Botox is one of the world’s most popular anti-ageing treatments, including in Manchester, with an increasing number of people using Botox to look younger. The popularity of Botox in Manchester can be attributed to its quick and effective results. The cost of Botox is also becoming more affordable meaning that it is no longer just reserved for the rich and famous. Likewise, Botox is used by people of all different ages in Manchester, and it is becoming increasingly popular among men as well as women.
Skin Medical is situated in the heart of Manchester in St Ann’s Square. It is easily reachable by car or public transport, and is in the centre of Manchester’s main shopping district – located near to the Arndale Centre.
At Skin Medical Manchester we only use fully qualified doctors and nurse prescribers with over ten years’ experience to administer Botox. This means that you can be assured that you will be receiving the best possible Botox treatment to achieve great results.
Botox in Manchester
As we get older signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles become more apparent. These are caused by a multitude of factors such as UV exposure, collagen depletion, and repeated muscle contractions. Unlike other anti-ageing treatments that work by filling or plumping out the skin, Botox relaxes the muscles to stop lines from forming.
Botox, or botulinum toxin type-A, is a natural purified protein that is commonly used to relax muscles that cause wrinkles to form. Using a very fine needle, to minimize discomfort, Botox is injected directly into the muscle. Once injected, Botox blocks the nerve impulses from reaching the muscle. This causes the facial muscles to relax by preventing muscle contractions and thus smoothes out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The most common areas that are treated using Botox are ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes, ‘frown lines’ between the eyebrows, and the lines that form on the forehead. Botox can also be used to treat medical conditions such as Masseter Hypertrophy, Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating), and teeth grinding.
Our experienced practitioners ensure that you will have great, natural-looking results after your Botox treatment, meaning that you don’t have to worry about suffering from the dreaded ‘frozen face’ look. There is no downtime after the treatment so you can get straight back to your normal daily activity after your Botox treatment, although we do recommend avoiding any strenuous activity for several hours after your treatment. Side effects of the treatment are very minimal, if they occur at all, and are usually limited to some mild bruising in the injected area which only lasts temporarily.
The effects of Botox become apparent between 5 and 10 days after your treatment and last between 3 and 6 months. With repeated use of Botox the effects tend to last longer and, in some cases, some wrinkles have disappeared altogether. Around two weeks after your first Botox treatment we offer all of our patients a check-up to make sure that they are happy with the results and, if necessary, give a top-up of Botox to ensure that you are fully happy with the results.
Allergan at Skin Medical
Due to the increased popularity of Botox, many companies have started producing Botox-like products that do not produce the same results and are not tested and regulated in the same way as products such as Allergan. Allergan is considered the world leader in the production of Botox. Allergan Botox is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meaning that it has been rigorously tested to ensure its safety for consumers. Patient safety and satisfaction is our primary concern at Skin Medical so we only use Allergan Botox to ensure that our patients get the best, most natural-looking results.
Your Consultation for Botox in Manchester
At Skin Medical in Manchester we give all of our patients a consultation and skin evaluation with a doctor or nurse practitioner. This is a great chance for you to discuss all aspects of the Botox treatment, address any concerns that you may have, have your questions answered, and see how Botox can help you.
To book in a consultation for Botox in Manchester, give our Manchester clinic a call on 0161 839 7663 to speak to a member of our team, or come to our clinic at 20 St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7HG.