Botox Injections, Cardiff

Dr Kathryn Lloyd Thomas is a trained doctor who provides botox injections for clients in the Cardiff area.  This popular treatment is used by men and women who want to look their best.

Her clinic is based at The Contour Clinic in Whitchurch, Cardiff.  Dr Kathryn also provides a mobile botox service in the Cardiff region for group bookings.

If you have any questions about botox which is not covered below please contact Dr Kathryn Lloyd Thomas at hello@drkathrynaesthetics.co.uk

Everything you need to know about Botox

For these injections a purified protein produced by the bacteria “clostridium botulin bacterium” is used. “Botox” is a brand name and is one of the most well known, although there are now other brands used as well. It was originally used medically to treat squint in children. How it works is by temporarily stopping muscles contracting (or weakening them) and therefore preventing frown lines and wrinkles appearing.

The effects really are incredible and therefore Botox is one of the most popular, (not to mention quick and effective) cosmetic treatment worldwide.

What to expect after a Botox treatment

There may be a little bruising around the injection site. Therefore it is important to avoid heavy exercise, hot baths / saunas, or alcohol for approximately 24 hours after the treatment.  It is also important to avoid wearing make up or touching the area to avoid any risk of infection in the area.
It is recommended to try to use the muscles in these areas (for example to smile or frown) after the injection, as this may enhance the effect of the injection.

It is not uncommon to experience a slight headache, which can be treated with simple analgesics such as paracetamol.

Wrinkles will start to disappear after 48 hours, with full effect seen at 10 – 14 days. On average the effects will last 3 months, but with repeated Botox injections the effects may last longer.

I always offer a follow up appointment after 2 weeks. This way I can check that you, the client have had the best result possible.

What areas can be treated?

Each of the following are called “one area”.

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows (The Glabellar region)
  • Crows feet / smile lines around the eyes
  • Horizontal forehead lines

How does it work?

A tiny needle is used to inject very small amounts of the protein into the muscles under the skin. The protein then works to block the nerves to the muscles which cause the wrinkles.

Is it safe? Does it hurt?

When used by medically trained professionals these are very safe injections.

The injections may have a temporary stinging sensation, but each injection only takes a few seconds, and this ends immediately after. I always recommend taking a painkiller (Paracetamol is fine) after the injections as some clients experience a headache for a few days afterwards as the muscles adjust. Again this is mild and temporary.

How much does Botox cost?

Please visit our Prices page for details of costs.

Are there any side effects to Botox?

Side efects are uncommon and temporary. There may be some mild bruising and a slight headache afterwards. There is also a minor chance of infection which can be minimised by not wearing make up for the first 24 hours following the injections. There is a very small risk of developing a slight eyelid droop (called a “ptosis”). If it does happen, it will be temporary, and resolve as the botox wears off. Also, eye drops can be prescribed to help until it wears off naturally.

When can I have another treatment?

After your treatment it is a good idea to have a review at approximately 2 weeks. At this review we can document the results photographically for the future and if see if you need a “top-up”. This may be necessary if there is still some muscle movement. Then after this it is important to wait 3 months until having further botox injections. This is to prevent building a natural resistance to the botulism toxin which would stop it working in the future (also called building Antibodies).

Before and After Botox
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