At the Sperrin Clinic you will receive a full assessment and consultation where everything will be explained fully. One potential outcome of that consultation may be that botulinum toxin (Botox) injections are recommended. 

What is Botox?

Botox is the trade name of the prescription only medicine- Botulinum Toxin Type A. It has been used safely as a muscle relaxant for more than thirty years.

How does Botox treat wrinkles?

Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles underneath the skin. The skin overlying the muscle stops being creased and is allowed to recover causing the lines to soften or even fade away.

Which areas of the face can be treated with Botox?

The three main areas are:

  • The frown Lines – the vertical lines between the eyebrows.

  • The horizontal forehead lines.

  • The crow’s feet or laughter lines at the sides of the eyes.

When will I notice the results of Botox?

You will start to notice that Botox is working after two to three days and it will reach its maximum effect in about two weeks.

How long does Botox last?

Botox normally lasts for about four months at first. Clients who have repeated treatments sometimes find that it can last longer.

Can Botox be used for excessive underarm sweating –hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis or excess underarm sweating is a debilitating medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. Botox can be injected in the underarm area and can result in considerable improvement for as long as 6-8 months.