BOTOX ® injections are the simplest and most effective way to improve dynamic lines and wrinkles-helping to restore confidence and making you feel better about yourself.
Over 6 million BOTOX ® treatments are performed every year in the United States alone and it has been estimated to be well over 1 million treatments in the UK; and the number is rising!
Dr Dan is so professional, humourous and confident in his approach and his treatments painless and results spectacular. I’ve been having treatment with him for almost 5 years and I wouldn’t go anywhere else.” – Jenny – Bridgnorth
Treatments including BOTOX wrinkle reduction are performed by Dr Dan Dhunna at his clinic in Harley Street London, Solihull Nr Birmingham, Dudley Nr Wolverhampton (West Midlands), Bridgnorth, Shropshire and Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire (Cotswolds)
All clinics also provides a full range of dermal fillers and lip filler including Juverderm Ultra, Voluma, Restylane, Volbella, Volift, Radiesse and Sculptra for wrinkle reduction, cheek enhancement, tear trough, hand rejuvenation, nasolabial fold, chin enhancement, lip and mouth rejuvenation, marionette and smile lines using advanced techniques including the use of micro-cannulas.
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Frequently asked questions about BOTOX ®
What is BOTOX ®?
BOTOX ® is the brand name for a Prescription Only medicine made by Allergan, an International Pharmaceutical Company and World Leader in Cosmetic Science.
Derived from a bacteria in much the same way Penicillin is derived from mould, the BOTOX ® protein has been extensively used in over 50 years to safely treat conditions in adults and children.
It has 21 different licensed medical uses across the world including treatments of squints, muscle spasms, cerebral palsy, excess sweating (hyperhidrosis), bladder instability and chronic migraine.
It has been used for over 20 years by Doctors for its benefits in Cosmetic Medicine and has a license for Cosmetic Use in over 75 countries including the UK.
How Does It Work?
BOTOX ® acts as a muscle relaxant by temporarily preventing the nerve signals from reaching the muscle.
Normally, when we express our faces, muscles pull and draw the skin into characteristic lines, wrinkles and folds such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. These can leave you looking tired, angry and older than your years.
BOTOX ® injections relax these muscles causing a softening and sometimes even eradication in these strong dynamic lines leaving a softer, refreshed look. Common areas for treatment include
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crows feet
What does the treatment involve and are the results natural?
Dr Dan Dhunna is regarded as a Master of BOTOX ® injections. He prides himself on creating an artistic, natural effect and is often nicknamed the “Michelangelo of BOTOX ®” for his creative flair!
Using his extensive medical and artistic knowledge, small amounts of BOTOX ® are injected with a very fine micro-needle precisely into the overactive facial muscles, leaving surrounding muscles untouched. His technique is virtually painless and does not require any anaesthesia.
This gives a very natural effect and doesn’t leave the face expressionless.
Results become evident within a few days but may take up to 2 weeks for the full effect. Results last on average for 3-4 months, after which you will require a further treatment to maintain the look. Over time it is not uncommon for results to last longer with regular treatments.
How Safe is BOTOX ®?
BOTOX ® injections are an extremely safe treatment when conducted in the right hands. A full medical assessment and consent will be taken prior to any treatment.
Dr Dan Dhunna is a trained GP and Advanced Cosmetic Doctor having performed over an estimated 20 000 cosmetic injectable procedures!
He is a Member of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors, The British College of Aesthetic Medicine and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
He is also the Country Ambassador for ALLERGAN, the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of BOTOX ® and Juvederm/ Voluma in the UK.
There are other versions of the medicine available from other manufacturers and clinics, (Dysport, Azzalure , Xeomin) these may not work as well as BOTOX ® and may cause more side effects such as spread to unwanted areas.
BOTOX ® is licensed in over 75 countries and has been used for over 12 years as a brand. It has an extensive safety profile and has over 4000 research papers written about it.
It is a Prescription Only Medicine and new guidelines by the General Medical Council enforce that the Prescribing Doctor must see the patient at the time of injection. Unfortunately this is a rule flouted by many!
Patients can be reassured that they are in safe hands as all consultations, treatments and reviews are performed by Dr Dan Dhunna himself.
Please Remember BOTOX ® is a Premium Product. Cheap deals and online sales are likely to use fake or diluted product and could cause serious potential harm.
What are the Side Effects?
Injected in the right hands BOTOX® is a very safe procedure.
Most of any Side Effects are caused by the entry of the very fine needle into the skin; these tend to be minor and very shortlived if they occur
- Minimal discomfort
- Mild redness or swelling of the injected area
- Potential bleeding and bruising can occur
More serious side effects such as droopy eyelids and brows can occur but rarely do so in experienced medical hands. No such side effect is deemed permanent as BOTOX® produces temporary effects.
You must inform the medical professional of your full medical hjistory including any medications you are taking , allergies and reactions you may have had.
What is the aftercare?
- Avoid lying down for a few hours immediately after treatment
- Do not rub or massage the treated area for 12 hours after treatment
- Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours and deep facials for a week
Who Should Not Have BOTOX ®?
Botox cannot be used in
- Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women
- Certain neuromuscular disorders such as Lambert Eaton Syndrome
- It is not recommended for people under the age of 18 and not advisable over the age of 65; however Dr Dan Dhunna has extensive knowledge in treating over 60s and you will be dealt with on a case by case basis
Who Can Inject BOTOX ® ?
BOTOX ® is a prescription only medication and must only be injected by qualified and registered Doctors. New Regulations allow nurses to inject, and as most nurses are non prescribers, the patient must see the prescribing Doctor each time for a Face to Face Consultation. Remote Prescribing, commonly practiced in salons; where a nurse gains a prescription for BOTOX ® from a Doctor and the patient is injected without the Doctor physically seeing the patient breaks codes from the NMC (nursing midwifery council) and the GMC (general medical council) and practitioners can hence be reported and lose their license to practice. Patients are always encouraged to check the license and prescribing status of the injecting practitioner with the NMC, GMC or GDC before considering treatment.
Patients can rest assured as they are in competent hands as Dr Dan Dhunna performs all consultations, treatments and follow ups and has performed over 25 000 injectable procedures. He is a registered and revalidated Dr and GP with the General Medical Council and Member of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors, The British College of Aesthetic Medicine and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine