If you’re on the Isle of Wight and are considering the benefits of a ‘Botox’ treatment or other such wrinkle relaxing injection (like Azzalure, Bocouture, Dysport or Vistabel) this page should help shed some light on what you need to think about.

First of all, it’s important to understand that Botox and the others named above are all brand names of injection based products used for the treatment of lines and wrinkles. Specifically, these are all branded names of a toxin (sounds scary, but really isn’t) produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. A little less wordy, these injections are also referenced as containing an active ingredient – botulinum toxin type A. In the same way as hoover is a brand name of vacuum cleaner, so too is Botox a brand name of a botulinum toxin type A injection.

All botulinum toxin type A injections block signals from your nerve endings to your muscles. The area in which the muscle has been injected cannot contract and that makes your lines and wrinkles relax and soften. Clever right? Dependant on your treatment, the effects of a botulinum toxin type A injection can last weeks or months.

Botox is a brand name

Not only can brands like Botox, Azzalure, Dysport and others lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles, doctors will often use them in smaller doses to treat things like:

• Chronic migraine
• Overactive bladder
• Sweating of the underarms (in more severe cases)
• Cervical dystonia – condition (often painful) in which your neck muscles contract involuntarily, causing your head to twist or turn to one side or tilt forward/backwards
• Blepharospasm – abnormal contraction of the eyelid muscles, manifesting itself as uncontrollable blinking
• Strabismus – a problem in which your eyes are not aligned properly and point in different directions

Here at The Lodge Aesthetics Clinic (located in Freshwater, Isle of Wight) we have a number of options for the treatment of lines and wrinkles that you can learn more about here.

We can offer you a free consultation for the treatment of lines and wrinkles where we will suggest a brand of wrinkle relaxing injection to suit your needs and/or budget.