Anthea Turner Botox confession

Anthea Turner, 55, looks fresh-faced as she steps out in London following Botox confession

ANTHEA TURNER looked youthful as ever as she was pictured out and about in London yesterday after confessing that she’d had Botox and a boob-job in a recent interview.

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Anthea Turner recently admitted that she’d had Botox

The 55-year-old definitely looked comfortable in front of the cameras, as she beamed from ear to ear after recently making her small-screen comeback as the host of The Health Lottery.She looked happier than ever as she posed for photographers at celebrity hot-spot Chiltern Firehouse, wheeling a suitcase outside the popular restaurant.

The TV presenter donned a casual chic outfit for the outing, teaming a pair of cut-off ripped jeans with a summery white vest top.She wore her blonde locks loose and wavy and ditched the heels in favour of some comfortable looking flip flops.

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TV presenter looked youthful in a pair of ripped jeans and a white vest top

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Anthea beamed from ear to ear as she stepped out in the capital

As well as admitting that she’d had surgery recently in a bid to hold onto her youthful appearance, it looks like she’s also been hitting the gym hard, as she showcased her muscular arms.Anthea’s dinner date comes after she confessed that she’d had Botox and a boob-job in a recent interview, saying that she has “no problem in tidying up as you go along” in terms of her appearance.

She said: “Botox is a marvelous thing. Put it this way, I can look angry but not furious. And I’ve had my boobs done too – they’re great.

“How can you say you’re all natural when everyone knows it’s not true at all? Sometimes, people say they haven’t had Botox and I just think: You’re a liar!”

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Anthea dressed casually for the trip to Chiltern Firehouse

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Anthea recently revealed her secrets to looking younger

She also admitted in a different interview that if you work in the media industry, then you should take extra good care of your appearance.“I don’t think my approach would be much different whatever job I was doing,” she said.

“I’m a fully paidup member of the vanity department.

“But obviously television is a visual medium

Women turning to Botox after a bad break up

Could happiness be found in the prick of a needle?

There are a growing number of women turning to Botox for a boost in spirits, particularly after a bad break up.

“We drink, we get together with our girlfriends, we cry, we eat too much, and then we just generally feel worse about ourselves,” said Botox patient Carli Weatherhead.

Instead of indulging when a relationship ends, Weatherhead says she turns to Botox. She is one of the 6.7 million people who got the anti-aging injection last year.

“I think it’s similar to a woman going and buying a new pair of shoes for herself because it makes her feel better about herself,” said Glasgow cosmetic GP Dr Carole McAlister

Funk says there might be a scientific reason that Botox mends a failed relationship.

“There have been some studies, psychological studies, that look at patients who get Botox for cosmetic purposes specifically in the frown areas. When we inhibit the ability to frown, those frown muscles are no longer sending signals to the emotional center of the brain saying ‘hey, I’m frowning,’ and therefore it leaves you in a better state and a happier state” .

Weatherhead says the explanation seems logical.

“If I look in the mirror… and I can’t see myself frowning then I think ‘oh, it’s not that bad. It’s just not that bad.’ If I don’t look sad, I don’t feel sad, and I can get over it that much faster,” Weatherhead said.

The Journal of Psychiatric Research first published the study on Botox and depression.

The only catch is that Botox injections take about two to three days to fully set in, so it is not instant happiness.

Can Botox relieve Depression?

Botox Injections Relieve Symptoms Of The Blues: Can Depression Disappear With A Shot?

A review of the research gives weight to previous suggestions that Botox injections can relieve symptoms of depression. Reuters

The stereotype of a Botox user is an aging Hollywood actor desperate for an unwrinkled, camera-ready face. Such “typecasting” may soon be replaced by a more serious medical image. A research review presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association gives weight to previous suggestions that Botox injections can relieve symptoms of depression.

Botox uses a form of botulinum toxin, which is produced by the microbe that causes botulism, to temporarily paralyze muscle activity. Basically, a shot of Botox directly into facial muscles will block chemical signals from the nerves and so temporarily relax the face and wrinkles, magically it would seem, to disappear. Doctors started using Botox as a minimally invasivecosmetic fix in 1996, but it wasn’t until 2002 that the Food and Drug Administration officially approved this use. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, some 6.3 millionBotox procedures are performed each year. Clearly, Botox has moved far beyond the Hollywood crowd.

