Botulinum toxin A has been in use by the beauty industry for over 25 years for wrinkle and other treatments without any known long term issues. Botulinum toxin A comes as various brand names (all of which have the same effect), including Botox® and Bocouture®.
The Botulinum toxin is adminstered with clean, new (tiny!) needles for every client in a safe and sterile manner. Very small doses are required to relax the muscle, allowing the overlying skin to become smoother. As a result any wrinkles lessen, and often disappear all together. The effects generally take 3-5 days to take effect leaving a natural, refreshed and youthful appearance.
Traditionally, treatments are performed on three areas of the upper face:
Forehead ‘worry’ lines – the wrinkles formed when we raise our eyebrows.
Glabellar ‘frown’ region – the area of the face between the eyebrows where strong wrinkles form.
Crow’s feet – the areas around the outside of the eyes. Wrinkles form here when we squint or smile.
In 2006, a cosmetic licence was granted to treat frown line wrinkles with Botox® in the UK. Botulinum toxin is used in other areas of the face and for several other procedures (such as bruxism treatments) ‘off label’. This means that it is used by a doctor outside its original intended use. Using medicines off label is a common practice and many medicines and antibiotics are used in this way.
For these reasons, wrinkle treatment injections have become the world’s number one non – surgical cosmetic treatment.
Botox Treatments Price List
One Facial Area – £150
Two Facial Areas – £200
Three Facial Areas – £250
Male supplement: £50.00 (This is an optional charge for extra Botox to be used per area in male patients who have stronger and larger facial muscles)
Our Botox treatments are available at either salon by appointment only. Please note: The above prices are for Bocouture® Botulinum Toxin
Our medical staff
Profile of Professor Syed Haq, MB.BS., BSc. (HON), Ph.D., DIC, MRCP(UK)
Professor Syed Haq, is a Consultant Physician and Founder of Invictus Humanus Ltd. He is a key opinion leader in aesthetic/anti-ageing medicine and has a particular interest in mid-face augmentation using non-invasive techniques and degenerative disease processes.
Professor Haq was formerly the chief medical and scientific officer of a UK biopharmaceutical company that is developing a platform for the treatment of degenerative, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases (e.g Alzheimer’s disease) using a patented antibody/peptide composite. He has overseen two MHRA registered phase II double blind clinical trials conducted in the UK and has worked and trained at some of the foremost institutions – Guy’s Hospital, Hammersmith and Royal Brompton Hospitals, Imperial College, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Tufts University, New England Medical Center Hospitals Inc.
Prof. Haq has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles/abstracts in several internationally renowned scientific journals including PNAS and Nature Medicine. He has co-chaired the Anti-ageing Conference London (2008-15), and has been an invited presenter/speaker at numerous international conferences (American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, Anti-Ageing Medicine World Congress, the NCD National Workshop, India, American Academy of Neurology, Society of Neuroscience and EULAR). Prof. Haq has received several national and international awards/fellowships/honours from the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, American Heart Association, Astra Zeneca and the Heart Failure Society of America.
More about Botox treatments
Facial wrinkles are caused by repetitive expressions and muscle activity. Over time, the skin eventually develops obvious lines that are perceived as signs of ageing and are cosmetically undesirable. Botox® is the brand name of a product used to treat facial wrinkles. Several other products have since been developed for the same purpose and are now widely used including Azzalure® and Xeomin®.
All of these products are in fact almost identical and contain botulinum toxin (Type A). This is a natural protein produced by a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. The protein acts on muscles to temporarily relax them. Patients and doctors have come to refer to the treatments simply as wrinkle treatments since the procedures are performed in exactly the same way no matter what product is used.
As a consequence, these treatments can be used to relax the muscles of the face. By doing so, the wrinkles formed by muscle activity are also treated. This creates a natural, refreshed and youthful appearance of the face.
Wrinkles treatments have been performed on millions of men and women worldwide to achieve stunning cosmetic effects. Using tiny doses of botulinum toxin administered by a trained doctor, they are an extremely effective treatment and more importantly, they have exemplary safety record.
Botulinum toxin was first purified and developed into an injectable medicine used to treat a wide spectrum of conditions in the late 1970’s. It was initially used to correct eye muscle disorders and in the treatment of muscle rigidity in children with Cerebral Palsy.
More recent uses of botulinum toxin include the treatment of headaches, bruxism, lower facial slimming, overactive bladders, in vocal cord diseases and for excessive sweating. However, by far the most common use is for the cosmetic treatment of upper face wrinkles.
Telephone consultations are FREE to all patients who want to know more about any of the treatments offered. There is no obligation whatsoever to book for a treatment, so please feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Once you are happy to proceed, consultations are booked in advance.