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Botulinum Toxin (Type A) injections for frown lines

The structure of the skin changes with time and it becomes less elastic and flexible. Muscles in the face also begin to sag and the skin becomes creased and folded. Older skin is drier and it renews itself less quickly than younger skin. All these factors affect how facial skin looks and can result in frown lines and wrinkles which can make you look more tired, angry or older than you really are.

Many people wish to look and feel as good as possible for their age whilst maintaining a natural look. Injections of botulinum toxin may be recommended to help achieve this. The aim is to produce a natural relaxed look with out the "frozen' appearance.

There are diferent types of products available and Mr Humzah COnsultant Plastic Surgeon wil discuss this with you. The specific uses and possible outcomes will be discussed in detail during your consultation.

Other preparations such as dermal fillers are also available to manage facial lines and Mr Humzah Consultant Plastic Surgeon will discuss the various cosmetic treatments (surgical and non-surgical) and their differences with you.

How is the treatment performed?

A minute quantity of botulinum is injected into the muscles that cause dynamic lines, for example frown lines. The botulinum  injection temporarily prevents nerve signals from reaching the muscle and, as a result, the muscle relaxes. As the muscles relaxes, the skin smoothes out. Treatment with botulinum can take as little as 10 minutes and most people return to normal activities immediately afterwards.

The smoothing effect of the first treatment with the injection usually lasts for up to 4 months.

Mr Humzah uses the worlds thinnest needle (TSK Invisible Needle) to help reduce the pain of injection and the TSK Unit Injector to achieve accurate doseage during the procedure.

The current regulations sipulate that there must be a "cooling off" period following the consultation for new patients. You will therefore not be able to have your treatment on the same day as your consultation if you are a new patient.

How much does this treatment cost?

The fee for this treatment is a guide; variations do exist between hospitals and fees will be individually calculated for you after your consultation.

Guide Price:  From £ 200.00 - One area

Treatment for Sweating / Migraine 

Sweating affecting the underarms, hands or feet can be a major problem to 3% of people. This can now be controlled by using botulinum toxin.This will reduce the area of sweating and is effective for 4 – 6 months.

Botulinum toxin has also been recommended for Chronic Migraine (NICE Guideline)

How much does this treatment cost?

The fee for this treatment is a guide; variations do exist between hospitals and fees will be individually calculated for you after your consultation.

Guide Price:  From £450

Where can I have my treatment?

Plastic surgery clinics are available at The Winfield Hospital, Gloucester, The West Midlands Hospital (Ramsay Healthcare), Halesowen and Summerfield Healthcare, Wolverhampton.

Where to get further information

For further information on all procedures, please contact us on 0800 084 2321 or email info@pdsurgery.co.uk.