But what about the newest claims of the drug’s positive effects on depression — can Botox really turn frowns upside down?

To evaluate the effectiveness of Botox in alleviating depression, Dr. Ajay Parsaik of the University of Texas and his co-researchers searched medical databases for studies of its effects. After retrieving 639 articles, the researchers landed on five studies appropriate for systematic review and three to include in a metaanalysis. Running the somewhat limited data, the researchers found rather impressive evidence of the drug’s positive effects on patients.

Eight times as many patients who received injections of Botox saw improvement in their depression symptoms when compared to patients who did not receive the shots. The Botox patients showed, on average, a 9.8-point decrease in their depression test scores. The remission rate — when depression symptoms disappeared entirely — was 4.6 times higher among the patients receiving Botox.

“This study suggests that botulinum toxin A causes significant improvement in depressive symptoms and is a safe adjunctive treatment for depression,” concluded Parsaik and his co-authors. Notably, few participants experienced minor side effects.

So, how does Botox work to ease depression? A group of Swiss and German researchers believethe treatment “may act comparable to a passive and uninterrupted relaxation exercise.” Seeing a more positive, less unhappy-looking face in the mirror — and hearing compliments from our friends — may pick up our spirits.

“One participant actually attained remission but disliked the change in facial appearance,” noted the researchers. Interestingly, a positive response to this unusual treatment does not depend on actually liking the freshened up face staring back at us in the mirror.

Source: Parsaik A, Mascarenhas SS, Hashmi A, et al. Role of Botulinum Toxin in Depression: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis. APA Annual Meeting. 2015.

 

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Dermal fillers and Botox Glasgow

Dermal fillers and Botox Glasgow – non-surgical beauty treatments that really work

  • Be honest you ladies (and men) of a certain age – how often do you look in the mirror and pull back the sides of your face or pull up your forehead and think; all it takes is this; and those wrinkles, those lines, those saggy eyelids, that saggy jawline all disappear and I would look ten years younger? But like me, you would not consider going under the knife? Good news girls (and guys) – you don’t have to. Dermal fillers can sort you out, and I’ve just had some.

I’m now in my Fifties and like most women my age, have read and heard about various beauty treatments like Botox and fillers. Everyone seems to know someone who’s had it done, but nobody ever admits to it. And a lot of people are wary of tampering with what Nature gave us – the media photos of Debbie Harry, Lesley Ash, Donatella Versace et al are very effective warnings to the curious. I also heard that once you start having Botox and/or fillers; you have no choice but to keep doing it because once you stop, your face, well – collapses in some kind of catastrophic avalanche of bloodhound eyes and flabby jowls.

On researching Botox, I read on medical websites that injections with botulinum toxin are generally well tolerated and side effects are few, BUT a precise knowledge and understanding of the functional anatomy of the mimetic muscles is absolutely necessary to correctly use botulinum toxins in clinical practice. I was reassured that my treatment was to be carried out by Dr Carole McAlister of Dermalis, a qualified GP with more than 10 years experience who has a facial aesthetics clinic in Glasgow. I suddenly became quite excited about the potential to get rid of -or at least reduce – my wrinkles. Where to start?

That evening I scrutinise my face in the bathroom mirror. I can’t expect to rectify everything I want to, I have to choose what are the most pressing concerns. I plump for the eye lines and what are apparently called “marionette” lines either side of the mouth. A razor-sharp jawline like I once had, a la Keira Knightley, would be fab, but I don’t think very likely.

The prices of the various treatments are listed on Dr McAlister’s website, which is refreshingly honest. Normally you have to book a consultation and then find out the cost. I was expecting it to be in four figures but I was surprised – three areas of Botox would cost £250 and Lip fillers £275.

When I met Dr McAlister for the consultation, she explained that only doctors, nurses and dentists with clinical qualifications can get the insurances necessary to practice facial aesthetics. She was amused by my fears about a collapsing face, saying that once you stopped having Botox, your face would simply go back to looking like it did before the treatments started.

