Botox® Treatments Belfast, Bangor, Northern Ireland
At Blossom we are clinically focused on you. We understand and listen. We adhere to the strictest medical protocols and our aim is to make cosmetic surgery affordable. We are regulated by RQIA.
We only employ women who understand women. We understand both the physical aspects to ageing and the psychological reasons why clients undergo our treatments.
We are passionate about what we do. We believe nurses are the best people to administer the treatments. They are caring and gentle. Our nurses carry out more than 50 injectable treatments every week. They undergo advanced training every 4 to 6 months; thus keeping abreast of all the latest techniques and thinking.
We are here 24/7. We know a lot of our clients are anxious the first few times. We will help them overcome their anxiety. Apart from your review appointment, we are here for a reassuring phone call or a 5 minute drop in chat to allay any fears.
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Botulinum Toxin is a medicine produced by a bacteria. Botox is a protein which weakens and inactivates muscles.
In 1973 Botox® was used as a treatment for patients for crossed eyes. By weakening the over active eye muscles, this medicine provided an alternative to surgery.
Now Botox® is widely used in cosmetic surgery to relax the muscles in the face which tighten through time, producing wrinkles and creases in the skin.
While Botox® is very potent in a high concentration, it is used in very small quantities with high margins of safety. After an area is injected, the first side effects are not apparent for 48 hours and the complete effect may not be obvious for 2 weeks.
Crease lines and wrinkles are a natural process of ageing due to a combination of, sun damage, gravity, and the muscle action of laughing, talking, frowning and crying.
Wrinkles radiating from the corner of the eyes caused by smiling, laughing or squinting are commonly known as crow’s feet; and can have the effect of aging some people. Previously, no reasonable medical or surgical solution improved this problem due to the strong underlying muscles. Even with deepest chemical peels or laser resurfacing techniques, rapid recurrence of these lines around the eyes is inevitable. Now, Botox® has proved to be effective at preventing the recurrence of wrinkles by inhibiting the underlying muscles.
What should be expected after Botox® Therapy?
You may get some local discomfort and bruising lasting a few days after the treatment. Bruising may be greater in patients who are taking aspirin or any blood thinning medicines. These products should be avoided if possible prior to the injection.
How long does Botox® last?
For most areas 3 to 6 months. For treating excessive sweating anything from 1 to 12 months.
Who should not use Botox®?
Patients with a history of neuromuscular disease (multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis) or other diseases involving neuro-transmission should avoid this medicine.
Have there been any reported cases of allergic reaction or hives to Botox®?
No reported cases of an allergic reaction have been reported.
How painful are the injections?
Not painful at all. At worst you will feel a tiny pin prick.
How long will the treatment take?
The whole process could be over within half an hour.