It’s important with any beauty treatment you feel entirely comfortable before, during and also after treatment, that's why we have devised a simple friendly and professional three step plan to make your treatment both relaxing and enjoyable.
What is Botox
Beauty shouldn’t be a hassle that’s why besides three drop in clinic locations we
offer both evening and home appointments throughout the Kent area. Feel free to call
out of hours for advice or to book your free consultation
Why choose Kent Facial Practice?
Botox treatment for men
Long gone is the stigma that men shouldn’t really enjoy the benefits of Botox. With advocates like George Clooney and Simon Cowel, men world over are also enjoying a fresher and younger look by rolling back the years with simple Botox injections. Feeling your best inspires confidence and so adds to our wellbeing. At Kent Facial Practice we have a large and growing male clientele that continually tell us they are delighted with the results and the many positive comments they receive after having Botox. As with our female clients we offer the same three step process. 1 free consultation, 2 your chosen areas, and 3, a free of charge follow up consultation to see your results and then if required a further ‘top up’ without charge. The picture below shows the three most common areas our male clients choose for treatment.
Increase your confidence with Botox treatment for men Chose from 1, 2 or 3 areas
As we age frown lines between the eyes develop which can age us whilst generating
a stressed appearance. Botox relieves this stressed look and relaxes the muscles
between the eyes. It can also help prevent squinting which in turn may prevent the
onset of symptoms like headaches if squinting takes place for long periods of time
It is often said we gain an extra line for each decade we live, but what is sure
is that the onset of forehead lines naturally occur with age. Again Botox remains
one of the most effective and simple treatments to smooth away forehead lines whilst
preventing them from developing further. Botox also administered in the right place
can give a slight lift to the brow for a more youthful look.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are nonsurgical, physician-administered treatments that
can temporarily smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and frown lines between the brows,
on the forehead, around the eyes (crows feet), and on the bridge of the nose. The
actual treatment is well tolerated and takes just a few minutes with no “down time”
or prolonged recovery period.
Botox or Botulinum toxin (type A) is a natural substance produced by a bacteria.
It then gets highly refined, purified then diluted in order to be used therapeutically.
There are many companies who produce this and therefore there are many brand names
(botox, xeomin, dysport, azzalure) It is purified protein, administered in a simple,
non-surgical procedure, that temporarily smoothes the moderate to severe frown lines
between your brows, crow's feet or forehead lines.
BOTOX® is injected for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to
severe frown lines between the brows in adults from 18 to 65 years of age.
All our clients tell us they are delighted with the personal service they receive
from Kent Facial Practice, no wonder they keep coming back for more. After you take
a look at our simple three step plan below why not call today or book an online
appointment for your free consultation now. We do not have sales people just highly
trained friendly medical personnel delighted to handle your enquiry.
Before and After pictures with Botox
Facial expressions can tell much about the person therefore the secret with Botox
is to administer the right amount to the desired area to obtain just the right effect.
The eyes are perhaps the most expressive part of our face and so develop some of
the deepest wrinkles. Botox administered correctly can effectively roll back the
years and smooth away crows feet but without losing our facial expressions. It’s
therefore very important to get the right practitioner that you can trust and that
offers free follow up consultations to make sure you get the very best results.
How does Botox work?
When it is injected into a muscle it temporarily relaxes it. Therefore when used
cosmetically, it is injected into a specific facial muscle, resulting in an inability
to wrinkle the skin overlying the treated muscle.
Is it new?
No! It has been around for a long time. It first clinical applications were suggested
as far back as 1817. It was first isolated in 1946 and has become more widely used
since 1976. Its wrinkle relaxing properties make it the world’s number one non-surgical
Where can I have it?
The treatments are usually performed in 3 areas.
1. The ‘frown’ lines
These are the vertical lines on the forehead that appear when we frown.
2. The forehead lines
These are the horizontal lines that are on the forehead when we raise out eyebrows. These
are commonly called worry lines.