Dr McAlister’s aim is to ensure her clients have a completely natural, realistic look. It isn’t supposed to look immediately obvious that work has been done. Dr McAlister said she never agrees to clients’ demands if she feels their looks will be compromised and “plastic”. “It is easy to get obsessed with facial enhancements, ” she said. “Once people see an improvement, some get on a mission to eradicate each and every line and wrinkle; but that is unrealistic. If you’re in your Fifties, it is natural and expected to have some lines and wrinkles. Eradicating every single one will only mean you end up looking waxen-faced, plastic and unable to move your facial features naturally anymore. That is not what I am about.”

The amount of Botox and dermal filler administered varies from person to person, but Dr McAlister said the treatments last three to six months. Almost all her clients attend every six months.

“Ten years ago facial aesthetics was all about just filling lines”, she said. “Now we know that the face ages because of losing volume in the fat pads, so the way to combat this is to restore the volume in the fat pads”. The most common place to lose volume is around the cheekbones, which results is jowls, marionette lines and nasolabial lines; which is what has happened to me. Increasing the fat pad of the cheek lifts the face so that those lines are vastly diminished.

After studying my face closely, Dr McAlister decides I don’t need any Botox. It’s primarily for forehead/frown lines and excessive “crow’s feet”, which luckily I don’t have. My needs would be best addressed by dermal fillers, which is hyaluronic acid, a gel-like water-holding molecule that is the space filler and cushioning agent in all mammals. Decreasing levels of hyaluronic acid are known to accompany the ageing process – by the time we reach our mid-forties, the synthesis of hyaluronic acid is roughly half that required by the body. Almost half of the body’s hyaluronic acid is located in the collagen of skin.

I need to have fillers for the deep line at the corners of my eyes; the nasolabial and marionette lines. In the future I would benefit from cheek filler, which would lift the jawline and improve the nasolabial and marionette lines further.

Dr Morley uses a dermal filler which contains anaesthetic; I ask for an anaesthetic gel also to be applied to the sites that are going to be injected – I am a turbo-wimp with needles. I get on the comfy couch overlooking the beautiful garden and have the anaesthetic gel applied.

The nasolabial area was done first and it did hurt, but actually no more than any injection. If the anaesthetic had been left on longer it would have been fine. It’s that it’s going into your face, not your arm, which is disconcerting. By the time my eyes are done though I can feel nothing; the whole process takes about an hour. A little filler is injected just under the skin and then is massaged, a bit like forming clay, to fill out the area of the line and eradicate any “ridges”.

When I get to look in the mirror my immediate reaction was “wow” – the eye lines had practically disappeared and the lines around my nose and mouth had diminished noticeably. Dr Morley said the full results could be seen two weeks later, when I am asked to return for a check-up and top-up if necessary. I can expect some bruising and redness around the needle sites, and am given three tubes of aftercare cream to apply morning and night.

I return to work and feel like I have been to the dentist, my face feels numb in places and a little stiff to move. I go to the hairdresser after work and immediately the staff say I am looking good; I tell them what I have had done and both clients and staff are fascinated, they want to know every detail. On getting home my husband and daughter notice straight away; both remarking I look younger, bright eyed and very well. I take a couple of ibuprofen tablets because I am feeling a little sore from the needles, but sleep fine and am pleased the following morning when there are no bruises, just little red marks around my eyes and corners of my mouth, which I cover up with concealer. The day after that the red marks are hardly noticeable any more. My friends say I am looking glowing, and listen rapt with attention when I explain what I have had done. I feel more confident and happy with my appearance – it’s me that notices every line and flaw on my face, nobody gets that close up to see the imperfections that I see, so there is a psychological effect too since I know the lines are diminished.

For further information contact Dr  Carole McAlister ; email: info@gpmatters.com – www.dermalis.co.uk

Lip Fillers – All You Need To Know

Lip Fillers Glasgow

As Kylie Jenner comes clean on her pillowy pout (and reveals Hollywood’s worst kept secret) we get the skinny on lip fillers

Kendall Jenner has spoken out about her sister Kylie’s lip filler obsession and she is not happy about it…

Kendall Jenner may be super-close to her younger sister Kylie Jenner, but she hasn’t shied away when it comes to voicing her opinion of Kylie’s lip filler treatment.

In a teaser clip for the new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the 17-year-old starlet revealed that her model sister dissed her new look, branding her new pout as ‘too big’. Ouch. However, Kendall set the record straight by adding: ‘I don’t know why you guys are freaking out or talking about this. No one needs anything. Everybody looks beautiful’. Hear, hear!

