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Everyday stress and overuse force fine lines into deeper ones over time, but anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox eases frown lines, and other wrinkles by relaxing key muscle fibres for months at a time, leaving you with a younger appearance. Botox injections can also be used to block nerve impulses that cause excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in the underarms, scalp, hands and feet.

What are Anti Wrinkle Injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly referred to as ‘Botox®’, short for Botulinum toxin.

Botox is one of the most extensively researched cosmetics in the world, and has continued to gain in popularity with both men and women. The product is FDA approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It works by limiting the motion of specific facial muscles – those that are continually contracting, eventually creating visible creases and lines. It has a beautiful smoothing effect that leaves you looking refreshed.

In addition to the treatment of cosmetic treatments such as frown lines and wrinkles, Botox® is also used to treat migraines, headaches and Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). The approved brands of Botulinum Toxin available in the UK include Botox®, Vistabel®, Xeomin®, Dysport® and Azzalure®.They all share similarities, but also have differences that mean one or more of these products can be best for the treatment of certain areas. Knowing the difference between them can give you a better understanding on how the skin professionals at Nassif Medspa can help you achieve the look you envision.

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Which treatment is right for me?

The product used will depend upon the area of the face that needs to be restored to a more youthful, fresh appearance. At Nassif Medspa, our professionals use the product that will best resolve the specific area. Combinations of these three products will often be part of your custom treatment plan.

After your Treatment

Once your treatment is complete, the results last for three to six months, depending on how the products are used. When the fine lines and wrinkles begin to reappear, it is time for your next treatment. There is no recovery time Botox®, Vistabel®, Xeomin®, Dysport® and Azzalure® so you will be able to resume your normal activities immediately after each of your treatments.

Summary Of Your Treatment

  • time
    Procedure Time

    Combined treatment and consultation approximately 30 minutes

  • Work
    Back To Work


  • anaesthetic

    Yes, if required

  • recovery
    Full Recovery

    Approximately 24 hours

  • sensitivity
    Sensitivity Period

    Approximately 1 hour

  • results

    Can begin to be noticed as soon as day 2-3, with efficacy peaking at around 2-3 weeks.

  • duration
    Duration of Results

    Approximately 3-4 months

  • complications
    Risks & Complications

    Slight bruising. Side effects are rare

BOTOX FAQ: Your Questions Answered

What is BOTOX

BOTOX is one of the most extensively researched cosmetics in the world, and has continued to gain in popularity with both men and women. The product is FDA-approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet. It works by limiting the motion of specific facial muscles – those that are continually contracting, eventually creating visible creases and lines. It has a beautiful smoothing effect that leaves you looking refreshed, younger, and more attractive.

How long does it take for BOTOX to work?

While patients vary, as each person has a unique physiology, it will usually results will start to show after 3-10 days, reaching the maximum improvement at about day 30. You can carry on with your day as normal, although we advise that you avoid strenuous activity/saunas/other facial treatments for up to 24 hours.

How long will BOTOX treatments last?

Typical results of the treatment will last for about three months or longer. When the treated muscles once again begin to contract, you can return for your next treatment. Many people make BOTOX treatments a standard part of a standard beauty regimen. Hyperhidrosis (anti-sweating) effects can last up to 6 months.

Which areas can be treated?

Frown lines - Relax lines on the forehead or between the eyebrows that are caused by frowning

Crow’s feet - Reduce lines from the outer corner of the eyes, smile wrinkles

Top lip lines - Smooth lines on the upper lip

Facial slimming

Gummy Smile

Jaw spasm and Jaw line smoothing

Chin - Reduce the appearance of an ‘apple’ chin, smooth chin lines and contour the chin for a more defined look

Glabellar lines - Smooth vertical lines between the eyebrows

Eyebrow lift - Relax the muscles that pull the brow line down

Bunny lines - Smooth horizontal lines on the bridge of the nose

Marionette lines - Achieve a smoother smile by reducing the vertical lines around the mouth

Neck lines Remove ‘banding’ in the neck

Hyperhidrosis - Dramatically reduce sweating in the armpit

Which Medical Conditions are commonly treated with Botox®?

Painful teeth grinding and jaw spasm

Migraines & Headaches

Excessive Sweating

Facial Asymmetry (due to trauma, scarring, surgery, infections etc)

What will the treatment involve?

There is an initial detailed consultation with a doctor, who will listen to what effect you are trying to achieve and advise accordingly. As every patient is different and wants different results, a bespoke treatment of Botox® will be administered. Depending on the areas of treatment a doctor will make a small number of injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take several minutes. A full list of cautions and contraindications discussed during the assessment.

Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?

Botox is one of the most extensively researched (and used) cosmetics in the world. First FDA approved in 2002, it has been used millions of times on millions of patients across the globe. Side effects are extremely rare, and it is considered to be a very safe product when used correctly. In fact, the uses of Botox have expanded, and it is now approved to treat more conditions, including migraines and sweating. Side effects are typically very minor, such as bruising or selling at the injection site, which quickly fade. Some patients also report mild headaches shortly after the treatment, but these usually subside within 24 hours. Always have your treatments from a reputable clinic where every treatment is overseen by a skilled plastic surgeon.

Where should I go to get Botox treatments?

Botox treatments are popular and offers for discounts can be found online – but could pose a risk. The FDA has warned that counterfeit products have been found in the UK. Being injected with any product other than the FDA-approved version could be dangerous to your health. Beyond the health risks, the skill with which the product is injected is a critical point. At Nassif Medpsa, you can be confident that your treatment will be performed correctly and safely. Don’t take risks when it comes to any facial treatment or clinics that offer cut-rate prices.


Keeping your facial muscles active after the procedure will help the treatment to take effect. Try to avoid any unnecessary touching of your face during the 24 hour period directly after your treatment.

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Dr. Paul Nassif



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