‘Botox‘ is a brand name for a toxin isolated from the bacteria Chlostridium Botulinum. Botulinum toxin is a purified protein that is injected in micro amounts into the small muscles of the face to relax and smooth out lines. Botulinum treatments are our most popular non-surgical treatment. Millions of people worldwide have used botulinum injections to reduce facial wrinkles and it now has FDA approval for use in cosmetic medicine.
Our medical team has extensive experience with these treatments and will tailor your treatment to suit your individual needs. The Skin Clinic believes that all cosmetic treatments should look natural and subtle and we are firm upholders of the philosophy ‘less is more’… After your treatment you will look revived and refreshed not frozen!
Treatments take approximately 15 minutes. The botulinum is injected into carefully selected facial muscles with very fine needles so that it is virtually painless. After treatments you can carry on with your normal daily activities, however we advise that you avoid anything too strenuous such as heavy exercise and avoid sun tanning and facials for the first week post treatment.
On average it takes 2-14 days for the results to become noticeable. At The Skin Clinic we offer everyone a review at 2 weeks to ensure the desired results have been achieved. Any tweaks or top ups can be carried out at the 2 week review to ensure optimal results. This is always free of charge to our clients.
Everyone is different but an average treatment lasts 4-5 months.
The most common areas for botulinum treatments and the areas that yield the best results are:
- frown lines
- forehead lines
- laughter lines/crows feet
Botulinums can be used in other parts of the face if appropriate. Your clinician will advise you further. An increasingly popular treatment is the botulinum brow lift, a technique used to create the impression of a higher brow arch and reverse the drooping that often creeps in with increasing age. Ask Dr Ward or Haley for more details.
It is not recommended that pregnant or breastfeeding women have botulinum treatments. Some (less commonly used) antibiotics should not be taken at the same time as your botulinum treatments, please ask your clinician if you need further information. Anyone with a neuromuscular disorder should not have botulinum injections. Your clinician can advise you further about these cautions.
The Skin Clinic is the premiere destination for Botox in Essex and Kent.
Dr Ward always gets it just right with my treatments and ensures that they look subtle and natural, just the way i like. I started on the Obagi skin care programme and since then there has been no looking back.. Obagi is the best kept secret in anti-ageing!![Jennifer, Kent ]
I often model on Dr Jo’s Botox and fillers course and its great to see her pass on her knowledge and enthusiasm to other professionals. She is clearly highly respected in this industry but what is wonderful is that she hasnt lost that lovely personal and warm touch. This is what sets her apart..Its always a pleasure to be involved”[Kate, Surrey ]
Dr Ward was the first person to really take my son’s acne seriously.. it was like a breath of fresh air..Thank you for listening and for understanding how acne can affect so much in a young person’s life. I highly recommend Doctor Jo Ward to anyone who has struggled in silence with a skin problem”[Jane, Surrey ]
I first met Dr Ward in her Harley Street clinic. Since then I have followed her to every clinic she has ever worked in!! Such is my faith in her… When you find a reliable and excellent cosmetic physician, travelling a few extra miles is worth it..”[Alex, London ]
The new Skin Clinic in Sevenoaks is wonderful. I have no doubt Dr Ward will soon have a queue at her clinic door..Not only is she the best injector in town but she is so warm and so passionate about what she does its infectious.. I leave every consultation with a renewed interest in my skin”[Rose, Kent ]