Kylie’s eldest sister Kim Kardasian also weighed in on the debate and while she’s supportive of her choices, she had some words of caution for the youngest sibling. Speaking to the camera, Kim revealed: ‘You know Kylie’s lips are not permanent, they are not going to stay there forever, she does not want to, and if it makes her feel better about herself then why not. I just don’t want her to take it to far as she is a beautiful girl and I don’t think she needs it.’ We couldn’t agree more…

 

 

 

News flash: no amount of lipliner or sucking on shot glasses is going to give you plumper lips (for more than a few hours anyway). Kylie Jenner confirming the fact this week was even less surprising, but it does bring us on to the subject of injectables. Various studies have shown that non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as botox and fillers have become increasingly common but as various examples of botox/fillers gone wrong demonstrate (mainly due to the largely unregulated nature of these treatments), they’re certainly not something to be taken lightly despite numerous offers of ‘lunchtime’ procedures. For those considering giving Mother Nature a little helping hand we’ve enlisted the help of Dr Carole McAlister of Dermalis clinic in Glasgow to guide you through what you need to know:

Are lip fillers safe?
“As a procedure, lip enhancement is clinically very safe, however I always treat the lips with more caution than anywhere else on the face as it tends to be the site where things can go wrong,” says Dr McAlister. To minimise this risk greatly, she advises opting for a semi-permanent Hyaluronic Acid-based filler such as Juverderm or Restylane as not only is HA a naturally-occurring substance in the body meaning that any adverse reactions to it are extremely rare, it’s also dissolvable which can be reassuring should the patient be unhappy with the outcome.

What about the dreaded ‘trout pout’?
“Examples of certain celebrities sporting what’s become known as a ‘trout pout’ is mainly due to the type of filler that was used,” says Dr McAlister. “In Leslie Ash’s case for example a permanent filler was used that she then had an allergic reaction to which is extremely unlucky. That very unnatural aesthetic can also be due to practioners not managing their patient’s expectations and injecting regardless of whether their particular lip shape etc is suited to it.” The up-shot? Find a good practitioner.

How to find a reputable practitioner?
“Do your research,” says Dr McAlister. My number one piece of advice however is to take your time to speak to the practitioner and never feel pushed into anything. A reputable clinic will encourage a lengthy consultation procedure which will focus on you as an individual rather than showing you generic befores and afters of what can be done. Everyone’s lips are different and it’s the practitioner’s job to manage your expectations.”

The ouch factor?
Injections are never going to be totally painless but they’re also not quite as eye-watering as you might think. Some practitioners use a numbing cream first but as the injections are small, relatively painless and typically take no more than ten minutes, many prefer to skip the anaesthetic especially as some dermal fillers already contain a small amount of local anaesthetic.

How long do they last?
“As the lips are such a mobile area, fillers tend to last slightly less than in other areas of the face – typically 6 months,” says Dr McAlister who warns that repeated treatments can result in your lips never quite returning to their initial size. “It’s something that’s not often highlighted by practitioners but after two or three procedures there is inevitably a tissue stimulation response which means that your lips may never truly return to ‘zero’.” For this reason Dr McAlister always recommends that you keep your ‘before’ pictures to ensure your practitioner uses less product for subsequent ‘top-ups’.

Downtime?
“How your lips will react to being injected varies, but there is typically some swelling and discomfort that lasts a day or so,” says Dr McAlister. “Immediately after treatment the area may feel numb due to the anaesthetic and is likely to appear slightly red and feel tender so I generally recommend that first-timers make sure they don’t plan a special event in the few days after a treatment but it’s totally safe to use make-up to disguise any possible bruising.” (Dr McAlister stresses that although bruising can’t be predicted, newer techniques such as injecting the lips from outside of the red lip area can significantly reduce the risk of any occurring.)

How big is too big?
“I often get patients coming in clutching pictures of celebrities’ lips that they love but a good practitioner will be able to advise you on what will best suit your face and lip shape,” says Dr McAlister. “There’s such a thing as a scale of lip fullness from one to five and I personally would never go above one or two points bigger than your natural lips. Your practitioner will take into account your profile and the natural projection of your lips as well as how they look front-on. Respecting your natural lip-shape and the ratio of your top and bottom lips is also an important part of the assessment and in my opinion shouldn’t be tampered with too much as that’s when it starts to look fake. You have to be so careful with lips and although lip augmentation can take years off an older woman, there are certain lips that shouldn’t ever be treated due to their natural physiognomy as anything you do to them will look too ‘done’.”