3. The crow’s feet
These are the areas outside the eyes that develop wrinkles when we squint or smile.
How is it given?
Millions of men and women have had these injections to amazing cosmetic effect. Tiny
doses of botox are injected via fine needles into areas of muscles carefully selected
by a trained practitioner.
At the beginning of the appointment, Caroline your practitioner will find out exactly
what you want. She will then carefully examine the wrinkles on your face at rest
and during expression. A great deal of care is spent tailoring a treatment regime
to your exact wrinkles, the symmetry of your face and most importantly your desired
outcome. Then, in comfortable surroundings, you will be asked to fill in a simple
questionnaire and to sign a consent form.
The injections usually last under 5 minutes. The needles used are incredibly fine
so pain is usually not an issue. If however you are particularly needle-phobic,
you can have a numbing cream put on.
You will be lying on a comfortable couch. Firstly the areas will be cleaned with
an alcohol wipe. Any make-up can be removed at this stage. The injection sites may
then be marked with a removable make up pen. The injections will then be carefully
and quickly administered.
After the treatment
The sites where the botox has been injected look like small mosquito bites. They
completely go down within 10-15 minutes as the botox is absorbed. Occasionally there
may be a spot of blood which will settle after a dab with a tissue. Finally, you
will be given an aftercare instruction sheet and an appointment booked to come back
in 2 weeks (when it has completely worked) to make sure all is well. You will be
fine to drive straight after the treatment.
These are very simple and easy. You will be instructions explaining these.
Don’t rub or massage the areas injected until the next day. This is to make sure
the botox stays in the areas it was placed.
Try to exercise the muscles injected every 30 minutes or so for the first few hours. This
helps the muscles take up the botox. These will be explained to you.
Don’t lie down for 4 hours after the treatment. This is again to keep the botox
in the area it was placed.
Don’t drink alcohol until the next day.
Don’t play any vigorous sport or exercise until the next day
The follow-up appointment
At this appointment, you will be asked whether you are entirely happy with the result. Very
occasionally, if there is an uneven or inadequate response, a top-up injection may
be required. This is usually free-of-charge.
What are the possible side effects?
Side effects are uncommon and nearly always temporary.
Some experience very mild discomfort during the procedure, get minor bleeding or
A minority of patients get a mild tension headache after the procedure (usually resolves
Less than 1% will get eyebrow or eyelid drooping. When performed by experienced doctors
trained in botox, this is very rare. It is temporary and usually resolves in 3-4
weeks. When it occurs it is often due to not looking at the after care instructions.
How long until it starts working and How long will it last?
Most people will begin to notice effects after 3 days. The effects will become full
by 2 weeks
Botox injections usually last 4-6 months. The wrinkles have been shown to reduce
each time. It is not true that when the botox wears off your wrinkles are worse
Will my face be frozen and false?
Your treatment will be tailored to ensure you have a natural appearance. People will
comment on how fresh faced and well you look but you will not have a dramatic change
in your appearance. The treatment will not prevent you from expressing yourself as
normal, such as smiling, squinting and frowning.
Botox is a simple and straight forward procedure that millions of people regularly
enjoy. However everyone is different and will prefer Botox injections in different
The most popular area for Botox is around the outside of the eyes to ease or prevent
the onset of wrinkles. Many more also decide to have Botox across the forehead
and/or between the brow. Before we proceed we will discuss exactly what areas are
best for you.
Botox results are not instant and so normally takes between 3 to 7 days before the
full effect becomes noticeable. Therefore at Kent facial practice we offer all
our clients a free follow up consultation within 2 weeks. If at this stage we feel
you would benefit from a top up then this is also free of charge.
Before any treatment is carried out we give all our clients a free personal consultation
to discuss your aspirations and to fully inform you of what to expect from any procedure..
You’re welcome to visit either of our treatment centres in Canterbury or Ashford
Kent. Only when you are fully informed and have decided on your personal treatment
will we move to step 2.