Private Hospital right here in York. Its not only convenient, but it's York's premier private hospital where you can also be rest assured the cleanliness and service will be second to none.
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Do I need Botox?
No one needs Botox. Its all about choice. But if you want to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles then Botox can help. Given in the right place by the right person Botox can produce lovely results.
Does it work straight away?
Botox works quite quickly. Most people see the effects within a day or so but the full effect can take 2 weeks and occasionally a top-up is required. The effects of Botox last 3-6 months and can be repeated to maintain the result. It may be that you need other treatments (such as fillers) or a more long-lasting solution (such as surgery) to get the result you want. We have the expertise to discuss this with you and offer you this treatment - its your choice.
What is Botox treatment?
Botulinum A Toxin (Botox) injection is FDA approved for use in the cosmetic treatment of glabella frown lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows). Injection of Botox into the small muscles in this area stops specific muscles from working to improve the appearance of overlying wrinkles.
So what happens?
First you be assessed by our Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Chris Dunkin, who will take a medical and cosmetic history from you and examine your face. This assessment is vital to ensure that you are safe to have Botox and that this is the best treatment to achieve the result you want. This is free and without obligation.
We use tiny fine needles so you hardly feel the treatment. A cool pack before and after makes this even better. The treatment doesn't take long and you can go home or back to work as soon as you want. Your skin may be a little red for a couple of hours.
Any tips to improve the effect from my Botox treatment?
Exercise your treated muscles for a couple of hours after treatment (practice frowning, raising your eyebrows or squinting). Try not to massage the area after injection and don't do any strenuous exercise until the next day. Finally, avoid medicines like Aspirin and Ibuprofen that can make you bruise.
Are there any downsides?
Pain at the injection site, slight swelling and/or bruising is common after Botox treatment. There are other less common or rare problems with Botox, including numbness, infection, scarring, skin irritation or rash, skin discoloration, flu-like symptoms with mild fever, respiratory problems, allergic reaction. Botox is used to treat some headaches (tension headaches). However, some people get headaches after treatment that can persist for several days or weeks. The aim of Botox treatment is to weaken the target muscles to achieve an improvement in wrinkles. Weakness of adjacent muscles may occur as a result of the spread of the toxin, producing effects including, drooping of the eyelids, reduced blinking, eye irritation, corneal ulceration, impaired vision and smile weakness.
Are there any group of people that shouldn't have Botox?
You should not have Botox treatment if there is any chance that you are pregnant, if you are breast feeding, if you suffer from conditions associated with muscle weakness (such as myasthenia gravis) or if you have had a reaction with Botox or albumin (in egg whites) in the past.
How do I avoid problems?
Be sensible. Its worth paying a bit more to be looked after an expert - a qualified cosmetic surgeon - someone who will give you independent advice on the best treatment for you and carry out your treatment in a safe environment. Facial muscle are not to be treated lightly - overdo it and you could lose facial expression or even have a droopy eye or lopsided smile.
I've heard that Botox can help people with facial palsy?
Our Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Dunkin, is a specialist in helping people with facial weakness (facial palsy). This is a condition that can happen without warning and without any obvious cause (Bells palsy). Botox is very useful for this group of patients for uncontrolled twitching or muscle contraction and to help even up your smile.
What about Botox for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)?
Living with hyperhidrosis can be miserable. Botox is a great treatment for excessive (usually underarm) sweating when all other treatments have failed. Before Botox the mainstay of treatment was surgery, which can be effective (and we sometimes sill do it) but it has a high risk profile. Botox gets to the heart of the problem - it works by stoping the production of sweat by the sweat glands. Not everyone gets a good result but most do. Unfortunately the effect is temporary and needs repeating to stay dry.
Paying for treatment
We offer Consultant delivered state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery procedures at The Nuffield Health Hospital in York and paying for your treatment couldn’t be simpler.
What do I do now?
Our clinic is based at The Nuffield Health York Hospital.