How much do they cost?

Prices vary depending on the clinic (at Dermalis – www.dermalis.co.uk –  they have a flat fee of £275) but generally start from £250 depending on the amount needed etc.

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Botox for Headaches

GLASGOW – The pain from migraine headaches can sometimes be unbearable but GP Matters is using Botox to give relief to some of their patients.

“Botox impedes the conduction of information between the nerves and muscles and between nerves and other nerves, says Dr. Carole McAlister, GP Matters, Glasgow. “So this is how we think it helps decrease the frequency and severity of migraines.”

Glasgow resident Melisa Heckathorn has been suffering from migraines since she was a child. She used get 10 or more migraines a month. Doctors say it usually takes multiple Botox treatments for a patient to see results. Heckathorn says she saw results after the first treatment

“Even after the first treatment I went two months without a migraine,” Heckathorn said.

Doctors are not touting Botox as a cure. One possible side effect is weakness in facial muscles. The treatments are not cheap and there are a series of pre-conditions one must meet before qualifying for the injections.

“They have to have daily pain and daily pain is defined as 15 or more headache days per month,“ said Dr McAlister.

For Heckathorn the treatment has given her a chance at a normal life again.

“Most days I would be afraid of waking up with a headache and I don’t have to worry about that now,” she said.

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Botox: 8 Things You Need to Know

Dermalis – Botox Clinic in Glasgow

In the beauty world, there are few procedures more divisive than Botox. With connotations often associated with frozen muscles, immovable foreheads and permanently quizzical eyebrows, the publicity surrounding it seems to focus on what goes wrong rather than its potentially impressive results when cleverly carried out by a sufficiently qualified practitioner.

Less black and white than its ‘toxin’ label implies, perhaps it’s time that its administration, rather than the actual product be put under greater scrutiny. Interested to find out more? Here are 8 facts you need to know…

1. WHAT IS BOTOX?
The active ingredient in BOTOX® is called Botulinum Toxin Type A. It is one of 7 proteins (A-G) derived from the Botulism germ and was first used for therapeutic purposes in the 1960s by Dr Alan Scott in the USA as a muscle relaxant to improve blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking) and strabismus (crossed eyes). It now has over 20 recognised uses and is licensed in over 85 countries.

2. ITS ANTI-AGEING JOURNEY
Its use for cosmetic purposes was discovered by accident. In the late 1980s, Dr Jean Carruthers, a Canadian Ophthalmologist was inundated with patients she was treating for eye spasms asking her to treat the unaffected eye. The product had relaxed the crow’s feet and made them look younger on one side! Luckily for Dr Carruthers, her husband was a dermatologist and the two of them are now regarded as pioneers of the cosmetic industry.

3. ITS POTENCY
It takes just 1g of the pure Botulism germ to make the world’s entire supply of BOTOX® for a year. A secret jet leaves California once a year under armed guard to deliver it to Westport, West Ireland – home to the world’s only BOTOX® factory.

4. ITS NOT-SO-FATAL ATTRACTION
Despite being a toxin, BOTOX® is actually one of the safest drugs recognised. With over 4,000 research papers and over 6 million injections per year in the US alone, it has been estimated that you would need to re-mortgage your house to pay for the amount of BOTOX® that would actually be fatal to an adult human being.

5. ITS PIT POTENTIAL

BOTOX® has a license for excess armpit sweating, which is popular for many actors and celebrities who don’t want to get caught out by the paparazzi with wet patches on the red carpet. However it can be used just about anywhere to knock out the sweat glands and is being increasingly used on the face to reduce oil production and sweating, improving breakouts and minimising pores.

6. AS A MIGRAINE AID
It can be used to help chronic migraines and painful trigger points, not just by relaxing tense muscles, but by actually affecting the pain receptors and the release of pain transmitters involved in the migraine process.

7. AS A SLIMMING AID
An increasingly sought after procedure is the slimming of calf muscles in the legs. This may be able to get you squeezed into a nice pair of £1,300 Christian Louboutin Lamadone boots, but shouldn’t be taken lightly. Remember BOTOX® is a prescription only medicine and new rules dictate that it should only be injected after a face to face consultation with an experienced medical prescriber such as a Cosmetic Doctor or Surgeon within a clinical environment.

8. JAW DROPPING ABILITIES
Gum chewers take note! First trending in Korea, jaw slimming with BOTOX® is really taking off in the West. Too much of your favourite gum or nocturnal teeth grinding can cause an enlargement of the large muscle in the side of the face, creating a square jaw appearance. BOTOX® treatment to the Masseter muscles can restore a natural oval to the lower face and improve painful temporomandibular joint (TMJ) jaw problems.

Jaw Line Reduction – Glasgow

Botox Jaw Line Reduction Glasgow

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Having Botulinum toxin ( Botox ) injection to reduce Jaw size and excessive teeth grinding (Bruxism) at Dermalis, Glasgow, by a highly experience Botox specialist doctor.

Excessive wide jaw that create the square of face is a common problem. While the square jaw may be desirable in men, it is not a feminine appearance. In the past, surgery is the only remedy but now Non Surgical Jaw Reduction using Botulinum toxin is an excellent alternative solution.

If you place your hands at the angle of your jaws as you clench your teeth down, you will feel the bulging and hardness of a muscle. This muscle, called Massester muscle, is often a primary cause of the excessive jaw width and teeth grinding. Botulinum toxin injection weakens the muscle, hence improve teeth grinding. The injection can also significantly reduce the size of this muscle and narrow lower part of the face. A side benefit is the cheeks are highlighted.

What is Botox ?

Botox(Botulinum toxin) is a protein produced by the the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It relaxes muscle by temporary block nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduce muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles.

The cosmetic effect of Botox was first documented as early as 1989 and was approved by the FDA in 2002. It is now regular used by many, both male and female, as it is less intrusive and less artificial in appearance, than traditional form of treament such as plastic surgery.

How does Botox reduce the size of my jaws?

Botulinum toxin weakens the injected muscle over the time, which leads in turn to a reduction in the overall size.
Our specialist doctor will focuses the treatment precisely where the three heads of the muscle overlap (for maximal effect), which happens to correspond with where the muscle inserts into the bone. By reducing the muscle at the point of attachment to the bone, the bone can also reduce over time giving longer-lasting results without compromise to the strength of the bone.
The aesthetic effect of reducing the flared nature of the jawline is only truly appreciated in the right candidate. Doctor will personally evaluate your face before deciding if you are suitable to have this treatment.

What is the procedure involve ?

Prior the treatment :

Dr McAlister will examine the jaw muscle to determine the injection sites.

The Treatment :

There is four to six  injections of BTX per side of the jaw.

Post treatment care :

Patients must not rub or massage the treated area for 4 hours after the injection in order to prevent spreading of the medication. Specific after care instruction will be provided.

Who is an appropriate candidate to have this procedure done?

The most important criterion to decide if you are a good candidate is the thickness of your masseter muscle (jaw muscle). The relative thickness of the masseter can be easily determined by biting down hard and feeling the outer jawline. If the muscle appears to be almost rock hard and enlarged in appearance when you clench your teeth, you may be a good candidate to have this procedure done.

Will I have problems chewing my food?

Most patients do not have this problem. However, you may experience some tiring after chewing for a while, this phenomenon is only temporary and will go away over time.

Does the procedure hurt?

The procedure is painless. The specialist doctor has a specialized method of injection that virtually eliminates all discomfort without the need for an anesthetic.

What is the recovery like?

There really is no recovery period and significant swelling or bruising. The treatment takes only 15  minutes  and you may drive home thereafter. There really are no restrictions in your activity thereafter.

When will I see the result and how long it will last?

Generally, it will take about 6 weeks before you see the difference and will last typically between 6 months to a year and a half. However, at the end of the first week, you may notice that your jawline feels a lot softer when you bite down and feel it.
It is recommended to evaluate the result at 3 months following the first injection in order to evaluate the full effect and see if you need the further treatment. You may need up to 3 treatments in total to achieve maximum result depend upon your jaw muscle size.

Top up treatment every 6-12 moths is recommended to maintain the result. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion.

When I will get the result for excessive teeth grinding?

The result for teeth grinding can be experience within 1-2 weeks.

Regular treatment every 4-6 month will generally provide longer lasting and more effective result as the muscle will become smaller and less active.

Why Should I have the treatment at Dermalis – Glasgow?

  1. Specialist Doctor : our specialist doctor is registered and hold a license to practice with the General Medical Council. She is a highly experience Botox specialist, performing more than 1,000 treatments over the last 8 Our patients always give compliment about how professional, gentle and kindness of our doctor.
  2. Follow up appointment : we offer a follow up appointment to ensure you achieve your best result.
  3. Clinic location : our clinic situated in heart of Glasgow. Just a couple of minutes walk from Kelvinbridge tube station.
  4. Premium product : we use only premium and FDA approved products for the treatment ( Botox, Dysport, Vistabel & Azzalure).
  5. Free and no obligation consultation is available.

Standard price list

Both sides of jaw:  £250

Botox Jaw Line Reduction Glasgow

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Botox Jaw Line Reduction Glasgow

 

 

Having Botulinum toxin ( Botox ) injection to reduce Jaw size and excessive teeth grinding (Bruxism) at Dermalis, Glasgow, by a highly experience Botox specialist doctor.

Excessive wide jaw that create the square of face is a common problem. While the square jaw may be desirable in men, it is not a feminine appearance. In the past, surgery is the only remedy but now Non Surgical Jaw Reduction using Botulinum toxin is an excellent alternative solution.

If you place your hands at the angle of your jaws as you clench your teeth down, you will feel the bulging and hardness of a muscle. This muscle, called Massester muscle, is often a primary cause of the excessive jaw width and teeth grinding. Botulinum toxin injection weakens the muscle, hence improve teeth grinding. The injection can also significantly reduce the size of this muscle and narrow lower part of the face. A side benefit is the cheeks are highlighted.

What is Botox ?

Botox(Botulinum toxin) is a protein produced by the the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It relaxes muscle by temporary block nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduce muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles.

The cosmetic effect of Botox was first documented as early as 1989 and was approved by the FDA in 2002. It is now regular used by many, both male and female, as it is less intrusive and less artificial in appearance, than traditional form of treament such as plastic surgery.

How does Botox reduce the size of my jaws?

Botulinum toxin weakens the injected muscle over the time, which leads in turn to a reduction in the overall size.
Our specialist doctor will focuses the treatment precisely where the three heads of the muscle overlap (for maximal effect), which happens to correspond with where the muscle inserts into the bone. By reducing the muscle at the point of attachment to the bone, the bone can also reduce over time giving longer-lasting results without compromise to the strength of the bone.
The aesthetic effect of reducing the flared nature of the jawline is only truly appreciated in the right candidate. Doctor will personally evaluate your face before deciding if you are suitable to have this treatment.

What is the procedure involve ?

Prior the treatment :

Dr McAlister will examine the jaw muscle to determine the injection sites.

The Treatment :

There is four to six  injections of BTX per side of the jaw.

Post treatment care :

Patients must not rub or massage the treated area for 4 hours after the injection in order to prevent spreading of the medication. Specific after care instruction will be provided.

Who is an appropriate candidate to have this procedure done?

The most important criterion to decide if you are a good candidate is the thickness of your masseter muscle (jaw muscle). The relative thickness of the masseter can be easily determined by biting down hard and feeling the outer jawline. If the muscle appears to be almost rock hard and enlarged in appearance when you clench your teeth, you may be a good candidate to have this procedure done.

Will I have problems chewing my food?

Most patients do not have this problem. However, you may experience some tiring after chewing for a while, this phenomenon is only temporary and will go away over time.

Does the procedure hurt?

The procedure is painless. The specialist doctor has a specialized method of injection that virtually eliminates all discomfort without the need for an anesthetic.

What is the recovery like?

There really is no recovery period and significant swelling or bruising. The treatment takes only 15  minutes  and you may drive home thereafter. There really are no restrictions in your activity thereafter.

When will I see the result and how long it will last?

Generally, it will take about 6 weeks before you see the difference and will last typically between 6 months to a year and a half. However, at the end of the first week, you may notice that your jawline feels a lot softer when you bite down and feel it.
It is recommended to evaluate the result at 3 months following the first injection in order to evaluate the full effect and see if you need the further treatment. You may need up to 3 treatments in total to achieve maximum result depend upon your jaw muscle size.

Top up treatment every 6-12 moths is recommended to maintain the result. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion.

When I will get the result for excessive teeth grinding?

The result for teeth grinding can be experience within 1-2 weeks.

Regular treatment every 4-6 month will generally provide longer lasting and more effective result as the muscle will become smaller and less active.

Why Should I have the treatment at Dermalis – Glasgow?

  1. Specialist Doctor : our specialist doctor is registered and hold a license to practice with the General Medical Council. She is a highly experience Botox specialist, performing more than 1,000 treatments over the last 8 Our patients always give compliment about how professional, gentle and kindness of our doctor.
  2. Follow up appointment : we offer a follow up appointment to ensure you achieve your best result.
  3. Clinic location : our clinic situated in heart of Glasgow. Just a couple of minutes walk from Kelvinbridge tube station.
  4. Premium product : we use only premium and FDA approved products for the treatment ( Botox, Dysport, Vistabel & Azzalure).
  5. Free and no obligation consultation is available.

Standard price list

Both sides of jaw:  £250

Botox Glasgow

Botox: Overview and Applications

 

Botox injections work by paralyzing, weakening, or immobilizing certain muscles. Moreover, it can also act as a blocking agent on certain nerves. The effects of BTX may last from three to 12 months, depending on the course and location of treatment. The most common side effects are pain, bruising, or swelling at the injection site. Additional side effects that may be encountered include headache, nausea, and flu-like symptoms. Moreover, injections involved in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids. Furthermore, patients should not use Botox if they are pregnant, new mothers, or breastfeeding.

Botox is administered locally in therapeutic dental medicinal doses to treat any problem where inappropriate muscle contraction is present, foster controlled muscle relaxation, and relieve the pain associated with conditions such as TMD or TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders) disease. While the exact cause of TMD is not known, it is believed that injury to the jaw, joint, and/or muscles of the head and neck, as the result of whiplash or trauma, can lead to TMD. Additional causes can also include arthritis in the joint, stress, grinding or clenching of teeth, as well as movement of the soft cushion and/or disc between the ball and socket of the joint.

Medical applications of Botox include treatment for chronic migraines, upper motor neuron syndrome, bruxism (teeth grinding/jaw clenching), focal hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), strabismus (cross-eyed), and blepharospasm (uncontrolled muscle contraction or twitch of the eyelid). When injected in small doses, Botox can effectively weaken or immobilize a muscle for a short period of time (three to four months). Moreover, it also can be used in the treatment of dystonias and spasms. For instance, Botox has proven effective in the treatment of cervical dystonia, which is a neurological disorder characterized by severe shoulder and neck muscle contractions, as well as conditions such as overactive bladder.

In this overview of Botox and its applications, cosmetic applications of BTX include the treatment of facial blemishes, creases, and wrinkles. While Botox is the most widely recognized brand name of the toxin, there are also other brand names, namely Xeomin, Myobloc, and Dysport. Each of these products vary in some form–particularly in regards to dosage–so they are not interchangeable applications.

Botox may also prove beneficial in alleviating a condition known as gummy smile. Gummy smiles are not the result of oversized gums or small teeth, as some may believe, but rather facial muscles that are too strong. It can be treated via injecting small doses of BTX into five places around the upper lip, or into the band above the chin, so the top lip does not lift as high while smiling.

It is also important to note in this overview of Botox and its possible applications, BTX has been recognized as a potential bioterror agent. This is because it can be absorbed via the mucous membranes, eyes, respiratory tract, and skin. The effects of BTX are readily distinguishable from those involving nerve agents because Botulinum toxin symptoms develop relatively slowly (over several days), while nerve agent effects are generally much more rapid (within minutes) and may be instantaneous. Moreover, evidence also suggests that nerve exposure (simulated by injection of atropine and pralidoxime) will increase mortality by enhancing BTX’s mechanism of toxicity.

While it is the same bacterium linked to the potentially fatal disease known as botulism and exposure in large amounts can be lethal, Botox has a number of positive as well as adverse applications. It can be manufactured commercially for a variety of cosmetic, research, and medical applications. Some of these applications can be very beneficial for patients from a pain management standpoint and other medical uses. As with most drugs and toxins, there are benefits as well as drawbacks associated with its usage.

By Leigh Haugh